It’s quite an exciting week for us since my Brother in law is visiting us.He has been looking forward to my baking dishes. My mind has been racing on to bake something delicious, healthy and yet easy recipe so we all can enjoy together. I wanted to bake something that I haven’t baked yet. That way I create a new recipe. Also. I get a chance to get my recipe approved from an additional taster. Of course I get very excited when I am cooking a new recipe from scratch. I decided on bread baking for two reasons – one my brother in law wanted to see me baking at home (live), secondly my weekly bread baking was due since we ran out of breads at home and I rarely use store bought breads.
It was quite unnerving to decide on a flavored bread made with absolutely healthy ingredients. Of course the time factor is always on my mind. Hence, I finalized on Roasted Onion Oatmeal Bread.
To decide on this bread was a little intriguing but I took up the challenge and it took almost a week to decide on the ingredients and the way of baking this bread loaf so that the flavors of onion is prominent and subtle at the same time.
My first step was to sauté the red onions. I used red onions because they have a subtle sweet flavor and when roasted brown its juices blend into a delicious flavor bringing out the eminent aroma of onions and enhancing the flavor of the bread. In a large mixing bowl I combined oat flour, salt, sugar, onion powder (to enhance the onion flavor in the bread), roasted onions, water, olive oil and made the final dough with some whole wheat flour. The dough looked perfect, exactly the way I imagined. Soft, smooth and aromatic nicely tucked together and ready to rise. It took about an hour for the dough to rise and then baked in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
The aroma from my oven reached every corner of my home which increased our appetites and excitement immensely. I had butterflies in my stomach because I wanted to make sure that this bread loaf tastes as good as it smells. It looked great though and I was quite satisfied with its appearance. When I took out the bread from the oven my family was hovering over the loaf pan and I quickly sliced the bread. I again toasted the bread slices in a toaster oven and generously spread butter over them and Voila! The bread loaf vanished within minutes 🙂
It was a perfect brunch with lots of laughter and excitement and chattering and I totally loved all the appreciations. I did not get any chance to click the images of the bread. I realized when the last slice of the bread was left. My brother in law and everyone else insisted that I should bake this Roasted Onion Oatmeal Bread again. He wants to carry it with himself to his family as well. I baked this bread loaf again. This time I kept it hidden from them until I clicked images. Roasted Onion Oatmeal Bread slices along with tea has become a routine breakfast whether it’s a weekday or a weekend 🙂
Don’t get overwhelmed with the steps. I have tried to explain it in details so that it’s easy for you to follow the directions. The outcome will be mind blowing……..so go……. head to your kitchen. Bake this bread ASAP because you don’t want to miss out on a delicious healthy bread loaf.