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Healthy oat bread

Ingredients (1 loaf with 14 slices):

  • 150 ml oats (2/3 c)
  • 250 ml oat bran (1 c)
  • 375 ml flour, sifted (1 1/2 c)
  • 125ml Soy flour
  • 125ml Wheat bran
  • 5 ml salt (1 t)
  • 20 ml baking powder (4 t)
  • 20 ml sugar (4 t)
  • 1 egg
  • 200 ml milk, low fat (3/4 c)
  • 20 ml water (4 t)

How to make it:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the oats, oat bran, flour, soy flour, wheat bran, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Beat egg, milk and water together for no more than 1 minute.
  3. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened—do not over mix.
  4. Work the dough into a soft ball with your hands, using more oats to prevent it from sticking. Cover the ball with oats and form into a round loaf shape. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour at 180 °C (350 °F).

To check if the loaf is done, tap the bread with your knuckle. If it sounds hollow, it is ready to take out of the oven. This easy bread is great with soup or BBQs. It freezes well, whole or sliced. Frozen slices can be thawed in a toaster.

Nutritional values per slice:

  • Calories 123 kcal
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Sodium 25 mg


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Recipe and picture taken from the low GI, low fat recipe book by registered dietitians Gabi Steenkamp and Liesbet Delport, Eating for Sustained Energy 1 (Tafelberg).

6 July 2020