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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Honey Oat Bread



A sweet moist bread that makes wonderful toast, Honey Oat Bread is the very first bread I learned how to make. A very long time ago. . . .

Do you ever make homemade bread? The recipe is on my website, if you want to give it a try!

28 comments:

  1. Karen, that honey oat bread looks mouth watering. My favorite food is bread and butter. Shows ya what a simple soul I am. I used to make bread all the time when my kids where growing up but right now I don't have a stove but sometimes I make the essene bread and put it in the dehydrater .

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    1. Manzanita, Funny how something so basic like homemade bread that used to be essential in times past is now a luxury in our busy lives. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. YUM, thank you! It's snowing here and I'm up for some cozy carbs, so I might just try this today! On another note, it's been awhile since I commented on your blog--I know because your header has changed~ love the flowers :) I'm trying to be better about blog commenting~ the new baby has greatly reduced my computer time~ she's worth it, though :)

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    1. Jess, A new baby is the best excuse ever for not blogging! I've been absent with commenting lately too :(

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  3. Yum! That looks wonderful. I've never tried to make any sort of bread myself, but my husband used to make a killer sourdough bread. Unfortunately, he got out of the habit. I'll have to see if I can get him interested again.

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    1. Linda, I love sourdough bread. You should email me his recipe!

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  4. I love everything oatmeal. I made your bread last night, and got breakfast praises this morning.

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    1. Mirka, Thank you for letting me know! Did you toast it? I absolutely love this bread toasted with butter and honey.

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    2. Fresh today, maybe toasted tomorrow. That's if the second loaf survives the day. Nothing like fresh, though.

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  5. Hi Karen .. it looks delicious .. sadly bread and I don't really go - when it's there I'll enjoy it very much - but like cakes and biscuits .. I try and steer clear - but I know many would love it ...

    Now toasted with butter and honey would only be allowed at the end of long long walk and an open fire to sit me by - with a large cup of tea!!

    Cheers Hilary - I'm off to have a drink of water!!

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  6. I pulled out my bread maker in December and love making homemade bread (plus all my kids will eat it!) I can't wait to see your recipe. Thanks Karen!!!

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  7. I've never made bread before, but that bread recipe looks really good. One of my New Year's resolutions is to spend more time in the kitchen learning how to cook, rather than just go into the kitchen to heat up a frozen dinner.

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    1. If you decide to learn how to bake bread be careful. I got two marriage proposals as a direct result of that bread recipe. One of which I accepted :)

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  8. I do so make my own bread with varying results!! I love the kneading part of it - very therapeutic!! Take care
    x

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  9. I make homemade bread and various bakes, daily. It's a great way to live and eat. Two thumbs up for your bread.

    Happy Baking :-)

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  10. If only I could reach through my computer screen.... I'm off to see how difficult it is to make. I like easy peasy cooking.

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  11. Looks delicious - I just wish I enjoyed cooking.

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  12. This bread recipe looks really great, Karen. You know, I think I might be able to manage this even though I'm only a man ROFL. A bit easier than fighting dinosaurs at me abode LOL


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  13. ...I love homemade bread! Fresh outta the oven, one can do no better ;)

    El

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  14. Just once I made bread. I'd taken the kids to my brother's farm, seen them harvest the wheat, then went to the mill to see if ground into flour, then took them home and made the bread.

    It was so hard you could have built a house with it ... oh well, not one of my skills I suppose ... but I love it when others make it!

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  15. Looks tasty:) I recently made cornbread out of corn I grew in my yard. I was a lot of work grinding it by hand.

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  16. Hi Karen!
    I've never made any but I love home made bread! This looks pretty good! A couple of pieces toasted with some butter and I'd be just right... Yum!

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  17. Dear Karen, the bread looks delicious and I bet it smells even better. I'll go to your web site and copy the recipe because baking bread is something I so enjoy. It's like praying.

    I've been away from reading and commenting on blogs for nearly seven weeks. Thus, I've missed your words and thoughts about writing.

    I did blog though and on both my on-line memoir blog and my writing blog I posted about entering the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. I worked really hard to polish and tighten the manuscript I had ready--"The Reluctant Spy"--which takes place in first-century Palestine. But it was the 300-or-fewer-words pitch that demanded the most of me. It's so hard to entice people to want to read! And the first elimination, which will be announced on February 13, is based on the judges' assessment of the pitch. I'm both eager and anxious for that date to arrive. Peace.

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  18. HI, Karen,

    WOW, Karen that bread look AMAZING! I LOVE to bake, so I will definitely wanting to try your recipe.

    I make a killer cranberry, apricot, and walnut bread.... Usually for the holidays. I still have several in the freezer from last month...Yummm.

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    1. Michael, I adore fruit bread. Would love your recipe if you want to share it!

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  19. I can't wait to try this. We bake bread all the time.

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    1. Kerri, Let me know what you think when you do :)

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  20. I love homemade bread and that one sounds delicious.

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