Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

Little girl: "What does the name 'Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Bread' mean?"

Good question. Let's look at each word and then put them all together in the end. Put on your thinking cap!

Maple. The word "maple" is a flavor, eh?

Oatmeal. This word is comprised of two separate words: oat and meal.

Sandwich. This is a meal typically consisting of meat and cheese between two pieces of sliced bread. Try it sometime, it's pretty good. And believe it or not, it's pretty popular, too.

Bread. This word is "bread", which possibly means "loaf of goodness".

Using my descriptions, let's put it all together. 

"Maple Oatmeal Sandwich Bread". Or, "Flavored Oat and Meal Between Two Pieces of Loaf of Goodness".


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. warm water (105-115)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. quick-rising yeast

  1. Attach a dough hook to your mixer. Combine all of the ingredients (in order) on low speed until the dough is smooth and comes clean from sides. If the dough is sticky add flour by 1/4 cupfuls. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Butter a 9x5x3-inch metal pan. Shape the dough into an 8x3-inch log. Loosely cover and let rise until the dough is 1 1/2 inches higher than the pan, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350 until the bread is a deep, golden brown, about 30 minutes.


  1. I bet this makes great toast -- with lots of butter.

    1. Yes, absolutely!

      It's a nice, hearty bread, so it can handle lots of peanut butter, too!