I usually double the recipe and make 4 – 8″ loaves. You can make 1 – 9×5 loaf with recipe below.
- 1 1/4 cups oats
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 tsp dried yeast
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp kosher salt
Place oats in a medium bowl and cover with 1 cup boiling water. Mix with a spoon to moisten all the oats. Let sit, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, while water is absorbed.
Place 1/4 cup warm water in a bowl of stand mixer and sprinkle yeast on top. Mix with a whisk to dissolve yeast. Let rest for 5 minutes. Add soaked oats, buttermilk, canola oil, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, flour and kosher salt. Using the hook attachment, mix on low speed for 1-2 minutes to combine ingredients. Increase speed to medium and mix for about 10 minutes. Dough will be wet at first, but will eventually form a ball.
Place dough in an oiled, medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Proof in a warm room for about 1 hour. Dough will almost double.
Pull dough from bowl onto a floured surface and flatten with your hands, releasing excess air bubbles. Form dough into equal rectangles and position it so that the long side is facing you. Fold the 2 short ends onto the top so they meet in the middle. Starting with the closest end, roll the dough away from you into a log. Place in oiled bread pans, seam side down. Using your hands, push down on dough to make sure it extends to all corners of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let proof for 35-40 minutes. Loaves will rise slightly above the top of the pan.
For 8″ loaves – preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes, until internal temperature is 200 degrees.
For 9″ loaf – preheat oven to 385 degrees and bake about an hour.