Friday, January 11, 2013

Bread Machine: Healthy Potato Bread

Easy Healthy Potato Bread

using the ExpressBake 80 min. setting

I am the happy owner of an Oster model 5838 Bread Machine. I have experimented with a lot of recipes, attempting to make a healthy bread using the ExpressBake 80 min. setting. After many, many attempts I have finally mastered a loaf of bread that has great taste and texture.

  1. Place all ingredients into bread pan in the order listed.


3/4 c milk (I warm the milk 1 min. in the microwave)
1/2 c boiling water
2 T unsalted butter
1/4 c honey or agave or 2 T sugar or dark brown sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1/3 c instant potatoes (I've experimented with all different brands, and it made no some money and get the cheap ones)
1/4 c wheat germ
1/4 c milled flax seed
1/4 c steel cut oats or regular oats
1 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
Make a small well in the top of your flour and add 
2 t instant dry yeast (I have really good luck with Fleischmann's Brand)

Optional: add 1/4 c chopped sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
Replace one of the flours with Oat Flour. 

HINT: you can easily make your own Oat Flour by taking oats 
and pulverizing them in your food processer. 

2. Set the Bread Machine on the ExpressBake 80 min. setting and press Start. 

Check after 5 min., scrape the sides if needed. Your dough should be smooth, soft pliable ball that is slightly tacky to the touch.

(If it's dry add 1T or less of boiling water at a time and let mix thoroughly.)

Now let the machine do it's magic!

3. After the baking is completed, remove the bread from the bread pan. 

4. Place on a cooling rack for at least 1 hour before slicing.