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Vegan Steel-Cut Oat Soda Bread

April 13, 2011

Hey y’all! I have a new original recipe to share today!

I’ve been making a lot of soda bread recently (one of my soda bread adventures was chronicled here, in case you missed it). One recipe that I’ve become particularly fond of is this one for Oat Soda Bread at 101 Cookbooks. I like it because it combines the taste and ease of soda bread with the heartiness of oats. But after I made it once, I got to thinking—could I do the same thing with steel-cut oats? Well, after a bit of tinkering (and some guidance from this Bob’s Red Mill recipe), I think I’ve found a good ratio of steel-cut to regular oats, which makes for one wonderfully full and hearty loaf in the end! And if you don’t have steel-cut oats at hand, don’t worry; just use 101 Cookbooks’s original recipe—it’s still really good. Enjoy!

Vegan Steel-Cut Oat Soda Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar / lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 cup soy milk (less 2 tbsp, actually)
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • mixed seeds (I used poppy and black sesame seeds, plus some leftover steel-cut oats)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a 9×5 inch baking pan, either by greasing the sides well with oil / vegan butter or lining with parchment paper.

2. Put apple cider vinegar / lemon juice in a measuring cup, then fill up to the 1 3/4 cup line with soy milk. Add the steel-cut oats and let soak as you prepare the dry ingredients.

3. Place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse for a while. You don’t have to make them into a flour or anything, just get them broken up as best you can.

4. Place rolled oat mixture in a mixing bowl, and add to it the flours, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.

5. Add to this the wet mixture, and mix until it all starts coming together. (When I do this, it tends to stay a very sticky blob instead of forming into a nice, kneadable dough. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a problem.)

6. Scoop the dough into your baking pan.

7. Top with seeds and such (I went a little overboard here, FYI).

8. Bake for about 50 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

9. After it’s cooled, remove loaf from pan, slice up, and enjoy!

Hope you like this one guys! Let me know how it goes for you!

Until we eat again,

Willie

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2 comments

  1. […] blogged before about my forays into making Irish soda bread at home, and today I’m here to continue that tradition. For those that don’t know, soda bread […]


  2. […] yes that’s right, I have, and not just once, not just twice, but again, and again, and again, and again. Nonetheless, it bears repeating: I really love baking bread. And I’ve […]



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