My Oatmeal Honey Whole Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds recipe is so tasty. And healthy!
I just love the slightly sticky sweet of the honey drizzled on top with the toasted oats.
The bread is also sturdy enough to be used as sandwich bread.
This Oatmeal Honey Whole Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds is not a light bread. It’s hearty and comes with plenty of protein from the whole oats and whole wheat.
It’s also so tasty when it’s toasted and spread with butter and jam.
Homemade bread also makes for good homemade food gift kits or for giving already baked.
To me, giving bread is like giving love. The smell of bread baking in the home just fills it up with love and warmth. It reminds everyone that someone really cares about you. Because only someone who cares would take the time to make bread.
I used to think bread making was a time sucking difficult thing to do. But now I love it. And it really doesn’t take that much time to make. It’s mostly passive time for rising.
So give the gift of bread this holiday.
Directions for Making Your Oatmeal Honey Whole Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds Food Gift Kit
Making up your Oatmeal Honey Whole Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds gift kit is easy.
Include a jar of good honey. Mix your oats and salt and place in a container. Toss in a package of dry yeast. Package up the sunflower seeds and flour separately, along with some extra oats and you have your bread kit ready to go.
To finish off the kit, put everything together in a nice gift bag or arrange in a bread loaf pan or with a mixing bowl and spoon.
For those who want finished product food gifts, this recipe for Oatmeal Honey Whole Wheat Bread makes a perfect gift loaf.
Oatmeal Honey Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds
A hearty bread filled with the goodness of oatmeal, whole wheat and sunflower seeds perfect for eating with butter or jam and strong enough sandwiches.
30 to 35 minutes
Mix oats, salt, 1/2 cup of honey and boiling water in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Mix yeast and sugar with warm water in a small bowl. Set aside to proof.
Add 1 1/2 cups of flour to soaked oat and honey mix. Stir well to combine. Stir in sunflower seeds.
Continuing stirring in more flour until a stiff dough forms. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface.
Knead dough, adding more flour as neccessary, until dough is elastic and no longer sticky, 7 to 10 minutes.
Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise until doubled. Around 1 hour.
Lightly oil a loaf pan to prepare.
Punch dough down and form into a loaf to fit your loaf pan. Place in the prepared pan.
Drizzle lightly with honey, about 1/2 tablespoon and sprinkle with extra oats. Press oats gently into the top of the dough to set.
Cover loaf pan with towel and allow to rise again until doubled. About 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake load in oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on top. Loaf will be golden brown.
Allow loaf to cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes before removing and allowing to finish cooling on a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.
More fun bread to gift this season:
Homemade Wheat Breadsticks from Simply Sophisticated Cooking
Charcoal Sourdough Bread from Viand
Homemade French Brioche Bread from Happy Kitchen Rocks
Rustic Italian Bread from Brown Eyed Baker
Pretzel Bread from Tara’s Multicultural Table