Before we had kids, my husband and I used to stay at bed-and-breakfast inns (at my request) and indulge in long breakfasts full of yummy homemade (by someone else!) pastries. Although we try to follow a very heart-healthy diet in addition to watching allergens, there are just some mornings that scream for a dense, warm loaf of carbs slathered in (fake) butter. Here in the DC area, we've had a run of those kinds of days, so I'm sharing our well-tested oatmeal breakfast loaf.
Unlike most quick breads that I make, this one is sticky and thick as a batter and just as dense when it's ready to slice. The oats add a healthy touch, but the balance really tips toward a sweet treat with the maple syrup content. Although the recipe here calls for only oats, it's easy to add in dried fruits like raisins or dates to change the texture and fiber content.
This oatmeal breakfast loaf is easy to slice while warm and also reheats well. You can wrap it in wax paper and foil to freeze like other quick breads, or you can slice it and keep sealed. The last slice will be gone before the bread even starts to lose its moistness. Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Nicole.
ABOUT THE BLOG
An apothecary is a person or a place. Either one implies healing and relates to pharmacy in its truest sense, as a source of treatment and advice.
This blog is my way of uniting my pharmacy training with my efforts to provide a healthy and safe lifestyle for my family. In true apothecary form, I research and prescribe alternative ingredients that work just right in each specific recipe, and I would like to share the results with anyone who needs help making their own family’s kitchen allergy safe and heart healthy.
Nicole Van Hoey's books on Goodreads
Bakery Bites: Breads and Treats Without Dairy, Eggs, Nuts, Seeds, or Soy
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Kitchen Adventures With Multiple Food Allergies: A Recipe Collection for Celebrations Without Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Seeds, or Soy