Oats, in my opinion, is one of the best things to bake with. It's such a verse ital ingredient that you can really make it with anything. My father, you is a big time griller, has even been grilling with oats. Lately, he who loves burgers, has been going to the healthy side. Lately, he's been grilling turkey burgers! One of the main ingredients? Rolled Oats. It really does add great flavor to the turkey burgers..
Side from that, I decided to make Oatmeal Bread today. I debated on weather or not to make them with raisins, and I decided that I just wanted Oatmeal Bread. Not one with raisins. This Oatmeal bread is a nice golden, cake like bread, and goes great with peanut butter or jam, like strawberry jam. And if it becomes a little stale, simply toast it a little before serving. It's a really delicious loaf of bread.
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1. In a bowl, stir together the buttermilk and rolled oats. Let stand for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 1/2" by 6 1/4" loaf pan. Dust with flour.
3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Add the sugar, butter and eggs to the oatmeal mixture (this is where you'd add the raisins if you wanted a Oatmeal Raisin Bread). Beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just blended.
4. Pour and scrape the batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a thin wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Serve with a jam, like strawberry jam if desired.