So here is my recipe for Sourdough Oat Bread. This really is such an easy recipe and so adaptable. You can make it sweet or savoury and get so creative with ingredients! It’s cheap, lasts long and is perfect for those days you are just craving carbs! I love having it on a weekend morning for breakfast. I toast it with some melted butter and eat with a runny egg! Delicious!
1 x large tub of Natural, Organic Yogurt (about 500g)
2 x large tubs of Organic Oats (use the empty tub to measure – saves time and wash up)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil/Olive Oil/Full Fat Butter
2 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds
2 heaped tablespoons of milled flax seeds
(Option: replace some of the oats with more seeds to bulk it up, add more protein and more nutrients)
Empty the contents of a large tub of yogurt into a mixing bowl.
Fill the empty tub twice with oats and add these to the bowl.
Add the baking soda, seeds and oil and mix until well blended.
Line a bread tin and smooth contents of the bowl into the tin pressing into the corners. You can also shape this by hand if you wish, similar to soda bread.
Cook at 180 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Checking after 40 min mark to ensure the top isn’t burning. You will know it is cooked if there is a hollow sound when you tap the bottom.
This really takes less than 5 minutes!
Wheat free/Gluten Free
Can be made Coeliac friendly using gluten free oats
Can be made vegan by using non dairy yogurt
Oats are proven to lower cholesterol, be a good source of energy and high in fibre,
Yogurt which is natural and organic is packed with good bacteria, good fats and high in protein. Chia and Flax seeds are nutritious and high in protein.
This bread keeps in a sealed container for at least a week at room temperature.
I typically slice it and freeze it if I don’t think I’ll eat it all in the week. When I want some I remove a slice or two and toast it from frozen! Delicious.
There are so many variations of this bread you can try both sweet and savoury.
You can add nuts and seeds to the recipe above such as chia seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds or sunflower seeds.
You can make a sweet bread by adding fruit like mashed banana, goji berries, raisins, cranberries etc. Pictured here is a Cinnamon, honey and rasin bread I made. This is delicious toasted with some melted butter as a healthy treat on a Sunday afternoon. Just add 5 tablespoons of honey, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and a sprinkle of raisins (as many as you like!)
Send me on any other variations you come up with, pictures always welcome!