Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread #recipe

This is a super easy and yummy bread recipe that will support breastfeeding moms, and is great for the whole family! Warm up a slice in the toaster and smother with butter or honey...mmmm! So good!

The recipe works best on the French setting for your bread maker. Select your crust color preference, and then add to your baking pan

1 cup + 2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cooking oil (I use canola)
6oz applesauce (I used homemade applesauce, 6 cubes of baby food puree)
3 cups flour
5 tsp flax seed
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oats

Now you need to add the yeast to your bread pan. Make a small well in the centre, and add 1tsp of quick rise yeast. Make sure that the yeast doesn't touch any of the wet ingredients!

Press start and watch the dough get kneaded. I usually monitor this process fairly closely to ensure that the dough ball forms properly. If your dough isn't coming together and seems to be fairly dry, just add a bit of water (one teaspoon or drizzle at a time) until it does. Similarly, if it is too wet, sprinkle flour on the top of your dough ball until it tightens up.

At the end of the baking cycle, unplug your bread maker and prop the lid up with an oven mit to let the steam out. Allow your bread to cool for a few minutes in the bread maker, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Best enjoyed fresh, but certainly can be frozen (sliced or whole). If you are enjoying it fresh, once it has cooled completely, pop your loaf into a plastic bag and lightly tie it up to prevent the loaf from drying out.

Yield: one 1.5 lb loaf of delicious bread!