Oat Bran Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

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Yeast Mixture
1 tablespoon (1 package) active dry yeast
2 tablespoons (30 ml) molasses
1 egg white and enough warm water to make 1-1/4 cups (300 mL)
Stir yeast and molasses into warm water-egg white mixture and set aside to proof.
Flour Mixture
3/4 cup (70 g) oat bran (or oatmeal)
1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour
1 cup (125 g) unbleached flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 tablespoon light olive or canola oil
Place oat bran, whole wheat flour, unbleached flour and, if desired, salt into the Vitamix dry blade container and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6. Blend until a hole forms in the center of the ingredients, about 5 seconds.
Add the yeast mixture and oil into the hole in the flour. Replace the lid. To mix the dough, turn the machine on HIGH for 1 second. Remove the lid.

While the dough rests for a moment, lightly coat a loaf pan (8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2- inch; 21.25 x 11.25 cm) with vegetable cooking spray or shortening.
Kneading the Dough
To knead the dough, two (2) steps are required:

Step 1. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the container. Pull the dough away from the container sides and into the center of the mixture.
Step 2. With the switch on High, quickly turn the machine ON and OFF five (5) times.

Repeat the above two-step process five (5) times, or until the dough binds together into a soft elastic mixture
Removing the Dough
To remove the dough from the container, turn the machine ON and OFF five (5) times (to lift the dough up and away from the blades). Invert the container over the prepared pan and let the dough fall into the pan. Use a wet (or oiled)spatula to remove any remaining dough. Use that spatula to shape the loaf. Allow the dough to rise until the top of it reaches the top of the bread pan, about 15-20 minutes.
Bake at 350F (180C) for 35 minutes.

Health Classification: Diabetic Friendly, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian
Meal Type: Breads/Dry Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119  
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g  
Protein 4g  
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

    Hint: For best results, use the dry grains container