As you probably know by now, Laura and I have a lot of New Year’s Resolutions. But I also have a lot of resolutions that are ongoing, that I’m?always?trying to work on. One of those is?to cook more at home, which is why my birthday list this year included the item “bake 25 breads”. Yes, 25 is a lot, but I love bread, and I want to get much better at baking it, which is what big goals are really good for.
You might?barely want to bake?one?bread this year and that’s totally fine. But if you do feel like making one, and you’re new to the use of yeast, this would be a great recipe to start with. “Easy” and “little” are in the name of the recipe, it only needs to rise for half an hour, and it doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Not to mention all the benefits of making your own bread, namely that it’s fresher, healthier and tastier than most store-bought loaves. While we definitely still buy bread, I am really enjoying experimenting with baking my own.
Easy Little Vegan Bread
Adapted (slightly) from 101 Cookbooks
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 tsp active dry yeast (one packet)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a large bowl. Stir, then add the maple syrup and stir again. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
Mix together the flours, oats and salt, then add to the yeast mixture and stir well.
Grease a loaf pan, then add the dough, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350F, and when it’s at temperature, bake the loaf for 35-40 minutes or until it’s becoming golden brown.
Turn out of the pan right away and let it cool on a rack.
It’s super delicious, very easy, and great served warm with your favourite spread. Enjoy!