This recipe is seriously one of my favorites! I got it from my good friend Erica who is an amazing baker. It is also a very versatile recipe. You can make it as whole grain-y as you want. I've done it multiple ways and it always turns out super yummy! Here goes:
Layer the following ingredients in your mixer.
(I use a Bosch, if you're using a Kitchen-aid you will need to 1/2 the recipe.)
5 cups hot tap water
4 cups quick oats
2 Tbsp salt
1 cup sugar or honey
2/3 cup oil or applesauce (they can be used interchangably)
1/3 cup molasses
Now turn on mixer and begin adding flour one cup at a time until it cleans the sides of the bowl.
See Clean Sides!
(The flour can be white, wheat, or a combination of both. If using more wheat than white, you'll need to add 2-4 Tbsp vital gluten to the dough)
Cover loosely and let rise. If using more wheat flour you don't need to let it rise twice. Go straight to the next step.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
When oven is ready, place loaves in oven and drop temperature to 325 degrees.
Bake for 32-33 minutes.
little brush I got from King Arthur Flour here. Sweet!
little piece of Heaven!