No-Knead Oat Bread with Flax

No-Knead Oat Bread with Flax
 
I know I'm 20 years late, but I'm finally jumping on the no-knead bread train! This recipe is simple, but does require a bit of patience. Once you get the hang of the technique, the possibilities are endless—try adding your favourite nuts, seeds, grains, and/or dried fruits!
Recipe type: Baked Goods
Makes: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups (560 mL) all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • ¾ cups (175 mL) whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cups (175 mL) large flake oats (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) whole flax seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) instant yeast
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) cool water (plus extra)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together flours, oats, flax seeds, salt, and yeast. Add water and stir until no dry flour remains. Add extra water, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until slight sticky consistency is achieved.
  2. Cover bowl and allow dough to rise at room temperature for 12-24 hours (aiming for the higher-end of the range in colder, dryer weather), until bubbles begin to form on the surface.
  3. Dust a clean surface area with flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface and fold it over onto itself 2-3 times, tucking the seams under to form a ball. Transfer dough ball to a generously floured piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle the dough’s surface generously with more flour and cover with a second piece of parchment paper and tea towel. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours, until it is about double in size.
  4. At least 20 minutes before the final rise is complete, preheat a 3.5-5.5 quart (3.5-5.5 L) Dutch oven or oven-safe, heavy bottomed covered baking dish at 450˚F.
  5. Transfer dough to the preheated dish by flipping it upside down into the pot from the parchment paper. The dough will spread out and look misshapen. Sprinkle with a pinch of large flake oats, gently pressing them into the dough. Cover with lid and return to oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack before slicing and serving.

To Heal Your Relationship with Food and Your Body, Start with Mindfulness

Gain a little peace, calm and space by cultivating your personal mindfulness practice with this *FREE* 7-day mini-course, featuring guided meditations and practical strategies from The Mindful Eating Workbook.

Download Your First Meditation

Looking for a few more steps?

Download a free copy of my eBook, Stop the Food Fight, Start Making Food Peace, where I walk you through my 7 Steps to Start Healing Your Relationship with Food & Your Body.

Download Your Free Copy

Give Yourself Space to Heal Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

Learn how to use mindfulness to cultivate peace, presence and awareness with this *FREE* 7-day Intro to Meditation & Mindful Eating mini-course, featuring guided meditations and exercises from The Mindful Eating Workbook.

Aside from the course content, you will also receive regular email updates on mindful eating and intuitive eating. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
Download Your First Meditation
close-link