Oat bran prune bread

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Yeast
1 cup Rolled oats (quick cook)
1½ cup Better for Bread Flour
2¼ cup Oat bran
1¾ cup Whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons Gluten
2 tablespoons Wheat germ
1 teaspoon Salt (optional)
2 tablespoons Safflower oil (or any vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons Honey (Use ingredients at room temperature.)
2 \N Egg whites
1 cup Pitted prunes snipped into halves
⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg (optional)
2 cups Plus 2 Tbsp very warm water

"Would you believe that this is my (and my 13-year-old's) favorite bread? Well, if you like prune danish, wait till you try this rich, naturally sweet bread which is literally jam-packed with the soluble fiber of both prunes and oat bran. It simply tastes like cake. Try this bread just once and you're sure to be making it regularly." Get ready for a 3-4 pound loaf. Place yeast in bottom of Auto Bakery.

Add rest of ingredients except liquid into the pan in the order listed. Add 1 cup plus the 2 Tbsp of very warm water. Select white bread and push "Start." Leave the lid open. After a minute as the machine mixes the dough, add the remaining very warm water slowly.

This recipe is very large and may kick up some flour over the edge or on the glass dome at the beginning. Adding the liquid slowly will help prevent this. The pan will be very full and the bread won't rise very much. But, it will be a tall loaf. If your rises too much, cut down on the liquid. If it seems too dry, increase the liquid.

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