Granola Orange Bread

  • Yield 12 pieces
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 60 mins

Ingredients

2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast, dry
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup non-fat dry milk
1-1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired
3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granola
1-1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup orange zest, grated

Instructions

  1. Stir warm water, yeast and sugar together; let stand a few minutes, until yeast is dissolved and mixture is foamy.

  2. Add dry milk, salt if desired, and 2 cups flour.  Beat vigorously 1 – 2 minute, until batter is smooth.  (The paddle attachment on a heavy-duty mixer works well.)

  3. Add remaining flour, the granola, walnuts and orange zest and beat until batter is very stiff and heavy. 

  4. Divide between two loaf pans, 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½ inches, which have been coated with no stick cooking spray.  Smooth surface of batter with wet fingertips.  Let batter rise to tops of pans, about 45-60 minutes.

  5. Bake at 375F about 60 minutes, until well browned.  Remove from pans and place on cooling rack.  Cool before slicing. 

  6. Each loaf makes 12 slices.

This makes more bread than you need for 12 servings, but it’s worth making plenty to go with other brunch and breakfast items.

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