Greek Oat Bread
This bread makes a great starter served warm with a light drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
- 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) oat flour
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp (5 mL) crushed oregano
- 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated garlic
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) light crumbled feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped Kalamata olives (about 6)
- 1 cup (250 mL) fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
- olive oil, coarse sea salt for garnish (optional)
- Position rack in centre of oven and preheat to 450°F (220°C).
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oat flour, flaxseed, oregano, baking powder, baking soda and garlic. Stir well. Add feta and olives.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, olive oil and honey. Add to dry ingredients, stirring to moisten.
- With lightly oiled hands, form dough into a ball. Place on a lightly oiled and floured baking sheet. Pat into a circle 8 inch (20 cm) diameter and 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Prick all over with a fork.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes until browned on the bottom and lightly browned on top. Remove from oven, let cool 10 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve warm with a light drizzle of olive oil and a few grains of coarse sea salt.
Cooks Note: Substitute chopped sun dried tomatoes for the olives. Bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months.
YIELD: 8 servings.
SERVING SIZE: 1 wedge. Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.
|Total Fat||14 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|