Try Oatmeal Soda Bread with Apricots for a change from the typical raisin soda bread. This healthy and hearty soda bread is made with rolled oats and dried apricots.
I have food obsessions. I guess everyone probably does. There are some foods I just can’t get enough of; fruit, dark chocolate, maple syrup, bok choy, to name just a few. I’m kind of obsessed with oatmeal. It may be the quintessential “boring” food, but I love the stuff. In the fall and winter I eat a big bowl every morning for breakfast. The absolute best cookies I make are oatmeal with maple icing (I will share that recipe at some point). I often add oats to bread dough because I like what they do for the texture of the bread and I think the oats looks pretty sprinkled on top.
Oatmeal Soda Bread with Apricots for a nice change of pace!
Since I wanted to make a soda bread that was a little different than the usual, I immediately thought of adding oats. I switched out the white sugar for a little honey and used dried apricots instead of raisins. With just a hint of sweetness, this soda bread is particularly good toasted for breakfast.
While the bread is baking the apricot bits on the surface will probably burn. Just use a toothpick or the pointed tip of a knife to pick the burned bits off the loaf after it comes out of the oven.