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 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.
Oatmeal Soda Bread with Apricots is so easy to make. The dough comes together so quickly it should be enjoyed year-round, not only for St. Patrick’s day.