This is a good recipe to use to teach kids how to bake, as the dough is
simple to make, and is just patted into a pie plate--there is no rolling
or cutting. The texture is a bit like shortbread, and it's a perfect
breakfast for kids on the go.
- 1 tablespoon corn oil
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus some for flouring hands
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant oats)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cube butter (1/4 pound),melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup water, or more if need
Mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until well combined.
Add the butter and stir just until mixed; add the water and stir just until blended; don't overmix or the bread will be heavy. Small lumps are okay as long as the flour is absorbed into the dough.
Place the dough to the pie plate. Lightly flour your hands and gently pat the dough evenly into the plate. Score the dough into eight wedges to make cutting easier when the bread is done. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until light golden, and slightly darker around the edges.
Cut into eight pieces and serve with butter, jam, syrup, and honey.
Have your kids drink a glass of milk before or with the bread so they get a complete protein. Or give them some nuts or seeds as they, along with the oats, make a complete protein.
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