Maple syrup, oats, and the power of the sun. What’s not to like about this bread?
Sun Oven Maple Oat Bread
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 cups white bread flour
1 cup whole wheat bread flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon rapid-rise active dry yeast
Pour the water into the pan of a bread machine and add the maple syrup. Sprinkle the flours and oats over the water mixture making sure to completely cover it.
Place the salt, sugar, and butter in separate corners of the pan. Make a shallow indentation in the center of the flour and add the yeast. Set the machine to the dough setting and press start.
When the cycle has finished turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and punch down gently. Shape the dough into a loaf and put it in a lightly oiled bread pan. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot 30 to 40 minutes. Set the Sun Oven out to preheat while the bread rises.
Bake until lightly golden and sounds hollow when tapped, 45 minutes to an hour.