*Update 26/03/2020: as if I needed any more reasons to love this super easy bread I had a few chats that made me want to revisit this post. I invite you to re-read it. 🙂
So you wake up in the morning. The sun coming through the kitchen window. There’s a small flower vase on you kitchen table. Some tune like “oh happy day” is playing. The water for your tea or coffee is already boiling. You already grabbed that cheese you love so much, butter, jelly, chocolate hazelnut cream… Zoom in on the toaster that’s just waiting for the right moment to come into action and toast your delicious bread so you can start your day the way you deserve. You’re visualising the sitcom scene? Now think about how it’ll turn into a horror movie onde you realise that you’re out of bread?!
Don’t even get me started on the “BUT YOU EAT BREAD?!” thing. I don’t just eat bread. I delight myself with it every single day, more than one time a day and, be chocked… I eat bread at night!!!!! OMG!!!!
I’ll let you in a small secret I learn, but don’t go telling everyone: the calories of the bread you eat at night are EXACTLY THE SAME as the ones of the bread you eat in the morning. All you have to do is not eat 10 breads and you’ll be just fine.
“The calories of the bread you eat at night are EXACTLY THE SAME as the ones of the bread you eat in the morning.”
Now let’s get back to our “out of bread” drama. I love bread, but some breads are only good when fresh out of the oven. I live in the baguette country, but they’re way to big for me so I don’t buy for they’ll get so hard that they could break my thin Parisian walls. I bake no knead bread, but I don’t always have time for the loaf has to rest for 24 hours. Anyhow… all that yadda yadda to explain that once in a while I’m faced to the awful situation of not having my everyday bread. And now what? How do I deal with it? What to do?
Fear no more for I give you here the ultimate life saving solution: make bread!!!!! The bread of 3: 3 ingredients + 3 minutes on the microwave.
Write down the ingredients: oats + egg + baking powder. Mix it all together, throw it on the microwave, take it of the microwave and eat it
Oh! Just a hint here. I do oat flakes because that’s what I usually have in hand and I like it. I find it convenient because I can blend it and turn it into oat flour if I need to. Nevertheless, you can use whichever you have and/or prefer. Oat flakes, flour, bran. Do as you please! I was having a love for bread talk with a friend thats struggling with diabetes and she told me that she can and must eat oats in all its forms. There you go! Diabetes, ok… but never without bread.
And there’s more. I said oats, oats, oats, but……… what if don’t eat oats. You can’t eat oats if you’re doing a low carb diet and, even worst, you’re totally allowed to simply dislike the taste of oats. Fear not! This simple recipe can be made with almond ou rice flour and it won’t change a bit. All you have to do is follow the recipe and replace the kind of flour.
But let’s elaborate a bit and write a nice step by step so you’ll get the basics of this oh so simple microwave bread. And if you’re not on the microwave team, you can just as easily bake your bread in the oven. It’ll just take a bit longer.
Bread of 3
2 table spoons of oat flakes*
1 tea spoon of baking powder (the regular one, you use to bake cake)
(salt, black pepper, spices to taste)
- Break the egg into a bowl that’s microwave safe (remember that the bowl you’re using will shape the bread do, don’t pick a very big one for your loaf to be tall and fluffy). Those cereal bowls are just perfect.
- Whisk the egg quickly with a fork.
- Add 2 spoons of oat flakes (or oat flour), the baking powder and stir it all together.
- Now it’s time for you to shape your bread the way you like it. Be inventive! I like to put salt, pepper and sweet paprika. Sometimes I add oregano (it’s great to make a grilled cheese with tomato and make it taste like a fresh pizza). It’s also a good idea to add some honey to it to make a sweet version of the bread and eat it with jelly, peanut butter or that vegan homemade Nutella we already made here.
- Throw the bowl into the microwave for 3 minutes on high and let the magic happens. Bread, fluffy, fresh…
I strongly suggest you slice it in half and put it for a bit on the toaster so it’ll be crunchy. For the rest of it, it’s all about creativity. You can make grilled ham and cheese sandwich, go crazy with the homemade Nutella, or even take your shot at a nice, juicy, burger.
*I feel I must repeat just in case you jumped right to the recipe and skipped the yada yada. I do oat flakes because I always have it around and I like it a lot. You can use oat flour or oat bran if you prefer. Not an oat fan? You don’t have any oat? You can’t eat oat? Almond and rice flour will work just the same for the bread of 3. Just follow the same steps of the recipe using the flour you chose. And do, please, give me some feedback on how it turned out.