This morning with no bread in the house and a chill in the air, I remembered my grandmother making skillet bread and decided to improvise a healthier version.  It took 5 minutes to mix and 5 minutes to cook so is an easy and quick addition to any breakfast table. The whole grains and oats add nutritional substance and a nice nutty flavor. The oat flour and oat bran are particularly healthy.  Research shows that people who eat more oats are less likely to develop heart disease and that the phytochemicals in oats may also have cancer-fighting properties. Oats are also a good source of protein and many nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium.

Easy Whole Grain and Oat Skillet Bread

Serves 4 1 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup whole grain flour 1/3 cup oat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp oat bran Pinch of salt 1 tbsp butter 2/3 cup non fat milk In a mixing bowl sift the flours and baking powder and add the salt and oat bran. Melt the butter and add it to the milk Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients slowly and mix until the dough comes together Tip the dough onto a floured chopping board and knead lightly. Roll the dough out into a round shape about 1/8″ thick Lightly oil a 10″ cast iron skillet and put the dough in it. Put the lid on the skillet and cook on a medium heat on the stove top until the underside is brown and then flip the bread and brown the otherside. Serve immediately.
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