Pain Au Son (Oat Bran Bread)

"Pain au son" is a french bread which means "Bran Bread". To be called as one, one would need to use at least 25 percent of bran in the bread. This bread really stores well and it lasted for 10 days for me. As fresh and yummy as day one. Simple to make and hearty indeed.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: Makes one 9X5 inch bread
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups Oat Bran and few more for dusting ( alternatively you can use 1-3/4 cups of wheat bran too)
  • 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
1. Stir the water,honey in a large bowl. Stir in the yeast to dissolve it.
2. Add the bran and set it aside for about 10 minutes
3. Slowly add 1 cup of flour to the bran mixture and stir in, 1 cup at a time
4. until the dough is too difficult to stir. Flour a work surface and turn the dough out.
5. Knead until smooth, incorporating as little additional flour as possible. It should be smooth and soft.
6. Place it in a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap
7. and let it rise for about 2 to2-1/2hrs, until doubled in volume
8. Grease a loaf pan. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead briefly. Let it rest for 5 minutes, loosely covered, then flatten gently into an oval. Place it in the loaf pan and let it rise a second time.
9. Brush the top of the loaf with water and then sprinkle with Oat bran. Bake for about 50 minutes in a preheated 375F oven until golden brown.
10. Let it cool for about 10 minutes and then slice. :)

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By Tasty Tuesday: Wheat Bran Bread! | Ralph & Lou on Oct 22, 2013

[...] with some of the elderberry jam that my Mother made I searched online and quickly came across this RECIPE  and thought it looked super easy and relatively fail free. And man was it ever! This loaf of bread [...]

By Gina krishnan on Sep 16, 2013

:wink: i made it. I made it. And it is as yummy as you promised. Hugs girl

By Srivalli on Feb 28, 2009

Thats a great one dhivi..wish we lived closer, I would loved taking it off!..:)

By n.o.e on Feb 27, 2009

I love anything oat, so I'm bookmarking this beautiful bread. Thanks for all the tips and the process pictures.

By DK on Feb 27, 2009

Thanks girls :)

@Nags - No havent invested in food'o'graphy related apparatus yet. Some day I plan to...but its not come yet :) I took it when the day was still bright :)

@Pavani - All the v best sure u would churn out some super duper delicious bread.

@Susan - Thanks susan! It works its charm in this bread. Am sure you would love it too :)

By Susan/Wild Yeast on Feb 27, 2009

I love the oat bran in this. It's something I eat all the time but haven't baked much with. Thanks for the inspiration!

By Pavani on Feb 27, 2009

Simple, Healthy and delicious DK. I think I'm inspired enough to bake a bread this weekend. Wish me luck. Have a great weekend.

By Arundathi on Feb 27, 2009

Fantastic looking bread, DK!

By Lakshmi Venkatesh on Feb 27, 2009

Healthy Oat Bran Bread. I have just now started with baking. Like to do it.

By Nags on Feb 27, 2009

love the first pic! did you get lights? really cool :)

By Priya on Feb 27, 2009

HEALTHY and gorgeous bread...

By DK on Feb 26, 2009

Thanks Madhu and Divya :)

Hi Anon, this makes one loaf. You can double the recipe for more...:) Have fun with the bread..would luv to know how it turned out for you :)

By Anonymous on Feb 26, 2009

Nice blog with lots of wholesome healthy recipes
How many loaves did you get with the above recipe - i want to try baking the bread?


By Divya Vikram on Feb 26, 2009

Looks scrumptious and healthy!

By Madhu on Feb 26, 2009

Oat bran bread looks so soft and very healthy.