When whole wheat, oats and pesto combine to create a bread which is goodness redefined! This Whole Wheat and Oats Pesto Bread is amazing!
This whole wheat and oats pesto bread happened in my kitchen yesterday, I was down with a bad cold and cough and was craving for some hot and spicy soup and a bread to go along with it.
Despite of not being too well, there was this strong urge to bake some bread. A quick stock of my fridge and I saw some basil which needed to be used and a bottle of peeled pine nuts which I had picked up from Delhi and was begging to be used, and someone told me basil is supposed to be good for cold isn’t it 😉
The aroma of freshly ground pesto is so comforting. The mild sweetness of basil balanced by the strong aroma of garlic… Alas my cold didn’t let me enjoy any of those, but still pounding these together was a joy in itself!
I love making pesto at home. The fresh smell of the basil leaves and the pine nuts sure is enough to make one a happy person! And what I love about pesto is how versatile it can be! Eat it as a dip to crackers or biscuits. Or just add some to some pasta and you have an awesome looking dish ready! Put it in breads and bake it or just have it as a pizza topping! So much to do with one dish!
The word pesto is derived from the Italian word ‘pestare’ which means to pound or crush. And trust me, there is nothing that gives more satisfaction than seeing the pesto sauce emerging as you pound the ingredients in a mortar with a pestle!
Some pesto recipes on the blog