this weekend my condo neighbours moved across the country to british columbia! because they were unable to take all their stuff with them, they literally gave me the contents of their pantry. bags of organic whole wheat flour.. organic steel cut oats.. what was i going to do with all this wholesome stuff? make michael smiths no knead bread is what! this is probably the easiest bread you could ever make and you don't need a fancy bread machine or stand mixer to do it! just patience & time:) it produces a rustic style loaf with a chewy interior. you can use any combinations of flour you want.. whether it be whole wheat, whole grain, or 100% all purpose flour. the recipe is as follows, adapted from my favourite chef at home michael smith.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups warm water (may need a little more or a little less)


  • mix the flour, oats, yeast, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  • add the water and stir until all the flour is incorporated into the dough.
  • cover the bowl with plastic rap and let it sit for at least 18 hours. the dough should become bubbley and double in size.
  • punch down the dough and place it into your desired baking dish. let the dough rest a couple hours until it doubles in size again.
  • bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes.