1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
1/2 cup raisins
3 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
1. Heat water and salt to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Stir in 1 1/2 cups oats, the brown sugar and shortening; cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Stir into oat mixture. Stir in raisins. Mix in flour with spoon (dough will be sticky). Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place (85°) until double, about 1 1/2 hours. (If kitchen is cool, place dough on a rack over a bowl of hot water and cover completely with a towel.)
2. Grease loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches. Punch down dough; shape into rounded loaf. Place in pan. Brush top with egg white; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons oats. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
3. Heat oven to 375°. Bake until dark brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
1 SLICE: Calories 155 (Calories from Fat 20); Fat 2g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 230mg; Carbohydrates 32g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 4g.