Second oat loaf, which had more oats and brown sugar (in place of yesterday's molasses & white sugar combo) turned out well and was delicious in a completely different way from yesterday's darker loaf. The Wikipedia article on oats made for pretty interesting reading, too, especially while munching on the warm heel of the aforementioned loaf...apparently oats can help control Type II diabetes, but I have my doubts. For one thing, aside from their uses in baking, they taste pretty crappy without brown sugar. Most amusing part of the article: a note that the English are fond of saying that oats "are fit only for horses and Scotsmen," to which the Scots reply is "Which is why England has the finest horses and Scotland the finest men!". Heh.