My bread texture is spongy and gummy.. any fixes?
This is my second time baking my honey oatmeal bread. The first time I followed the recipe almost exactly. The second time I substituted 1 and 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour to the recipe. I also let it rise the second time in the fridge over night.
The flavor was much better the second time around although I could have let it risen a bit longer than I did so it turned out a little short looking. Here is my problem, the texture is not right. It's spongy and gummy yet crumbly at the same time. I would like for it to be a bit lighter and airier if possible. If I press my finger into a freshly cut slice it will bounce back and won't leave an impression at all.
The first and second loaves had the same texture. Any ideas on how to fix this problem without affecting the taste too much? I do have to say that they make great toast!
This is the recipe I have from my mother, which is from her mother, etc. Any input would be amazing!!