Honey Oatmeal Bread

Sue Lally

By
@Susie429

I've been making all of my bread for a couple years now, and this is one of my favorites! Enjoy!


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Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
boiling water
1 c
old fashioned oats
1/2 c
honey
1 1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp
active dry yeast
4-6 c
bread flour (you can use all purpose as well)
2 Tbsp
honey (warmed)
2 Tbsp
oats

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of oats, 1/2 cup honey, salt, and butter. Pour boiling water over, stir, and let stand for one hour.
2
After your mixture has been sitting for about 50 min., dissolve yeast in a small bowl with 1/2 cup warm water. I add about a tsp. of honey so the yeast has something to "eat", ha. Let stand until creamy (about 10 min.).
3
Add the yeast to the oat mixture, and then add about 2 cups of flour. Stir until it's well mixed, and then start adding flour a half cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
4
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead (adding small amounts of flour when needed), until smooth and elastic (about 10-20 min.).
5
Oil a large bowl (or spray with cooking spray), and place dough in the bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a damp towel or loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour). Tip: You'll know it's ready if you press two fingers in and the indents stay.
6
Punch down the dough, and turn out on to lightly floured surface. Divide in two, and shape each half into loaves. Place each loaf in a greased 9x5 in. bread pan, cover, and let rise until doubled (about 30 min.).
7
Bake at 350 for about about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
8
When done, remove from pans and brush with slightly warmed honey and sprinkle with oats.
9
Note: You can also brush the loaves BEFORE baking with milk or an egg wash and sprinkle with oats, so the top isn't sticky from the honey. Also, you can substitute 1 cup of wheat flour for 1 cup of bread flour if you like (I do).

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy