OATMEAL MOLASSES BREAD

Nancy Whitehead

By
@njw123

Just love the taste and texture of the bread. I can make it on a day when I have nothing pressing to do and save, freeze extra loaves to use at later date.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

OATMEAL MIXTURE

1 c
water
1 c
oatmeal, uncooked

YEAST MIXTURE

1 c
water, warm
1 Tbsp
active dry yeast
1 tsp
sugar

OTHER INGREDIENTS

5-6 c
all purpose flour
3 large
eggs
1/2 c
dark molasses
1/2 c
canola oil
1 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place in 3 quart bowl water and oatmeal. Place uncovered in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.Add molasses and let cool to warm. Set aside.
2
In 1 cup measuring cup proof 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon of dry yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Cover and let foam.
3
In larger mixing bowl add oatmeal mixture and 1 cup flour, stir with wooden spoon. Add yeast mixture, stir. Stir in more flour. Then add eggs, oil and salt. Stir in well.. Keep adding more flour until dough leaves the side of the bowl.
4
Place of floured surface and knead bread dough with your hands for 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.Cover with towel.
5
Wash out large bowl to remove any flour or dough left on sides, rinse and dry with towel. Then take 2-3 Tablespoons of oil and add to bowl. Take dough resting on surface and add to the bowl covering the surface with the oil. Cover again with towel place on wire rack over warm water and let rise 60 minutes.
6
When dough rises double, punch down and divide into 4 greased 9x11 bread loaf pans. Let rise 45 minutes until double on rack over warm water.
7
Bake 35-45 minutes in 350 degrees oven. Loaves should be golden brown on top and and give a hollow sound when thumped on top. Remove from pans. Brush top with margarine or butter to keep soft
8
May be used as breakfast toast, sandwich bread, french toast and served with poached eggs. Place in re-seal-able 1 gallon plastic bags. Freeze extra loaves. Great to give as hostess, birthday, or new church member gift.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Healthy