Honey Oatmeal Bread

1
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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Honey Oatmeal Bread

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).

Printable Recipe Card

About Honey Oatmeal Bread

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy



Show 14 Comments & Reviews

Five Substitutes for Heavy Cream

Five Substitutes for Heavy Cream


Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realize you need heavy cream, but you don’t have any handy? Instead of running to the store for one item, we’re sharing five substitutes for heavy cream. Made with ingredients you probably have in your fridge or pantry, these substitutes are great when in […]

8 From-Scratch Tomato Sauce Recipes

8 From-Scratch Tomato Sauce Recipes


While we’re all for jarred Italian sauce, making tomato sauce from scratch is quite simple. Spending Sunday letting sauce simmer on the stove will turn a basic pasta dinner into a restaurant-quality meal. If you’re looking to up your next pasta night, give one of these 8 from-scratch tomato sauce recipes a try. Add a […]

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas


Having one of those “ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” kind of days? These fix it and forget it recipes are here to save the day. Super easy with minimal prep work, you won’t have to stand over a stovetop for an hour to make these weeknight meals. With little effort, you’ll have a family-approved […]