Maryetta's Oatmeal Bread

Maryetta's Oatmeal Bread Recipe

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Esther Pearson


I got this from newspaper in Portland Or. said from: Bread on Bread by James Beard. Who is Maryetta? Her bread is sure good.

It is essential to leave the dough uncovered during the two risings.


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2 Hr 45 Min
1 Hr


  • 4 c
    boiling water
  • 3 c
    old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
  • 7 1/2 to 8 c
    all purpose flour approximately, divided
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses

How to Make Maryetta's Oatmeal Bread


  1. pour the boiling water over the oatmeal in a large bowl and leave to cool. Then stir in 2 cups flour and the yeast. Place in warm spot and allow to rise, uncovered and doubled in bulk, 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and work in the salt, oil, molasses and enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  2. turn out on a floured board and knead, adding extra flour if necessary to make a pliable stiff dough - about 10 minutes, but you cannot knead too much. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and form into 3 loaves to fit 3 buttered 5 by 8 loaf pans.
  3. Allow to rise again, uncovered, until doubled, about 45 min. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40 to 60 min.
    I brush tops with melted butter just out of the oven.
    Cool on racks before slicing.

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Course/Dish: Other Breads

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