Homemade Oatmeal Bread

Homemade Oatmeal Bread

A classic homemade oatmeal bread made with flour, yeast, rolled oats, buttermilk, and brown sugar.  Light and fluffy bakery-style bread. Easy step-by-step instructions.  Great for beginners.  This recipe makes 2 delicious loaves. 

 

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There is nothing I love more than bread!  Any kind of bread, really.  The best bread is homemade bread from scratch.  It’s so fresh, soft, and tender.  Eat it right away with butter, or eat it later as a sandwich, french toast, or grilled cheese. Nothing beats soft, warm homemade bread!

 

Making homemade bread is a process that takes time but it’s worth it.  Maybe it’s something you wouldn’t do on a routine basis because we are all so busy.  But when you do take the time to make this bread, it just makes it that much more special.

 

So if you’ve ever thought about making bread, but were intimidated because it seems hard, now’s the time to give it a try!  You’ve got step-by-step instructions with pictures.  I promise, you’ll do fine and will love the bread!

 

Storing and Freezing

Since homemade bread doesn’t have any of pesky preservatives, it won’t last much longer than 2 days.  Once cooled, store it in an airtight container or plastic bag.  Don’t refrigerate it as this will certainly make it hard and stale.

 

You can also freeze it once it’s completely cooled.  You can slice it now if you prefer, or leave whole. Wrap it tightly in plastic then in aluminum foil.  Freeze for up to 1 month.

 

 

Ingredients and Instructions

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Even if you are new to making bread, you can do this! I recommend using a mixer with a dough hook, like this one, since the dough can be a bit sticky, but if you don’t have one you can still make it and hand knead the dough. You’ll need a little extra flour because of the sticky dough.  

 

Step 1: Have 4 bowls ready for mixing (three small-medium and one large).  First, mix 2 teaspoons of yeast and 1/3 cup of warm (NOT HOT!) water into a small bowl, stir and set aside.  Then, in another bowl, mix 1 cup of boiling water with 1-1/2 cups of rolled oats and set it aside.  Let both bowls sit for about 10 minutes.

 

Ingredients for Homemade Oatmeal Bread

 

Step 2: Mix buttermilk, oil, and brown sugar in another bowl.  Mix the flours together in a separate large bowl to blend.  Add the contents of all four bowls to the mixer (except the salt).  Knead with the dough hook for 3 minutes and let it rest for 20 minutes.  Come back, add salt, and knead with your mixer on medium for 15 minutes.  Turn dough out into a well-oiled bowl, turn to coat the dough, and then cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled.

 

Dough in prepared loaf pan

 

Step 3: Divide the dough in half. Put one half of the dough on a lightly floured surface, and shape into a loaf. Repeat with the other half of the dough.  Place into prepared loaf pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray.  Lightly brush with water and sprinkle a few additional oats on top of the dough. Let dough rise in a warm place for an additional 30-60 minutes. 

 

Oatmeal Bread in prepared pans

 

Step 4: Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

 

Baked Oatmeal Bread

  

Baked Oatmeal Bread

 

 

 

loaf of homemade oatmeal bread sliced

Homemade Oatmeal Bread

A classic homemade oatmeal bread made with flour, yeast, rolled oats, buttermilk, and brown sugar. An easy bread recipe for beginners and kids.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Instructions

  • Have 4 bowls ready for mixing (three small-medium and one large). First, mix 2 tsp of yeast and 1/3 cup of warm (NOT HOT!) water into a small bowl, stir and set aside. Then, in another bowl, mix 1 cup of boiling water with 1-1/2 cups of rolled oats and set it aside. Let both bowls sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Mix buttermilk, oil, and brown sugar in another bowl. Mix the flours together in a separate large bowl to blend. Add the contents of all four bowls to the mixer (except the salt). Knead with the dough hook for 3 minutes and let it rest for 20 minutes. Come back, add salt, and knead with your mixer on medium for 15 minutes. Turn dough out into a well-oiled bowl, turn to coat the dough, and then cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled.
  • Divide the dough in half. Put one half of the dough on a lightly floured surface, and shape into a loaf. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Place into prepared loaf pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray. Lightly brush with water and sprinkle a few additional oats on top of the dough. Let dough rise in a warm place for an additional 30-60 minutes. 
  • Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
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1 thought on “Homemade Oatmeal Bread”

  • 5 stars
    I appreciated the way the recipe was presented. The bowl separation is less confusing. The bread is very tasty, and I will put it on my bread list, but I will make my Amish loaves first and this second as this one requires more setting and rising time.
    I make a lot of yogurt, and save the whey for bread making. I also add a pinch of dry ginger to the yeast. If I can’t find bread flour, I add a third cup of gluten, because I like a denser loaf.
    Thanks for your valuable recipe!

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