Homemade honey oatmeal bread is a wholesome bread flavored with honey, oats and whole wheat flour. Amazing warm out of the oven and delicious for toast.
There’s nothing that will make your house smell like home more than honey oatmeal bread baking away. This is a hearty bread that’s hard to resist warm just out of the oven, but is just as good warmed up for toast in the morning or afternoon snack.
I get tired of my oatmeal cereal every morning but still need something to keep me going until lunch and surprisingly enough, just one slice of this amazing oatmeal bread keeps me full until lunchtime. Honey oat bread has oats of course, but also whole wheat flour mixed with all purpose flour for both texture and flavor.
Of course it has honey inside and more honey brushed on the outside before baking. The honey not only gives a slightly sweet taste to the crust but helps keep the oatmeal sprinkled on top in place so that it can get brown and toasty while it bakes.
How do you MAKE honey oatmeal bread
Step 1: Combine oats, flours, instant yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. (You can also use regular yeast)
Step 2: In a 2 cup measuring cup or bowl, melt butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds, add a cup of milk and ¼ cup water and cook for about 1 minute. You want this warm but not hot. If it gets hot, let it sit until it’s just warm or it will kill the yeast.
Step 3: While still warm, add honey to the milk mixture and stir to combine then add to the flour oat mixture.
Step 4: Mix with the dough hook attached for about 10 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour. If you don’t have a stand mixer, ask for one for Christmas. Until then, you will have to knead this by hand using old fashioned elbow grease until the dough looks smooth and elastic.
Step 5: Punch down to remove the air bubbles and spread into a rectangle.
Then roll up, jellyroll style.
Place in a 9 x 5 loaf pan, cover and let rise about 45 minutes.
Step 6: Warm honey and spread on top of risen loaf and sprinkle with oats.
Step 7: Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely if you can. If not, I won’t judge.
Now that you have a warm delicious slice of oatmeal bread, slather it with butter and honey, or it’s a great way to enjoy homemade strawberry or peach jam. Eat this with a couple of cheesy sausage balls or a crustless quiche for the perfect brunch or breakfast.
How long will homemade oatmeal bread last
Homemade honey oat bread, like any homemade bread does not have preservatives so it will not stay fresh long. If you’re not going to eat it in three days, freeze it so that it doesn’t get stale. Otherwise, once it’s cooled, store it in an airtight bag on the counter.
How many slices will you get out of a 9 x 5 loaf
If you are cutting this into thin sandwich slices you could get about 16 slices but if like me, you want a thick slice of toast, you’ll probably only get 12 slices.
A lot of us are making more bread while staying in the house this Spring, so if you have a packet of yeast, give this loaf a try. If you can’t find yeast, this version for a hearty no yeast oatmeal bread with baking powder sounds like it would be yummy.
No yeast, try these bread recipes
- Pull apart bread
- Skillet cornbread
- Buttermilk biscuits
- Cornbread biscuits
- Cornmeal spoonbread muffins
If you do have yeast, then here’s more homemade bread recipes to try
Honey Oatmeal Bread
- 2 ½ cups All purpose flour
- ½ cup Whole wheat flour
- ¾ cups old fashioned oatmeal or instant
- 1 package instant yeast 2 ¼ teaspoons
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
- Combine oatmeal, flours, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- In a 2 cup measuring cup or bowl, add butter and microwave for 10 seconds. Add milk and ¼ cup water and heat for 1 minute until warm but not hot. Add honey and stir to combined.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture and combine with dough hook attachment. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and place in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch down and spread into a rectangle, then roll jellyroll style into a log that will fit into a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Place it in the pan, cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until it is about doubled.
- Warm a tablespoon of honey in the microwave for a few seconds so it will easily spread. Spread on top of the loaf, covering it completely. Sprinkle with oatmeal.
- Bake for 350º for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Let cool before slicing.
Barbara's Tips + Notes
Adapted from Happy Money Saver
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