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Cooking at Home - Oatmeal Bread

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Loaf of oatmeal bread in a pan next to a bowl of unprocessed oats.

Makes: 20 servings

Packed with whole grains, this tasty bread is perfect as a snack topped with jam or peanut butter.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 packet dry yeast (active)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 °F)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)


  1. Combine rolled oats and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in boiling water; cool to lukewarm (105 to 115 °F).
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water in small bowl.
  3. Add yeast water, molasses, and oil to cooled oatmeal mixture. Stir in whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour. Add additional all purpose flour to make a dough stiff enough to knead.
  4. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  5. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl, turning to oil top. Cover with clean towel; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch dough down; turn onto clean surface. Shape dough and place in greased 9x5 inch pan. Cover with clean towel; let rise in a warm place until almost double, about 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 °F. Bake 50 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Cover with aluminum foil during baking if bread is browning too quickly. Remove bread from pan and cool on wire rack.

Source: Cooking Up Fun - Yeast Breads, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/20 of recipe (56g)

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 124
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 17 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 135 mg