Hearty Oatmeal Bread

This whole-grain bread is delicious toasted and spread with whipped honey or jam.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup medium rye flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 3–4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In small bowl, combine water and yeast; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine honey, milk, oatmeal, salt, and canola oil. Heat just until very warm (about 120ºF). Remove from heat and beat in egg.
  • Combine in large bowl with whole-wheat flour, rye flour, flax seeds, and 1 cup bread flour. Add yeast mixture and beat for 1 minute. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead until dough is elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough, divide in half, and form into loaves. Place in greased 9" × 5" loaf pans, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with butter, then remove to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup medium rye flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 3–4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In small bowl, combine water and yeast; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine honey, milk, oatmeal, salt, and canola oil. Heat just until very warm (about 120ºF). Remove from heat and beat in egg.
  • Combine in large bowl with whole-wheat flour, rye flour, flax seeds, and 1 cup bread flour. Add yeast mixture and beat for 1 minute. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead until dough is elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough, divide in half, and form into loaves. Place in greased 9" × 5" loaf pans, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with butter, then remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein9g