Whole-Grain Oatmeal Bread

This hearty bread is delicious toasted and spread with whipped honey or jam.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 3 hoursDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup medium rye flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In small bowl, combine water and yeast; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine honey, milk, 1 cup old-fashioned oats, salt, and canola oil. Heat just until very warm (about 120°F). Remove from heat and beat in egg. Combine in large bowl with whole-wheat flour, rye flour, flaxseed, and 1 cup bread flour. Add yeast mixture and beat for 1 minute. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in 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, sprinkle with remaining oats, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 350°F 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 old-fashioned oats, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup medium rye flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In small bowl, combine water and yeast; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine honey, milk, 1 cup old-fashioned oats, salt, and canola oil. Heat just until very warm (about 120°F). Remove from heat and beat in egg. Combine in large bowl with whole-wheat flour, rye flour, flaxseed, and 1 cup bread flour. Add yeast mixture and beat for 1 minute. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in 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, sprinkle with remaining oats, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 350°F 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
Calories250
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate43g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein8g