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RECIPE: Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread

I have been trying to make bread for several years and I could never get the bread to be light and fluffy like store bought bread, even when I followed the recipe! This is the first recipe that I was able to make that is light & fluffy as well as nutritious and delicious! Enjoy this bread fresh with butter or honey or use it to make sandwiches or french toast! Yummy!

Making your own bread is a great way to go green not only are you saving money but you are also cutting out the packaging used as well as the fossil fuels used to transport the bread to the store!

Oatmeal Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients

1½ cups water
½ cup honey
½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
– 3 cups of bread flour
2 Tablespoons salt
2 packets active dry yeast
2 eggs

1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water
Oatmeal

Directions

  1. In a small pot heat water, honey and butter until very warm.
  2. In your mixing bowl add oats, wheat flour, 2 cups bread floor, salt & yeast. Mix on Speed 2 (Kitchen Aid mixer) about 15 seconds.
  3. Continuing mixing and slowly add the warm mixture, mix about 1 minute.
  4. Continuing mixing and add eggs, mix about 1 minute.
  5. Continuing mixing and add remaining flour (½ cup at a time), until dough no longer sticks to the mixing bowl.
  6. Put dough in greased bowl, cover and place in warm place for 1 hour.
  7. After 1 hour dough should have doubled.
  8. Punch down the dough and divide in half.
  9. Roll dough and shape into loaf. (Make 2 loafs)
  10. Place in greased baking pans.
  11. Cover and place pans in a warm place for 1 hour.
  12. After 1 hour dough should have doubled.
  13. Beat egg and water together, brush the top of the loaves with the mixture and sprinkle with oatmeal.
  14. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes.
  15. Immediately remove loaves from pans and place on cooling racks.

TIP:

  • Save the egg yoke not used at the end of this recipe in a freezer container and add it to your next breakfast casserole or quiche.
  • Don’t have cooling racks, use the rack from a roasting pan instead!

Try this recipe and let us know what you think in the comments below. Do you have any favorite recipes you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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This is an adaptation from KitchenAid.

I shared this recipe on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms.

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3 Responses to “RECIPE: Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread”

  1. Anna says:

    How warm is “very warm” from step one? I have a batch of this dough rising right now but I am not getting much lift at all and I fear my liquid mixture might have killed my yeast.

  2. Sheena says:

    Any idea how you could convert this to a bread machine recipe?

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