Monday, November 28, 2011

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread

I came across this recipe from a recent post over at 101 Cookbooks.  This is a fantastic and QUICK no-knead yeast bread.  Though it doesn't have the rise and lightness of a traditional kneaded double rise bread, this bread is dense, hearty and delicious.

This bread is perfect when you don't have much time but are craving the smell and taste only homemade bread can bring.

Freshly sliced, warm from the oven, and smeared with butter- you too will be in love.

Wonderful for breakfast or serve as a hearty bread for dinner.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread aka "Easy Little Bread Recipe"
(From 101 Cookbooks via Gran's Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker)
((Printable Recipe))

1 1/4 cups warm water (105-115F)
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon dark, raw honey
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
2-3 tablespoons melted butter

1. In a bowl, stir together the yeast, warm water and honey.  Allow to set for 5-10 minutes, or until the yeast blooms and poofs up.

2. Meanwhile, mix the flours, oats and salt in a large bowl.  Add the wet mixture and stir well.

3. Brush an 8-cup loaf pan generously with about 1 tablespoon of melted butter.  Add the dough and cover with a piece of oiled plastic wrap.  Keep in a warm place for 30 minutes to rise.  Preheat your oven to 350F.

4. Remove the plastic wrap and pour the remaining melted butter over the top of the bread.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden.

5. Remove the bread from the loaf pan and allow to cool on a rack.

This bread is best served warm...

...with a big smear of butter.

Linked to: 33 Shades of Green, Foodie Friday, Amee's Savory Dish


  1. That buttery piece is making my quite hungry!

  2. Great slice of bread! We have a quick bread that is similar to this -- reminds me I should make it again as I've been having a hard time fitting in bread making.

  3. I have a ton of rolled oats and I've been looking for recipes to use them. A loaf of bread sounds perfect!

  4. This is so simple and delicious! I will definitely make this.

  5. Looks really delicious :). I tried to make one quick bread too. Spelt bread. It's without yeast and it turned out perfect.


  6. I absolutely love baking bread - especially whole wheat no-knead bread. This looks awesome. I'm sure we'd love it and eat it right up in our house! I just might bake a loaf of this up for our Christmas company. Thanks for sharing!

  7. such a great, simple bread recipe!! LOVE:) Thanks for sharing! Your pictures are mouthwatering, too!!