Oatmeal Bread

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Last Updated on March 19, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Oatmeal Bread

This classic Oatmeal Bread is an easy recipe to get you started on your Bread Baking journey, if you are yet to begin. Perfect for everything from sandwiches to French Toast.

Oatmeal bread with fruit and cheese

Oatmeal bread is a traditional home baked bread that has been popular in America since colonial times. If you are a fan of old TV shows like Little House on the Prairie & the Waltons like I am, you’ll find references to this bread. There are so many different variations of making this bread. Some simply combine the raw oats with the flour and then make bread as you would normally. Others cook the oats first. Since I had such a successful bread when I made Quinoa Bread by cooking the quinoa first, I decided to go with this method.

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See how easily this bread comes together!

I hope this recipe inspires you to start making your own bread and here are a few other recipes to keep you going with your bread baking.

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Oatmeal Bread with fruit and cheese

This bread is super soft and fluffy!

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Despite the soft texture, it has enough density to hold up to things like French Toast and Bread Pudding.

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Oatmeal Bread with fruit and cheese
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Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal bread is a simple homestyle bread that makes the perfect bread for sandwiches.
Prep Time2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 157kcal


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup warm water 120 – 125 F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour or all purpose flour + extra for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons raw brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons  softened butter


  • In a bowl, pour boiling water over oats and stir to mix. Let cool to room temperature. The oats will have absorbed all of the water.
  • In a small bowl, whisk warm water with 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until yeast turns foamy.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Add remaining sugar, flaxseed and butter. Give it a quick mix.
  • Add oatmeal and proofed yeast.
  • Mix well and knead for 5 minutes, until you have a dough that is soft and pliable. (10 minutes if kneading by hand)
  • Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  • Grease a loaf pan with non stick spray or oil.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured board.
  • Roll into a 12×17 rectangle.  Starting at the narrow end, roll into a tight cylinder.
  • Place in prepared pan and cover loosely with a kitchen towel. Let rise for 45 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F,
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.



Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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Oatmeal Bread with fruit and cheese



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  1. Those slices look perfect. Great texture. I hv never been successful in baking bread loafs. But, I make buns and they are generally good.

    Bookmarking it. Cooking oats before making the dough. That’s something new for me

    • this is a very easy loaf. I think you should try. If you are in India, the wheat flour has lower protein content than American wheat flour so that might account for your problems. Add vital wheat gluten and it will help.

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