I’ve tried a number of bread recipes in my day. I am not exaggerating the tiniest amount when I say this oatmeal bread recipe is theeeeeee best one out there. Holy moly divine. This stuff is sustenance for Zeus himself.
Thicky, hearty, and nothing but down home simple goodness. Not only is this country oatmeal bread recipe make one of the tastiest breads I’ve ever engulfed, it’s also the easiest I’ve ever tried to make. Pop a slice in the toaster, smother with raspberry jam and you can cancel that trip to Hawaii. It’s that divine!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Ingredients for Homemade Country Oatmeal Bread Recipe
1 cup oats
2 cups water
2/3 cup brown sugar, heaping firmly packed
3 tablespoons oil
2 packages yeast (or about 2 tablespoons)
1/3 cup very warm water
pinch of sugar
5 cups flour
Directions for Homemade Country Oatmeal Bread Recipe
Boil water and pour over oats. Let cool until warm, not hot. Add brown sugar and oil. This is what it looks like after oats have soaked and before stirring in brown sugar and oil.
Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup water and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Let raise and add to the rest of the mixture. Stir in salt.
Add flour and knead by hand until dough is smooth. It really is important to knead by hand! It really doesn’t take much kneading – usually less than 5 minutes, just until dough is smooth and flour is completely mixed in. This creates a fluffy and moist product. And yes, I just said moist. Here is what it looks like post kneading:
Place dough in same bowl, cover with a tea towel, and let raise for 1 hour. Here’s our beauty, post raising:
Grease bread pans and sprinkle with oats.
Divide dough and form into two loaves. Place in bread pans and let raise again until dough is about ½-1 inch above bread pan.
Bake at 350F for 35 minutes. You may need to cover the tops with foil before the time is up to prevent burning. Butter tops after baking, while still hot.
Note: The eating of this oatmeal bread recipe may elicit abnormal behavior in the husband slash significant other. Repeated complimenting, giving of foot rubs, and lavishing with luxurious gifts may ensue. You’ve been warned.
Country Oatmeal Bread Recipe
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- 2/3 cup brown sugar heaping firmly packed
- 3 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp packages yeast or about 2
- 1/3 cup very warm water
- pinch sugar
- 5 cups flour
- Boil water and pour over oats. Let cool until lukewarm. Add brown sugar and oil. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 C water. Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Let raise and add to rest of mixture. Stir in salt, add flour, and knead by hand til dough is smooth. Leave dough in same bowl, cover with a towel, and let raise for 1 hour. Divide dough and form into two loaves. Grease bread pans and sprinkle with oats. Place loaves into pans. Let raise again, then bake at 350F for 35 minutes. Butter tops after baking while still hot.
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