This Oatmeal Bread recipe will give you the most delicious, moist, and fluffy bread you’ve ever tasted! Simple and easy recipe for beginning bakers. Enjoy with homemade soup like Minestrone or Chicken Noodle.
In our house, we like to eat homemade bread. It’s healthier than store-bought bread, made of real food ingredients, and it’s simply delicious.
However homemade bread sometimes takes time. Between work, family obligations, kids’ school activities, and household duties, who has all of the extra time to make bread from scratch?
Enter oatmeal bread. Not only are oats really, really good for you, but making oat flour is incredibly easy.
I started making homemade oat flour quite some time ago. I often substitute a cup or two for all-purpose flour in muffin and cookie recipes without a huge impact on flavor. In fact, it often keeps the baked goods from drying out so quickly.
This bread was delicious plain and with butter. So good in fact that those slices were all I was able to capture before the rest of the loaf was gobbled up. The slightly sweet and chewy texture also inspired another bread recipe – cinnamon raisin swirl!
Not only will your family devour this delicious oatmeal bread, but it’s also a perfect recipe because:
- Oats are healthy, which increases the nutrition of your homemade bread!
- It’s easy! Without complicated ingredients and techniques, this oatmeal bread is perfect for beginning bakers.
- It’s versatile! With a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, oatmeal bread is perfect plain, with butter, or even as sandwiches.
What is Oat Bread made of?
- Water** (see notes below if you’re not using einkorn)
- Granulated sugar
- Oat flour (how to make homemade oat flour)
- All-purpose einkorn flour** (see notes below if you’re not using einkorn)
- Vital wheat gluten
- Butter, soft or melted
Is Oatmeal Bread good for you?
Yes! This article from The Harvard School of Public Health talks about how healthy oats are. Not only that, but this oatmeal bread recipe is made from simple real food ingredients from scratch. Simple, unprocessed real food ingredients provide the best fuel and nutrition for our bodies.
How do you make oatmeal bread from scratch?
- In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast, water, and sugar and let sit until foamy. Add remaining ingredients until the dough is slightly sticky but thick, smooth, and elastic.
- Cover the bowl with a towel and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes; punch down.
- Cover the bowl and let rise again for 30 minutes; punch down.
- Preheat the oven. Split the dough and shape into two loaves. Cover pans with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to completely cool before slicing (if you can!).
What Does Oatmeal Bread Taste Like?
Oats have a naturally nutty and sweet flavor. This bread is soft, moist with the most perfect chewy texture. It’s so versatile that it would go well with butter as an accompaniment to my homemade minestrone soup, or perfect as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
More Easy Bread Recipes
- No Yeast Bread
- Homemade Pita Bread
- No-Knead Overnight Artisan Bread
- 90 Minute Man Bread
- No-Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread
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Very Little Bother Oat Bread
This Very Little Bother Oat Bread recipe will give you the most delicious, tasty, moist, and fluffy bread you’ve ever experienced! Easy recipe novice bakers.
- Prep Time: 1 hour 35 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 2 hours, 5 mins
- Yield: 2 loaves 1x
- Category: Breads
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 1 ¾ cups water** (see notes below if you’re not using einkorn)
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 2 cups oat flour (how to make homemade oat flour)
- 3 – 3 ½ cups all-purpose einkorn flour** (see notes below if you’re not using einkorn)
- ½ cup vital wheat gluten
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup butter, soft or melted
- In a stand mixer bowl, combine yeast, water, and sugar and let sit until foamy. Add salt, oil, oat flour, 3 cups bread flour and vital wheat gluten. Mix until a sticky dough forms. Gradually add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is slightly sticky but thick.
- Cover bowl with a towel and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes; punch down.
- Cover bowl and let rise again for 30 minutes; punch down.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On the work surface, split the dough and shape it into two loaves. Place the loaves seam down into lightly greased loaf pans. Cover pans with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Bake the bread for 30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before slicing (if you can!).
** If you’re using modern wheat (whole wheat, bread flour, or all-purpose flour), increase the water to 2 ¼ cups. You may also need to increase the flour to up to 5 cups.
What’s your favorite variation of oat bread?