Grandma’s Oatmeal Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
Makes2 loaves (8 slices each)
- 1-1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- In a small bowl, combine the boiling water, butter, salt and sugar. Stir in oats; cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the molasses, brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in oat mixture and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape each portion into a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 247 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Aug 9, 2020
Absolutely wonderful recipe! I adjusted the white and brown sugar to 1/8 cup each and left the molasses at 1/4 cup. I didn't think it needed all that sugar. It co.rs out just perfect.
Jun 7, 2020
We love this bread! I make it often. I sometimes use honey instead of molasses or combine both. I also brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle with 'everything bagel ' topping. So good. Beautiful texture every time!
May 8, 2020
Really good bread, easy recipe. Next time, I will reduce the sugar, a little too sweet for me.
Mar 29, 2020
I’ve made this twice this week and the first loaf was just as moist as the day I baked it five days after, eating that last slice. It is just a good tasting moist bread, great for sandwiches, toasting or any way you like to eat it.
Feb 9, 2016
Fantastic bread! So "homey" with the oatmeal and molasses flavor :-)
Feb 5, 2015
Can u make this with quick oats
Apr 27, 2014
Love this loaf! It is slightly sweet and flavorful. I have made it several times. Makes a great simple sandwich with a slice of room-temp artisan sharp cheddar (hey, I'm in WI!). Do be ready to be patient - the initial step, adding hot water to oatmeal, needs a fair bit of cooling time before proceeding
Oct 14, 2013
Good fresh with a bowl of soup.
Jun 21, 2013
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Jun 16, 2013
I love this bread and have just made the 2nd batch, reminds me of bread when I was a kid, cooked in my New woodfired Gourmet Oven .....awesomely wholesome, Nick, New Zealand