Oatmeal Bread

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“I have been making this recipe since my daughter was small. I love to serve it warm with home-made strawberry or blackberry jam. So yummy. Makes great sandwiches too.”
2hrs 40mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften yeast in the warm water.
  2. Combine the boiling water, 1 cup oats, molasses, butter and salt.
  3. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Stir in 2 cup of the flour, beat well.
  5. Add the softened yeast and 2 beaten eggs, beat well.
  6. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Shape into a ball.
  9. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to grease the surface of the dough.
  10. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  11. Punch dough down, turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  12. Divide dough in half and cover with the bowl.
  13. Let rest 10 minutes.
  14. Coat 2 well greased loaf pans with about 2 Tbsp of rolled oats per pan.
  15. Shape dough into loaves.
  16. Place the loaves into the pans.
  17. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (about 30- 45 minutes).
  18. Mix the beaten egg white with the tablespoon of water.
  19. Brush the tops of the loaves with this mixture.
  20. Sprinkle the tops of the loaves with a few more rolled oats.
  21. Bake at 375°F till done, about 40 minutes.
  22. Cover loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes if the tops are browning too quickly.
  23. Remove from pans and cool on a rack.

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