This honey oatmeal bread is my go-to recipe for fresh, homemade bread. It reminds me of my childhood and the comforting nature of freshly made bread.

I prefer it topped just with butter, but it also makes great toast and sandwiches. If you plan on slicing for sandwiches, the optional addition of a couple eggs will soften the dough and make it even fluffier.

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The BEST Homemade Bread recipe! This homemade honey oatmeal bread recipe will be a family favorite in no time!

 

How To Make Honey Oatmeal Bread

 

In a large mixer bowl, combine

2 cups boiling (or just very hot) water

1 cut oats

1/2 cup honey

2 T butter

2 tsp salt

Mix until combined and allow to sit for 1 hour.

 

Honey Oatmeal Bread: OMG! I love this. There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread.

 

To the oat mixture, add:

2 1/4 tsp (1 package) of yeast

4-6 cups flour (start with 4 and add more as needed)

optional: 2 eggs

 

Using the dough hook on your mixer knead the dough until smooth and elastic. This should take at least 5 minutes or more. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer, but you can easily do all this with a wooden spoon and your hands. Add more flour as need to make the dough smooth and not sticky.

Shape into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

 

Honey Oatmeal Bread: OMG! I love this. There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread.

 

After rising, punch down the dough and shape into 2 loaves.  Cover and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes.

While you are waiting for the final rise, preheat your oven to 375 F.

Carefully place the loaves into the center of your oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until they sound hollow when thumped.

 

Honey Oatmeal Bread: OMG! I love this. There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread.

 

That is all there is to it!

Remove from pans and allow to cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes before cutting- but if you can’t wait that long it’s okay. Bread straight from the oven truly is best!

 


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