Handmade Oatmeal Bread is soft, made without a bread machine and simple!
Why would the title say Handmade Oatmeal Bread? Because I actually make this bread by hand and not with my bread machine. I know. That isn't something I typically do.
I like my mixer.
The bread machine is also A-OK. While at a garage sale last spring, I found a bread machine for $5! It about made me cry. However, this bread is so easy to make who needs a machine to make it?
How to make Handmade oatmeal bread
The key to good homemade bread is the kneading. If you look at kneading the right way, you can have a positive attitude about it. If not, it can be rather mundane. Just keeping it real here.
Make sure you give the yeast proper time to rise. Set it aside as you combine the oats, flour, sugar, salt and butter. If you have whole wheat flour, you can use it. If you don't, don't worry just add ½ cup of all purpose flour.
Soften the oatmeal in the bowl with the boiling water.
After you let the water cool to lukewarm, add the yeast then the flour. Then start kneading.
And knead and knead and knead.
That is all. ;-)
After the dough has risen, divide it in half and let each half rise again, then bake. The bread is soft, delicious and a great addition to Taco Soup, Hamburger Casserole and 3 Ingredient Shredded Roast Beef.
Handmade Oatmeal Bread
- 1 cup quick oats
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 2 Tablespoon melted butter
- 2 cups boiling water
- 5 cups unbleached flour
- 1 pkg dry active yeast
- Dissolve 1 pkg yeast in ½ cup warm water. Set aside
- Mix together oats, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, butter in a large mixing bowl
- Add boiling water. When batter has cooled to lukewarm add yeast mixture. Stir
- Stir in 5 cups of flour
- Turn out on floured board and knead for 6-7 minutes
- Place in greased bowl and cover and let rise until double in size, about an hour
- Punch down and divide in two pieces. Place in 2 greased loaf pans
- Let rise again will oven is preheating to 350*
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Tip: tap the top... does the bread sound hollow? If so, it is done