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. Gasp!
I like the bread machine. I have said it before, I need a new one badly. I can’t justify buying one because the old one still works. You know how it goes. The one I have is older than my oldest child. I believe it is at least 12-13 years old.
I was in charge of our M.O.M.S group at our church. One of my jobs was to arrange speakers for the meetings. I asked this dear woman at our church to demonstrate how to make bread from scratch. She showed us different recipes. Yes, I was skeptical. I have a bread machine. Why would I make ANYTHING from scratch?
Because this bread is easy, almost fool-proof and GOOD!
I tried making it one day and behold! Not only did it turn out great, the family LOVED it. It is a great bread for any meal. Not only can you make it into loaves, you can also shape this bread into hamburger buns. Yes, homemade hamburger buns. Oh, I made the family happy. It’s great to make the family happy. Picture hamburgers on the grill with fresh hamburger buns. Delightful.
Handmade Oatmeal Bread
1 cup quick oats
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 T salt
2 T butter (melted)
Mix together in large bowl.
Pour 2 cups boiling water over the mixture. Stir.
Dissolve 1 pkg yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. When batter has cooled to lukewarm add yeast mixture. Stir. Stir in 5 cup unbleached or bleached flour. When dough is stiff enough to handle, turn unto floured board and knead 5-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down and let rise again. Shape into 2 loaves (or one loaf and shape the rest into hamburger bun shape). Place in greased loaf pans/cookie sheets. Bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes. (Shorter time for buns.)
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