Maple Oat Bread Recipe
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Maple Oat Bread Recipe

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"The first time I made this old-fashioned oat bread, my husband, two daughters and I ate the entire loaf! It's the best bread we've ever tasted," writes Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois. Sweetened with a hint of maple syrup, the golden brown yeast bread will rise to any mealtime occasion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 169 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.


  1. Place oats in a blender or food processor, cover and process oats for 6-7 seconds or until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; add boiling water. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup warm water; add syrup, oil, salt, oat mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 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 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a flattened 9-in. round loaf. Place in a greased 9-in. round baking dish. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with oats. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Maple Oat Bread in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p33

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dbeauche User ID: 4406338 113031
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is really delicious and easy to make! The whole family loves it."

LauraShoe User ID: 999714 103625
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I would think quick Oats would work just as well and you wouldn't have to put them in the food processor because they are already chopped."

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 58013
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"I was a little skeptical of this bread as it only calls for 2 tsp. of oil. But it came out excellent! Hard to believe it's low-fat. The dough was very dense and didn't really double in size. I might try to sub honey for maple syrup due to the high cost of syrup--I don't think it would make that much difference. I also added 1/4 cup of flaxseed to boost the nutrition."

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