No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe

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We especially enjoy this tasty bread because we feel using honey as a natural sweetener means healthier eating. We use the bread for both toast and sandwiches. It's great during the holidays, too...or, for that matter, anytime!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 packages (1/2 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 132 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water to boiling. Stir in the oats, butter, honey and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally. Heat remaining water to 110°-115°.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the egg, oat mixture and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  3. Spread batter evenly into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Smooth tops of loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 35-40 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Brush with melted butter if desired. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread in Country Extra January 1991, p45

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tiffanylittle 42152
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"love this bread it is great i used the 2 packets 1/4 oz and it turned out great to me. I also substituted the butter for 8 tsp of applesauce to keep a healthy theme going and it turned out great. i will be making this instead of buying store bought bread"

cmglaude 9805
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"I used 4.5 tsp of yeast (2.25 tsp. in each yeast pkg). and I think it is the correct amount."

cmglaude 40183
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"VERY good bread!! and could not be easier to make. It turned out soft, buttery and sweet ... perfect!"

desirae123 16099
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"Did it turn out OK with the 2 packets of yeast?"

newlywedws 16001
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"Can't help but wonder if the quantity of yeast is correct 2 package 1/2 ounce each, should it be 1/4 ounce each?! Will follow up to advise if bread turned out right (I used a total of 5 tsp of yeast)"

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