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No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread

 No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread
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!
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 egg
  • 4 to 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • Melted butter, optional

Directions

  • 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°.
  • 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.
  • Spread batter evenly into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Smooth
  • tops of loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 35-40 minutes.
  • 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

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No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One slice equals 1 starch; also, 81 calories, 175 mg sodium, 6 mg cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 2 gm fat.