- 1-1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- In a small mixing bowl, combine boiling water, butter, salt and sugar. Stir in oats; cool to lukewarm. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in molasses, brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Add oat mixture and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Punch dough down; divide in half and shape into balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Shape into loaves and place into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Cover loosely with foil the last 20 minutes if loaves are browning excessively. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves.
Reviews forGrandma's Oatmeal Bread
"Fantastic bread! So "homey" with the oatmeal and molasses flavor :-)"
"Can u make this with quick oats"
"Love this loaf! It is slightly sweet and flavorful. I have made it several times. Makes a great simple sandwich with a slice of room-temp artisan sharp cheddar (hey, I'm in WI!). Do be ready to be patient - the initial step, adding hot water to oatmeal, needs a fair bit of cooling time before proceeding"
"Good fresh with a bowl of soup."
"Our granddaughter made this with her mom and it was a great hit with the family."