Grandma's Oatmeal Bread Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
1 slice: 247 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Grandma'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."