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Maple Oat Bread

"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
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Laura
    Apr 16, 2020

    This bread is AMAZING! I can't believe how few ratings it has considering how simple and delicious it is. I am on my third loaf now and am so excited. The texture is insanely perfect and the taste is perfection. We also ate almost a full loaf the first time I made it. I only add about 2.5 cups of flour which works brilliantly.

  • Julie
    Feb 11, 2019

    Super delicious, used pure NH maple syrup! This one maybe my go-to bread. Thank you!

  • dbeauche
    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • LauraShoe
    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
    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.