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No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.

Makes

2 loaves (12 slices each)

We especially enjoy this tasty bread because we like using honey as a natural sweetener means healthier eating. We use the bread for both toast and sandwiches. It's lovely during the holidays, too—or, for that matter, anytime! —Janice Dancer, Williamstown, Vermont
No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 soft dough (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough; divide evenly between 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Smooth tops of loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 35-40 minutes. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow slash down the center of each loaf.
  4. Bake at 375° until golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. If desired, brush with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

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

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