Norwegian Oatmeal Molasses Bread
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 package (1.4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- In a bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Let stand until mixture cools to 110° to 115°, stirring occasionally.
- In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the molasses, oil, salt, oat mixture and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cove rand let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two 9x5-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Brush with melted butter.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 114 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.
May 7, 2018
This bread is great! I mixed it by hand as instructed, and put it in the bread maker on knead only, it kneaded for eight minutes. Halfway through the cycle, I flipped it, as this is a big size for the bread maker. Then I continued as the recipe instructs. It tastes sweet, it's smooth, and came out as the best bread I've made yet! I'll make this all the time!
Feb 15, 2018
I do not have a rating yet, but a question, the ingredients show 6-61/2 cups flour, but the directions only list 3 cups, which one is it please?
Feb 23, 2017
This is delicious bread!!!Thanks for sharing.
Apr 10, 2016
This bread is wonderful! I've made it a few times now, and it's so good!
Mar 2, 2016
I'm also from Minnesota & was thrilled to find this recipe. It tastes just like my grandma's!
Nov 2, 2014
My grandmother, also from Spring Gove MN, used to make this bread all the time. I had her recipe but had lost the instructions. I was so happy to find this. The only difference from hers is she used no canola oil and more butter in it's place also brushed with melted butter when done and sprinkled oatmeal on top. I can't wait until it's done. I will be reliving my childhood.
Jan 8, 2013
I make this over and over. It turns out perfectly every time.
Sep 30, 2012
This is an excellent recipe. I prefer more wheat in my breads so I added 2 Cups of Wheat flour and 3 Tablespoons of oil. After the first rise and punching down the dough I cut into four sections and produced four round loaves. They were risen for an hour, split the top into a cross, rubbed butter into the cross and baked for 30 minutes. The final product was absolutely perfect.
May 12, 2011
Wow!!!!!! I made this for my fam and they LOVED it!!!!!!!! A little butter and honey and you feel like you entered the gates of heaven!!! ;)
Mar 4, 2011
This was a great bread recipe, very easy to make. It made two very nice loaves of tender bread with a very mild molasses taste. I gave my extra loaf to a couple who don't eat sugar and they really liked it.