- 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
- Melted butter, optional
- Additional old-fashioned oats, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, wheat germ, salt and yeast. In a small saucepan, heat water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Add 3 cups all-purpose flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a 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; divide into five portions. Shape each into a loaf. Place in five greased 5-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with additional oats if desired. Cool. Yield: 5 mini loaves (5 slices each).
Reviews forOatmeal Mini Loaves
"We love this recipe, I use honey and olive oil , leaving out butter. It's great with white wheat flour too."
"This was good but very dense. Reading previous reviews, it sounds like it was supposed to be. I thought maybe I had killed the yeast because I did not have a thermometer at my boyfriend's house to test the temp of the water and butter mixture. It did not rise very well for the first rise or after shaping into loaves. It did rise in the oven during baking, so I guess the yeast wan't dead. Like I said, dense, but very good flavor. I liked the small loaves and served with another TOH recipe, Scotch Broth. Very simple, hearty and delicious meal."
"A very good, easy recipe. Great toasted withflavored butters."
"We really liked this bread with the moist and dense texture."
"Looks good. Is it possible to freeze half the dough for use later? At what stage should the dough be frozen?"
"This bread is moist and slightly sweet with just a beautiful texture! I made two 9X5 loaves and they baked for 40 minutes. I didn't have wheat germ so I used an equal amount of ground flax seed. I also needed to use closer to 7 cups of flour because my dough was so wet. I kneaded close to 15 minutes as I incorporated the flour."
"This is great tasting bread , moist and full of flavor. I can no longer knead bread, so I cut the recipe in half and used my bread machine, dough stage only. I would caution fe-eagle213 about cutting the salt, they might not like the final result. Salt in bread is very important, and with that much flour 3 teaspoons isn't a lot."
"This looks like a fabulous recipe - and being a single - I can make these without having to throw half of it out later in the week or having it dry out on me. Thanks for the recipe"