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Two loaves of honey oatmeal bread

Honey Oatmeal Bread

I used to make weekly trips to my favorite bakery to buy loaves of their honey oat bread and bags of challah knots.  There was a great void in my diet when they shut their doors.

Sliced loaf of Honey Oatmeal Bread on a wooden cutting board

Oatmeal Bread Recipe

So when I saw a Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread on The Slow Roasted Italian blog, I immediately printed it off to try. The dough came together beautifully, smooth and elastic as Donna had described. 

It’s not quite as sweet and dense as my old favorite, but hubby and the kids gave it high praise. I will definitely bake it again.  With a just a few tweaks, like a bit more honey, this oatmeal loaf.  Thanks, Donna, for the inspiration!

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Slice of honey oatmeal bread surrounded by a few oats on a wooden cutting board


Honey Oatmeal Bread

Honey Oatmeal Bread

Tasty oatmeal bread sweetened with honey!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 2 loaves


  • 4 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast (2 envelopes) 1/2 cup honey 4 tablespoons butter plus 1 tablespoon to grease the bowl 2 1/4 cups warm water (110º...hotter than 120º will kill the yeast)


Melt butter and add it plus the honey to the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add warm water.  You want the mixture to be about 110-120º. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water honey mixture and mix to combine.  Set aside for about 5-10 minutes, till yeast blooms.


In a large mixing bowl combine the salt, 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup of bread flour.  Using the dough hook, add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture and blend until all the liquid is absorbed.  Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes, making sure to scrape sides with spatula.
Add the egg and one cup of whole wheat flour.  Blend on low until the egg is incorporated then beat on medium for 2 more minutes.  Add the oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour, and 1 cup bread flour.  Continue mixing for a few minutes until it's smooth and elastic.

Up to one more cup of bread flour can be added to avoid a sticky dough...I did not find this necessary. Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a large bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.  Add the dough to the warm bowl, roll around to grease the bottom of the dough, then flip over and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Cover and let rise in a warm spot till doubled in size, about one hour.

Punch the dough down and turn onto a floured surface. Cover with bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.  Cut dough in half and shape into two loaves.  Place each loaf in a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan, sprinkle tops with oats if desired, cover with plastic wrap, then a towel and let rise for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 350º and bake for 35-40 minutes.  Bread should sound hollow when tapped or check for internal temperature of 190º. Remove bread from pans to cooling rack to cool completely.


Adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 34mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 46g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
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75 comments on “Honey Oatmeal Bread”

  1. mmmm…I can just imagine how good your house would smell while baking this bread. Looks really good!

  2. These loaves look simply PERFECT!!!
    Mary x

  3. These loaves look simply PERFECT!!!
    Mary x

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever had oatmeal bread. It does seem like something I would definitely like though!

  5. Well they certainly look fabulous! I just hate it when one of my favorite things isn’t available anymore. Happens all too often!!

  6. Is today a bread baking day?! 🙂 I made some bread too, savory. You have a great recipe, I will try it next baking time.

  7. I have always wanted to try to make an Oatmeal bread. This one looks perfect.

  8. Lizzy, did you put egg in the bread, it is missing in the ingredients list. home made bread is always perfect.

  9. I think I just fell in love…with a loaf of bread!!

  10. The bread looks perfect!

  11. Congratulations for the award and for this professionally looking bread! I am in awe!

  12. Congratulations on your award Liz! The loaf looks gorgeous.

  13. Looks great! One thing I’ve wanted to do this year is bake my own bread, and of course I haven’t done that yet 🙂 Perhaps this will be my first!

  14. Is there anything better than baking bread? Well besides eating it 🙂 Gorgeous bread!

  15. Looks wonderful – love the combination of oats and honey. 🙂

  16. This looks incredible – I don’t dare say it, but it reminds me of the honey oatmeal bread they have at Subway – of course, naturally this will be a million times better – I love the sound of this!

  17. Your bread looks so perfect Liz! I would love some toasted with peanut butter and jelly! Yum!

  18. I want to live at your home… I’ll be eating fresh bread for breakfast, then another baked bread for lunch, then some baked dessert for tea time, and another dessert after dinner. =) Is that really happening to your home? If so, I’m moving in!! 😉

  19. What a lovely loaf of bread…glad you found one you liked 🙂 And congrats on your award 🙂

  20. YUMMY!! I recently made a version from Eating Well – will try out your recipe next. Nothing beats the aroma of homemade bread baking (well, maybe eating it warm from the oven 🙂

  21. This recipe looks great! I’m excited to try it!

  22. Hi Lizzy,

    Just wanted to let you know that I made the bread this weekend. It was fantastic! Thanks again for sharing.

  23. I bet the honey makes this extra special.

  24. Your bread looks gorgeous! I have challenged myself to improve my bread-making skills, and this looks like just the type of bread I am trying to perfect. I will give this recipe a try.

  25. I remember this bread vividly and I’m so glad you chose to share with Made with Love Mondays. I’m sure everyone will love this…

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