Homemade Honey Oat Bread

by Suzanne on July 22, 2013

in Breads

Homemade honey oat bread|www.you-made-that.comI know it’s the middle of Summer and I should be eating cool things and not heating the house up but I can’t help it I’m a baker at heart and when I made homemade raspberry cherry jam I needed some really good bread to put my jam on. I found this recipe on the wonderful site Bakingdom, what a cute name for a baking blog. I pinned this recipe onto my Bread board and I finally got a chance to try it out. I loved the texture and flavor of this bread, it’s hearty and makes the perfect toast.

homemade oat bread |www.you-made-that.com
oatbread2The bread crust is dark but the bread is soft just the way I like it. The only complaint my husband had was that there was only one loaf :). We gobbled this loaf down pretty quickly so you will definitely want to make this again.

Homemade Honey Oat Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups oats (quick or old fashioned)
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup honey or agave

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons honey or agave, warmed
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons oats

Step 1: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the flour, oats, yeast, and salt.
Step 2: In a small bowl, or two cup measuring cup, warm the milk, water, butter and honey so that it’s hot enough to melt the butter, but not boiling. Add the butter, stirring until melted.
Step 3: Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, mixing with a dough hook until it just comes together to form a dough. Knead in the mixer, with the dough hook attachment, for 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic (if you’re making this recipe by hand, the dough will be very sticky at first; flour your hands and work surface generously and be patient). If the dough is still very wet and sticky after 5 minutes of kneading, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough is barely tacky. If the dough is too dry, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to soften it up.
Step 4: Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise until doubled, about 1/2 to 1 hour.
Step 5: When dough has doubled, place the dough on a clean, dry work surface. If the dough is too sticky, lightly flour the surface before continuing. With your fingers, flatten the dough into a 9 by 12-inch rectangle. Tightly roll the dough, tucking the ends as needed, into a loaf. Place the shaped dough into a 9Γ—5-inch loaf pan, cover with a clean dry towel, and allow to rise until doubled, about 1/2 to 1 hour.
Step 6: Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 C). Place an empty loaf pan on the bottom rack of the oven and bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
Step 7: When the loaf is doubled again, brush the top with the warmed honey and sprinkle with the oats.
Step 8: Place the bread in the oven and pour the boiling water into the empty loaf pan on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the bread is deep golden brown and the internal temperature is about 190 degrees. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.

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1 claudia lamascolo July 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm

More than drool worthy the jam and the bread omg this looks outstanding!

2 Suzanne July 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

thanks Claudia! πŸ™‚

3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I love honey and oats, this looks like such a great sandwich bread!

4 Suzanne July 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Me too Laura, and it could have been but we ate it before sandwiches could be made lol!

5 The CafΓ© SucrΓ© Farine July 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I’m with you Suzanne, when the urge strikes to bake, I don’t care how hot it is πŸ™‚ I just made blackberry jam today and my son is requesting homemade bread to go with it so we may just be two peas in a pod! Your bread looks just wonderful and very enticing! I know I would never eat just one piece with that yummy jam!

6 Patty July 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Oh Suzanne- your jam looks so good on your homemade honey oat bread! I’m a baker at heart too and homemade bread is one of my all time favorites πŸ˜‰

7 Suzanne July 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Patty!

8 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

Fresh, homemade bread is the best! This loaf is gorgeous!

9 Suzanne July 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thank you Jessica πŸ™‚

10 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} July 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Your bread looks like you just picked it up from the local artisan bakery – it is PERFECT! I need to get on the homemade bread band wagon. Pinning now – this is a must make!

11 Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

This is such a pretty loaf! The oats on top are such a nice touch. πŸ™‚

Wish it were cool enough to bake over here! I’d LOVE to make me some bread.

12 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I love fresh bread! I made a honey oat bread a couple years ago that we loved. Of course, I haven’t made it since πŸ™‚

13 Suzanne August 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

Well you need to make it again Erin it’s a wonderful recipe.

14 Valerie August 4, 2013 at 9:44 am

It’s never too hot for homemade bread. This look beautiful, Suzanne!

15 Sophie August 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

MMMMMM,… Your bread looks smashing, tasty & very appetizing too!

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