Easy Oatmeal Bread

Easy Oatmeal Bread

1 packet yeast
 2 T. molasses or honey
 1 C.  rolled oats

 1 T. butter plus 1/2 t. for buttering pan

1 t. salt

1 C. unbleached flour plus 1/2 cup for kneading

1 C. whole wheat flour

In a mixing bowl, combine yeast, molasses and 1 cup warm water (wrist temperature). Let sit until yeast is bubbly (about 5 minutes). Stir in oats and butter and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add salt and flours, stirring in 1/2 cup at a time. Knead dough into a soft blob, return it to the bowl and cover bowl with a damp cloth. Let rise until double in bulk (about 30 minutes).

Punch dough down and knead until smooth, adding reserved flour as needed.

Shape into a loaf, place in a buttered loaf pan, cover again and let rise. When loaf has doubled in bulk, place in the oven and bake at 350°F.  until done (about 45 minutes). Cool on a rack for 15 minutes before slicing.


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