Homemade bread with wheat, oats, and honey; so healthy and good.
Aimee asked a couple of weeks ago what your favorite bread was to make and one of her friends mentioned a honey wheat oat bread. That enticed me and I decided to make a wheat oat bread.
I used the base of Aimee’s homemade white bread but added some wheat flour and old-fashioned oats. I feel like it turned out well, not heavy like a whole wheat but yummy and moist.
Wheat Oat Bread
- 2 Tbs instant yeast
- 3 TBS honey
- 2 1/2 cups warm water*
- 3 Tbs melted butter
- 1 Tbs salt
- 4 cups all purpose white flour
- 2 1/2 cups wheat flour
- 1 - 2 cups old fashioned oats
- In a large bowl stir together honey and yeast
- Add your warm water to the honey and yeast and swirl around to dissolve
- In another large bowl combine white flour, wheat flour, oats, and salt
- Add melted butter to the water/sugar/yeast
- Add 2 cups of flour mixture and stir with a large wooden spoon
- Continue to add flour 1 cup at a time, stirring in to incorporate all the flour between flour additions.
- Continue until all flour is added and incorporated.
- Dump onto a lightly flour mat and knead for 5 minutes.
- Put into a large sprayed bowl and lid, cover for let raise until double about 1 to 2 hours.
- Once double, punch down.
- Spray 2 loaf pans.
- Divide into 2 equal balls and roll into loaf size and place in your pans.
- Cover and let raise until about 1 inch above the top of the pan, about 1 hour.
- While loaves are rising preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Once loaves have risen enough, lower your oven temperature to 375 and bake bread for 25 minutes.
- At 25 minutes remove loaves and spread butter on the top.
- Place bake in the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and cool on rack.
Enjoy this delicious bread, cut into thick slices, topped with butter and honey or jam!
Making bread is probably my only baking problem… I don’t know what it is, but I always fail (miserably) at making bread! I hope that I can try this recipe out soon and eventually get the hang of this whole bread making thing. This recipe looks really good, so hopefully it works out!
Ellen Garrett says
I hope this recipe works for you. I believe it is easy but I can’t speak for everyone. I recommend testing your yeast first because that really makes a difference to have fresh yeast. Good luck.
Thanks for the tip! 🙂 I appreciate it.