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Oat Bread

Oat Flour Bread is made with a mix of all purpose flour, oat flour and whole oats for a hearty bread loaf that is perfect slathered with butter and honey!
Prep Time4 hours
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 3 loaves
Calories: 1130kcal


  • 3 1/4 cup lukewarm to warm water
  • 1 1/2 TBS yeast
  • 1 1/2 TBS coarse salt (like Kosher salt or sea salt)
  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oat flour (blend up your own 1 cup of oats)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (for the top of your bread)


  • In a large lidded plastic container, add your water, yeast, and salt. Swirl together to mix.
  • Add in your all purpose flour, 1 cup at a time.
  • In between the cupfuls of flour mix together with a large wooden spoon (use your muscles)
  • Add in your oat flour and your whole oats, and mix in till you have a nice dough.
  • You might have to mix it with your hands, to get it all together.
  • Cover your container, with lid, but not sealed, or with a towel.
  • Leave on the counter to raise to double in size, about 2 hours.
  • Store in the fridge overnigt with the lid on but not air tight. (Store up to 10 days in the fridge)
  • Once you are ready to bake the bread, remove the dough from the fridge.
  • Sprinkle the dough with a light covering of all purpose flour so it's not so sticky.
  • Lightly grease three (3) - 9x3x5 bread loaf pans.
  • Cut your dough into thirds.
  • Shape each section of dough into an oblong ball with your hands. Tucking the edges in underneath.
  • Lay the dough into one of the prepared loaf pans, sprinkle the top with about 1 1/2 TBS of old fashioned oats.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, shape, lay in loaf pan, sprinkle with oats; 2 more times.
  • Spray plastic wrap with nonstick spray and cover each pan.
  • Let the dough rise for 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours until it fills the loaf pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Boil 1 cup of water and pour into a baking dish and set it into the bottom of your oven.
  • Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes depending on size of your loaves and oven, until it is nice and golden on top.
  • Remove and let cool in pans for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on cooling rack for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 1130kcal | Carbohydrates: 225g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3517mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 14mg