Saturday, January 15, 2011

Honey Oat Bread

My mom can make a mean loaf of bread.

While we haven't purchased a loaf of store-bought bread in 3 years, I still have a lot to learn about making amazing bread.

I took a few lessons from my mom and tried out a new bread - Honey Oat Bread.

Honey Oat Bread - Mom {via Kitchen Aid Mixer Cookbook}

1 1/2 C water
1/2 C honey
1/3 C butter
3 C whole wheat flour
3 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1 C quick cooking oats
4 1/2 tsp. yeast
2 eggs

Heat honey, water and butter in a pan until butter is melted and mixture reaches 120-130 degrees.

Then, combine oats and 5 C flour in your mixer base.  Add in the salt and yeast, and mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the warm honey butter mixture to the flour, and mix for 1 minute using speed 2 on the kitchen aid mixer.

Add eggs, and mix an additional minute.

Add remaining flour; knead about 4 minutes.

Cover and rise for 1 hour until it doubles in size.

Divide dough into two, and shape into two loaves.  I tried rolling up the bread, as some suggest.... it looked pretty!

Cover, and allow the dough to rise again for 1 hour, or until doubled.

Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven, and take loaves out of the pan and allow to cool on a wire wrack.

Makes 2 loaves; sliced into 16 slices yields 134 calories and 3g fat/slice.

I made this recipe in my Classic Kitchen Aid Mixer; however, in making it again, I would divide the recipe in half.  It was a BIG batch for my mixer :)  My mom has the heavy-duty mixer, and this was not a challenge for her mixer at all.  

This post is linked to Potluck Sunday, Mouthwatering MondayTasty Tuesday, Tuesday at the Table, URS


  1. This looks good. I am saving this recipe. I need to get back to my bread making :)

  2. Sounds wonderful and looks great. Now how would I do that in my bread machine?

  3. This looks like a winner of a bread for sure! I'm bookmarking it too. Good to know about the batch size, I too have a Classic KA mixer, man I SO wish I had the professional one!!

  4. @Joyful Times

    I think adapting this to the bread machine would be pretty easy.

    1) Cut the ingredients in half; I don't think the bread machine could make two loaves.

    2) Decide if you want your bread machine to just make the dough or to bake the whole loaf.

    3) If you want it to bake the whole thing; add the ingredients in the order listed by your bread machine manufacturer and then use the whole wheat bread cycle.

    4) If you wish to do it by hand; make the dough (using the dough cycle) in the bread machine. Then, remove; shape into a loaf and cover for the second rise. Bake as directed.

    Let me know if you try it!

  5. YOu are an inspiration! I can't believe that you haven't bought bread in years!

  6. Gosh that looks good. I just got a bead machine, wonder if I could do something like that....

  7. We started our New Year off by saying that we would no longer buy any bread from the grocery! This is definitely going on the list of breads to make!

  8. The Honey Oat bread sounds delicious!! I am a terrible baker though...
    Found you via Saturday spotlight and I will be trawling through your recipes tomorrow!

  9. I make a similar recipe with map,e syrup instead of honey. It is soooo good and yours looks yummy too.

  10. The bread is beautiful. I am going to try this recipe. I love honey and oats.

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  12. Your loaf of bread looks pretty amazing to me! My mom makes amazing bread also. While I can make it, nothing compares to hers for me! I definitely understand where your coming from.

  13. that is a delicious looking loaf of bread!!

  14. I've been trying to make all of my bread lately, this recipe is sure to be tried soon in my house soon. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  15. This looks so wonderful! I bet it smelled incredible while it was baking!! YUM! Definitely will be bookmarking this one!

  16. This looks so good I just had to tweet it. And you've made it look so easy. I can almost smell it baking. Thanks for the recipe. If I manage to get up the nerve to actually attempt bread baking, I will try this.

  17. Sounds healthy and delicious. I love to make bread at home too!

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  18. That is a beautiful loaf of bread!

  19. This is the bread I grew up eating and my mom still makes to this day... I've branched out with a potato break that I like and am still tweaking.

  20. This bread is delicious! We have a really hard time getting sandwich bread here in Taiwan, so this is a great solution!! THANKS!! It was REALLY YUMMY!!

  21. im allergic to wheat,can i just use all purpose flour for this? thanks.

    1. All purpose flour is made from wheat too.....

      With a wheat allergy, your best bet is to find a recipe for bread that makes use of rice flour or another alternative to wheat. Wheat if found in AP, bread, and of course, the whole wheat flours.

      If you normally can use all purpose flour without a problem, then, yes, you can substitute that in this recipe - but if you normally don't eat all purpose flour than I would not recommend using it here.


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