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Grandma’s Oatmeal Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Makes

2 loaves (8 slices each)

The aroma from this old-fashioned oat bread will draw your family members to the kitchen so they can sample it fresh from the oven. —Marcia Hostetter, Canton, New York
Grandma's Oatmeal Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the boiling water, butter, salt and sugar. Stir in oats; cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the molasses, brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in oat mixture and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  2. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape each portion into a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly). Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 247 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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