Breads & Biscuits, Breakfast & Brunch, Healthy, Main Dish

Honey Oat Wheat Bread

January 6, 2012
My name is Krissy and I love bread.

Love it probably too light of a word.  I’m addicted to bread.  I’ll it eat plain, with butter, with almond butter {one of my favorites!}, and of course to make a sandwich.  Any way, any how, I’m eating bread at every one of my meals.

You know those people who try to lose weight by cutting carbs.  I would not be able to that.  Carbs are my happy place.  They give me comfort.  If I ever go on any type of diet {which I never intend to}, lowering my carb intake will not be the path I take.  
The good thing about the amount of bread I eat is that I always try to have whole wheat.  It’s the more nutritional choice than white bread, and I tend to like the taste better.
With loving bread so much, it only makes sense that I bake a lot of it at home.  From rolls, to biscuits, to baguettes, I make it all {and enjoy doing it}. 

Most recently I have gotten into making more of my own sliced bread.  I love the feeling of knowing the exact ingredients that go into the bread that I’m eating.  The only down side is that the bread goes so fast – We eat up a whole loaf within 3 days!

Here is a sliced bread recipe that is one of my favorites.  I’ve always loved the honey, oat, and wheat combination, and this bread hits all those notes.  It’s a soft bread that is filled and topped with both honey and rolled oats.  The honey gives it a slight sweetness, and the oats adds a nice texture.
This bread is also very versatile.  It can be made into a round loaf, a long baguette, or into bread rolls.  It goes with many flavors and is the perfect starting point for your sandwich.  Slather it with butter, jelly, almond butter, or cream cheese, and your ready to go.

Honey Oat Wheat Bread
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Makes: 1 9×5-inch Loaf
1 packet  (2 ¼ teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
¼ cup Warm Water
1 cup Milk (I use Fat Free)
2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
¼ cup Honey, plus 1 tablespoon for Topping
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Bread Flour
¾ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, plus 2 tablespoons for Topping
1 ½ teaspoons Salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir the yeast into the warm water, let sit for 5 minutes.  Stir in the milk, melted butter, and honey. 
Add the wheat flour, bread flour, oats, and salt, and mix on low until a dough ball begins to form.   Change to the dough hook and continue kneading, on medium speed, until the dough is smooth and elastic (about 5-7 minutes).  If the dough is sticky while kneading the dough, you can add more bread flour a little at a time.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled large bowl.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a turned-off oven to rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
Lightly oil a 9×5-inch bread pan.  Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving 1-inch of parchment paper hanging off the sides of the pan.  Set aside.
Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to a lightly floured surface.  Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it is about 9×12-inches and is ½-inch thick (adding more flour to the surface is the dough begins to stick).  Starting from the shorter end, roll up the dough in a log, tucking in the ends as you roll up.  Place the dough into the prepared bread pan, seam-side down.
Cover the bread pan with a clean, dry towel and let rise until the dough has doubled again, about 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Fill an empty baking pan with boiling water and place on the lower rack of the oven. 
Microwave the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey and brush it over the top of bread loaf.  Sprinkle the remaining oats on top.  Bake the bread until it is a deep golden brown, about 45 minutes.  Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Bakingdom

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  • Julie @ Table for Two January 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I agree with you — I could NEVER ever cut carbs. It’s a part of my life haha, I eat so much of it a day (probably not that great for me). This bread looks like something out of a BAKERY. Awesome! I love that you did honey oat wheat too instead of the regular wheat. PS — LOVE your ring set 🙂 so pretty!

  • Kiri W. January 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous loaf!:) I have always loved honey oat bread, and I prefer denser breads in general, so yours looks great.

  • Bake Your Day January 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This bread looks pretty much perfect. I love honey in bread, sounds delicious!

  • Chrissy January 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I would eat this whole loaf. That’s for sure. 

  • Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} January 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    What a pretty loaf of bread!

  • Adrienne@Apples N Adrienne January 7, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Mmmmm sounds great! I’m a bread-lover too. 🙂

  • Sylvia @ My Lovely Bites January 7, 2012 at 12:58 am

    This bread looks store bought…if not better! Awesome job!! I’ve never had honey oat bread before (or anything similar) so it looks like something I’ll have to try soon 🙂

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles January 7, 2012 at 2:34 am

    This looks beautiful!  A perfect loaf 😀  I make my own bread too and I love how much better homemade tastes.  Honey oat sounds delicious, I’ll have to try your recipe some time 😀

  • Casey January 7, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Yum! Homemade bread is the best, yours looks incredible 🙂

  • Baker Street January 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Krissy! Your bread is perfect. There is nothing better than to wake up to the smell of homemade bread. 

  • Ambika Viswanathan January 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    The bread looks perfect and soft!!

  • Kim Bee January 8, 2012 at 5:29 am

    This is gorgeous, makes me wish I could eat wheat. My son was dating a girl who asked me not to cook carbs for her first dinner here.  Thank goodness they broke up cuz that was not gonna happen on a regular basis. Lol!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    No carbs would never work for me either.  This bread would make a pretty amazing pb&j!

  • Emily @ Life on Food January 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful bread. I love love love homemade bread. One of my goals this year is to make a loaf at least once a month.  This looks fantastic!

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I know we did 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:35 am

    You’ve gotta try Honey Oat, it’s one of my favorite 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Your very right — Homemade Bread definitely tastes so much better than store bought!

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Thanks Casey!

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:37 am

    So true!  Thanks 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Thanks Ambika 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Haha seriously!  That wouldn’t last long in our home either 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I made PB&J on this bread and it was delicious!

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Such a great goal!  I might have to steal that one from you 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I love honey in bread too!

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Thanks Kiri 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thanks Julie!  & thanks about the rings 🙂  Steve picked it out himself!

  • Kelliedemlow January 13, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I made this bread this bread with a whiped honey butter for Bible study tonight and they Loved it!!!  One Lady said ” This is the best bread I have ever eaten in my life!!!” And for once my Mom asked ME for a recipie!!! I will never buy bread again.

  • Kelliedemow January 13, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Oh but I did make one small change, I made it with 50/50 wheat and white.

  • Kelliedemow January 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Oh and I had to add alot more flour to it as I kneaded it though, 3 cups of flour left the dough way to wet and sticky, but once I had enough (bout another cup or more)  kneaded in and baked it… Mmmmmmm!!!

  • Kristakoe January 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Wow! This bread is easy an is better then any of the gourmet breads on the market. I was also wowed by how wonderfully it sliced. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Krissy's Creations January 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Joann March 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I would love to start making fresh bread. That’s one thing I haven’t really done. This looks amazing. I would be surprised if it lasted one day in my house. We are a carb-loving family.

  • mamaof2 May 9, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Have you tried to double the recipe? I like to make 2 loaves at once usually because I know it will go fast! Looks amazing!

  • Dragonoverhaug July 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I am in the process of trying this recipe…..right now it is rising!! The dough smells good!!!

  • Dragonoverhaug July 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    We have switched to only homeade breads since April! So I search for new recipes all the time…..looking for one that tastes great and is good for you…….your recipe seems promising! 🙂

  • Stacey R August 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Just made this.  I love it!  I’ll be making it again and again, for sure.  My kids have inhaled the first loaf.  Thank you!

  • Judi_lori October 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    OMG this bread is now a ‘must bake weekly’ in my house! Only thing i changed was addind a tsp of the honey to the yeast and water mixture to feed the yeast. I also use a digital thermometer to be sure the water is 115-117 degrees f

  • Gjohnson June 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I made this bread last night. My entire family loved it. Do you know if this bread can be frozen? Would it be any good after thawing out?

  • Krissy's Creations June 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

    So glad you enjoyed this bread! I’ve never frozen it before, but I don’t see why it would be a problem. It should thaw easily.

  • kjtaw October 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Can you give me the calories and nutrition for this recipe? Please!

  • Natty November 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I am trying this today for the first time, at this moment its rising for the 2nd time so soon it will be in the oven, i am praying it is good. Question though how will i know it is ready for the inside? do i stick a knife in like when we bake a cake or no?

  • Natty November 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Let me add that when it says 350 degrees, it is Fahrenheit. Myself as a European when i saw degrees i thought Degrees Celsius but in 15mins my bread was already brown and a bit more too….dammit!!! i did stick a knife in and it came out dry so now we will see….i was so excited after 15mins i went to see the bread rising and i was like WTF already burning from top!!! So Alert it is in Fahrenheit….which in Celsius it comes to around 177.

  • Erica January 30, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Delish!!! This was my first time making a loaf, and I will have to try really hard not to eat any more of it before packing tomorrow’s lunches.

  • Krissy's Creations April 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Hey there! Thank you for this creation! It is just delicious. I warmed the milk slightly and got a better rise the second time I made it. The bread freezes very well, I bake it, cool it, slice it then freeze it in a freezer bag (stops freezer burn). Just lovely, thank you again!

  • Krissy's Creations October 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Wow!! I have been looking for a good recipe to use on my pizza stone, and I have found it! I followed the recipe as stated, except I didn’t roll the dough out after the first rising. I gently kneaded it and then formed it into a ball, placed it on a pizza peel that was liberally sprinkled with cornmeal, patted it down slightly and let it rise. I added the topping as directed, then slipped it onto the preheated stone. I baked it a little longer than the original recipe calls for. It came out perfect. So delicious!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.