Honey Oat Wheat Bread

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This bread is incredibly soft and flavorful…perfect for delicious sandwiches!
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Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!Somehow it’s already mid-January.  What?  Where did the last 6 weeks go?  I feel like I was just decorating the Christmas tree yesterday!  As sad as I am to put all of the decorations away, it’s also kinda nice to get life back to normal.

Did you guys make any resolutions for the New Year?  More importantly, have you broken them yet?  (Be honest!)  We don’t really make any sweeping New Year’s resolutions in our house, but we do commit to eating better.  (I’ll be honest.  I ate one too many Christmas cookies this year.  Just one.)  One of my favorite winter meals is a hot bowl of soup along with a half-sandwich.  The key to a good sandwich is good bread, and this Honey Oat Wheat Bread might be one of my all-time favorite bread recipes!

Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!We eat a lot of oats in the winter.  (Heck, who am I kidding?  Oats are a year-round staple in our house!)  Weekday breakfasts usually consist of Greek yogurt topped with homemade granola.  If I’m taking a break from yogurt, then I often turn to a bowl of hot oatmeal…especially since the thermometer seems stuck below freezing lately.  And then there’s this bread.  This Honey Oat Wheat Bread is absolutely delicious, y’all!  My wife walked in from work as I was pulling this bread out of the oven, and it took all of the patience in the world for us to wait on this bread to cool before slicing it.

Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!Is learning to bake homemade bread on your resolution list this year?  A couple of weeks ago, I posted some tips on making the perfect loaf of Homemade Italian Bread.  That bread is particularly easy because it only includes 5 ingredients.  This Honey Oat Wheat Bread calls for a couple additional ingredients, but the advantage of this bread is that it’s baked in a loaf pan.  That means you can skip the whole ‘shaping’ stage.  Just mix up the dough, let it rise a bit and drop it into loaf pans.  Let it rise a bit longer and then bake it up.  I can promise you this will be one of the tastiest slices of bread you’ll ever eat!

Intimidated by the thought of using yeast or letting the bread rise?  Don’t be!  The yeast literally does the work for you!  The hardest part of this recipe is just mixing the dough initially…and that’s really not all that difficult.  After that, you just need to find a warm place to let the yeast hang out and party.  In the summer, I often throw the bread on the back deck to rise.  In the winter, I just turn my oven on until it hits 100°F, then I turn it back off.  Now I’ve got a nice warm enclosed spot for the yeast to do its work.

Honey Oat Wheat Bread

My wife and I were walking through Target the other day doing some post-Christmas shopping.  Since I knew we were heading into “soup and sandwich for dinner” season, I stopped by the cereal aisle and grabbed the big 42 oz. container of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.  The oats and the milk in this recipe combine to yield a soft bread that is perfect for sandwiches.  (The honey also provides just a hint of sweetness that I find quite addicting!)  Whenever I bake bread, I always like to make two loaves.  We keep one out to eat right away, and I wrap the other in plastic wrap and freeze it.  (Of course, you can cut this recipe in half if you only want to make one loaf.)

Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!If homemade bread is still on your bucket list, then I highly recommend making a couple loaves of this Honey Oat Wheat Bread!

Did you make a loaf of this Honey Oat Wheat Bread at home?  Leave a comment, or better yet snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!

Honey Oat Wheat Bread

Thanks to the oats and milk, this Honey Oat Wheat Bread is an incredibly soft (and incredibly delicious) loaf of bread!
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 32 slices
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats divided
  • 2 cups water
  • cups bread flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp yeast approx. (2 ¼ oz. packages)

Instructions

  • Using the bowl of a countertop mixer, add 1¾ cups of oats and water. Stir and let stand for 15 minutes. Set remaining ¼ cup of oats aside for later.
  • After 15 minutes, add the remaining ingredients (bread flour, whole wheat flour, milk, honey, butter, salt and yeast) to the bowl.
  • Stir on low speed for 3-4 minutes, or until dough begins to come together.
  • Increase speed to medium and mix for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Transfer dough into a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover and place in a warm (85°F) location for 1 hour.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured countertop and fold several times. Place dough back into bowl, cover and let rest in a warm location for 1 more hour.
  • Divide the dough into 2 pieces of equal weight and shape each piece into a loose ball.
  • Working with one piece of dough at a time, shape the dough into a 9"x9" square. Fold the dough into thirds (like a letter) and pinch the seam closed. Place the dough seam-side down into a greased 9"x5" loaf pan. Repeat with the remaining piece of dough.
  • Spray the tops of the loaves (in the bread pan) with baking spray or olive oil and sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup of oats evenly on top of the loaves. (Tip: Press the oats gently into the top of the dough until they stick.)
  • Cover pans loosely and place in a warm location. Let rest for 1 hour, or until loaves have risen about 1” over the top of loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 400°F and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
  • Let loaves cool for 20 minutes in the pans and then turn loaves out onto cooling rack until fully cooled. (Tip: This bread freezes well. Just wrap loaves tightly in plastic wrap once cooled and freeze until needed.)

Notes

This recipe yields 2 loaves of bread. I usually freeze the second loaf, but you can also just cut this recipe in half to make a single loaf.

Looking for more homemade bread recipes?  Check out these other favorites, too:

This Sunflower Seed Bread is the perfect sandwich bread!Sunflower Seed Bread

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin BreadCinnamon Raisin Bread

This Almond Flour Bread is an easy, low-carb bread.  We loved lightly toasting slices of this bread with a bit of butter and jam!Almond Flour Bread

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18 Comments

  1. You sure make a gorgeous loaf of bread, David! Love the addition of oats and honey to this one!
    I think I’ve been eating my weight in oats these last few months – Cold and dreary weather dictates bowls and bowls of oats for me!
    I haven’t really been good at making or keeping resolutions – but, yesterday at church our pastor brought up a “word for the year/month/week/day” instead of a resolution. I’ve seen/heard others talk about “motivating words” and it has me so intrigued…my daughter and I have been trying to brainstorm what our words would be…jury is still out…
    Happy Monday!

    1. I totally agree, Shashi…this weather is perfect oats-eating weather! 🙂 I’m intrigued about this word for the day/week/month/etc thing. It sounds like a great way to make positive changes. Sometimes it’s a little daunting to commit to year-long resolutions…so we never end up keeping them. But I think I could myself to a shorter timeline. I can’t wait to hear more about this!! Meanwhile, I’ll be eating loaves of this honey oat wheat bread. 🙂

  2. I’m pretty sure you’re up to speed with my love-hate relationship with yeast, so I won’t bore you to tears again. All I can say now is that this will be the next loaf of bread I made in the bread maker. I LOVE the oat topping!

    1. Forget that bread maker, Becca! This loaf is baked in a bread pan…it couldn’t be any easier to make!! 🙂 I just had a slice of this bread toasted for lunch…and now I want to have lunch part 2. Actually, I just want to sit here and keep eating toast all afternoon. Is that weird? 😉

    1. Thanks so much, Tori! There is nothing like a good loaf of bread, right? My favorite way to nibble on this one is just lightly toasted with some yummy jam. 🙂

  3. This is picture perfection – wow! Putting that scale to use on these snowy days I see! That fresh from the oven smell has got to be one of the best, right? I’d love a slice or two right now with my morning coffee. I could just eat that incredible browned, oat top alone! #WolfpackEats

    1. Hahaha…totally putting that scale to use on snowy days, Kevin! I also may or may not have put this bread out on the back porch for about 5 minutes after it came out of the oven. It was still too hot to cut…but I was impatient. That’s how I make this snowy weather work for me! Oh, and the whole house smelled incredible when this was baking. I think my stomach growled once and scared the dogs. 🙂

  4. David, I’m with you. . it’s nice to be back to a regular schedule and have the kids back in school etc. . we took the tree down yesterday so it’s for real. the holidays are over. 🙂 love this bread!!! I just started a juice cleanse today and would love a few slices of this!!!

    1. I know, Alice! We put all of the Christmas away this weekend, too. Of course, I keep finding little decorations and whatnots hiding in corners…I’m tempted to just leave them for another couple of weeks. Can you tell I don’t want the holidays to be over yet??

  5. Wow! This bread looks perfect! Regarding New Year’s resolutions, I don’t make them. I try to set realistic goals for myself every year. It works for me! Hope your New Year is off to a great start! 🙂

    1. I totally agree with you about the realistic goals, Tamara! Sometimes resolutions are just way too broad, and then you’re bound to fall short. But it is nice to start the new year off with a clean set and some reasonable goals for the year. I loved your goals, btw!

  6. Whatup man??? Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a great/awesome/fantastic beginning of the new year.
    Alpha was sick (flu), but I’m back again ready to led the wolfpack into new adventures.
    Soooo are you a baker now? That bread is so perfect and leit, it looks like it’s been bakes in a professional bakery.
    #WolfpackEats

    1. Ah, the world has returned to it’s rightful order. Alpha is back. I was seriously starting to wonder about you man. I almost sent you an email yesterday, but then I noticed that you are back up and amongst the land of the living. Welcome back!

      I have always been a baker before anything else! Bread is a serious passion of mine, but I often only end up making in the dead of winter. There’s something about the whole foot of snow outside at all times that kinda puts a damper on doing anything outdoors (except for the occasional ski trip.) This bread is probably one of my all-time favorites!

  7. Learning to make homemade bread is ACTUALLY on my list this year!! I figured it would be one to knock out of the park since I’ve baked myself half to death but never made a (non-quick or dessert-type) bread before 🙂 This recipe is amazing, and I can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

    1. Bread bakers unite! This is a really good one to start with, Medha. It does require some of the standard stages of bread baking (mixing, rising, etc.), but it’s also baked in a loaf pan…that makes the whole shaping of the loaf thing a cinch. I hope you do tackle bread baking this year…there is something so soothing and satisfying about making a big batch of dough and then baking it into tasty bread. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. You are a freaking bread wizard! I rarely if ever try to make my own bread. I don’t know why I’m so scared about it…

    New Year’s resolutions? Yea… stop being fat. Like seriously, I stepped on the scale after New Year’s and almost had a mini heart attack. Not only was I the fattest I’ve ever been, I was the fattest I’ve ever been by FAR! I’m down like 14 pounds so far… gotta ways to go still but I’m determined!

    1. Totally need to get over that fear of yeast, Chris! I have no idea why so many people are afraid of homemade bread. It tastes incredible, and it’s honestly not that difficult. This is an easy recipe to start with since it doesn’t require shaping the loaves–you just dump the dough into bread pans and you’re all set.

      Oh, you aren’t the only one who had a mini heart attack after New Year’s! 14 pounds? Now that is some serious dieting going on downstate. Can I send you a few more lbs to take care of? Because that would be great.

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