No Knead Honey Oat Bread

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make…oh, and it tastes amazing, too!

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!When I first started this blog, baking bread was one of my favorite kitchen activities.  I had even decided that we wouldn’t buy bread from the store anymore – I would make anything we needed instead.  Sandwich bread.  Rustic sourdough bread.  Hamburger buns.  Even pretzel rolls.  I was baking bread all the time, and we had a freezer full of extra loaves.

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!Fast forward almost 10 years.  The loaves of bread in the freezer have been replaced with fish sticks and bags of chicken fingers.  We have a 5-year-old here in the house, and that makes it a bit harder to find the time for baking homemade bread.  To be fair, Robbie loves helping me bake bread…but it still takes quite a bit longer when he’s “helping.”  Enter this No Knead Honey Oat Bread.

No Knead Honey Oat Bread

First of all, this honey oat bread smells amazing while it’s baking!  I was sitting in my office while this bread was baking, and I’m pretty sure I heard my stomach growl no less than 17 times.  Secondly, no-knead.  This bread truly is easy to make.  All you need to do is mix it up in a bowl (no electric mixer needed) and then let it rise in a warm place.  From there, just divide it into two loaf pans, let it rise again and then put it in the oven.  Nice and easy!

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!And we haven’t even dealt with the taste yet – there’s nothing quite like slicing into a loaf of homemade bread and eating a piece straight off the cutting board.  (The chewier end pieces are my favorites!)  Somehow we managed not to eat these entire loaves right out of the oven.  Instead, they turned into the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Robbie had ever eaten.  And they turned into the best toast I’ve had in a long, long time.  Seriously.  Toast.  I can’t believe I’m raving about toast – but it’s true!

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!This No Knead Honey Oat Bread makes two loaves of bread.  You could easily cut the recipe in half, but if you’re going to the effort of mixing it up then I say just make two loaves.  Plus, this bread freezes quite well, so keep one loaf out for this week and toss one loaf in the freezer for next week.

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!I chose honey oat flavor for this no knead bread as Robbie loves honey oat bread from the store.  The honey provides a subtle sweetness (not to mention smell!) while the oats lend a distinct chewiness (in a good way) to this bread.  All together, I can say that this bread was a huge hit here in our house.  Robbie helped me mix up the dough and then divide it into the pans.  And, of course, he helped me eat it, too.  I hope you enjoy this bread as much as we do!

Did you make a loaf of this No Knead Honey Oat Bread at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!

No Knead Honey Oat Bread

Think baking homemade bread is too hard?  Think again!  This No Knead Honey Oat Bread is easy to make...oh, and it tastes amazing, too!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 149kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • cup honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp active dry yeast i.e. 2 (¼-oz packets)
  • {optional} melted butter for brushing on top

Instructions

  • Heat 1 cup of water to boiling.
  • Using a large bowl, add boiling water, oats, butter, honey and salt; stir until well combined. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Warm remaining 1 cup of water until lukewarm. Add the warm water, egg and half of the flour to the mixing bowl; stir until just combined. Add yeast and remaining flour; stir until just combined.
  • Transfer dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until approximately doubled in size.
  • Spray (2) 8”x4” loaf pans with nonstick baking spray; set pans aside.
  • Transfer dough onto a floured countertop and fold several times. Divide dough into two equal pieces and transfer into prepared loaf pans. Cover each pan and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until dough has approximately doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the center of each loaf. If desired, sprinkle a few oats on top of the loaves for visual appeal.
  • Bake for 38-42 minutes, or until bread is golden brown in color. (Note: If you have an instant read thermometer, the internal temperature of the bread should be ~190°F when fully baked.)
  • Let loaves cool in pans for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • {Optional} Brush tops of loaves with melted butter before slicing.

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14 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use vegan butter as am dairy free i never had honey oat bread before perfect for snacking in the office and at home love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

      1. I’ve never tried to bake bread using an air fryer…I’m really curious how that works out, Ramya. Will you let me know? I hope you enjoy this bread – it’s hard to beat a loaf of warm bread!!

  2. I love toast. It’s my favorite breakfast, and one of my favorite snacks. Weird, but true. I especially love how, when a really good bread is getting old and dry, toasting it makes it delicious again. Anyway, if you’re saying this makes great toast, I am all in.

    1. I’m with you on the toast, Jeff. There is something magical about a buttered piece of bread once it gets toasted. For me, the more grains the better! And this loaf of bread makes fantastic toast. Plus, it’s really easy to make this bread. Cheers!

    1. Haha – this bread really is easy to make, Raymund! The only problem is how quickly it disappears…especially when it’s warm out of the oven!

  3. 5 stars
    Ooo this bread looks terrific – nice airy texture and wonderfully browned crust. And the combination of sweet honey and nutty earthy oats? Delicious! I would have definitely eaten the entire loaf in… let’s say 10 minutes perhaps? 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    David – you are the king of bread! This sounds so delish -and it is so easy! I love a no-knead bread recipe. And, I remember the days when G used to “help” me make bread and beignets when she used to be around Robbies age now. Speaking of G, when she is back in town I am going to make this cos I don’t trust myself with 2 loaves of this around! 🙂 Fantastic recipe, my friend!

    1. Ah, I don’t think I am the kind of bread. Perhaps the Jack? Or the Joker? 🙂 I do highly recommend this recipe, though, Shashi – it’s so easy to make, and the bread flavor is fantastic!!

  5. 5 stars
    I went through a phase a few years ago where I baked all our bread too. I loved it, but then life got too busy. I could only really bake on the weekends and sometimes soccer games/tournaments took up the whole weekend. I still love to bake bread and need to start doing it more often. I really like this honey oat bread – and the no knead part…awesome! Even easier to get bread done! Perfect for sandwiches!

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