Honey Oat Wheat Bread- This slightly sweet homemade yeast bread is both hearty and healthy and probably my very favorite homemade bread recipe.
It makes great sandwiches and also tastes great slathered with butter or jam.
Homemade bread is so, so much better than storebought. And so much healthier as well with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.
This bread tastes best the day you bake it and a slice when it is still warm from the oven is an absolute must. That being said, it does keep very well and will stay moist and fresh tasting for up to 5 days if you wrap it well.
This recipe makes 2 loaves. I usually gift a loaf or freeze one. Bread freezes quite well.
The flavor of this homemade bread is magnificent. It has a fairly mild and sweet flavor with definite earthy undertones. I love the addition of the oatmeal. It really takes the flavor up a notch and the oats sprinkled on top get wonderfully toasted and chewy.
Tips For Making Honey Oat Wheat Bread:
Don’t kill the yeast. A temperature over 115 degrees will likely kill it. How do you tell if you’ve killed your yeast? It won’t get bubbly. A thermometer is great to use. If you don’t have one, err on the side of the water being a little too cool.
Use as little flour as necessary when kneading the dough. Only add enough for it to not stick and add it a little at a time.
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- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
- 2 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablepoon honey
- 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
- Heat milk in a small saucepan until warm. Stir in oats. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir occasionally.
- Once oats have cooled for at least 5 minutes, combine warm water and yeast in a glass measuring cup. Let sit 5 minutes.
- Place oatmeal in a large mixing bowl for a stand mixer. Make sure it is not still hot or it will kill the yeast.Add honey, melted butter and yeast mixture. Use the paddle attachment to mix well.
- Add the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt. Mix on medium speed for a few minutes.
- Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Lightly coat a large bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat it. Cover and let the dough rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down and separate into two equal pieces. Place in 2 greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Drizzle the tops of the loaves with honey and sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of oats.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden.
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