Recipe by Jen
"Granny's best bread recipe, ever! Try it for yourself!"
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I LOVED it! But, I love Molasses. I used applesauce instead of oil, splenda instead of sugar, and whole wheat flour.
This bread was a deep disappointment. I love oatmeal bread and expected the wonderful taste of oatmeal to shine in this recipe. However, the major flavor is the molasses. I followed the recipe exactly and was a little worried about the amount of molasses, but I read all the shining reviews I thought I would take a chance. Sorry, but this bread should maybe be named "Molasses Oatmeal" bread. In other words, molasses bread made with oatmeal. Sorry!
This is great oatmeal bread. I like it even better when using mostly honey instead of other sweeteners.
Smells amazing while baking! I mix/bake bread at work all day so at home I cheat and use my Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook for bread. I mixed it for four minutes on medium low instead of hand kneading. Left the ingredients in tact, as I always do when making a recipe for the first time. I did, however, do a third rising as I usually do with most breads.
But my second batch! WOW! Wanted to experiment, so I added half a cup of raisins, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Best cinnamon raisin bread I have made. Sprinkled some oats and sugar on top as well for presentation (and the sugar makes a nice crispness on top.)
Thank you! Excellent bread recipe.
This is a very good recipe tho I do agree with other reviewers that it is TOO much molasses. I cut the amount of molasses down to a little less than half, substituted honey for the remaining amount and then cut the sugar down to 1 tablespoon. I also found that the bread/buns dry out very fast, so I doubled the oil.
Now this is good oatmeal bread! My last one was a disaster. TIP: Sprinkle oatmeal on top before baking, it looks really pretty and authentic! I followed the recipe exactly except for using reduced fat milk and quick cooking oats and that made no difference at all. The dough was very sticky so I think that it wouldn't hurt if you added extra oatmeal. I also want to try it with the addition of eggs as well as well as adding ginger and cinnamon. I even had the idea that it would be good if I used orange or apple juice in place of the water, with the sugar omiited. Granted, I haven't tried any of these variations yet but I can't wait to!:D
I was alitle short on molasses, so I used some honey as well. I'm glad I did. I'm afraid it would have been to strong of molasses flavor if I had used the full amount. I also had to use about an extra cup of flour, and it was still very sticky. It did make a nice moist bread though!
Granny knows best, this bread is great. I thought my arms would die before it was kneaded though! I added 2 beaten eggs to the batter and reduced the milk to 1/2 cup to compensate. The molasses flavor is terrific and the texture of the bread is chewy and tender.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Granny's Oatmeal Bread
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 151
** Calories from Fat: 12
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