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Granny's Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Granny's Oatmeal Bread

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves of bread Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl pour the boiling water over the rolled oats. Add the scalded milk and stir. Pour in the oil and molasses. Stir well.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the sugar with the yeast and 1 cup of the flour. When the oatmeal mixture has cooled to lukewarm add the yeast-flour mixture. Stir in the salt and remaining 5 cups of flour. Knead dough for 6 to 8 minutes. Place the dough in a covered greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Punch the dough down. Knead for 2 minutes. Divide dough into two pieces and place into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Cover pans and let rise until almost doubled in size.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour, or until nicely browned. Let the loaves cool on a rack. Remove loaves from pan; wrap well and store in a cool spot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2007

I LOVED it! But, I love Molasses. I used applesauce instead of oil, splenda instead of sugar, and whole wheat flour. Excellent Recipe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2007

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!

Apr 16, 2003

This is great oatmeal bread. I like it even better when using mostly honey instead of other sweeteners.

May 18, 2011

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.

Oct 05, 2009

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.

Feb 26, 2007

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

Jan 07, 2007

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!

Jan 09, 2005

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.


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 240 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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