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Oatmeal Brown Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
3-1/2 hours-4 hours growing time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins
Besides being a nice change from white bread, multigrain bread like my oatmeal brown bread recipe is wonderful for adding extra nutrition.
Course: BAKING, Breads
Keyword: oatmeal brown bread, yeast breads
  • 2-1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cups of yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon (1 packeof dry yeast
  • ½ cups hotter than warm water test on your inner wrist like you would for a baby’s formula
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar for the water to feed the yeast
  • 5-5-1/4 cups sifted flour
  1. Boil the water and then pour it over the cornmeal, oats, salt, sugar, oil, and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Take a measuring cup or small bowl and pour in the hot water that you added the teaspoon of sugar and the yeast. Stir well to dissolve the yeast. In a few minutes, it will begin bubbling.
  3. Stir in the foaming yeast water and combine with the ingredients in your mixing bowl while still hot, but cooled somewhat.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour, a little at a time until you form dough that is soft and pliable. If the feel is sticky, add a bit more flour. Some days due to humidity you may need more flour so keep that in mind as well.
  5. Shape into a ball and place in your mixing. Cover with a lid or a dish towel and let this grown for about two hours.
  6. Punch the dough down and shape into two normal loaves. Place in well-greased 9" x 5" loaf pans. Allow to grow about one and half hours longer.
  7. Bake at a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.
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