First of all, it seems there’s something extremely comforting about a loaf of homemade oatmeal yeast bread baking away in the oven. Maybe it’s because the aroma is so darn intoxicating, or perhaps it reminds us of grandma’s kitchen. It might also be our anticipation of enjoying a warm slice slathered with melting butter. Regardless, of the reason, I think made-from-scratch bread is simply delightful.
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Secondly, as you well know, a loaf of homemade bread pairs well with a wide variety of entrees. For example, entrees such as Smoked Honey BBQ Babyback Ribs, Smoked BBQ Meatloaf, Ham Balls, and Crockpot Mississippi Roast!
Likewise, this amazing bread can also be used to create Chicken Salad Sandwiches, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, or Sloppy Joes.
Moreover, don’t forget breakfast! A slice of homemade oatmeal yeast bread pairs well alongside Wake-Up Skillet Breakfast Hash, Breakfast Casserole, or Egg and Veggie Skillet. Consequently, it’s easy to start your morning with a delicious and hearty breakfast.
Yet another idea is to grab your toaster, toast a slice or two, then slather on butter and honey, Homemade Rhubarb Strawberry Pineapple Jam, or homemade apple butter.
Furthermore, you should know that you can make this scrumptious bread the good old-fashioned way or you can keep things simple and use a bread machine. It turns out amazing either way!
NOTE: See step-by-step directions for making bread without using a bread machine by clicking > HERE!
How to Make Homemade Oatmeal Yeast Bread
This homemade bread is delicious and served alongside BBQ ribs, ham, pork chops, and more. It's also perfect for making sandwiches or toast for breakfast.
- 1 cup boiling water (added to the oats)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast
- 1/3 cup warm water (110 - 115 degrees F) (added to the yeast)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
BREAD MACHINE OPTION
- In a large mixing bowl, combine boiling water and oats; let stand until warm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; add to oat mixture. Place mixture into the pan of the bread machine. Add honey, butter, salt, and 3 cups flour. Add enough remaining flour until a soft non-sticky dough is formed. Turn the bread machine on using the appropriate setting.
NON-BREAD MACHINE OPTION
- In a large mixing bowl, combine boiling water and oats; let stand until warm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; add to oat mixture. Add honey, butter, salt, and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft non-sticky dough.
- Turn onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch the dough down. Shape into a loaf; place in a greased 8-inch x 4-inch x 2-inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
Now that you see how easy it is, rather than buy a loaf of store-bought bread, why not make homemade? I certainly think it’s a good idea!
Finally, to sum it up, I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe and be sure to check out our other blog posts. Each one is delicious in its own way.
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