Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 2 hrs 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This bread makes lovely sandwiches. Rise times are included in the prep time.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl; do not stir; set aside for at least 5 minutes to proof to a foamy consistency.
  2. Stir together the flour, oats, sugar and salt in a large bowl; add the butter, buttermilk and yeast mixture and beat with an electric mixer until the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl; cover with a tea towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until it is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Pun the dough down and let it rise again, covered with a tea towel, for 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° and oil a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  7. Punch the dough down again and place it in the loaf pan; bake for 35-40 minutes or till the loaf pulls away from the side of the pan and loaf sounds hollow when you thump it.
Most Helpful

This bread is fantastic! It has a moist and wondeful texture, and it is so flavorful! The loaf did rise up amazingly high during baking, so next time I will make a free-form loaf, but otherwise, a definite repeater. I also think the oatmeal could be increased just a bit- that contributed so much, I would like a little more. Thanks so much for sharing this bread.

mrswaz January 06, 2007

I love buttermilk bread. I love oatmeal bread. Naturally, I love this bread! I mixed it up on the dough cycle of the bread maker and baked it in one large loaf on my baking stone. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing!

pattikay in L.A. November 10, 2006

Really great taste. I have made this bread twice, it has over rose and fallen during cooking both times.... but it tastes so good who cares. I would gladly give 5 stars if I could get it to stay up in a pretty bread loaf.

CJJohnson April 24, 2006