Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

You could have hot bread in about 1 1/2 hours! This really does have the texture of an English muffin, is fabulous toasted and requires no kneading. A Hunt's 26-ounce spaghetti sauce can is exactly the right size and shape to turn out loaves that slice into authentic-looking English muffins. Recipe from "Great Whole Grain Breads" by Beatrice Ojakangas (out of print but absolutely fantastic. Simon & Schuster, 1984, 1993)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes until foamy.
  3. Add shortening, sugar, salt, cornmeal, oats and 1 cup flour and beat until smooth.
  4. Add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough that's nearly sticky but not quite.
  5. Divide dough into thirds.
  6. Roll each third in more oats, then shape and place into 1-pound cans (4 of them) or 2-pound cans (like the Hunt's pasta sauce can) or three mini loaf pans.
  7. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the pan.
  9. Let stand in cans/pans 5 minutes to firm up, then remove and cool completely.
  10. Bread is best eaten with 3 days, or freeze for later.


Most Helpful

Thank you for sharing Fluffernutter. The bread didn't turned out well for me. But I will try to make it again. The texture was very dry and heavy. I used the hunts can, they were the perfect shape for muffins.

Baby Kato October 12, 2005

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