Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This recipe makes 18 1 1/2 lb loaves. It freezes for longer storage very well by letting cool completly and then wrapping and sealing in freezer bags. Thaw on counter about 5 hours before service.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put hot water and oatmeal in large bowl. Let set for about 5 minutes to soften.
  2. In measuring cup put warm water and add the 1/2 c of yeast to soften. Set aside.
  3. After the 5 minutes add the beaten eggs to the oatmeal and let set for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add oil, honey, salt and yeast/water mix to the bowl and combined. Add flour gradually alternating between white and wheat flour to the mixture. Once everything is mixed together, knead with your hands for another 8-10 minutes. Let rise 3 times at 30 minutes intervals. Making sure to punch down everytime at the 30 minute mark. After rising 3 times divide into 26 oz pieces and then shape into loaves and let rise again till doubled in size about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until done. You should be able to tap the top of the loaf and it sound hollow.

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