Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a slightly sweet bread stemming from the kitchens of a church in a backwater town in Ohio. Every year the women of the church would gather to make bread for a religious ceremony and every year the aroma of this bread would fill the church hall. You'll enjoy not only eating this bread, but making it also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oats, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, salt and margarine.
  2. Pour 2 cups or boiling water over combination and stir.
  3. Dissolve 1 package of dry yeast into 1/2 cup warm water.
  4. (Adding a pinch of sugar here will help the yeast to start rising on its own.) When batter is cooled to lukewarm, add yeast.
  5. (If it burns you, it will kill the yeast.) Stir in 5 cups of white flour.
  6. When dough is stiff enough to handle, turn onto floured board and knead for 5-10 mins.
  7. Place in greased bowl, cover with damp tea towel, and let rise until doubled.
  8. Punch down and let rise again until doubled.
  9. Shape into 2 loaves in 2 greased 9x5x3" pans.
  10. Bake at 350F (177C) for 30-40 mins or until top is golden brown colour.
  11. Cool on rack.
  12. Brush loaves with margarine for a soft crust.
Most Helpful

This is a very moist and very good tasting sweet bread. The only change I made was to add about 1/4 cup apple sauce in place of the water!I tend to like the oat meal in breads and one of my favorites,oat meal cookies.Everything else I followed to a T.Give this a try! I froze one loaf for sometime later and ate the other!You will not be disappointed!Thank you for posting Debbie!

Timothy H. June 09, 2009