Nova Scotia Oatmeal Bread

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins
Recipe by Northern_Reflectionz

This recipe comes from an old Nova Scotia Inn. It's very tasty

Top Review by duonyte

I have to admit that at first I did not really care for this bread. After it had sat overnight, I liked it quite a bit. I think I do not like molasses very much, and probably would use either honey or maple syrup next time, or reduce the amount. The bread was moist and good with proscuitto and with braunschweiger. Also, although I made a stiff dough, the loaves spread a bit more than I would like when baked free-form. I would not like more flour in these, so I would probably bake in a loaf pan next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over the oats.
  2. Add butter or marg.
  3. Stir and allow to stand until cool.
  4. Add molasses and salt.
  5. Dissolve yeast and ginger in 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand 10 minutes.
  6. Add to oatmeal mixture, mixing well.
  7. Add whole wheat flour and wheat germ slowly, mixing well after each addition.
  8. Add enough white flour to make a stiff dough.
  9. Turn out onto a floured board and kneat until smooth and satiny.
  10. Place in a greased bowl.
  11. Cover and let stand til double in bulk (about one hour).
  12. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased bread pans.
  13. Cover and let rise til double (about an hour).
  14. Bake 350F 50-60 minute until well browned.
  15. Unmold and cool on a rack.

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