Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

this is really moist..freezes well

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. in a bowl, combine first 4 ingredients -- set aside to cool --
  2. in large mixng bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, sprinkle with sugar, let stand 3 minutes.
  3. add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups of flour.mix well.
  4. add enough remaining flour to form soft dough --
  5. turn onto lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes.or until smooth and elastic.
  6. place in a greased bowl,, turning to grease top.cover and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  7. punch dough down.divide in half and shape into loaves.
  8. place in 2 greased 9x5" loaf pans.
  9. cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
  10. bake at 375* for 30-35 minutes or golden brown.
  11. cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes.
  12. remove from pans and cool completely on rack.
  13. brush with additional melted butter after 10 minutes of cooling -- .
Most Helpful

First I would like to say that the bread was excellent! However, one glaring error in the amount of yeast had me scratching my head and finally asking for a Forum 'Helper' to give me some advise. 1 oz. of yeast, was way, way, way too much to make 2 loaves of bread.
Grandma 2969 might have meant one package, or 2 and 1/4 tsps of yeast....big difference.
Also, I don't personally suggest mixing the first four ingredients together - instead mix the first three and add the small amount of sugar to the yeast mixture (it works as a 'feeder' for the yeast.......those were the changes I made and that I believe will result in two delicious loaves of bread. So these are the only reasons for my rating of 4 otherwise it would be 5 ..... but 1 oz. of yeast would definitely result in a catastrophe.

First of all, I will admit I am bad at making bread. When I tried this recipe, for some reason it did not rise. So I took the dough and divided it up into small discs and baked it. I was thinking something like pita, okay, not quite. But the flavor is great. It has a nice sweetness. I am planning on making some egg sandwiches on my flat bread... I will have to try this again and try to figure out what I did wrong.

5 5

Very good bread! I used an entire 1/2 Cup of dark Robust Molasses - this gave it a great aroma & more molasses taste (stronger than a hint, but not at all overwhelming). Even the crust and ends were good!