Oatmeal Molasses Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by grandma2969

this is really moist..freezes well

Top Review by luvadacook

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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 -- .

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