Total Time
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Delicious homemade squaw bread. Recipe makes 4 loaves. Squaw bread, anyone?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Pour boiling water over cornmeal and oatmeal; let stand until cool.
  2. Add honey, butter and salt to yeast mixture. Stir in bran, then whole wheat flour.
  3. Add cooled cereal mixture, then add unbleached flour a cup at a time until mixture is stiff enough to knead.
  4. Knead 10 to 20 minutes. Let rise 2 hours, then punch out air and shape into four loaves; place loaves onto two lightly greased and floured cookie sheets.
  5. Let rise 1 hour, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. When done, loaves should sound hollow when tapped. Be careful not to underbake the moist, heavy loaf.
  6. NOTE: Time does not include 3 hour rise time.
  7. Makes 4 loaves.
Most Helpful

3 5

While this is a good bread, it really is just a standard tasting multi-grain bread. Squaw bread, as I know it growing up in California, is a much darker, sweeter, richer-tasting bread. This doesn't taste like squaw bread that I've ever known.

5 5

Delicious! I halved the ingredients and made 2 round loaves of bread. This was easy to make with lots of healthy ingredients. It also makes great toast. My family loved it, thank you for sharing.