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

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.

deborah_ellen March 22, 2013

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.

Bayhill July 24, 2007