Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 40 mins

I love steel cut oats so I was very pleased to find this recipe. It originally came from the Joy of Cooking but I've tweaked it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure oats, molasses, butter and salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water over these ingredients. Stir in 2 cups flour. Cool.
  3. While this mixture is cooling mix dry yeast with 1/4 cup warm water.
  4. After flour mixture is cool add yeast mixture and stir in 2 cups flour. Add nuts if desired. Knead mixture until smooth and let rise in a covered greased mixing bowl. When mixture is doubled punch down and form into loaf.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 Place dough in a 5" x 9" greased loaf pan. Let rise until doubled. Bake bread 40 - 50 minutes or until brown.
Most Helpful

As another reviewer I found that I had to add a substantial amount of flour to make a manageable dough. I think that's the reason why the taste is a little light on the salt. Next time, I will use a full teaspoon of salt or even more. The flavor of molasses is not overwhelming which is good. I actually let the dough rise for a full two hours on the first rise which worked out great. I got two loaves from this recipe. Some of the oats on top got a little bit crunchy but the rest of the bread is nice and soft with a little bit of bite from the oats. I am curious how well this will freeze. All in all a very nice recipe.

ManuelaBlankinship February 01, 2014

Made this recipe and it was delicious! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and brown sugar, per other reviewer. The only thing I found was that the dough was quite sticky and had to add a significant amt of additional flour to make it smooth and elastic. I will definitely make this again!

beachcasa November 09, 2012

This is very tasty and wholesome. I added two tablespoons of brown sugar and one teaspoon of cinnamon. The one mistake I made was in not allowing the oatmeal/hot water mixture to cool adequately. This made kneading the dough quite challenging.

tednjoc January 23, 2011