Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

"This bread makes lovely sandwiches. Rise times are included in the prep time."
photo by Nancy G. photo by Nancy G.
photo by Nancy G.
Ready In:
2hrs 45mins
1 1.5pound loaf




  • Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl; do not stir; set aside for at least 5 minutes to proof to a foamy consistency.
  • Stir together the flour, oats, sugar and salt in a large bowl; add the butter, buttermilk and yeast mixture and beat with an electric mixer until the ingredients are well blended.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl; cover with a tea towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until it is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Pun the dough down and let it rise again, covered with a tea towel, for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° and oil a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  • Punch the dough down again and place it in the loaf pan; bake for 35-40 minutes or till the loaf pulls away from the side of the pan and loaf sounds hollow when you thump it.

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  1. This bread is fantastic! It has a moist and wondeful texture, and it is so flavorful! The loaf did rise up amazingly high during baking, so next time I will make a free-form loaf, but otherwise, a definite repeater. I also think the oatmeal could be increased just a bit- that contributed so much, I would like a little more. Thanks so much for sharing this bread.
  2. I love buttermilk bread. I love oatmeal bread. Naturally, I love this bread! I mixed it up on the dough cycle of the bread maker and baked it in one large loaf on my baking stone. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Really great taste. I have made this bread twice, it has over rose and fallen during cooking both times.... but it tastes so good who cares. I would gladly give 5 stars if I could get it to stay up in a pretty bread loaf.
  4. Excellent bread ~ very tasty! I put all the ingredients in my bread machine on the dough cycle, took it out and baked as stated in the recipe. Very easy to make. It also makes excellent toast. Thank you for posting!



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