This yummy bread has a light texture and includes richly flavored ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and oats. One moist slice from these lovely loaves absolutely calls for another. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina From Taste of Home 1999
In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cool to 110°-115°. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with sugar. Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Brush with butter. Yield: 2 loaves.