Oatmeal Bread

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and proof for a few minutes while you get the rest ready.
  • In a pan, place the water and salt and bring to a boil; add the rolled oats, but do not boil.
  • Stir in and cool to lukewarm the brown sugar and butter.
  • When lukewarm, stir in the yeast mixture and mix well.
  • Add the flour gradually until the dough is a good consistency to knead.
  • Knead 100 times.
  • Let rise in a greased bowl until double (about 1 1/2 hours).
  • Punch down and divide in half.
  • Put each half in a greased bread pan.
  • Rise again for about 1 hour or until almost double in size.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes, putting foil on top after about 25-30 minutes to prevent it browning too much.