Oatmeal Molasses Bread - No Yeast Quick Bread

Recipe by Gingernut
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine milk, oats, molasses and oil in a bowl.
  • Measure flours by lightly spooning into measuring cups and levelling with a knife. As you may know, "scooping" flour will cause you to use too much.
  • Whisk or sift together flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Add raisins, stirring "until the dough pulls together in a shaggy mass". The original recipe suggests a wooden spoon for this.
  • Split dough in half. With each half, turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Expect the dough to be sticky and wet. Form into a 6-inch round loaf and place on a baking tray sprinkled with cornmeal.
  • Make 3, 1/4 inch deep, diagonal cuts across each loaf.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, then for 15 minutes more at 375°F These loaves will look browned before they are actually finished, so test for doneness by "knocking" on the bottom of the loaf. It will sound hollow when finished.
  • Let stand about 15 minutes before slicing to serve.