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Honey Oat Bread

March 11, 2017 (Last Updated: March 23, 2020)

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Fresh Homemade Honey Oat Bread is great for sandwiches or toast. This delicious bread recipe is light and airy with a bit of texture from the oats. 

Homemade Honey Oat Bread sliced on a cutting board

Our snowy weather continues. One to two inches every single day and we even had a winter storm warning in the middle of the week. My daughter said she thinks we will have snow on the ground until June! I’m beginning to wonder…

In the meanwhile, baking must go on! During the middle of one of our snowstorms I made this honey oat bread! I think the smell of baking bread is one of the best smells around!

Fresh slices of homemade bread topped with oatmeal.

I make a lot of bread… Cracked Wheat Bread, White Sandwich Bread, White Whole Wheat Bread, Multigrain Bread. and Homemade Bagels. I’m not certain I have a favorite. As long as it’s homemade, I’m loving it!

Loaves of unbaked bread in bread pans.

How much time does it take to make homemade bread?

Baking homemade bread takes a bit of time. Well, a bit of planning and waiting time. Not a lot of hands on time. You do need to plan enough time to mix up the dough, let it rise, shape the dough, let it rise and then bake the dough.

I will often start a batch first thing in the morning on the weekends and by mid morning, my bread making in all done.

Sliced bread on a cutting board.

What type of flour do I use to make bread?

This honey oat bread is made with unbleached all-purpose flour, white wheat flour, and old fashioned oats.  White wheat flour is a lighter wheat than regular wheat flour. It is milled from hard white winter wheat instead of from hard red wheat. White wheat yields a lighter texture and flavor but is filled with all the nutrients you want from a whole wheat flour.

Another recipe I make using white wheat flour is this Whole Wheat Bread.

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Two loaves of homemade bread topped with oats.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and take a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

If you loved this recipe you’ll LOVE all the others in this category. Check out all my bread recipes or this collection of bread here!

4.67 from 3 votes
Fresh Baked Homemade Honey Oat Bread
Honey Oat Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Perfect bread for sandwiches or toast.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey oat bread, oat bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats optional
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, mix water, yeast and honey. Let stand for 5 minutes until bubbly.

  2. Mix in olive oil, oats and salt

  3. Mix in all-purpose flour.

  4. Mix in white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup at a time. You might not need all the flour. Reserve the final 1/2 cup to determine if needed. Dough should be tacky, but not overly sticky. 

  5. Knead dough in stand mixer for 5 minutes

  6. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least one hour, or until doubled.

  7. Gently deflate dough by pressing your fist into the center of the dough. 

  8. Divide dough in two and shape into two loaves. Place loaves into greased bread pans. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

  9. Just before baking brush loaves with water, (or egg white mixed with 1 Tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with oats. 

  10. Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes. 

  11. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on a baking rack until completely cooled. 

Nutrition Facts
Honey Oat Bread
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    September 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night – one of my fall goals is to bake a loaf of bread every weekend. It turned out great! 5 stars! It was easy and delicious.

    • Reply
      September 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Hannah! I’m so glad you love it! It’s one of my favorites to bake and the kids’ favorites to eat!

  • Reply
    Barbara L Belt
    April 23, 2017 at 6:16 am

    4 stars
    Can you use a bread machine for the oat bread. Thank you for the ideas. Love your blog.

    • Reply
      April 23, 2017 at 6:41 am

      Hi Barbara,
      I haven’t used a bread machine so I’m not certain how it would work in one.

  • Reply
    March 16, 2017 at 8:09 am

    5 stars
    Yep! we’re right there with you! I’m looking out my window at snowbanks higher than my knees! This calls for bread! Your bread! So cozy and delicious!

    • Reply
      March 18, 2017 at 5:10 am

      This winter just seems to be holding on!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    March 15, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    We just got 16-20 inches of snow from yesterday’s blizzard and I feel like it’s won’t be gone any time soon. I’ll just stay inside and bake your honey oat bread. I love eating a big thick slice of bread hot out of the oven with some real butter. YUMMMMMMMY!!!

    • Reply
      March 16, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Yikes! You’d better stay inside and do some baking!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I can smell that awesome aroma coming from your kitchen. Honey oat bread is my favorite, Kathy. And yours look perfect.

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