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Fresh Baked Homemade Honey Oat Bread
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Honey Oat Bread

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. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rise Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey oat bread, oat bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1/4 cup oats optional


  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, mix water, yeast and honey. Let stand for 5 minutes until bubbly.
  • Mix in olive oil, oats and salt
  • Mix in all-purpose flour.
  • 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. 
  • Knead dough in stand mixer for 5 minutes
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least one hour, or until doubled.
  • Gently deflate dough by pressing your fist into the center of the dough. 
  • 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.
  • Just before baking brush loaves with water, (or egg white mixed with 1 Tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with oats. 
  • Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes. 
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on a baking rack until completely cooled. 



Sometimes you might not have all the exact ingredients needed to make a recipe, but you still want to bake. For this recipe, there are several substitutions that will work.
  • You can use all purpose flour instead of the white whole wheat flour
  • Use one-minute oats instead of old fashioned oats
  • Use canola or vegetable oil instead of olive oil
  • Use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast - reduce yeast to 1 3/4 teaspoons of instant yeast.

Tips for making bread

  • Making certain water is between 105 and 110 degrees
  • When using active dry yeast, allow yeast to become active in a liquid for 5-10 minutes
  • Preheat oven before baking
  • Bake bread on the middle rack of your oven
  • Allow bread to fully cool before slicing


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg