Food is not just food to us. Sometimes it can be nostalgic and bring back memories. So why not shed some light on how the oatmeal bread recipe came.
Back in 1886, Quaker came up with the idea to promote their product to a higher level. So they introduced food recipes where oats are the main ingredient.
For example, Quaker printed the recipe of oatmeal bread on their oats package. That more or less everyone tried at their home.
Eventually, people loved it. And since 1886, it’s been a favorite to a lot of us. So let’s discuss how to make this with you.
- Level: Medium
- Serving Size: 16 slices of Oatmeal bread
- Dough Kneading Time: 20 minutes
- Dough Resting Time: 1 hour
- Dough Shaping Time: 20 minutes
- Resting Time: 1 hour
- Topping Adding Time: 10 minutes
- Baking Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
|Nutrition (1 slice of oatmeal bread)||Amount|
|Calories per slice||247|
Ingredients Needed (for Dough)
- 1.5 cup warm water (30-36 degrees celsius)
- 2 teaspoons of active yeast
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour/bread flour
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1.5 teaspoons of kosher salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons butter
Ingredients Needed (for Topping)
- 2 small egg whites
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats/raisins/sliced cashew nut
How to Make an Oatmeal Bread Recipe? -8 Easy Steps!
So you’ve gathered the ingredients by now. Then just jump into the making process. This is a step-by-step guide, so follow accordingly.
Step 1 of 8: Make The Dough
To make the dough, take a large bowl. Then put all the ingredients needed to make the dough in it. After that, start to stir the dough. Stir until the ingredients are well combined. This should take 10 minutes.
Then move to the next step.
Step 2 of 8: Knead The Dough
Now it’s time to knead the dough. You can use your hand or a mixer to knead the dough. Knead it straight for 10 minutes. The dough at first will be very sticky. But don’t add loose flour to balance the texture.
Because as you’ll knead, the texture will improve accordingly. To help with the texture, add 3-4 drops of olive oil on the kneading surface.
But it’s not necessary if you’re kneading using a mixer.
Step 3 of 8: Rest The Dough
Once you’re done kneading, put the dough in a bowl. Cover it up with plastic wrap. After that wait for 1 hour at room temperature. But if the temperature is below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, place it somewhere else.
You can put it beside a turned-off stove that’s been used a few minutes earlier. And then let the dough rise.
Step 4 of 8: Shape The Dough
After 1 hour take the dough out. Now again put ½ teaspoon olive oil on the kneading surface. Then knead the dough again.
Now flatten the dough. The exact diameter would be a rectangle shape of 6”x8”. Now you’ll have to fold the dough.
Fold three corners of it. And then roll it keeping the shape of a pan bread to the end. You may need to repeat the procedure 3-4 times to get the perfect 10” log. Also, tug the end a bit underneath. And maintain the proper shape while placing it on the 9”x5” loaf pan.
Step 5 of 8: Let The Dough Rise in The Pan
Before placing the dough into the pan, grease it with ½ teaspoon olive oil. Then place the dough nicely on the loaf pan.
Now you’ll have to rest the dough again on the pan for 1 hour. You’ll see it rising over the rim of the pan.
Step 6 of 8: Add Topping to The Dough
While the dough is resting on the pan, you can make the topping. And it’s the most interesting part.
First, you’ll need to beat the egg whites with cold water. You won’t need an electric beater for this. Because that’ll make it foamy. So just mix it with a hand whisk.
Then when the dough rises, brush the egg white mixture over the top. Now, sprinkle rolled oats/raisins/sliced cashew nuts over it. And the topping is ready.
Step 7 of 8: Bake The Dough
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then put the loaf pan inside of it and bake for 35 minutes. Now take the pan out and cover it with aluminum foil.
Then put it inside again for 10 minutes. And then it’s baked completely.
Step 8 of 8: Serve The Bread
So take the loaf pan out and put it on a rack. Then let it cool down completely. And enjoy the delicious oatmeal bread.
So let’s give you a few tips on oatmeal bread making. Scroll a bit further.
Can I Keep The Bread in The Freezer?
Yes, you can store the bread in the freezer for up to 15days. But you’ll have to put that in a Tupper box that’s airtight.
Can I Use Pretzels as Topping for The Bread?
Yes, you can. The topping is as per your liking. If you want to add pretzels, break them into small pieces to use as a topping.
So that’s how easy making oatmeal bread is. Hope you enjoy the recipe!