Hearty Oatmeal Molasses Bread

Hearty Oatmeal Molasses Bread

I love this bread for breakfast, toasted with a healthy smear of butter!

Hearty Oatmeal Molasses Bread

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 cup old-fashioned oats

2 tablespoons shortening

2 teaspoons salt

1 package active dry yeast

3/4 cup warm water

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

5 cups all-purpose flour

In a bowl, combine boiling water, oats, shortening and salt.  Let cool.  Dissolve yeast in warm water in a separate bowl.  Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups of flour.  Mix well.  Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Knead until smooth and elastic, 6 – 8 minutes.  Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover and set in a warm place to rise until doubled.  This will take about an hour.  Punch down dough and divide in half.  Shape into loaves.  Place each loaf in a greased loaf pan that has been dusted with oatmeal.  Lightly sprinkle top of loaves with additional oatmeal.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 – 45 minutes.  Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.  Makes 2 loaves.

This is part of Real Food Wednesdays Blog Carnival.

Enjoy! I hope you like it!


12 thoughts on “Hearty Oatmeal Molasses Bread

    • It seems to be my “go to” breakfast of choice these days with a little one running around! Quick and easy to hold while I’m running around the house!

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