Sunday, October 12, 2014

Honey Oat Bread--Secret Recipe Club

This month for Secret Recipe Club, I had Cindy's blog, "Hun...What's For Dinner?" She had a ton of recipes, but the ones that attracted me most were the breads. Maybe that's because autumn is here and I'm ready for some hot-from-the-oven loveliness. The bread I finally settled on was this Honey Oat Bread. It seemed virtuous, but not overly so--which is really nice in a bread. And I'm so glad I picked it. Truly it's the perfect autumn loaf. It's just a little sweet, just a little earthy. I absolutely loved it. I made it to go with a homemade bowl of soup and found I liked it best with butter and honey. Enjoy!

Honey Oat Bread
adapted from Hun...What's For Dinner?
makes 1 loaf bread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Rise time: 90 minutes
Cost: $1.20
honey: .50, roller: .10, whole wheat flour: .20, flour: .20, oat bran: .10, other stuff: .10

1 C warm water
1 T vegetable oil
1/4 C honey
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 C rolled oats
1 C whole wheat flour
1 1/3 C bread flour (or all-purpose, though you might need a tiny bit more)
1/4 C oat bran (optional, but I used)

Combine water, oil, honey, and yeast.

To this add oats, salt, and whole wheat flour and oat bran.

Then add the rest of the flour in 1/2 C increments. When it gets too difficult to stir, turn it out to knead. Knead it for 5-8 minutes or until it doesn't stick to your hand, but is still soft and pillowy. [Note: For bread maker instructions, see Cindy's blog post.]

Let rise in bowl--45-60 minutes.

Shape into loaf and put in smaller loaf pan (7x3 1/2 inches I believe). Let rise again--about 30 minutes.

Bake for 30 minutes or until top browned and is about 180 degrees on an instant read thermometer.



  1. I'm always in the mood for a good loaf of bread. Sounds healthy and yummy.

  2. The aroma of fresh bread baking makes any day better, guaranteed.

  3. Yup, fall is when I get on a fresh bread kick too. Perfect flavors for fall, too.

  4. Oh this looks really good. I've been looking for a hearty bread to make now that fall has arrived. This is going on my to make list!

  5. Cindy has great recipes and this bread is no exception. My fear of working with yeast has prevented me from baking bread, but DANG, this looks delicious!

    1. Don't be afraid. It was pretty easy.

  6. We will just love your Honey Oat Bread! It's fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  7. I love homemade bread. I used to make it all the time but I'm a bit out of the habit at the moment.

  8. This is one of my favorite bread recipes. Thanks so much for trying it, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  9. Nothing better than homemade bread!! Visiting from SRC B!

  10. I am a total pushover for homemade bread! I bake bread all the time, and this one is going on my recipe list! Thanks for a great recipe :) Fun to be in SRC B with you!

  11. I'm baking challenged, but it looks like you did a great job.

  12. I prefer to make bread than to buy it. This looks like a great one to use for the kids lunches.



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