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Batterway Oatmeal Bread

A fluffy and tender no knead bread that both bread-baking beginners and aficionados will adore. Molasses and oats add rich, complex flavor.  ~Erin C


This recipe is featured at The Law Student's Wife.

Average: 5 (5 votes)
This recipe makes 1 loaf
Bread Flour2+3/4 cups
Quick rolled Oats1/2 cup
Salt2 tsp
Shortening, soft3 TBSP
Water1 cup
Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp
Egg, room temperature1
Light Molasses3 TBSP

Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.


Measure the first 4 ingredients into a bowl; blend. Set aside. Pour the water into a mixing bowl; add the yeast. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Add the egg, molasses, and 1/2 the flour-mixture. Beat 2 minutes with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. STOP MIXER. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again with a spoon until smooth...1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Scrape down batter from sides of bowl. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled...30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile grease one 5x9 OR 4-1/2 x 8-1/2 -inch loaf pan.


Beat down raised batter in about 25 strokes. This is a thick, somewhat sticky batter; spread evenly in the pan. Tap pan on table to settle the batter. Let rise only until edges of batter come to within 1-inch of tops of large pan or reach top of smaller pan...about 30 minutes. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until well browned on sides and top, in preheated 375°F oven. Remove from pans and cool on racks. Brush with butter.


*You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast OR 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.



This bread is a joy! It's easy to make and has a fluffy texture and great flavor. Makes lovely toast too. Followed the recipe exactly--it's a keeper.

Great bread!


I used 1 tbsp of sugar instead of the molasses & substituted granola for the oatmeal. It made a wonderful, slightly sweet bread.

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