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Oatmeal Yeast Bread

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been handed down for four generations. Whenever I make this, it takes me back to when I was a young girl on Grandpa's farm. We loved to toast it and smother it with honey."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside. In another bowl, stir boiling water and shortening until shortening is melted. Add honey; cool to 110 degrees F-115 degrees F. Add eggs, oats, salt and shortening mixture to yeast mixture. Add 3 cups flour; stir until smooth. Stir in enough of the flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape each portion into a loaf. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3 -in. loaf pans. Prick tops with a fork. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove form pans to cool on wire racks.

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I used half cup corn oil instead of shortening. Then had to use warm water instead of boiling. These were the only changes I made. Lovely texture and a change from the usual plain bread. Family...

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I made this to have on hand for sandwiches. I followed the recipe all the way through and in the end just didn't care for it. There was just something about the texture I didn't care for. I gave...

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I used half cup corn oil instead of shortening. Then had to use warm water instead of boiling. These were the only changes I made. Lovely texture and a change from the usual plain bread. Family...

It ended up okay, but I had to make several changes to the recipe... First, the yeast wouldn't proof so I added a tbsp of sugar to the yeast/water mixture to help it out. Also, after the 6 cups ...

This was terrific and will become a repeat recipe for sure! Don't change a thing...you can totally taste the honey!

Very nice bread. I used my breadmaker to make the dough, so I didn't bother with the boiling water and all the proofing. I halved the recipe, which meant I had to add about 1/4 c more flour si...

This is a nice bread, but it doesn't have the texture I thought it would. It really has a more biscuit like texture than a soft bread texture, but the taste is really good. Next time I make this...

This was a great recipe. Very soft bread that I will be making again.

This is a great recipe! Depending on the texture and flavor I want I sometimes exchange one or two cups of all purpose or bread (depending on what I have) for whole wheat. Then I sprinkle rolled...

This bread is fantastic! Last night I had a party full of teenagers, instead of the usual snacks, I put a fresh, hot loaf on a platter and let them pull of pieces. It was a hit and everyone love...

I love this bread. I wasn't sure what the texture would be like with the oatmeal, but it has a very smooth texture. I followed the recipe with the exception of using shortening instead of butt...