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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Brown Bread

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Rich, dense, sweet -- enough said. Such a good toast bread!"
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2 h 40 m servings 91
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 loaves)


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  1. Pour boiling water over oats in a large bowl; let soften, about 1 hour. Add molasses, butter, and yeast; mix well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until dough sticks together. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  2. Butter two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  3. Punch down dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into 2 balls and let rest for 10 minutes. Form balls into loaves and place into the prepared pans. Cover loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake loaves in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 91 calories; 6.1 8.7 0.9 15 336 Full nutrition

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Not a fan. This bread came out super dense. The flavor was ok, but it was so dense that if you didn't toast it, you were eating a brick.

Turned out great. What I did differently was substitute 2 cups of bread flour with whole wheat and I did knead bread in mixer on dough hook and then by hand as I felt mixer was getting too much ...

I was in a bread making mood today, so after making a French baguette, i decided to try this recipe. I did cut the recipe in half to make 1 loaf--I love being able to do that by changing the se...

Delicious bread! Not overly sweet, but it has a nice "dark" flavor due to the molasses. I used milk instead of water, and a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flour. I also halved the recipe to ...

Made it according to recipe and it was fabulous!