Granny's best bread recipe, ever! Try it for yourself!

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl pour the boiling water over the rolled oats. Add the scalded milk and stir. Pour in the oil and molasses. Stir well.

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  • In a separate bowl mix the sugar with the yeast and 1 cup of the flour. When the oatmeal mixture has cooled to lukewarm add the yeast-flour mixture. Stir in the salt and remaining 5 cups of flour. Knead dough for 6 to 8 minutes. Place the dough in a covered greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Punch the dough down. Knead for 2 minutes. Divide dough into two pieces and place into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Cover pans and let rise until almost doubled in size.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour, or until nicely browned. Let the loaves cool on a rack. Remove loaves from pan; wrap well and store in a cool spot.

Nutrition Facts

151.4 calories; 3.7 g protein; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 0.8 mg cholesterol; 239.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
I LOVED it! But I love Molasses. I used applesauce instead of oil splenda instead of sugar and whole wheat flour. Excellent Recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/11/2007
This bread was a deep disappointment. I love oatmeal bread and expected the wonderful taste of oatmeal to shine in this recipe. However the major flavor is the molasses. I followed the recipe exactly and was a little worried about the amount of molasses but I read all the shining reviews I thought I would take a chance. Sorry but this bread should maybe be named "Molasses Oatmeal" bread. In other words molasses bread made with oatmeal. Sorry! Read More
(10)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
I LOVED it! But I love Molasses. I used applesauce instead of oil splenda instead of sugar and whole wheat flour. Excellent Recipe!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
I LOVED it! But I love Molasses. I used applesauce instead of oil splenda instead of sugar and whole wheat flour. Excellent Recipe!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
This is great oatmeal bread. I like it even better when using mostly honey instead of other sweeteners. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/11/2007
This bread was a deep disappointment. I love oatmeal bread and expected the wonderful taste of oatmeal to shine in this recipe. However the major flavor is the molasses. I followed the recipe exactly and was a little worried about the amount of molasses but I read all the shining reviews I thought I would take a chance. Sorry but this bread should maybe be named "Molasses Oatmeal" bread. In other words molasses bread made with oatmeal. Sorry! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2011
Smells amazing while baking! I mix/bake bread at work all day so at home I cheat and use my Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook for bread. I mixed it for four minutes on medium low instead of hand kneading. Left the ingredients in tact as I always do when making a recipe for the first time. I did however do a third rising as I usually do with most breads. But my second batch! WOW! Wanted to experiment so I added half a cup of raisins 1/2 cup light brown sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Best cinnamon raisin bread I have made. Sprinkled some oats and sugar on top as well for presentation (and the sugar makes a nice crispness on top.) Thank you! Excellent bread recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
This is a very good recipe tho I do agree with other reviewers that it is TOO much molasses. I cut the amount of molasses down to a little less than half substituted honey for the remaining amount and then cut the sugar down to 1 tablespoon. I also found that the bread/buns dry out very fast so I doubled the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
Granny knows best this bread is great. I thought my arms would die before it was kneaded though! I added 2 beaten eggs to the batter and reduced the milk to 1/2 cup to compensate. The molasses flavor is terrific and the texture of the bread is chewy and tender. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2007
Now this is good oatmeal bread! My last one was a disaster. TIP: Sprinkle oatmeal on top before baking it looks really pretty and authentic! I followed the recipe exactly except for using reduced fat milk and quick cooking oats and that made no difference at all. The dough was very sticky so I think that it wouldn't hurt if you added extra oatmeal. I also want to try it with the addition of eggs as well as well as adding ginger and cinnamon. I even had the idea that it would be good if I used orange or apple juice in place of the water with the sugar omiited. Granted I haven't tried any of these variations yet but I can't wait to!:D Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2007
I was alitle short on molasses so I used some honey as well. I'm glad I did. I'm afraid it would have been to strong of molasses flavor if I had used the full amount. I also had to use about an extra cup of flour and it was still very sticky. It did make a nice moist bread though! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
Excellent taste excellent texture - I made this in my Bosch and it was easy! Read More
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