Honey Oat Bread

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Honey oat bread is a lightly sweet and oh-so-comforting loaf of bread perfect for toast and sandwiches.

This honey oatmeal bread recipe has just a few very simple ingredients that combine delightfully for a creamy textured, rich homemade loaf.

Simple Ingredients

The best breads are always the simplest ingredients. There’s nothing fancy here and yet the way the combine results in a silky, creamy texture.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Because the ingredients are so simple and there’s no fancy techniques involved, this is a perfect loaf for beginner bread bakers. It’s just a little different flavor but still a very basic bread.

Type of Oats

The recipe calls for rolled oats. This results in a creamy texture but some whole oat shape will remain for extra texture and beauty.

Slices of honey oat bread on a white plate sitting in front of the remaining loaf on a napkin.

Instant oats will not retain the texture but they could be substituted.

I did not test Irish oats in the recipe and I feel like they would be too thick and unable to give the creamy texture without cooking them some first.

Amount of Honey

There’s only 1/4 cup of honey in the recipe as written. This results in a very light honey flavor and just a hint of sweetness.

One could add more honey for a sweeter bread. You may need to add more flour, however, as you knead.

A loaf of honey oat bread on a brown and white napkin with a wooden honey dipper sitting in front of them.

Freeze Extras

This recipe results in two approximately 1 pound loaves. Eat one and freeze the other.

Simply place cooked and cooled loaves into airtight bags and freeze.

Alternatively, slice the bread and freeze slices in airtight bags. Freezing slices allows you to just grab what you need instead of an entire loaf at one time.

Use up within 6 months for best flavor and to prevent freezer burn

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A loaf of honey oat bread on a brown and white napkin with a wooden honey dipper sitting in front of them.

Honey Oat Bread

Yield: 2 Loaves
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Lightly sweet with a chewy texture honey oat bread is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/4 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 teaspoons Dry, Active Yeast
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, boiling water, honey, butter, and salt. Set aside to cool to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once the oats have cooled, combine the yeast and water in a cup. Let sit until foamy about 10 minutes.
  3. Add yeast mixture and 1 cup of flour to the oats and stir well. Continue adding flour until a soft dough begins to form.
  4. Turn out to a floured board and knead until soft and elastic.
  5. Place in an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch down the dough and divide in half. Knead slightly and form into loaves.
  7. Place the dough into greased loaf pans.
  8. Allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Bake the loaves in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden and sound hollow when tapped with a knuckle.
  11. Remove from pans immediately and cool completely on wire racks before slicing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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