If you're looking for homemade bread with a lot of body, and a touch of sweetness, then this Oatmeal Honey Bread with Sunflower Seeds is just the ticket!
Making homemade bread may be easier than you think. So you'd better get ready for more than a few compliments!
With nothing more than a few bowls, some simple ingredients, and some hand stirring and kneading, this delicious oatmeal honey bread can be on your dinner table tonight.
The ingredient list:
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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Cooking Spray
- Plastic Wrap
- 2 Loaf Pans
- 2 Large Bowls
- 1 Small Bowl
- Pastry Brush
- Wooden Spoon or Spatula
Why this recipe works:
What I love about this bread (besides the taste) is the texture. It's firm enough to be sliced thin for sandwiches, and it's hearty flavor lends itself to be dipped and dunked in soups and sauces.
It will hold its own when it comes to standing up against big, bold flavors. It's by far one of our family's favorite bread, and I know it will become one of yours too.
How long will this oatmeal honey bread recipe take from start to finish?
With two rise times (each approximately 60 minutes), and approximately 30 minutes of bake time, and approximately 20 minutes of prep, this recipe will take roughly 2½ - 3 hours time.
Add to that an additional 30 minutes of cooling time and you're looking at 3½ hours from start to dinner.
What if I'm not a fan of sunflower seeds?
No problem. Leave them out!
Can this bread be frozen after baking?
Yes!! Since this recipe makes two loaves, why not eat one now and freeze one for later?
OR, give away a loaf or two as gifts. The recipients will love you for it!
To freeze; wrap the bread several times in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.
Additional homemade savory bread recipes:
*English Muffin Bread (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Japanese Milk Bread from Caroline's Cooking
*Onion Rye Bread with Dill (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Homemade Pretzel Bread from Joy Food Sunshine
*Italian Herb Quick Bread (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
*Quick and Easy Cheese Bread from Retro Housewife Goes Green
*Oatmeal Honey Bread with Sunflower Seeds (pictured below) You are here!
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Printable Recipe Card
Oatmeal Honey Bread with Sunflower Seeds
- 1 cup oats I used quick cooking
- ½ cup raw honey but regular honey can be used
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
- ½ cup warm water 110-115 degrees F
- ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
- 5½ - 6 cups all purpose flour divided (plus additional for dusting)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds shelled
- additional honey for brushing on the tops of loaves
- additional oats for sprinkling on the tops of loaves
- cooking spray
- plastic wrap
- 2 loaf pans 9" x 5"
- 2 large bowls
- 1 small bowl
- wooden spoon or spatula
- Place the oats and ½ cup honey in a large bowl.
- Stir in the boiling water until the honey dissolves.
- Add the butter and salt into the honey/oat mixture and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile dissolve the yeast in a small bowl. Add the granulated sugar. Allow the yeast to sit and get foamy (approximately 5 minutes).
- Stir the yeast mixture into the oat mixture.
- Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour to the oat mixture and stir well to combine.
- Stir in an additional 2-3 cups of flour until the mixture becomes thick and sticky.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
- Sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top of the dough along with an approximate ½ cup of flour. Knead the dough by hand until it becomes soft and no longer sticky, adding additional flour as needed.
- Place the dough into a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft free place for approximately 1 hour (or until doubled in size).
- Prepare the loaf pans by spraying with cooking spray. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough equally in half.
- Press each half evenly into the prepared loaf pans.
- Allow the loaves to rise again for approximately 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Bake the loaves in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden in color and sounds hollow when tapped.
- Place the loaves on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Turn the dough out from the pans and brush the tops of each loaf liberally with honey, and a light sprinkling of oats.
- Cool completely before slicing.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's honey oat bread recipe as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!!