Oatmeal Molasses Bread
A pillowy soft and sweet oatmeal molasses bread that bakes up brown with a crispy crust and fluffy center.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 2 loaves
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/4 cup butter melted and divided
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 4 1/2 cup flour
In large bowl add your water, honey and yeast and let sit for the yeast to proof (about 10 minutes).
When bubbly add 2 Tbs butter, sugar, salt, egg and molasses and mix well.
Stir in about 3 1/2 cups of your flour and oatmeal and stir until dough pulls away from sides of bowl (you can also use a stand mixer with a dough hook).
Sprinkle a flat surface with more flour and turn out dough onto it.
Knead dough until a soft ball forms, adding more flour (I ended up adding 4 1/2 cups) throughout the process.
Once soft and no longer sticky, spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough into bowl turning over once to coat.
Place in a warm, draft free spot and cover with a dish towel. We like to turn the oven onto warm and turn off before placing the dough inside and leaving the oven light on.
Let dough rise until it's doubled in size about 1-2 hours.
Once risen remove dough and turn out onto a clean surface.
Split dough into to two sections. If you are wanting to make bread loaves, shape each section into a log and place into 2 9"x5" bread loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray.
If you are wanting to make rolls, cut dough into about 24 separate pieces and shape into balls ad place into 2 11"x7" baking dishes, sprinkle with additional oatmeal at this time.
Cover your dough again and let rice one more time until doubled in size.
Once risen again, preheat your oven to 350.
Fill 2 dishes with water about half way up the sides and place your pans inside them for a water bath.
Place into oven and bake for about 50 minutes or until golden.
Once baked, remove from oven and immediately brush with remaining butter. Slice and serve!
Calories: 1735kcal | Carbohydrates: 325g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 2611mg | Potassium: 1711mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 16.6% | Calcium: 27.1% | Iron: 106.3%