Oatmeal Molasses Bread
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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
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 1735kcal
Author: Tornadough Alli


  • 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%