Oatmeal Molasses Bread II

Oatmeal Molasses Bread II

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 33 mins
  • Yield: 2loaves
  • About This Recipe

    “Wonderful, aromatic bread. Ideal for serving with “plainer” main meals, or for use in bread pudding or french toast. Just let it dry a bit before using it in your recipe.”


  • 2cupsboiling water
  • 1cupoatmeal( NOT INSTANT)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonsbutter
  • 1tablespoondry yeast( 2 packages)
  • 1/2 cuplukewarm water( blood warm)
  • 1/2 cupblackstrap molasses( ideal, but substitute if necessary)
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 4 1/2-5cupsflour
  • Directions

  • In a large bowl, pour boiling water over butter and oatmeal.
  • Let stand 30 minutes In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water and let stand until the yeast dissolves and gets foamy.
  • In either the large bowl (if doing by hand) or in a mixer bowl, combine the oatmeal, yeast, molasses, and salt.
  • Mix, adding 1 cup of flour at a time until JUST kneadable.
  • This dough is sticky, do not add too much flour!
  • Turn onto a floured surface (or add dough hook to machine) and knead about 8 minutes, using as little flour as you can and still knead it.
  • Form dough into a ball, and place in an oiled bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a cloth and let rise 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down and cut into half.
  • Shape into loaves, or circles or any other shape you desire.
  • Cover again and let rise for 40 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes .
  • VERY IMPORTANT: When baking in anytype of pan, grease them well.
  • This bread will stick in a BIG way if the pans are ungreased.
  • Reviews

  • “I found it pretty good. I saved some dough to make fried bread to dip in syrup and it was delicious. Too bad my family didn’t like it.”