Molasses Oatmeal Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 45m
Ready In

"This is a dark chewy loaf that is great for toasting!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (879.7 g)
  • Calories 2088
  • Total Fat - 15.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 2431.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 430.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20 g
  • Sugars - 91 g
  • Protein - 54.4 g
  • Calcium - 285.2 mg
  • Iron - 12.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, pour boiling water over oats and let stand for about 1/2 hour.

Step 2

Sprinkle yeast and 1 tsp sugar into warm water; let stand 10 minutes and stir.

Step 3

Add molasses, sugar, salt and butter to the cooled oatmeal; blend well.

Step 4

Stir in dissolved yeast.

Step 5

Add enough flour to make a soft dough.

Step 6

Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic; about 10 minutes.

Step 7

Place in greased bowl; turn to grease top.

Step 8

Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place until double; about 1 hour.

Step 9

Punch down and knead lightly for 2 minutes.

Step 10

Divide dough in half and shape into loaves; place in greased pans.

Step 11

Cover and let rise until double.

Step 12

Bake at 400F for 45 - 55 minutes.

Step 13

Note * If bread darkens too much for your liking while baking - cover with a piece of tin foil, shiny side up; this will keep it from darkening any further.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Wonderful hearty bread. I used half white and half whole wheat bread and it tastes great. I made 3 loaves (1 regular size, 1 medium and 1 mini loaves). Very good bread which we enjoyed!


review by:
(29 May 2021)


I also halved the recipe for one loaf. Great, hearty bread. Went really well with a pureed carrot soup. I also experimented a bit. I had some rye flakes, which looks like oats but a little stronger flavor. Worked great.


review by:
(15 May 2017)


I halved this recipe for one loaf and it turned out beautifully. Great tasting toasted or not!! Thanks for sharing this with us here. Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(10 Nov 2012)

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