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Honey Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

Are you looking for the perfect, healthy sandwich loaf recipe? You just found it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey oat bread, oatmeal bread, whole wheat oatmeal bread
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Equipment

  • stand mixer, baking pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour I used a spelt flour, but you can use any whole wheat flour you prefer- red winter wheat, white winter wheat, einkorn, etc.
  • 1 1/2-1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons milk for egg wash

Instructions

  • Heat milk to just under a boiling point, this is called scalding. Place oats, butter, and honey in a small bowl. Pour the milk over this and mix. Set it aside at least 30 minutes until it has cooled to about 100 degrees. This is important. It needs to be cool enough it won't kill the yeast.
    Add mixture to your stand mixer. Then add in the remaining ingredients. Mix on medium speed for about 6 minutes.
    Cover and allow it to rise until doubled.
    Shape your bread as desired. I did the braided loaf. To do this, divide your dough into 3 sections. Roll each section into a 14-16 inch snake. Braid the 3 strands together and place in a buttered bread pan.
    Cover and allow the bread to rise again.
    At the end of the rise, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine your egg and milk for the egg wash. Brush across the top, making sure to brush gently and not collapse the bread. Place the loaf in the oven.
    Bake for about 40 minutes. To know when it is done, we will check for a few things. Color- you will want it to be a beautiful golden brown. Then, temp, t should be about 185-190 degrees.
    Remove the loaf from the oven.
    Allow it to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Then, carefully turn out onto your cooling rack. You can slice into this right away, or give it about 10 minutes to fully set. You cannot go wrong either way!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!