Molasses Oatmeal Bread is a hearty (and heart healthy!) bread that is easy and delicious! We love it toasted and spread with homemade jam. So good! Molasses adds a rich flavor and beautiful color.
Molasses Oatmeal Bread
2 T. instant dry yeast (my favorite brand is SAF)
1/2 C. warm water
Dissolve yeast in water and set aside
In large bowl (or mixer bowl if you have one that will do bread), put:
2 C. quick rolled oats
2 T. oil
2 C. boiling water
Stir and let sit about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.
Stir dissolved yeast, 1/2 C. molasses, and 4 tsp. salt into the oatmeal mixture.
Add about 3 cups of flour and mix well. Stir in 2-3 cups more flour until you have a firm dough that you can knead.
Knead 5 minutes by hand or with mixer. Place in a greased bowl, being sure to grease the top as well. Cover and let rise until double. About 45 minutes to an hour depending on how warm your room is.
Punch down dough. Divide into 2 pieces. Grease 2 loaf pans. Shape each piece of dough and place into pan. Let rise until double - 45 minutes to an hour.
1 egg white
1 T. water
Brush the tops of each loaf with this and then sprinkle each loaf with about 1 T. of dry oats.
Bake at 400 degrees for 35 -40 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and store in a plastic bag until ready to use.