Renae Diggles

September 6, 2022

Homemade Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Renae Diggles

September 6, 2022

Oats are so healthy and packed with texture. They’re high in fibre and really good for you. You can’t go past a hearty, homemade oatmeal bread, made with rolled oats, wholemeal flour, and brown sugar. Oats are not only good for you. They’re also packed with flavour and moisture to keep your bread tender.

Homemade oatmeal bread tastes great with sandwiches for lunch, and it keeps for longer than a lot of store-bought breads. As it gets a couple of days old, it’s delicious toasted too. The recipe below makes two loaves of fresh bread. You can make it ahead of your busy week, and freeze it to enjoy when you’re ready.

Oatmeal bread

Homemade Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Homemade Oatmeal Bread Recipe, with rolled oats and wholemeal flour. Everything tastes better homemade. Plus you can freeze it ahead of time.
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Servings 24 slices
Calories 241 kcal


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter or olive oil
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar well packed
  • tsp Table salt
  • 1 tbsp Dry yeast
  • ¼ cup Lukewarm water
  • 2 cups Rolled oats
  • 5 - 6 cups All-purpose flour


  • Heat milk and stir in butter or oil, sugar, and salt. Stir, then allow to cool until lukewarm.
  • Add yeast to lukewarm water, whisk and allow to froth.
  • Stir yeast into the milk mixture. Then add oats, stir and allow to soak for 1 hour.
  • Add flour, ½ cup at a time, beating well until ready to knead/
  • Turn dough out and knead for approximately 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Or let the stand mixer with a dough hook do the hard work for you.
  • Allow to rise for approximately 2 hours. Rise this dough twice.
  • After the second rise, pre-heat a conventional oven to 200°c or fan-forced to 180°c.
  • Shape the dough and allow to prove for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until done.


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
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Choosing The Right Flour

we always like to choose flour that is higher in fibre, which is why we’ve opted for wholemeal. But, if you really don’t love wholemeal bread, you could try using half white, and half wholemeal flour. Or, there are some brands that contain added fibre to them. Additionally, we like to buy really good quality flour. Do your google search online to find the best flour available in-store.

How to Make a Golden Crust

For a golden brown crust, you can use an egg wash. this will also help oats to stick to the top of the bread. While you can spray water breads such as baguettes with water to help form the crust, this is a moist bread, and it won’t work well with it.

Tips and Swaps

You can add just about anything to this bread for added texture, nutrients and flavours. We often add cranberries and nuts. If you have a sweet tooth, dark chocolate chips work well too. Make sure you add these after the rise and gently knead them into the dough. And, if you have a bread machine, it will do it for you.

Furthermore, for those who don’t want to add sugar, honey brings a lovely sweetness to the recipe and works very well with the other flavours.

The homemade bread recipe makes 2 loaves of bread, so be sure to halve the dough before the first rise.

Finally, if you’re ever freezing homemade bread, allow it to cool completely before you bag it and put it into the freezer. If stored in the freezer correctly, oatmeal bread lasts up to 3 months. And, when you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw on the bench just like you would with store-bought bread.

If you’re looking for further inspiration, consider trying our French Baguette Recipe, or our tasty homemade Rye Bread Recipe.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Nutritional values are a guide and may vary depending on the quantities & brands used.

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