Honey Oat Bread is the perfect bread to make for your breakfast toast! It's sweet, soft, and easy to make! Give this recipe a try, you'll be making this one over and over!
Honey Oat Bread is a bread that you will LOVE! Everyone is talking about Healthy January and writing down their goals for the year. What better way to start the year off with learning a fun and yummy bread recipe? This Honey Oat Bread is a great way to get started with your New Year's baking resolutions. It's slightly sweet, contains only a few ingredients, and doesn't require any special techniques. Best of all, the end result is a light and fluffy crumb that will pair perfectly with just about anything. Eat this bread as a sandwich, with simply butter, or enjoy it by itself! Any way that you like works just fine!
Honey Oat Bread
So, funny story about this recipe. I started developing this recipe back in the Fall. I made this on a whim, posted the reel to social media, and never posted the recipe. Why, you may ask? Because when I baked it, it kept overflowing in the pan. I was so frustrated because it tasted SO good, but was just not structurally sound.
As you know, I want to always make sure that my recipes are fairly (emphasis on fairly) simple, if not SUPER simple. I didn't want to post a recipe that tasted good but wasn't presentable. So, I decided yesterday that I would give this recipe another try. Shocker! It was successful. I sliced it, ate it by itself and then as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then, my Husband tried it. He loved it too!
what did I do differently?
So, I'm glad that you asked. The first time I made this Honey Oat Bread, it tasted so good, but it overflowed in the pan and was misshapen. The second time? I burned it because I wasn't paying attention. The third time? Ugh. The third time, I scaled down the amount of flour too much and it was too small for the pan and the shape just wasn't there. As you can see, I had my fair share of frustration. So, after the third attempt, I decided to give it a rest.
Fast forward about 4 months later (to yesterday), I decided to give it another go. However, this time, I used a dutch oven as opposed to a loaf pan. Again, the taste was there. Soft, fluffy, delicious - amazing! This was my test run (again) and I was very happy with it. So, I decided to attempt the loaf again. It worked! What did I do differently? I simply scaled the ingredients back and gave my dough more time to rest and rise appropriately. That way, when it was time to bake, everything came worked out!
what is honey oat bread?
Honey Oat Bread is a bread that is comprised of honey, whole/rolled oats, water, yeast, a little salt and flour. All of these ingredients come together and make a bread that's slightly sweet and fluffy. The texture is airy and soft with a pillowy outer shell. To get the oats to stick to the outside of the bread, simply brush with honey prior to baking and sprinkle the whole rolled oats on top.
how many slices are in one loaf?
This recipe yields about 12 slices. Of course, this is depending on how big or small you slice the loaf/bread. I like my bread slices a bit thicker, so I cut them accordingly. Typically, I eat this bread as toast with a little butter for breakfast with my morning coffee. But! This bread also makes an exceptional ham sandwich and can be eaten with savory foods as well for a delicious sweet and savory vibe.
is homemade bread healthier than store brought?
To answer simply - YES!!! Store brought bread can contain a lot of preservatives and fillers like high fructose corn syrup and calcium propionate etc. When you make your own bread, you control exactly what goes into the bread. Making it yourself and in your own kitchen also yields a more flavorful bread! There's something really cool about making your own bread from scratch. Knowing exactly what you're eating and exactly where each of the ingredients came from always gives me such satisfaction. So, give this recipe a try. You'll love it because homemade bread is so much better!
how long will this honey oat bread keep?
If you haven't eaten it all immediately fresh out of the oven, this bread will keep for up to 5-7 days. It should be stored in a bread box or in an airtight container. You can also freeze this bread for up to three months. When it's time to use the bread, simply toast in the oven or in a toaster right out of the freezer. IF you allow it to defrost, the bread will become soggy. Yikes! Besides, toasted bread is always yummy anyway. Just my biased opinion! 🙂
do I have to use rolled oats honey oat bread? Can I use instant oats?
You should definitely use rolled oats. They're healthier and bake better in the bread. The instant oats tend to blend into the flour and don't have a distinct texture. The rolled oats give the bread the texture and create the yummy chewiness! So, I have to 100% recommend rolled oats.