So I know that most of us have heard the “cut back on carbs” commands to eat healthy and lose weight. But let’s be honest… there is NO way I can part with bread. It is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of warm chicken noodle soup, the solution to a plate of pasta with a delicious red sauce begging to be mopped up, or a soft buttery place for your fried eggs to land on before being devoured.
My good friend Laura shared this recipe with me this summer. I was obsessed with it while visiting her and her husband in North Carolina. And the obsession has continued until now. It’s super simple to make, smells heavenly coming out of the oven, and is perfect for eating with any meal (or as a snack if you’re like me!). Thank you Laura for sharing this amazing recipe!
Honey Oatmeal Bread (makes 2 Loaves)
- 5-6 Cups flour
- 2 packages of dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 egg white
- Place the flour (about 4-5 cups), the oats, salt, and yeast in the bowl of a mixer. Combine the honey, water, butter in a saucepan until it is about 125 degrees F.
- Once the liquids are completely melted slowly (and carefully!) add them to the dry mixture. Mix all together one minute.
- Add the eggs and mix one more minute.
- Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough clings to the dough hook and cleans off the side of the bowl. Knead for two more minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about an hour).
- Divide the dough into 2 loaves and put it on a greased sheet (or bread pans), cover, and allow to rise to double the size (another hour).
- Combine the water and egg white in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the loaves with the egg wash and then sprinkle with some oatmeal.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes until golden!
- If you’re feeling adventurous… try adding some raisins (about a cup should do the trick!)
Let me know what you think!