Honey Wheat Oat Bread #BreadBakers

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This month the Bread Bakers are baking up breads with oats!  These breads can be sweet or savory but must contain some kind of oats!   My first thought was to make a sweet bread but then I remembered I had just made a brown butter banana oat brown a few weeks ago.  While it was amazing, I didn’t want to repeat myself so soon.  That left a savory oat bread.

Tasty Honey Wheat Oat Bread is slightly sweet and has a lot of texture.

Now I can honestly tell you that I don’t think I’ve ever made a savory bread using oats before.  I searched through a few of my bread books and online and came up with a few I thought were promising.  I finally settled on taking one recipe and adding my own flair to it.  The resulting bread is a honey wheat oat bread.

Honey Wheat Oat Bread

The honey wheat oat bread starts with a base of wheat flour, all purpose flour, and oats.   Then we add in some honey and molasses both for sweetness and to give the bread some color.   Then a bit of cocoa and sea salt are added in for a more complex flavor.

I wasn’t quite sure what the bread would taste like but it sure smelled good as it was rising.  The color wasn’t as dark as I thought it was going to get, but it looked like a nice wheat loaf.   Coming out of the oven it looked delicious.

Honey Wheat Oat Bread

The flavor of the bread was wheat and slightly sweet from the honey and molasses, but it also had a different texture, probably from the oats.   I found it to be really tasty with a slab of butter in the morning or with a little bit of jam for a snack.

Tasty Honey Wheat Oat Bread is slightly sweet and has a lot of texture.

Honey Wheat Oat Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A light wheat bread that is slightly sweet and has a bit more texture thanks to the help of oats.


  • 1 1/4 c. warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 c. wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 pk. active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • rolled oats for topping


  1. Combine the water, oil, molasses, and honey in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.
  2. Add in the wheat flour and oats and stir well.
  3. Stir in the cocoa, yeast, and salt. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and rest.
  4. Stir in the all purpose flour and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Dust a work space with flour, turn out the dough, and knead it for 5 minutes, adding flour as needed so it isn't sticky.
  6. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Place the dough in the pan, turn once to coat with oil, and cover. Allow the dough to rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  7. After an hour punch he dough down and shape into a loaf. Spray a loaf pan and place the loaf inside. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven, cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


Recipe adapted fromI Heart Eating

Tasty Honey Wheat Oat Bread is slightly sweet and has a lot of texture.

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  1. That’s what I love most about these challenges, the experimentation. And I get all happy dance-y when it turns out great, like your beautiful honey wheat oat loaf did. Nice job, Heather!

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