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Molasses Oatmeal Bread

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My mom is a wonderful cook. She makes perfectly comforting and easy recipes and is always willing to share them. This molasses oatmeal bread recipe is another of my Mom’s and it is so yummy. When I was younger I would smell the oatmeal bread cooking and hover around the kitchen until it came out of the oven. Then we would slice off a thick, warm piece of bread, add a little butter and honey and chow down.
Molasses Oatmeal Bread, or in other words, the bread that will change your life. ohsweetbasil.com
There may not be anything better than fresh, warm bread out of the oven. It’s so so good, but many will never know the joy of fresh bread as it makes them so nervous to make it.
Our family loves this easy homemade molasses oatmeal bread recipe ohsweetbasil.com
That’s just silliness. Bread making is actually really easy and I never like that people make it such a big deal. Especially this one, put it all into the KitchenAid mixer and let it whirl. The only thing you’ll have to do is knead it and who doesn’t need a little dough therapy punching every now and again?
Our family loves this easy homemade molasses oatmeal bread recipe ohsweetbasil.com
Cade and I can’t help ourselves,whenever this bread comes out of the oven. We just have to slice off a piece and eat it warm. It’s irresistible. But right after that we hurry to wrap it tightly in saran wrap which keeps the bread soft all week long. It’s the best way to do it.

What Is Molasses?

Molasses is a thick, brown syrup that is made from sugar during the refining process.

What Can You Substitute For Molasses?

To substitute 1 cup of molasses, use 1 cup dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.

Is Oatmeal Good For The Heart?

Studies also have shown that oatmeal has some heart-healthy benefits.

Water soluble fiber in oatmeal helps reduce the amount of bad cholesterol circulating in blood.

Molasses Oatmeal Bread

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Molasses Oatmeal Bread

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Prep Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 32
There may not be anything better than fresh, warm bread out of the oven. It's so so good,


  • 1 Cup Oatmeal
  • 2 Cups Water Boiling
  • 1 pkg Yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water Warm
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses 1/3 cup honey if you can't get molasses
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or Oil
  • 4-5 Cups Flour


  • Place the oats in a large bowl and pour boiling water over the top.
  • Let stand 15 minutes or until luke warm.
  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/4 Cup warm water.
  • Add molasses, salt, and butter or veggie oil.
  • Stir to combine then stir in the oatmeal mixture.
  • Work in the flour until the dough just comes together.
  • Place on a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Let rise, covered with a towel until doubled (usually about an hour), punch down and form into two loaves and place in two 9x5 bread pans.
  • Let rise until doubled again with a towel gently over the bread pans.
  • Bake at 375 for 40-45 min or until done.
  • You can usually lightly tap the top and the bread should be sounding hollow when it's done.


bread should be stored at room temperature
Nutrition Facts
Molasses Oatmeal Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I followed this recipe to the “T”. For some reason the bread sunk during bake and it’s a weird spongy texture. It tastes great, but I’m bummed it’s flat and spongy. So my fault or the yeast? Under proved or Over proved? Too much kneading or not enough? It’s so frustrating sometimes. Lol.

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    • Hi Petra! I’m so sorry for the frustration but happy you liked the flavor! It definitely sounds like a problem with the yeast. It could be bad or even if it was even slightly under measured or over measured. Bread can also collapse if it rises too long. Yeast bread can be so temperamental.

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  • what I asked for was a oatmeal bread with no wheat at the end it calls for flour what kind of flour ?

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    • Just all purpose flour. We don’t have a recipe for an all oatmeal bread. Sorry about that!

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  • I’ve had this bookmarked forever and wan to make it, finally! Does it make one loaf or two? The recipe states to “form into loaves”. Is it one or two? Also, do you use a loaf pan to bake the bread?

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    • Hi Linda, thank you for checking. I’ve updated the recipe, it’s two loaves so use 2 9×5 loaf pans. 🙂

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  • How much butter in the recipe?

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    • Oh, ELiza, thanks for writing. When I transferred the recipe it deleted the 1 tablespoon of butter. It’s updated now!

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  • This might sound silly, but the oatmeal seems to be abandoned. Either I misread (highly likely) of there are no instructions for incorporating into the rest of the recipe. Please help!

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    • Maggie, I’m so glad you wrote! Last night I put the recipe in a new plugin and it ate a line. I’ve added it back, but after you add in the molasses with the yeast mixture you stir in the oats. Thank you for letting me know!

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  • Hi this Sounds Really Good, but Was Wondering You Said You Use 5 1/2 Cups of Flour but Your Measurements Say- 5 1/2 Cups Flour (We do 2 1/2 Cups Wheat and 2 Cups White) WHICH ONLY EQUAL 4 1/2 –



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    • Hi Susan, for some reason I often only end up needing 4 1/2 cups but I keep a little extra of either flour out just in case the dough is too sticky. 🙂

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  • Carrian, can this be made in a bread machine, if so what would be the best way?
    Thank you so much for a speedy reply,I really want to make this “scrumptious” bread, but am not able to use my hands for kneading.
    God bless you.

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  • I made this yesterday and I LOVE IT! So delicious! Even makes great sandwich bread. It holds together better than whole wheat bread. thanks!

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  • Hey Leslie, it just makes one loaf and it's just a regular loaf pan, though you can stick it in the smaller bread loaf pan and it works fine, it just makes a tall loaf.

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  • “. . . and the aroma of the beautiful bread fills every corner of the home” Beautiful!!

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  • This looks very yummy! I will be making it soon…there is nothing like warm bread and butter!

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  • Question…how many loaves does it make and what size loaf pan did you use?

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  • Irresistible! I would day so!!!!

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