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Homemade Oatmeal Honey Bread
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Homemade Oatmeal Honey Bread

Make the most coziest, warming, and inviting Homemade Oatmeal Honey Bread with this simple baking recipe that comes with a burst of delicious flavors---perfect for as a snack or bread to kick start your morning!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Keyword baking, bread, breakfast, easy, healthy, homemade, honey, oatmeal, snack, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

BREAD:

  • 3 ½ cups Artisan bread flour, organic (See Notes!)
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1 packet Instant rise yeast (That's 2 ¼ tsps!)
  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsps sea salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups oat milk, room temp. (You can use store-bought or homemade!)
  • ¼ cup WARM water
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Raw honey

TOPPING:

  • Organic rolled oats
  • Raw honey, for drizzle

Instructions

TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

  • Combine yeast and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and slowly pour in warm water while stirring frequently. Allow 10 minutes for the mixture to sit and for the yeast to activate.
  • Add in the room temperature milk, honey, and warm butter to the yeast mixture and whisk until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, and sea salt and add them to the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed until well combined and everything begins to form into a dough-like consistency, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Change “Mixer head” to kneading accessory and knead dough for 5-10 minutes on high speed until dough ball becomes smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed together with 2 fingers. NOTE: If dough is still too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until texture is achieved!
  • Lightly grease a large bowl with a small amount of olive oil and place the dough ball in the bowl, tossing it around until coated. Cover with plastic wrap (or a towel) and let sit for 1 hour, allowing the dough to rise and double in size. 
  • Once the dough has risen fully, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a standard 9-inch round cake pan with oil or butter and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Add a bit of flour to a surface and place the dough onto it, stretching it slightly and tucking the dough into a round like shape to ensure that it fits the pan perfectly.
  • Then, generously brush melted butter (leaving aside 1 Tbsp) atop dough, ensuring that the top is coated evenly and sprinkle a bit of oats atop. Place a piece of plastic wrap (or towel) over the cake pan with bread dough and let sit for another 20 minutes to rise again.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size (again) or have gotten significantly larger, bake it for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the edges are brown and the center is fully baked through and come out clean when tested with a toothpick or knife.
  • Remove the bread from oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes, lift from pan, slice, and enjoy.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

  • STORAGE: Once baked and fully cooled, leftover bread can be stored in an air-tight container, bread bag, foil, or plastic wrap for 3-5 days. To freeze, store leftovers wrapped in foil paper and then added in a freezer-friendly ziplock bag for up to 2 months.
  • GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make this bread GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the bread mixture is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, ¼ cup at a time.**
  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for oat milk when using store-bought is the Forager Project. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, etc.
  • FLOUR: If you don't have Artisan bread flour, feel free to use All-purpose flour as a substitute.
  • VEGAN OPTION: To make this bread vegan, simply substitute butter with vegan butter and use Agave syrup or pure maple syrup instead of honey.