Butter, with a side of Bread // Easy family recipes and reviews.: HONEY OAT QUICK BREAD

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

I love having bread with dinner, but don't always have a ton of time to make a yeast bread. I found this fantastic honey Oat Quick Bread that's made with a majority whole wheat flour and the good news is it's done in about an hour!

This recipe calls for dough enhancer, which can be found at most large grocery stores. It's an easy addition to homemade breads that really improves the texture. Look for it in the baking aisle next time you're shopping! Even with the dough enhancer though, I think this bread's best eaten the day you bake it as it can dry out.

Honey Oat Quick Bread
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups milk + 1 TBSP lemon juice {or 1 1/3 cups buttermilk}
  • 1/4 cup dough enhancer

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet. 

Mix together: oats, flours, honey, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in butter using 2 knives or with a pastry cutter

Beat egg in with the milk. Slowly add to the dry mixture, mixing while adding.

Once the dough is well mixed, turn it out onto a counter top with flour. Sprinkle more flour on top. Knead dough lightly, until you've managed to shape it into a nice circle. {About 7" in diameter} The dough is sticky, so you don't want to knead it a ton or you'll have to keep adding flour, which will dry out the bread. This whole process of kneading and shaping shouldn't take more than a couple minutes. 

Transfer bread to the cookie sheet. Cut 2 quick lines in the top of the bread in an X shape. Brush bread with a little milk and sprinkle with additional oats. 

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I know 35 to 50 minutes is quite the spread and the time it requires to bake really depends on the shape. My loaf was a smaller in diameter circle, so it took the full 50 minutes to cook. If you want it to cook in less time, shape the dough into more of a loaf- longer instead of taller and it will cook faster. 


Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread


  1. Is this like a soda bread? It appears to be. Great for a St. Patrick's day meal!!

  2. It's got a different flavor, but YES, you could certainly compare it to soda bread!

  3. This is a great recipe for people like me who don't plan ahead and suddenly decide to make soup and bread for dinner in an hour :) A bread like this wouldn't last long enough in my house to worry about there being stale bread the next day. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. When do you add the dough enhancer?

  5. What is dough enhancer? And where did you use it in the recipe?

  6. Holy Moly... this bread looks fabulous! I'm such a carbo lover

  7. This looks so amazing! I could almost taste it now. Thank you for linking up on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back this week to join us again!

  8. I love the oats and honey in your bread. It looks like it has a fantastic crust too. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  9. Your bread looks awesome Jessica! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
    Cindy @ Cindy's Recipes and Writings

  10. This bread looks delicious and I love that it is quick!!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

  11. That bread is gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  12. YUM! Love the oats on top!!! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this as part of a bread and pizza round up! Come over and check it out! Would love to see my featured button on this post :o) http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/breadandpizza.html

  13. I just love fresh bread (and the smell throughout the house!) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week! :-) :-)

  14. This bread look so delicious :) Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #6!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope you have a great rest of your week :)


  15. I didn't find the reply to a question above and I had the same one.........what is dough enhancer and when/how do you use it.


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