Oat Bread


Oat Bread

This loaf of bread was inspired by the Neiman Marcus Cookies I made a couple of weeks ago. Before you get too excited no it doesn’t have chocolate chips or nuts hidden inside…although now that I think of it that might actually be quite nice. No, it was actually the rolled oats that were blended to a flour like consistency that was the ingredient that sparked the idea to make this bread.

This oat bread is incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious with the oats giving it a slightly nutty flavour. It didn’t last very long in our house and I predict that I will be making this again very soon.

Oat Bread


Oat Bread

Makes one loaf

  • 400gm bakers flour
  • 100gm rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 13gm salt
  • extra rolled oats for top of bread
  • 350ml water (approx.).


Blend rolled oats in a food processor until it has the consistency of a grainy flour.

Place bakers flour, blended oats, yeast and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.

Add water and mix on a low speed until combined.

Turn mixer up to a high speed and mix dough for approx. 5 minutes. If the dough is wet and sticky add a small handful of bakers flour and mix again. Repeat if necessary.

Scrape dough onto a lightly floured bench. Knead dough by hand for a few minutes adding additional flour if required. The dough should be soft, but not sticky to touch.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with an oiled piece of cling film.

Rest dough for one hour.

Lightly spray a loaf tin with oil. (I used a 8.5″ x 4.5″ loaf tin). Line the tin with baking paper.

Place dough on bench, knead and shape into a long tight roll almost the same length as your loaf pan.

Dip the top of loaf into the remaining rolled oats. Place the loaf into a pre prepared loaf tin.

Cover the loaf tin with a piece of oiled plastic wrap. Rest the loaf for an hour or until the dough has risen to fill the loaf pan. Use a sharp knife to score a line down the centre of the dough.

Bake at 210°Celcius for 30 minutes. The bread should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Oat Bread


14 thoughts on “Oat Bread

  1. laurasmess

    That bread looks absolutely perfect Karen. My husband is a bit obsessed with oats so I think he’d drool at the very sight of this loaf! I’m not particularly talented with yeasted baking (or sourdough, for that matter – I have killed more starters than I’d like to mention!) but I might try your recipe. It looks amazing!

  2. Tiffany

    I love oats, and the Neiman Marcus cookies 🙂 Great idea to use some of those techniques in a bread. This looks hearty and comforting, what a beautiful loaf of bread!

  3. David

    I am definitely going to try this over the weekend! I love oat bread – and never thought about grinding my own oats! Brilliant!

  4. Gather and Graze

    This looks like a really beautiful loaf Karen! As always your baking is inspirational – I must start making more bread at home… nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread in the kitchen! Hope all going well with the LGCC.

      1. janina

        Yes, I was thinking one loaf wouldn’t be enough…sounds absolutely delicious! And such a simple recipe, if only I baked! 🙂


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