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Easy And Healthy Wholemeal Oat Loaf and Rolls Recipe

Updated on December 27, 2016
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Andrew has been making home made foods for years and can be found in the kitchen experimenting with all kinds of different recipes.

Wholemeal Oat Loaf and Rolls Waiting to be Eaten
Wholemeal Oat Loaf and Rolls Waiting to be Eaten | Source

Yeast


Fresh yeast is the best no doubt and just needs warm water and a few minutes in the sun to start working.

Dried yeast can be mixed with sugar and warm water to produce the same frothy head - if it doesn't froth up check the warmth and the date on the packet!

Easy blend/fast acting powder yeast - this goes into the flour dry. Do not put this type of yeast into water! Your loaf will become a bricklayer's dream.

Simple to make and no additives


Is there anything to equal the sight and smell of freshly baked bread, home made and sitting on a plate ready to eat? You can go anywhere in the world, even to places like Michigan or Rotterdam (where it is rumoured most foods are pickled) and, if you search hard enough, you'll still find bread daily baked by hand. There's just no substitute for it.

So why not try it for yourself? This oat loaf recipe is almost foolproof, easy to follow and guarantees good results. The oats give it extra body and special flavour.

Fresh yeast, which you can buy at a specialist bakers, food shop or smart supermarkets, needs a little extra time but the results are well worth it, plus you'll get to see one of the great kitchen events - yeast frothing and bubbling up in warm water, excited about getting into all that oaty wholemeal flour.

Unlike many commercial breads this bread has no added preservatives.

Yeast in warm water starting to froth. Pour into flour and oat mixture.
Yeast in warm water starting to froth. Pour into flour and oat mixture. | Source

Ingredients

  • 25g (1oz) fresh yeast, crumbled into water
  • 120g (quarter pound) porridge oats
  • 450g (1lb) wholemeal flour
  • 275ml (half pint) 1 big cup water, warm
  • 2tsp / 3 pinches salt
  • 1 small lump/tsp butter/oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Rolled oats can also be used but must be softened in boiling water beforehand. Add a pinch of salt and leave for about 45 minutes.

Knead into a smooth dough.
Knead into a smooth dough. | Source

Instructions

  1. Crumble fresh yeast into quarter pint of body warm water. Leave it for a few minutes to froth up.
  2. Put the flour,oats and salt into a good sized mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in yeast water, then remaining water and mix with a fork or wooden spoon (or your hands) until it is one doughy mass.
  4. Remove from bowl onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  5. Leave in covered bowl to rise (prove) in a warm place. This could take 30- 45 minutes depending on the warmth of the space.
  6. Heat oven to 220 centigrade (425 fahrenheit)
  7. Butter the loaf tin.
  8. Knead risen dough again and divide into two - one half for loaf tin, the other for shaping into rolls.
  9. Rise again in the warmth for 15 minutes.
  10. Bake loaf for 30-40 minutes and rolls 20-25 minutes, until nicely browned. Test the loaf by tapping on its bottom. NB Fan ovens may need less time.
  11. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Fresh bread cuts best when left for a few hours.
Shape one half of the dough into rolls
Shape one half of the dough into rolls | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Wholemeal Oat Loaf

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: I medium sized loaf, 8-12 medium sized buns

Estimated Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories 60
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Many thanks, much appreciated. Yes keep your dough nice and warm and airy and you should have perfect bread!

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Thank you for the visit and comment - I'm not sure about if I've replied but I know I have now! Take care.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Thank you very much, much appreciated. Have I replied yet? I'm not sure but take care and best of luck with your bread making!

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    I'm not sure if I replied to your visit and comment but I know I've done it now! Thank you.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Have I replied to your visit and comment? If not I thank you!

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    I never know if I've replied to your visit and comment - hope so. Anyway, thank you! I know I've done it now!

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Much appreciated your visit and comment.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Thank you for the visit and comment. Much appreciated.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Thank you SuzieHQ. Yes these are oaty and chewy and perfect with all sorts of spreads and toasted slightly they're great with soups! Hope your home made bread turns out as you want it!

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    Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

    These look wonderful. I haven't made homemade rolls in ages and your recipe inspires me to do so again. All I need is a sunny day so I have a warm place for rising.

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi chef!

    Lovely hub, who does not enjoy freshly baked bread, hot melted butter and drizzled with honey!! Your pics look so appetizing, I am definitely going to give this a go, love making bread, usually a herb one and a tomato bread.

    Vu, useful, interesting and shared

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    Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

    Another for me to save;what a great recipe and thanks for sharing.

    Eddy.

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    Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    anglnwu - many thanks for the visit, an honour to receive a comment from such a distinguished cook! May your next recipe be a world beater!

    prasetio30 - I hope your mom enjoys these as much as my family did. Thanks for the vote.

    carter06 - your visit and comment is much appreciated. Chocolate a weakness? Or is that strength? This bread is great with chocolate spread.

    Au fait - merci bien. Votes are appreciated and I hope you get round to eating some of this lovely bread.

    Chitrangasharan - a pleasure, thank you for the comment. Enjoy.

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    Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Well explained and illustrated and looks delicious as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

    Looks so yummy. Wish I had some warm from the oven right now! Brings back memories of when my mother baked fresh bread on a weekly basis very long ago. Voted you up, useful, and gave you a star!

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    Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

    I wasn't going to read this as bread like chocolate is such a weakness of mine:)and find it hard to resist... but glad I did, love fresh bread...always great to try easy recipes...Up, awesome & shared...cheers

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    prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Very interesting hub. Thanks for share with us. I'll show this hub to my mom. Voted up!

    Prasetio

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    anglnwu 4 years ago

    I can smell it already--nothing equals the smell of freshly baked bread--not that I've done any fresh bread baking but I've been to breakfast places where they pull fresh loaves from the oven. Thanks for the easy instructions and the pictures--yours look like a winner with oats and wholemeal flour. Rated up and shared.

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