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Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread #BreadBakers

I recently joined a bread baking group called Bread Bakers where each month we bake a bread based on a theme or ingredient. This month's host Rocio of Kids and Chic selected oatmeal as the theme and we had to bake a sweet or savory bread with steel-cut, rolled or quick oats. If you love bread baking and want to be part of this wonderful group, go through the details at the end of the post. I baked this whole wheat bread with honey and oats, and being my first attempt in baking a sandwich bread from scratch I'm quite happy at the results.

Nothing beats the taste and aroma of home made bread. The whole house smelled so good and the taste was so much better than store-brought breads. This bread recipe is quite easy and simple for beginners to try out. This recipe uses a mixture of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour which makes the bread not too dense or heavy. The honey and milk gives a soft crumb and adds a subtle sweetness. This bread is great to make sandwiches or toast it and slather with your favorite jam or butter. Now let's see how to make this whole wheat honey oatmeal bread.


{ Homemade whole wheat sandwich bread with honey and rolled oats }
Recipe Source ~ Girl Versus Dough
Makes a 9" loaf


4 tbsp / 60g unsalted butter
1 cup water
1 cup milk
2 tbsp honey
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
2 ½ tsp salt

For topping:
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp rolled oats


1. Melt the butter and allow to cool slightly. In a microwave-safe bowl, pour milk and water and heat until warm, about 30-45 seconds.

2. Add honey to this and mix well. In a large bowl add wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, yeast and mix well.

3. Add butter, milk-water-honey mixture and salt to the flour mixture. Mix the dough using a wooden spoon.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Lightly flour your hands and knead until dough is smooth, elastic and slightly sticky, about 10-15 minutes.

5. Keep the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let the dough rise for 1 hour or until doubled.

6. Once the dough is doubled, punch down and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Flatten the dough into a 8 x 8-inch square.

7. Tightly roll the dough into a log, tucking in the sides. Place the dough, seam side down, in a lightly greased or parchment lined 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

8. Cover with a tea towel and let the dough rise until it reaches the edges of the pan (not doubled), about 20-30 minutes.

9. Preheat the oven to 190 °C | 375 °F. Brush the top lightly with milk and sprinkle oats.

10. Bake for 40-50 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, until loaf is deep brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

11. Let the loaf cool on the wire rack for 5 min, then remove from loaf pan, place on cooking rack and allow to cool completely.

Notes and Tips
  • If using active dry yeast, add yeast to milk-water mixture with honey and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is foamy.
  • Rising times may be longer if you are active dry yeast.
  • If you are using a stand mixture, use the dough hook and knead on medium speed for 5-6 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • If you are using a loaf pan that is not dark or non stick, bake at 200 °C |  400 °F.
  • Cover with a aluminum foil if the bread is turning too brown.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

Oatmeal Bread themed #BreadBakers:


  1. This is exactly the kind of bread I like for sandwiches. Healthy, hearty, and oh so good.

  2. very healthy start to the day love the texture

  3. For your first attempt at a sandwich loaf you sure did an amazing job!

  4. This looks soooooo inviting and tempting. Beautiful pictures :)

  5. This type of bread I love, warm with butter or honey would be perfect for breakfast. thanks for the recipe

  6. Amazing home made whole wheat loaf......! I too can feel the aroma of home baked bread..... :)

  7. Very healthy and delicious.

  8. Wow, I would love a sandwich on this bread. It looks just perfect.

  9. Looks perfectly made !

  10. Welcome to the group! Your bread is beautiful!!!

  11. What a perfectly beautiful loaf of bread! I don't think anything beats the spell of baking bread.

  12. Whole wheat honey oatmeal bread looks delicious very nice

  13. This is a very very successful first attempt. gorgeous pics too.

  14. I was just going through the details of the group and was wondering if I should join in and InShaAllah, hoping to put in my paper after coming back from vacation! ;) The bread just looks so good dear... nobody would say it is your first attempt...

  15. the outcome is superb...liked the brownish outer crumb

  16. Looks good Sona! Definitely a healthy choice!

  17. loaf looks so good, love the colour.

  18. Looks great for a sandwich or just as nice toasted and served with butter and jam.

  19. beautifully baked bread, makes me hungry...

  20. Your bread looks simply fabulous Sona.

  21. What a beautiful bread that is. Lovely crust and amazing crumb.

  22. loved the crust,yummy bread dear

  23. The bread looks wonderful, nice crust and soft crumb. Loved your presentation and pics dear.

  24. I am in love with that photo of the toasted slices slathered with butter! What a gorgeous loaf, Sona!

  25. This bread is perfectly baked and has a nice crust.

  26. The loaf looks so perfect, doesn't look like your first attempt. The bread sounds healthy too with the wheat flour and oats.

  27. Amazing pics and bread. The loaf has a lovely golden brown color with a soft crumb.

  28. The bread looks so perfect dear..soft and yumm

  29. The pic of your bread toasted and slathered in butter is making me drool!

  30. Perfectly baked bread Sona. The loaf looks fabulous for sandwiches..

  31. I love homemade bread this must have smelt and tasted delicious.

  32. I love adding honey to bakes and bread is no exception - it makes the toast really special!

  33. One slice of this Loaf, will go perfectly with my evening tea.... yum yum..

  34. Wow!! Looks amazing!! Perfectly made!!

  35. You really made this bread so healthy. Love home made baked goodies anytime.


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