NO-KNEAD HONEY OAT BREAD — This easy yeast bread is sweetened with honey and loaded with oats. Which makes this no-knead honey oat bread perfect for toast, sandwiches and snacking.
You may have noticed that I don’t share a lot of homemade yeast bread recipes here. The truth is, I’m lazy. I don’t want to bother with all that kneading and waiting when I can buy a lovely loaf of bread from the grocery store.
But this No-Knead Honey Oat Bread has me rethinking all of that!
This bread was done, from putting the bag of flour on the counter to bread out of the oven, in 2 hours. It is delicious and so easy. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
First of all, there’s no kneading! So we’ve already omitted one of the things I’m impatient about.
You do still have to wait for the bread to rise, but only for about 35 minutes. I can handle that! And even if I had to wait longer, it would be worth it, because this bread is absolutely wonderful.
It’s got a hint of sweetness from the honey, which makes it delightful with some jam for breakfast. But it’s not so sweet that you can’t slice it up and use it for sandwiches.
Best of all, it’s so easy, and practically foolproof! I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tried this bread, but I was so pleased with how it turned out.
This recipe is so easy to make. It’s delicious toasted or for making sandwiches. ~ Regina
It’s soft, butter and just a little bit sweet. My favorite way to enjoy it is warm from the oven, slathered with melted butter.
I love that this bread is so versatile, and works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just be sure to use rolled oats in this recipe, not the quick cooking kind.
I like to sprinkle some oats over the bread before cooking too, for appearances, but that’s totally optional. Either way, you’re going to love this sweet, simple yeast bread. Happy baking!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make No-Knead Honey Oat Bread
- Rolled oats
No-Knead Honey Oat Bread
This easy yeast bread is sweetened with honey and loaded with oats. Which makes this no-knead honey oat bread perfect for toast, sandwiches and snacking.
- 2 cups water, divided
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 egg
- 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- Melted butter, optional
- In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water to boiling. Stir in the oats, butter, honey and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally. Heat remaining water in microwave to 110°-115°.
- In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the remaining warm water. Add the egg, oat/honey mixture and 2 cups flour. Mix until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining 2-3 cups flour until a stiff dough forms.
- Spread batter evenly into two greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Smooth tops of loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 35-40 minutes.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes; brush with melted butter, if desired. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Prep time does not include rising.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Taste of Home
where is the no knead honey oat bread , REALLY CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE, ALL OTHER BREADS OK BUT WHERES THE RECIPE PLEASE EMAIL ME THANK YOU
Do you know how long the bread will last? I’m looking to make 8-10 loaves as gifts but will be giving out over a few days. This bread looks soft enough (vs a french loaf or similar) that I think it would work. Would you agree?
That should be fine. We’ve eaten over the course of several days and it was still soft. I think it would be even more so since you wouldn’t be cutting into it.
I was suspicious about the rise time because other no-knead breads take about 12 hours and yeast usually likes 2-3 hours. This bread was done, from putting the bag of flour on the counter to bread out of the oven, in 2 hours. It is delicious and so easy. To make it even easier and less cleanup, I tried a couple of things that worked well for a non-beginner cook (easier with an instant-read thermometer but not necessary): 1. Proof your yeast in the big bowl with warm water as noted, but add a cup of flour and the honey to feed the yeast while you’re making the oat mixture. I used 3 packets of 1/4 oz yeast each and that was plenty. If the yeast is foaming after a few minutes, it’s healthy and ready to work for you. 2. Heat hot water for the oat mixture in a medium bowl in the microwave until boiling. Add the oatmeal to the bowl, stir and let sit a couple of minutes (this is when I made the yeast mixture). Put in the butter (mine was frozen and in chunks, no softening needed) and stir until melted. Add the other ingredients and check the temperature. You can get the oatmeal down to 115 with the butter (or stir in the eggs etc. until it’s cool enough to mix with your yeast—but make sure the mix isn’t so hot it cooks the eggs). Remember that a cup of flour and the honey is already in with the yeast. Stir the oat mix into the yeast bowl and add the other ingredients, finishing with the flour. Follow the rest of the recipe directions. This saves a saucepan and makes the assembly quicker. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
This recipe is so easy to make. It’s delicious toasted or for making sandwiches.
Do you use quick oats for this recipe?
No, the recipe calls for rolled oats, which are not the quick oats.
I only had quick oats I hope it works.
Just following up to see if using QUICK OAT work
I used quick hats and it worked out!
I meant Quick Oats!
Has anyone put raisins in this recipe? Thanks, Sandi
Yes and it’s amazing. I used about a cup which included sprinkling some on top and more inside the dough
Can one loaf be frozen or should I just cut recipe in half? Thanks
Yes you can freeze a loaf.
My dough was very sticky. I followed the instructions step by step..any suggestion for me? The bread is in the oven so I’m hoping for good results
I won’t give up!!!
This is my new favorite bread..ever! It beats out store-bought or even bakery bread! My boyfriend had some just last night and was the most impressed he’s ever been with anything I’ve cooked. Thank you for the perfect recipe— no adjustments necessary! Followed it to the letter, for great success.
Thank you so much!!!
Can I use half whole wheat flour and half AP?
Sure! I’d love to hear how it turns out.
Would it be possible to use finely ground unicorn wheat in place of white or bread flour? If so should I make any adjustments?
In Step 2, it says you should have a stiff dough but in Step 3, you should have a batter (spreadable). I’m making it right now and I’m not sure if I should have a dough or a batter.
Hi! This bread is so beautiful and the consistency is perfect! I substituted GF flour and olive oil – my daughter has a dairy allergy and my brother-in-law has Celiacs. I’m making this for Thanksgiving! While I like my results, I do taste the yeast. Any tips for next time?
This was really good! I didn’t even have time to do the full rise, and it worked OK. Thanks for a great recipe!
The turned out wonderfully. Easy to make and delicious. I will be definitely making it again thank you for sharing the recipe and I look forward to trying some of your other ones.
I tried this recipe twice because I refused to fail, but still… it did not rise. I don’t know why it didn’t rise. I even second guessed myself thinking I didn’t follow instructions properly, but that wasn’t the case. The flavor of the bread is great.. I just had to combine both loaves to make a semi normal loaf of bread.
I made it once. Followed the directions exactly and my bread also didn’t rise. I am so bummed! The dough tasted so good so I know this bread would be delicious if it revised?! I’m stumped on why it failed!
You don’t want to have too hot of a liquid, it can kill the yeast. My mom thought me to test on my little finger. Luke warm.
Can you just bread flour instead of all purpose?
I used bread flour just now, it’s baking, I’ll let you know if it works!
Bread flour worked great! Less baking time, maybe 20-25 minutes…it’s great!
Hi! Would this work with self rising flour??
Since the recipe contains yeast, you wouldn’t want to use self-rising flour.
Hello! Any suggestions if i just have one loaf pan? Not sure if I should refrigerate the second loaf dough or free form bake it?
We didn’t have any bread pans so used round cake pans and left it a bit higher in the middle. Worked great. Made second batch that way as well. Love it.
You can make the other half into a pan of rolls. I’ve not made this recipe yet because I just found it, but I often make part of a bread recipe into rolls and works perfectly.
Little confusing on Step 2 – should it be a dough or batter?
My dough was very sticky. I followed step by step if recipe. Any suggestions?
I won’t give up.
I have the bread in the oven
I followed the directions lol and I got 1 loaf… any answers for this?
I only have fresh yeast, can I substitute?
I have never used fresh yeast, so I honestly don’t know.
I need help please. No matter what recipe I use, my bread falls in the middle. I was so excited about this oat bread and it looked sooo beautiful when I put it in the oven.
After about 10 min it fell. Does anyone know why this happens?
There are a lot of really great questions asked recently in the comment section here, and it’s too bad that they are going un-answered. I would have like to know the answers to some of these. Guess I will move on to another recipe to try.
It’s been more than an hour and the dough hasn’t risen. Did i do something wrong in the process?
Probably your water was too hot or too cold, so the yeast didn’t activate.
I followed ur recipe and baked successfully It’s so soft and niceeeeeeee. Thank u so much for sharing the recipe. Will make this bread often as it is so simple as 123
Thanks again ! Be blessed warm regards from Singapore
The honey oat bread was
Seldom have honey in my house. Do you think I could use molasses?
I haven’t tried it, but if you do, I’d love to hear how it works.
Do you use salted or unsalted butter? Would sweet cream butter work?
Lauretta P. Ingram
Lord’s Will can instant yeast be used for this recipe?
Can this recipe be used in a bread machine?
This is a lovely loaf! Do you have the nutritional information? Specifically the calorie count.
This is amazing bread!! I followed almost exactly as written but substituted 1 cup of flour with whole wheat. Delicious!! I’m sure this will be made often!!
Can you mix this recipe with a dough hook?
Thanks Pam Peters
Mine was super sticky after following directions and did not rise even though I made sure to proof my yeast. Waste of time 🙁
My bread rose nicely but after 45 minutes it was still mushy on the inside, so disappointing. Outside burnt, inside yuck!