An easy homemade oat bread with 7 ingredients you have on hand that can be made in one hour. Simple, unassuming and perfect with just a slather of butter.

An easy homemade oat bread with 7 ingredients you have on hand that can be made in one hour. Simple, unassuming and perfect with just a slather of butter.
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This oat bread recipe has been on my site for over 7 years.

I remembered it randomly a few months back before the kitchen renovation.

I feel like time is now going to be divided into pre and post kitchen renovation periods for me, it was that much of a defining event and by defining, I mean traumatic.

I decided to throw it together (because I’m not lying when I say it’s EASY oat bread) and snap some new photos of it thinking I’d update the post and re-share with you guys while I had no kitchen.

Well, like I mentioned in the key lime smoothie post, things didn’t go as planned with content on here during the renovation.

But, here I am now making good on that plan, albeit a bit a delayed.

I’m not going to delete the original content below even though it’s incredibly unrelated to the oat bread recipe because when I do that, it feels like I’m deleting my diary of sorts since that’s kinda what this site used to be (and still is to some extent).

Plus, I talk about Ginger in this post and deleting words about your dead dog whom you still miss so much just feels…wrong.

So, if you don’t care to read the randomness below (which includes me getting on my soapbox about the crap food we eat in this country) just keep scrolling down to the recipe.

I promise this is the best oat bread recipe out there and very much worth it.

A simple yeasted oat bread recipe with just a handful of ingredients.

{Original post content}

Observations after 5 hours of spring cleaning:

-I could build a complete Weimaraner with the dog hair vacuumed from chair rails and floor molding alone. After what we paid for Ginger, I’m considering it for the next one.

-I used to think I liked dark wood cabinets. I now take that back entirely. They show dust and water spots within 10 minutes of being cleaned. White please in the next house.

-Pulling out the stove is like Christmas morning, you never know what’s going to appear

-If Ulysses gives Ginger one more raw hide bone on my brown rug he’ll be sleeping with her on the dog bed in the hallway.

-I’m ready to downsize.

This simple recipe results in the best oat bread you can make at home.

If there’s any upside to mopping 2,500 square feet of wood floors, it’s the smell of a loaf of homemade oat bread baking in the oven as you do so.

I followed this recipe from 101 Cookbooks exactly and had fresh oat bread from start to finish in just about an hour, only 10 minutes of which was hands on time.

The original name of the bread is “Easy Little Bread” for a reason.

Follow this easy recipe for the best oat bread you can make at home.

What’s In Homemade Oat Bread?

There are 7 ingredients (if you don’t count water) in this recipe all of which I promise you have on hand:

  • yeast
  • honey
  • oats (duh)
  • all-purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • salt
  • butter

Simple, delicious, homemade. All it needs is a slather of butter. It’s the kind of bread you’ll end up making over and over again because of its ease and versatility.

And, you’ll feel like a complete badass because you just made oatmeal bread from scratch. There’s nothing quite like the pride that comes along with conquering a yeasted baked good. Am I right?

Learn how to make oat bread with this simple recipe.

I don’t like getting preachy on here because that’s not what this space is about for me (nor do I think you read for that) but I feel very strongly about this article that I saw yesterday titled “You Are What You Eat”.

I’m constantly baffled by the amount of attention glorified junk gets on the internet and particularly in the food blogging world.

Oreos stuffed inside twinkies rolled up in some bacon and slathered with chocolate (slight exaggeration, but you get the point)…it sometimes seems that’s all I see.

And the attention it gets whether through tweets, pins, book deals, whatever, absolutely astounds and saddens me.

Obviously, people can write about whatever they want and I would never want to lose that right as a blogger myself, it is our choice in the end to read what we do, but there’s that element of responsibility for what you put out there.

A from scratch oat bread recipe that's simple and delicious.

Personally, I want to be proud of the recipes and content that’s on here.

I want to know I’m not aiding in the already dire obesity situation this country faces. It’s just sad to me that that’s not viewed as the “glamorous” approach while an oreo stuffed twinkie is.

And with that, go bake some easy homemade oat bread from scratch and enjoy your day.

Or, try this fig and orange oat bread if you’re feeling a little more adventurous.

It’s got that lovely heartiness of oatmeal bread with a bit more personality and flavor from the fresh orange and figs.

A simple blend of all-purpose, whole wheat and oats results in this easy homemade oat bread.

Can I Make Flour Substitutions?

I personally would not, any flour substitutions will alter the texture.

If you want to make this oat bread gluten-free, you could try a gluten-free baking flour in place of the two flours and obviously use gluten-free certified oats. I have a few quick bread recipes that just use oat flour and are therefore gluten-free naturally but the texture of quick breads versus a yeasted bread like this is quite different and harder to achieve without gluten in the mix.

Alternatively, give this gluten-free sourdough or this gluten-free bread a shot, both loaves looks so tempting!

Can I Use Instant Oats, Steel Cut Oats or Oat Bran?

No, use plain rolled oats. The kind you would use to make oatmeal on the stove for breakfast or these delicious oatmeal waffles. Make sure they are not the quick-cooking or instant oats!

More Homemade Bread Recipes Like This Oatmeal Bread To Try:

Sweet Potato Raisin Bread
Cinnamon Sugar Soda Bread
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Dutch Oven Bread
Muesli Bread

Recipe slightly adapted from 101 Cookbooks.

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Easy Homemade Oat Bread

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Easy homemade oat bread sliced on a kitchen towel.
An easy homemade oat bread with 7 ingredients you have on hand that can be made in one hour. Simple, unassuming and perfect with just a slather of butter.


  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, one packet
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (for greasing the pan)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan with the melted butter. Alternatively, you can use a baking spray to grease.
  • Pour the warm water into a medium bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir gently until the yeast dissolves. Stir in the honey and set aside for a couple of minutes until the yeast blooms.
  • In the meantime, combine the flours, oats and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and stir very well.
  • Transfer the dough into the prepared loaf pan, cover with a damp cloth and set in a warm place for about 30 minutes to rise.
  • Once risen, bake the bread for 35-40 minutes, until the edges and top are golden brown and start to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  • Remove from oven, and transfer the bread out of the pan and onto a cooling rack.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes before slicing. Best served warm with butter.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 282mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Founder and Writer at Running to the Kitchen | About

Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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  1. 5 stars
    As you say, this oat bread really is super easy to make and the kind of thing I find myself baking over and over again. The bread is so tender and flavorful. We just love it!