I am asked often for the recipe for my Oatmeal Bread. I have been making this bread for about 20 years. I always make enough for 4 loaves. One of the loaves I will make into monkey bread for a treat. This recipe is easily cut into half, but then it would be gone to fast.
1 cup warm water
4 T yeast
1.5 cup water
1.5 cup old fashion rolled oats
1 t baking soda
2 T salt
1 cup honey (sugar works well also)
2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup oil
11 cups flour (white and wheat work well together)
Start by softening yeast in warm water add 1 t sugar to help it brew.
Heat 1.5 cups water to boil and stir in 1.5 cups oats. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Take off heat and stir in the buttermilk and oil then stir. In mixer measure 4 cups of flour, salt, and baking soda and mix together. Add oatmeal/buttermilk mixture and yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Add sugar or honey and then stir for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour and knead for 6-8 minutes. Remove from mixture and form a ball. Place in large bowl to rise for 1.5 to 2 hours. Form equal loaves and place in pans. Let dough rise for 45 minutes or until double. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes.