Oatmeal-Honey Bread



  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115° F)
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  1. Combine yeast, sugar and water in a 1 cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Cook yogurt over medium heat until warm.
  3. Combine warm yogurt, oats, 3 tablespoons of honey, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until blended.
  4. Add yeast mixture to oat mixture; mix until blended.
  5. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour over work surface.
  7. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes).
  8. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning dough to coat top.
  9. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  10. Punch dough down.
  11. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon of flour over work surface.
  12. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead lightly 4 or 5 times; roll into a 12 x 5 inch rectangle.
  13. Roll up dough, starting at short side, pressing to eliminate air pockets; pinch ends to seal.
  14. Place dough, seam side down, in a 7 x 3 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  15. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes or until double in bulk.
  16. Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes.
  17. Reduce heat to 350° F; bake 20 minutes more or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  18. Remove from pan immediately; brush with 1 tablespoon honey and cool on wire rack.


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