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Oatmeal Molasses Bread

by Emma on December 22, 2011

in Bread

I’ve been baking bread every week. It’s a goal of mine. This week I decided to try something a little bit sweet.

This bread is sweetened with molasses and maple syrup. And it has oatmeal in it. So it’s sort of breakfasty.

No, that is not a word.

But I’m just saying.

This is a wonderful loaf to wake up to, and maybe spread a little jam on with a cup of coffee on the side. Just day dreaming here. About breakfast. And bread.

Nothing unusual.

Oatmeal Molasses Bread, makes one loaf. Adapted from here.

Needed: 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/2 cup oats and 3 cups bread flour.

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes. Fit your stand mixer with a dough hook, or get ready to knead by hand. Fill the bowl with all the ingredients, including the yeast water. Stir to combine, then knead for 6-8 minutes until dough is elastic-like. Place in a lightly oil bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.

Turn out onto a floured surface and form a ball, punching out the air as you do. Cover and allow to rise for another 40 minutes. For the last 10 minutes of the second rise, preheat your oven to 425 F. Place your dutch oven in the oven while it heats up. Carefully turn your dough ball into the hot pot once the oven is fully preheated. Bake for covered for 18-20 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for another 5-8 minutes.

Enjoy! xo. Emma


Mariana December 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

It sounds (and looks) delicious with molasses and maple syrup.

I love baking bread, but I always use the same recipe (you can find my recipe here: I should probably try something new…

sian December 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

oh that looks so good!

Han December 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

Sounds amazing :) I’ve not tried baking bread since I did it in food tech at school (or maybe using our bread machine!)

hannah alehandra December 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

This bread looks amazing. I love both oats and molasses so it’s a winner for me! Hope you’re enjoying the festive season. Love from England.

Emilia December 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

This bread looks amazing, I usually find myself quite intimidated to bake things which contain yeast, but I think I might be able to overcome the fear for a bread that has both oatmeal and molasses in it. Yum!

Sara December 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Add some butter and honey to a toasty slice and I’m sold.

Lauren Helen December 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

This looks and sounds delicious! Would it work with blackstrap molasses?

Mama Smith December 23, 2011 at 2:33 am

I love baking bread but haven’t ever tried anything like this- it looks great! It’s a great idea to not only make bread once a week but to try so many different ones. I make two loaves of the same old stuff every week and you’re inspiring me to get more creative :)

Andrea Lynne Rose December 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

This looks yummy and so perfect for Christmas morning!

lizzy pancakes December 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

i love the way a big, round loaf of bread looks. i may have to try this one!


Chloe December 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Oh goodness that looks amazing!

Heather December 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I am so happy to see that you enjoyed the recipe!
Your bread looks beautiful :-)

Jenn December 30, 2011 at 6:04 am

I can’t wait to make this! Will definitely be trying it when I’m digested from all the Christmas goodies floating around my kitchen