Batterway (No Knead) Oatmeal Bread
A fluffy and tender no knead bread that both bread-baking beginners and aficionados will adore. Molasses and oats add rich, complex flavor.
Yield: 1 loaf
  • 2¾ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup quick rolled oats
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp shortening or butter, soft
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp light molasses
  1. Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Measure the first 4 ingredients into a bowl; blend. Set aside. Pour the water into a mixing bowl; add the yeast. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Add the egg, molasses, and ½ the flour-mixture. Beat 2 minutes with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. Stop mixer. Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat again with a spoon until smooth, about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Scrape down batter from sides of bowl. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile grease one 5x9-inch OR 4-1/2 x 8-1/2 -inch loaf pan.
  3. Beat down raised batter in about 25 strokes. This is a thick, somewhat sticky batter; spread evenly in the pan. Tap pan on table to settle the batter. Let rise only until edges of batter come to within 1-inch of tops of large pan or reach top of smaller pan, about 30 minutes. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until well browned on sides and top, in preheated 375°F oven. Remove from pans and cool on racks. Brush with butter.
  4. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.
  5. Recipe featured at Well Plated by Erin.
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