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Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
From our RED STAR Baker's Collection, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread is a family favorite from Sandra Pulido of Austin, TX. We are certain that it will become a favorite at your house, too.
Yield: 1 loaf
Medium loaf (1½ lb. bread machine)
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm tap water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
Large loaf (2 lb. bread machine)
  • 1¼ cups plus 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp, plus 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups rolled oats
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1¼ cups pecans
  • 1¼ cups raisins
Bread Machine Method
  1. Have water at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Pecans and raisins can be added 5 minutes before the end of the last kneading cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.

Mixer Methods
  1. Hand-Held Mixer Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in mixing bowl, stir to combine. Add warm water (120°-130°F), vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture, mix on low speed to combine. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Knead in pecans and raisins until just combined.

  2. Stand Mixer Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in mixing bowl, stir to combine. Add warm water (120°-130°F), vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture; mix with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough, and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add pecans and raisins, kneading on low speed just until combined.

  3. Food Processor Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add warm water, vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture; process until mixed. Continue processing, adding enough remaining flour until dough forms a ball. Add pecans and raisins; pulse just until mixed.

Rising, Shaping and Baking
  1. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests [url:4]ripe[/url, about an hour]. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14x7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place on 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching, about 30 minutes. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

  2. You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- 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.

  3. Photo by A TrEATs Affair.
Due to the low volume of this loaf, the medium recipe can be used in a small machine.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread | Packed with rolled oats, pecans and raisins for a fueling and satisfying breakfast. Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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  1. This sounds yummy! I have one question though….what do you mean by oatmeal? Cooked oatmeal, or rolled oats? It would make a pretty big difference!

  2. Just made this bread. The scent while baking was absolutely fantastic. It is also delicious. Will certainly make it a lot in the future!

  3. Instead of bread flour, I use hard red winter whole wheat, small amount of dark rye flour, molasses, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. I also increase the amount of oats, add dry chopped onions and caraway seeds.
    Being a diabetic, I find that this formula keeps my glucose and A1C levels in check.
    This is also one of my best selling breads.

  4. This is my perfect bread: cinnamon, pecans, oatmeal and raisins. However, this being the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve made it, I just couldn’t resist tossing in some chopped crystallized ginger along with the raisins and pecans. Now my husband can’t stop eating it! I made it in a stand mixer but added nuts & fruit by hand since it’s a lot to work in. It is definitely worth the effort and not only tastes amazing but smells wonderful too.

  5. I’ve made this a few times, and it is very good. I substituted honey for the maple syrup. I had the bread machine do most of the work, then after the beeps on the second kneading, I removed the dough and added the nuts and raisins manually. I found that if the machine does it, it sort of mushes it all together and all the extras disappear. I flattened the dough into a rectangle, then folded sides over, left & right, then jelly rolled it, inverted and repeated a few times. It mixed the nuts and raisins nicely. I added craisins too. The latest is in the oven, and we can’t wait till it’s done!! 🙂

  6. I have made this bread three times (3 weekends in a row). It is a very good recipe – healthy and nutritious. I analyzed the recipe on a calorie counter website and it rates a A- grade. The minus is because of the maple syrup. (I used pure maple syrup. I did not know if the pancake maple syrup would work.) I slice a piece off and have it with my coffee in the morning and off to work I go. I usually don’t get hungry until close to lunch time. It fits right into my planned calorie intake each day!

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