Oatmeal Bread

Simple, wholesome ingredients come together in a soft and fluffy loaf of homemade Oatmeal Bread! This classic farmhouse favorite makes a delicious base for sandwiches, a perfect morning toast, and a hearty companion with a warm bowl of soup. Kids and adults love the soft texture and the slightly sweet taste of Grandma's oatmeal bread!

1 loaf
1/4 c warm water
0.25 oz packet active dry yeast
1 c old-fashioned rolled oats
2 T sugar
1 T shortening
1 t salt
1 c whole milk ( scalded )
10.625 oz bread flour ( about 2-2.5 cups )
  • In a small bowl, stir together warm water and yeast. Set aside for 5-10 minutes. The softened yeast should look slightly foamy.