March 15th, 2017

No-Knead Honey Oat Bread

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You may have noticed that I don’t share a lot of homemade yeast bread recipes here. The truth is, I’m lazy. I don’t want to bother with all that kneading and waiting when I can buy a lovely loaf of bread from the grocery store. But this No-Knead Honey Oat Bread has me rethinking all of that!

No-Knead Honey Oat Bread

First of all, there’s no kneading! So we’ve already omitted one of the things I’m impatient about.

You do still have to wait for the bread to rise, but only for about 35 minutes. I can handle that! And even if I had to wait longer, it would be worth it, because this bread is absolutely wonderful.

It’s got a hint of sweetness from the honey, which makes it delightful with some jam for breakfast. But it’s not so sweet that you can’t slice it up and use it for sandwiches.

Best of all, it’s so easy, and practically foolproof!

No-Knead Honey Oat Bread

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tried this bread, but I was so pleased with how it turned out.

It’s soft, butter and just a little bit sweet. My favorite way to enjoy it is warm from the oven, slathered with melted butter.

I love that this bread is so versatile, and works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just be sure to use rolled oats in this recipe, not the quick cooking kind.

I like to sprinkle some oats over the bread before cooking too, for appearances, but that’s totally optional.

Either way, you’re going to love this sweet, simple yeast bread. Happy baking!

Be sure to save the easy bread recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

No-Knead Honey Oat Bread

No-Knead Honey Oat Bread

Preparation 20 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 1 hr
Serves 24     adjust servings

This easy yeast bread is sweetened with honey and loaded with oats. Perfect for toast, sandwiches and snacking.


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water to boiling. Stir in the oats, butter, honey and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally. Heat remaining water in microwave to 110°-115°.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the remaining warm water. Add the egg, oat/honey mixture and 2 cups flour. Mix until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining 2-3 cups flour until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Spread batter evenly into two greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Smooth tops of loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 35-40 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes; brush with melted butter, if desired. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include rising.

2 reviews

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Taste of Home




  2. Do you know how long the bread will last? I’m looking to make 8-10 loaves as gifts but will be giving out over a few days. This bread looks soft enough (vs a french loaf or similar) that I think it would work. Would you agree?

    • That should be fine. We’ve eaten over the course of several days and it was still soft. I think it would be even more so since you wouldn’t be cutting into it.


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