Oatmeal Bread

Oats and a hint of cinnamon make this bread special.


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

1 loaf

Prep Time

30 minutes

Rise Time

45 to 60 minutes

Bake Time

30 to 35 minutes

Ingredients


  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup quick OR old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon quick OR old fashioned oats (optional)

Directions


Combine 1 cup bread flour, oats, brown sugar, undissolved yeast, salt and cinnamon in large mixer bowl. Heat water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Roll dough to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of rectangle, roll up tightly as for jelly roll. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Place, seam side down, in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

If desired, gently brush top of loaf with cold water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon oats.

Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.