Grandma's Oatmeal Bread

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Yummy soft bread that makes great toast!


  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
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  • 2 Tbsp. melted shortening
  • 6 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water


Pour boiling water over oatmeal. Let stand until lukewarm. Add yeast, sugar, warm water and 1/2 cup flour; mix thoroughly. Let stand 10 minutes. Add salt, shortening and rest of flour. Knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise until double. Knead again and let rest 10 minutes before making into 2 loaves. Let rise until double and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

Servings: varies depending on thickness of slice
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 16, 20110 found this helpful

Robin, is that the quick cooking oatmeal or the old fashioned, or does it matter which you use?


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