Honey-Oat Bread (+ a fun TV appearance!)

by Amy on 3 September 2013

Honey-Oat BreadIf you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I did a cooking segment on live tv last fall. And excitingly, they invited me to be back their show on a couple weeks ago. I gladly accepted, and had SUCH a blast! While being on tv, especially live tv, is a bit nerve-wracking, the fun of it makes it worth the slight anxiety. Check out the video below to see the full clip!

While the segment focused on these fantastic Honey Oat Cinnamon Muffins, I gave a shoutout to this Honey Oat Bread, since it uses all the same ingredients as the muffins, plus yeast. And conveniently? It’s super delicious! It came together easily + quickly, + the results were fantastic. A lightly-sweet, hearty, flavorful bread that is super versatile. I love it toasted with a little fresh fruit jam or butter, or it also makes for a delicious sandwich bread, especially if the sandwich has both savory + sweet notes (think: grilled gruyere cheese with pears). So, if you’re looking for a simple, super scrumptious new bread to make, give this loaf a try!

Honey-Oat Bread

makes 2 small loaves, adapted from Bon Appetit


1 3/4 cups warm water (105°F to 110°F)
1 tablespoon dry yeast
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
4-5 cups all purpose flour
1 large egg, beaten to blend
additional quick-cooking oats (for the top of the loaf)


Stir 1/4 cup warm water + yeast in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes to dissolve yeast. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups water, 3/4 cup oats, honey, oil, + salt. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.

Coat another large bowl with oil. Transfer the dough to oiled bowl + turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel + let rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Oil two 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inch loaf pans if making two small loaves. Punch down dough; shape into 2 loaves. Place 1 loaf in each pan. Cover + let rise in warm draft-free area until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush tops of loaves with egg; sprinkle with additional oats. Bake until brown on top + tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool completely. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey September 3, 2013 at 6:30 am

Great job on the tv segment, Amy! You’re a natural :) I love homemade bread made with oats, it’s so hearty! This one is a must-try for me.

2 Beth September 3, 2013 at 7:05 am

What a great segment! You look so comfortable in front of the camera. Now I don’t know which to try first – your muffins or your bread. Both look great!

3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 3, 2013 at 7:06 am

This sounds sooooo good! Love it!

4 Leah | So, How's It Taste? September 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

This bread looks perfect! You did so great on TV!

5 danielle September 3, 2013 at 7:48 am

You are a natural – Great job! Can you sub old fashioned oats for the quick cooking oats I wonder. I would love to make the bread for the kids to take to school and I have a ton of old fashioned oats in the house.

6 amy September 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

Hi Danielle, I haven’t tried subbing old-fashioned oats, but you should be able to no problem. The texture might be slightly heartier/denser, but it should still be great! =)

7 Jennie @themessybakerblog September 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

Being on t.v. sounds so exciting. You did great. I love this bread!

8 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

You are a natural at this! If you were nervous, I couldn’t tell. :) The bread (and muffins) looks delicious! Great post Amy!

9 Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

You belong on T.V and so does this honey oat bread!

10 Nik@ABrownTable September 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Amy, that is an absolutely wonderful looking loaf of bread, congrats with the t.v. gig, I am sure you were amazing!

11 CCU September 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

This bread deserves to be in a cookbook, so perfect 😀

Choc Chip Uru

12 Emily @ Life on Food September 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I love homemade bread. The smell alone is worth the effort. This bread looks perfect!

13 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl September 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Amy, you’re a natural – I’ll be expecting to see you on Food Network soon! :-)

14 natalie@thesweetslife September 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm

look at you ms. tv star! I’m so impressed!

15 Mimi @ Culinary Couture September 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

You were great on camera! Definitely convinced me to try those muffins ASAP!

16 Amy (Savory Moments) September 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

Great job! That’s so exciting. The bread looks so fluffy and light, too.

17 easyfoodsmith September 4, 2013 at 6:28 am

You were great on the camera! The muffins look so good. I am bookmarking the recipe :)

18 danielle September 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

I made this yesterday. The old fashioned oats worked out just fine. I started it in the bread machine and finished it in the oven. Thanks for the great recipe!

19 amy September 4, 2013 at 7:44 am

Awesome, Danielle!

20 Todd @ HonestlyYUM September 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

You’re a star!! Any tips for being in front of the camera?

21 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

Amy, you did amazing on the cooking segment! So calm, friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely loved seeing you ace this appearance! These muffins are a must-try, as is the bread. Both look perfect!

22 amy September 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Aww, thank you Todd! I don’t have any big tips, other than to be yourself + focus on how awesome the experience is, rather than the anxiety of being on tv. That worked for me!

23 DessertForTwo September 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

This is so great (you AND the bread!) Wow! congrats :)

24 Karen (Back Road Journal) September 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

Fearless is the correct name…you looked so natural appearing on live TV .

25 amy September 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

You are so sweet, Karen – thank you! And thanks to everyone for your kind words + support about my tv segment – you all make my day!!

26 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

You look like a pro on tv! Homemade bread is the best! This honey oat bread looks so good!

27 Elizabeth @ The Waspy Redhead September 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Congrats – you were fantastic!

28 Adr September 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Whoa – you are great on camera. I am impressed. You are right, too. It is nerve wracking, but I’d never know you were the least bit nervous. Nice job! And the muffins and bread both look wonderful!

29 Sue September 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Another slam dunk, Amy. We eat a lot of homemade bread and so I had to try this recipe.
It’s wonderful! Like another of your readers I used old fashioned oats and also did one loaf in a loaf pan and another in my shallow 1 quart corning ware dish to give it a rounded shape after baking. Thanks for sharing!

30 amy September 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

That is awesome, Sue – I’m so happy you loved it! =)

31 EA-The Spicy RD September 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

Congrats on your 2nd tv appearance-so much fun! Love the look of this bread -super yum!

32 Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts September 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

Congrats! You did a wonderful job–I see why you were invited back!
The bread looks delicious.

33 Cooks_Books September 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Wow, Amy, you are so calm and cool (and cute) — an absolute natural in the kitchen and on TV! No jitters, no “uhs” or “ums.” Congrats!! Love the “middle of the night” snack idea. Plus I can’t wait to make the honey oat bread.

34 Blond Duck September 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

It looks like the perfect sandwich bread!

35 Lesley Eats September 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hrm, a tasty bread recipe that looks easy-ish and doesn’t require a bread machine. Yay!

36 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

this looks great! will have to watch the tv segment at home tonight :)

37 simi September 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Wow! that’s an awesome video. I love th bread, looks gorgeous

38 danielle June 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Made this again – I forgot how good it was!!

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