Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Joyce's Oatmeal Bread

I've been blogging for several years, but just recently I started PegPaints to feature my art. I made my original blog private so I can post pictures of my grandchildren and share them with family and friends.

One of the first bloggers I "met" online was Joyce at FlourPowerJoyce.blogspot.com. I really enjoyed reading her posts; they were always guaranteed to make me smile! I got to know her better when I asked if I could use a photo she took at an Atlanta Braves game as a reference for a painting. She graciously allowed me to use her picture. I finished the painting and gave it away... without taking a final photo!

unfinished 8x10 oil on canvas from Joyce's photo
(with more blue underpainting)
Unfortunately, Joyce has stopped posting but I still keep up with her via email. Luckily, her wonderful blog is still there with all its great recipes. Her oatmeal bread is one of my favorite recipes. It's a very easy yeast bread that I make often... notice the words "no-knead." We enjoy it as a sweet, delicious toast for breakfast. I'm re-posting the recipe, mainly so I won't loose and my family and friends can find the recipe, but the original post is HERE on Joyce's blog. Enjoy!

No-Knead Oatmeal Bread

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
6 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl stir together sugar, salt and oats.
Add boiling water and butter; let stand until lukewarm.

Sprinkle yeast into 1/4 up warm water and stir until dissolved.
Add yeast mixture to oat mixture.
Stir in flour 1 cup at a time.
Dough will be sticky.

Transfer to a greased bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Lift and drop into bowl three to four times.

Grease two 9- by 5 by 3-inch loaf pans and divide dough into two equal portions.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in bulk.

Bake in a preheated over at 450 F. for 10 minutes.
Lower oven to 350 F. and bake for anothher 45 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped withe your finder.

Remove bread immediately from pans and cool on wire racks. Yields 2 loaves.

O is for Oatmeal Bread! If you've never made yeast bread, this is an easy recipe to try. You'll be so glad you did!

I'm linking this post to Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock's blog.

Jenny Matlock


  1. I post recipes just so I can find them easily all the time. Those are usually the best ones! I'll certainly try this one...

  2. THat does look like a delicious recipe!

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I haven't had oatmeal bread in years. Yum!

  4. where would you rate this bread on a sweetness scale? reads pretty tasty, though I have been less successful on the yeast front.

  5. That does sound like it would be a great breakfast bread! Could probably add raisins, too, if we wanted them?

  6. This must be easy - no kneading! Never got the hang of that (and just plain laziness, haha)

  7. Nice !!
    i made oatmeal pancake :D

  8. It sounds wonderful. And no knead is always helpful for us non-cooks! {:-Deb

  9. I think this might be what I am baking for breakfast next week. I have alot of oatmeal and I need to use it up. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Great for the letter O. I want to try this! Thanks for coming by and seeing my Oranges and Nutmeg! Did you simmer some?
    Have a great weekend. It was nice meeting you.

  11. What a nifty painting! You are really talented!

    I love oatmeal bread. Haven't made it in years, but this recipe reminds me that I should!

    Your recipe sounds superb!

    Thanks for sharing it.