Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

I love having bread with dinner, but don’t always have a ton of time to make a yeast bread. I found this fantastic honey Oat Quick Bread that’s made with a majority whole wheat flour and the good news is it’s done in about an hour!

This recipe calls for dough enhancer, which can be found at most large grocery stores. It’s an easy addition to homemade breads that really improves the texture. Look for it in the baking aisle next time you’re shopping! Even with the dough enhancer though, I think this bread’s best eaten the day you bake it as it can dry out.

Honey Oat Quick Bread

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups milk + 1 TBSP lemon juice {or 1 1/3 cups buttermilk}
  • 1/4 cup dough enhancer
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet.
Mix together: oats, flours, honey, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in butter using 2 knives or with a pastry cutter.
Beat egg in with the milk. Slowly add to the dry mixture, mixing while adding.
Once the dough is well mixed, turn it out onto a counter top with flour. Sprinkle more flour on top. Knead dough lightly, until you’ve managed to shape it into a nice circle. {About 7″ in diameter} The dough is sticky, so you don’t want to knead it a ton or you’ll have to keep adding flour, which will dry out the bread. This whole process of kneading and shaping shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes.
Transfer bread to the cookie sheet. Cut 2 quick lines in the top of the bread in an X shape. Brush bread with a little milk and sprinkle with additional oats.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I know 35 to 50 minutes is quite the spread and the time it requires to bake really depends on the shape. My loaf was a smaller in diameter circle, so it took the full 50 minutes to cook. If you want it to cook in less time, shape the dough into more of a loaf- longer instead of taller and it will cook faster.

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Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread
Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread
Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread
Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread
Honey Oat Quick Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread


  1. This is a great recipe for people like me who don't plan ahead and suddenly decide to make soup and bread for dinner in an hour 🙂 A bread like this wouldn't last long enough in my house to worry about there being stale bread the next day. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This bread looks delicious and I love that it is quick!!<br />Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty &amp; Delicious Linky Party. Hope you&#39;ll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

  3. I just love fresh bread (and the smell throughout the house!) Thanks so much for linking up with &quot;Try a New Recipe Tuesday!&quot; I hope you will be able to join us again this week! 🙂 🙂

  4. I didn&#39;t find the reply to a question above and I had the same one………what is dough enhancer and when/how do you use it.


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