Oatmeal heritage bread & oat batter bread recipes (1973)

Oatmeal heritage bread, oat batter bread

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When you’re looking for classic bread recipes that give oatmeal a starring role, why not turn to a company that’s been around since the late 1800s — Quaker Oats?

The company published a booklet of recipes in the early 70s, from which we are reprinting two of their oat bread recipes — those for oatmeal heritage bread and oat batter bread.

Oatmeal heritage bread recipe


1-1/2 cups boiling water
1-1/4 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup molasses
1 tablespoon margarine
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°F)
1 pkg. active dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour


1. IN large bowl, combine boiling water, oats, molasses margarine and salt; mix well. Cool to lukewarm

2. DISSOLVE yeast in milk.

3. ADD dissolved yeast mixture to oats mixture; mix well

4. STIR in 4/2 cups flour (dough will be very stiff).

5. KNEAD in remaining flour on lightly floured surface. Shape dough to form a ball.

6. PLACE in large greased bowl, turning once to coat surface.

7. COVER; let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until double in size.

8. PUNCH dough down. Knead on lightly floured surface about 5 minutes.

9. DIVIDE dough in half. Roll out each half to form 1 2×8-inch rectangle

10. ROLL up rectangle beginning with longer end. Pinch together seam and edges to seal.

11. GREASE two 8×4-inch loaf pans; Place dough in prepared pans

12. COVER; let rise Wi to 2 hours or until nearly double in size

13. HEAT oven to 350°F

14. BAKE loaves for 60 to 65 minutes.

15. COOL 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Makes two 8×4-inch loaves

Oat batter bread


3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°F)
1 cup Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 egg
2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour


1. IN large bowl, combine boiling water, sugar, margarine and salt; cool to lukewarm.

2. DISSOLVE yeast in warm water.

3. STIR dissolved yeast, oats and egg into lukewarm water mixture. Add I cup flour; beat until smooth.

4. STIR in enough of remaining flour to make stiff batter.

5. COVER; let rise in warm place about 1-1/2 hours or until double in size.

6. GREASE 8×4-inch loaf pan.

7. STIR down batter; spoon into prepared pan.

8. LET rise, uncovered, in warm place about 30 minutes or until top of batter is almost to top edge of pan.

9. HEAT oven to 375 F.

1O. BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes.

11. REMOVE from pan; cool at least 1 hour before slicing.

Makes 1 loafQuaker Oats 1899

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