Best 3-Ingredient Oat Bread Recipe {Simple and Nutritious}

Try this delicious and nutritious 3-ingredient oat bread recipe for a simple, healthy baking option. Centered around oats, it packs fiber and nutrients into every slice, offering a soft, nutty loaf perfect for breakfast or as a side with soups and stews. Ideal for beginners or anyone seeking an easy, wholesome recipe.

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A Wonderful Oat Bread Recipe, Perfect to Get Started With Home Baking

This easy oatmeal bread recipe is irresistible—from its moist and tender texture to its slightly earthy and nutty flavor. However, its biggest selling point has to be its simplicity.

With just three ingredients, this no-fuss preparation can ease you into home baking and give you the confidence boost you need to start. It also doesn’t need any fancy techniques to get picture-perfect results—no kneading, no leavening, and no need for electric mixers.

a slice of oat bread

If you were looking for a sign to make bread at home, this is it. Believe me, you won’t want to stop once you get started!

Yes, This Is 3-ingredient Oat Bread

3-Ingredient Oat Bread Recipe Ingredients

I promised you a 3-ingredient oat bread recipe, and I meant it—this is the powerful triad that will bring you the bread of your dreams without any added yeast, flour, sugar, salt, oil, or even eggs!

1. Rolled Oats: Rather than using commercial wheat flour, we’ll turn these rolled oats into oat flour at home with the help of a blender or a food processor. If you’d rather skip this step or don’t have a reliable device to help you, store-bought oat flour works just as well. Amazon has actually a surprisingly good selection here.

But also, I’ve become a bit of a fan of One Degree’s gluten-free sprouted rolled oats, like the one below, especially when I’m baking. They are easy on my stomach, probably because they are sprouted and gluten-free, and they seem to pack more nutrients.

One Degree Gluten Free Sprouted Rolled Oats 5 lbs.


What I really love is the texture they bring to my baking, making my oat bread feel just a bit more wholesome. Plus, knowing they are organic and non-GMO which is also what I like.

If you have also used sprouted oats then let me know in the comments below.

2. Baking Powder: All breads need a leavening agent to help them rise. Rather than using yeast, this recipe calls for baking powder, meaning the bread will rise fast but won’t have that distinct fermentation taste. But don’t worry about it—you won’t miss it!

3. Whole Milk Plain Yogurt: While yogurt won’t affect the flavor, it will make the bread moist and tender. It is also acidic enough to activate the baking powder and help it rise. I wholeheartedly recommend using whole milk plain yogurt to get the most delicious texture without extra flavors, but you can use Greek yogurt if you’d like to make your bread sourdough-like.

Ready? Let’s Bake This Easy Oatmeal Bread Recipe

here is how to make oat bread at home

It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 45 to bake—it really is that simple! You will have a fresh loaf of bread within the hour without any effort.

So grab your apron, pull your hair back, and let me walk you through the step-by-step of the easiest bread you’ll ever make.

1. Grind the Oats

pouring oats into a food container

Grab three cups of rolled oats and pour them into the container of your preferred blending equipment—it could be a regular blender or a food processor—then grind them until they become flour-like.

grinding the oats

While you may be tempted to keep some big oat chunks, make sure the flour is as fine as possible, with small particles. The finer the oat flour, the smoother the bread and the less likely it is to crumble.

If you’re unsure how fine the oat flour should be, don’t forget to check the video recipe for extra guidance!

2. Combine Oat Flour with Baking Powder

combining oat flour with baking powder

Once you’re satisfied with the consistency of the oat flour, pour it into a clean mixing bowl and add the three teaspoons of baking powder to the mixture. Mix them thoroughly with the help of a whisk until well incorporated, and you can no longer see the baking powder.

3. Mix In the Yogurt

incorporating the yogurt

With the help of a spatula, add the whole milk and plain yogurt to the bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. This dough will be thick, so the best way to combine the ingredients will be by folding—lift the dough and press it down gently until every particle of oat has been coated with yogurt.

mixing the ingredients

If the yogurt you’re using has settled and has some liquid sitting at the top or the bottom, don’t drain it out—that’s extra moisture for the bread!

4. Prepare to Bake

pouring the dough into the loaf pan

Grab a standard 8×4 inch loaf pan, line it with parchment paper, and then pour the dough into it. The mixture is thick and hard to maneuver, so use a spatula to distribute it evenly across the pan and prevent empty spots and air pockets. Afterward, dampen your fingers with water and press down on the dough’s surface to smooth it out and make it as even as possible.

sprinkling oats on top of the dough

Once you’re satisfied with the dough’s appearance, sprinkle some rolled oats on top to add an extra touch and bring forward that gorgeous rustic farmhouse aesthetic. Place the loaf pan in a preheated oven set at 350°F (176°C) and bake for approximately 45 minutes.

You’ll know the bread is ready when it turns into a gorgeous golden-brown shade with cracks on top. The scent is also a clear sign—your kitchen will smell delicious

5. Take Out and Enjoy!

taking the bread out of the oven

Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool so it can set, then cut down and serve as you need.

You can eat it as it is and enjoy its delightful nutty taste, but you can also toast it or accompany it with assorted fruits or spreads.

Tips, Adaptations, and Substitutions

newly baked oat bread

The best part of this 3-ingredient oat bread recipe is its versatility. It’s so simple that it works perfectly as a base bread you can customize and change to suit your tastes.

1. Add nuts and seeds: If you want, you can enhance the earthy, nutty flavor of this delightful bread with the help of some nuts and seeds. I personally love to add pumpkin or sesame seeds, raisins, or chopped walnuts, but you can add pretty much anything you like!

2. No yogurt? No problem: If you don’t have yogurt, you can replace it by combining 1 and ½ cups of whole milk with 1 and ½ tablespoons of vinegar, then letting it sit for five minutes to let the milk curdle into a buttermilk-like mixture.

3. Turn it dairy-free: If you’d rather skip the dairy altogether, you could replace yogurt with unsweetened applesauce or coconut yogurt, but keep in mind that they will affect the bread’s flavor!

4. Sweet oatmeal bread: You can always sweeten the bread if you’d like. I personally recommend using a dash of honey to complement the nutty taste of the bread, but you can also use brown sugar or any other sweetener you prefer.

5. Spice it up: Adding spices to the bread can make it a warm and hearty delight. Select your preferred mix, but I recommend ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon—I loved the results!

Check Out Also: Who Thought Healthy Apple Pie With Oats Could Taste This Amazing?

Easy 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: Sides, BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This oat bread recipe turns simple oats into a tasty loaf, great for making your breakfast better or going alongside your main meals. With just three ingredients, it’s both easy and healthy. Each slice is moist and has a mild, nutty taste from the oats, giving you a lovely eating experience.

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  • 3 cups (270 grams) rolled oats or my favorite sprouted rolled oats

  • 3 teaspoons (15 grams) baking powder

  • 1 ½ cups (360 grams) whole milk plain yogurt


  • Grind Oats to Flour: Begin by placing rolled oats into your food processor. Process until you have a fine, flour-like texture. Achieving a fine grind is crucial for a smooth bread texture and to ensure it holds together well.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: Transfer the ground oat flour to a large mixing bowl. Add baking powder to the oat flour. Mix thoroughly until the baking powder is well incorporated into the flour.
  • Add Yogurt: Incorporate whole milk plain yogurt into the oat flour mixture. Stir everything together until you form a thick dough. The mixture should be consistent and homogenous.
  • Prepare to Bake: Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C). Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper for easy removal. Pour the dough into the prepared pan, using a spatula or the back of a spoon to smooth out the top evenly.
  • Add a Rustic Touch: For that beautiful rustic farmhouse look, sprinkle a handful of rolled oats over the top of the dough before baking.
  • Bake: Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the loaf has turned golden brown on top and emits a deliciously nutty aroma that fills your kitchen.
  • Cool and Serve: Allow the bread to cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy it fresh for the best taste and texture.

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  • Achieve the Right Oat Flour Consistency: For a smoother bread texture, ensure your oats are finely ground. A high-speed blender or food processor works best for turning rolled oats into fine flour. If the flour feels coarse after the first blend, pulse a few more times until it reaches a finer consistency.
  • Thick Dough Handling: The dough will be thicker than traditional wheat flour dough. If it’s too thick to stir, use your hands to fold the yogurt into the oat flour mixture gently. This method helps incorporate the ingredients thoroughly without overmixing.
  • Monitor the Baking: Oven temperatures can vary, so start checking your bread for doneness around the 40-minute mark. The bread is ready when it’s golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cooling is Crucial: Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Cutting into the bread while it’s still hot could cause it to crumble.
  • Add-In Flexibility: Feel free to customize your oat bread with add-ins like nuts, seeds, or dried fruits. Mix these into the dough just before transferring it to the loaf pan to add texture and flavor to your bread.

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Ready for Another Yummy Recipe?

Loved the soft and nutty goodness of this oat bread? Well, I’ve got a real treat lined up for you next: oat carrot cake! Trust me, it’s nutritious, moist, slightly sweet, and packed with flavor – a perfect way to enjoy your veggies without even noticing :). It’s one of those recipes that’ll have you coming back for seconds (or thirds)!

Got Questions or Wanna Share How It Went?

If you’re curious about any step of my oat bread recipe or just want to brag about how awesome it turned out, I’m all ears! Drop your questions below or in the comments on the video. I love hearing from you and am here to help with any baking bumps along the way or to celebrate your kitchen victories. Can’t wait to hear from you – I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can!

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Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.