The Best Easy Oatmeal Bread Recipe – Deliciously Nutritious

Looking for an easy and nutritious oatmeal bread recipe that is as delicious as it is simple to make? Well, you have stumbled upon a gem! This Easy Oatmeal Bread Recipe is a winner on all fronts. It is hearty, and wholesome, and did I mention gluten-free if you opt for gluten-free rolled oats like these sprouted ones below that I like to use?

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Plus, it is a bread recipe that does not require any yeast or wheat flour—it is all about those trusty oats. So, if you are on the hunt for the ultimate easy oat bread recipe that is both satisfying and good for you, you are in the right place.

easy oatmeal bread loaf
Homemade oatmeal bread fresh out of the oven

By the way, don’t forget to check out the oatmeal bread video recipe below for a step-by-step visual guide!

Let’s get baking!

Here Is What You Need To Make This Oatmeal Bread Recipe:

sunflower and pumpkin seeds
ingredients for oatmeal bread recipe
  1. Pumpkin Seeds (⅓ cup, 50g): These seeds add crunch and a nutty flavor to the bread. They’re rich in nutrients too.
  2. Sunflower Seeds (⅓ cup, 50g): They complement the pumpkin seeds with their texture and slightly different nutty taste.
  3. Eggs (2, medium-sized): Eggs act as a binder, holding all the ingredients together and adding moisture.
  4. Gluten-Free Rolled Oats (2 cups, 180g): Oats are the base of your bread, providing a hearty texture and essential fiber.
  5. Greek Yogurt (1 cup, 245g): The yogurt is key for moisture, ensuring your bread doesn’t dry out and stays pleasantly soft.
  6. Salt (a pinch): Salt is a flavor enhancer, it’ll balance and bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  7. Ground Black Pepper (a pinch): A pinch of pepper adds a subtle complexity to the oat bread’s taste.
  8. Baking Powder (2 teaspoons, 10g): This is your leavening agent, helping the oatmeal bread be a bit less dense.
  9. Extra Oats for Topping: Sprinkling oats on top before baking gives a lovely, artisan-style crust.

Top Tip: I like to use sprouted rolled oats because they’re not only more nutritious but also easier to digest and potentially more allergen-friendly. The sprouting process enhances the nutrient content of the oats, making them a healthy choice for various oat-based recipes like this oat bread, oatmeal, or oat-based energy balls.

Let’s Bake This Oat Bread

homemade oat bread

Step 1: Toasting the Seeds

Begin by placing the pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a dry pan over medium heat.

toasting the seeds

Toast them for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. You’re aiming for a light golden color and a distinct, nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn them, as that would impart a bitter taste.

Step 2: Preheat the Oven

preheating the oven

While the seeds are toasting, preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C) so the oven is ready for baking when the batter is prepared.

Step 3: Add Egg

mixing the eggs

Crack your eggs into a bowl. Whisk them thoroughly until they’re evenly mixed.

Step 4: Add the Oats

adding the rolled oats

Place your gluten-free oats in a large bowl. They form the bulk of your bread, so make sure you measure them accurately.

Step 5: Combining Wet and Dry

combining the wet and dry ingredients and yogurt

Add the beaten eggs and Greek yogurt to the oats. Stir them together until you have a uniform, moist mixture.

Step 6: Adding the Rest

adding baking powder
mixing the ingredients

Now, sprinkle in a pinch of salt, black pepper, your toasted seeds, and baking powder. Mix everything well.

Step 7: Pan Preparation

lining your loaf pan with parchment paper

Line your loaf pan with parchment paper. This really helps the bread from sticking and makes it easy to lift out after baking.

Step 8: Pour the Batter into the Pan

pouring the the oat bread batter into the loaf pan and smoothing the top

Pour your oat bread batter into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Then, I like to sprinkle the extra oats over the surface for that rustic farmhouse, homemade look.

Step 9: Baking

baking the oatmeal bread in the oven

Place the pan in your preheated oven and bake for about 35 minutes. Check for doneness by seeing if the top is golden brown and if the loaf feels firm to the touch. Also, your kitchen would smell absolutely amazing.

Cooling and Serving

fresh out of oven oat bread
slicing the oatmeal bread

Let the oat bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before serving it with some butter or anything else you like.

serving the warm slice of oatmeal bread with butter

Enjoy your warm homemade Oatmeal Seed Bread, perfect for breakfast or as a wholesome snack!

Make It Seedless

soft oat bread without seeds
Soft oat bread without seeds

If you don’t like seeds or want a softer texture in your oatmeal bread, you can simply leave out the seeds and use quick oats or oat flour instead of rolled oats. This will give you a smoother and softer oat bread, perfect for those who prefer a gentler, more regular bread-like texture.

However, I just say that this version might have a bit less protein compared to the original seeded oatmeal bread recipe.

How To Storage This Oatmeal Bread

To store oatmeal bread, allow it to cool completely, then tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or foil to seal in moisture. Alternatively, use an airtight container. Keep it at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for about a week.

For long-term storage, freeze the bread in an airtight container or well-wrapped for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen bread at room temperature and refresh it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) when ready to eat.

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Protein-Packed Oatmeal Bread Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Jen Evansy Course: Breakfast, Snacks, SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

188

kcal
Total time

50

minutes

This oatmeal bread recipe creates a wholesome and comforting loaf, perfect for about 8 thick slices. The bread has a delightful nutty flavor, thanks to the toasted seeds, and a texture that’s a nice mix of soft and chewy with a bit of crunch. It’s great when served warm with butter, and its rustic, homemade look adds to its charm. This bread is ideal for breakfast, a snack, or as part of a meal, bringing a cozy and satisfying touch to your table.

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Ingredients

  • Cup ( 50g) Pumpkin Seeds

  • Cup (50g) Sunflower Seeds

  • 2 Medium-Sized Eggs

  • 2 Cups (180g) Gluten-Free Rolled Oats

  • 1 Cup (245g) Unflavored Greek Yogurt

  • 1/16 Teaspoon (a pinch) Salt

  • 1/16 Teaspoon (a pinch) Pepper

  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Directions

  • Toast the Seeds: In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the pumpkin and sunflower seeds, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Prepare Eggs: In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs until well beaten.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, pour in 2 cups (or 180g) of oats.
  • Add Wet Ingredients: To the oats, add the beaten eggs and one cup of Greek yogurt. Mix these ingredients well.
  • Add Seasonings and Seeds: To the oat mixture, add a pinch of salt and pepper, the toasted seeds, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix again to combine everything evenly.
  • Prepare the Loaf Pan: Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the Mixture: Pour the oat mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out the top with a spatula.
  • Top with Oats: Sprinkle a handful of oats over the top of the mixture for a rustic appearance.
  • Bake: Place the loaf pan in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) and bake for about 35 minutes.
  • Check for Doneness: The bread should be firm and golden when done. You can insert a toothpick into the center of the bread; it should come out clean when the bread is ready.
  • Serve: Let the oatmeal bread cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm with a layer of butter for an irresistibly delicious experience.

Notes

  • Toasting the Seeds: Toasting the pumpkin and sunflower seeds is crucial for releasing their oils and enhancing their nutty flavor. Make sure to toast them until they’re just golden to avoid burning, which can make them bitter.
  • Choosing Oats: Use old-fashioned rolled oats for the best texture. Instant or quick oats can make the bread too mushy, while steel-cut oats can be too hard.
  • Bread Doneness Test: Check the bread for doneness at around 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. If the top is browning too quickly, tent it with aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 8
  • Calories: 188kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19.5g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 8.6g

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In Summary

baked oatmeal bread

This Oatmeal Bread Recipe is a simple and nutritious delight. Made with gluten-free oats, it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require any wheat flour. The combination of oats, seeds, and Greek yogurt creates a hearty and moist loaf perfect for breakfast or snacking.

Have a question about this oat bread recipe or a tip to share? Leave a comment below, and let’s chat about this nutritious bread!


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1 thought on “The Best Easy Oatmeal Bread Recipe – Deliciously Nutritious”

  1. Hey, I came across your oatmeal bread recipe, and it looks awesome! I love how it’s gluten-free and uses oats as the main ingredient. The step-by-step instructions are really clear.

    I’m thinking of adding some dried fruits like raisins or cranberries for a fruity twist. Do you think that would work well with this recipe?

    Thanks for sharing, and I’ll let you know how it turns out once I’ve baked it. Excited to try it!

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