Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze
So I have this oatmeal problem. I hate it.
I have tried and tried time and again to become an eater of oatmeal. I even convinced my husband to eat it for a few months. It goes down the same way each time I renew my oatmeal vows. I decide I should like oatmeal. I purchase oatmeal, prepare it, and feel like an adult for a few days. I have to wait for it to cool almost completely and thicken up before I can handle the consistency enough to force feed myself. Without fail the day comes when I forget about my cooling oatmeal until it becomes even less edible than it was in the first place. I man up and eat it anyway and become so disgusted with it that I swear I will never eat oatmeal again.
So I am breaking up with oatmeal.
I like oats. I like meals. But this isn’t working.
I’m sorry. It’s not me…it’s you.
Now let’s talk about bread. I like bread. I like baking bread. I get a little bit giddy when I see the yeast getting bubbly and when the aroma fills my house. I started out making my go-to oatmeal bread recipe and then I decided to bump up the flavor with some Nutella. Since I threw in the Nutella I also topped it with a brown sugar honey glaze before baking. It caramelized perfectly and made a sweet and crisp crust. I have made this bread for years and years without the Nutella and sweet glaze so if you want a more traditional loaf simply omit the Nutella and glaze. The traditional oatmeal bread is a favorite of my family- especially at Thanksgiving.
Nutella Oatmeal Bread with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze Recipe
- For the Bread:
- 1 Cup quick oats
- 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 Cup Nutella
- 1 Cups boiling water
- 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast, 1 packet
- 1/2 Cup warm water
- 5 Cups flour
- For the Glaze:
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- Oats, optional, for garnish
- In a large bowl pour boiling water over oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter, and Nutella. Stir until combined. Let cool to lukewarm.
- While batter is cooling combine yeast with warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Combine with batter.
- Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is stiff enough to turn out to a floured work surface. Continue to knead in remaining flour for 5-10 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl and let rise 1 hour until doubled.
- Punch dough down and let rise again (about 30 minutes).
- Preheat oven to 350. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased loaf pans.
- Prepare glaze. Slice loaves and pour glaze over top. Garnish with more oats if desired.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
Have you ever baked with yeast? You must, I tell you! MUST! Red Star Yeast sent me a sample of their new Platinum yeast and they want to give you some as well. I used it in a few recipes this week and loved the results. I specifically wanted to try it in this oatmeal bread because Platinum yeast “Works great in any bread recipe, but is particularly effective in producing healthy whole grain and sweet breads that are light, airy, and larger in volume.” ~Source: Red Star Yeast