Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Oatmeal Nut Bread

April 6, 2013Teresa

I love the taste of this homemade Oatmeal Nut Bread. It’s a dense, rich, hearty bread with oatmeal and walnuts. It’s great as a dinner bread with just butter, but I also love to serve this bread with apple or peach butter. It’s one of my favorites out of the Black and Decker breadmaker cookbook. Anytime I can make up a delicious fuss-free bread with 5 minutes preparation time, that’s a win-win for me!

Our family has always loved a good loaf of homemade bread since I grew up with nothing but homemade bread for years. I still prefer homemade bread over anything made in most stores even artisan breads. I could live on homemade bread and jam or apple butter! No kidding.

This is a fabulous tasting bread. However, unlike all the other Black and Decker recipes, I’ve had to work diligently with this one to get it to work. Because whole wheat makes bread so dense I’ve had to add vital wheat gluten to get it to raise properly. That has made all the difference.

Adding 4 teaspoonfuls of vital wheat gluten to each loaf of bread allows this bread to raise properly and the texture afterwards is light and fluffy — almost like a white bread. It’s amazing what that one little ingredient can do.

If you’re looking for a spectacular bread recipe, than give Oatmeal Nut Bread a try–just make sure you don’t omit the vital wheat gluten!

I initially posted this recipe in April 2013. I remade the recipe about a year after that and took some new presentation pictures but never took any new ones of how the process works. Those pictures were really orangy, dingy and ugly. 🙁 I recently remade this recipe (March 2018) for our Friday night care group. I served it with Slow Cooker Onion-Mushroom Pot Roast and Baked Acorn Squash. It was terrific. No kidding. Our gang enjoys homemade bread slathered with butter, and this bread did not disappoint.

I was not sure it was going to turn out because both my vital wheat gluten and bread machine yeast were past the expiration dates. However, the bread puffed up fluffy and delicious. I usually add all the ingredients to the breadmaker at once, rather than adding the walnuts later. It super convenient that way since I don’t have to wait around to add the nuts later. All in all, this is one delightful homemade bread recipe. 🙂

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Oatmeal Nut Bread is a rich, tasty bread since it is made with both honey and molasses.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

My preferred way of eating this bread is with butter and peach or apple butter. But I actually served this bread with a salad and Blueberry Vinaigrette.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

This recipe is for a 2-lb. bread loaf which cuts down into about 20 half slices like these. This is a great dinner bread but I like it served for breakfast!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients plus hot water. The plastic bowl contains dry milk powder.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Place hot water in the bread canister. Add powdered milk, shortening, molasses, honey, salt, whole wheat flour and bread flour. I use bread flour rather than all-purpose flour. It has more gluten per molecule and will enable the grains of flour to adhere to each other better. Add oatmeal and walnuts.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Add yeast and vital wheat gluten. Start breadmaker cycle on a regular whole wheat setting. Mine takes about 4 hours. 

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Allow bread to cool about 15-30 minutes before removing from canister.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Oatmeal Nut Bread is a fantastic bread to pop in your breadmaker for holiday meals. It’s so quick and easy–not to mention delicious.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Slice bread down after cooling.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Oatmeal Nut Bread is a very tasty whole wheat bread. It’s nice and fluffy due to the four teaspoons of vital wheat gluten added to the batch.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Oatmeal Nut Bread is one of my favorite bread maker breads! 

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

We love this hearty bread as a side for soups and stews, too. I sliced the slices really thick for this substantial and filling bread.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

If you enjoy homemade bread, this is a fabulous recipe.

Here’s the recipe.

OATMEAL NUT BREAD

(Recipe inspired from Black and Decker)

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This fantastic whole wheat bread recipe is made with oatmeal and walnuts. It's so quick and easy because it's made in the breadmaker. This family favorite recipe is terrific for holiday or company meals like Easter, Father's Day or Mother's Day.
Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts
Instructions
  1. Layer water, milk, shortening, molasses, honey, whole wheat flour, bread flour, oatmeal, walnuts yeast and vital wheat gluten into bread canister.
  2. Select whole wheat setting.
  3. My breadmaker takes about 4 hours.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 10-15 minutes in canister after finished.
  5. Remove. Butter top and sides to prevent hardening of crust.
  6. Slice down and serve.
  7. Makes about 20 half slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is the only Black and Decker recipe I’ve really had to alter to get to work. The original recipe called for the amounts of the whole wheat flour and bread flours to be reversed and omitted the vital wheat gluten. I’ve not been able to get the bread to raise well without these changes or additions. However, if you’re making this without the breadmaker certainly consider reversing the amounts of the flours to the original state.

NOTE: Because this bread has no preservatives, after two days you need to refrigerate the bread to prevent mold.

NOTE: Most of the time I add the walnuts to the breadmaker with the yeast and vital wheat gluten and don't wait to add them later. It's easier and doesn't harm the recipe in any way.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe inspired from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Oatmeal Nut Bread[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.blackanddecker.com/” target=”_blank” title=”black and decker”]Black and Decker[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
Fantastic whole wheat bread recipe with oatmeal and walnuts. Adding vital wheat gluten enables this bread to raise properly and be light and fluffy rather than dense and heavy.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp. powdered milk
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tsp. honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 ½ tsp. yeast
  • 2 tsp. vital wheat gluten
  • 1/3 cup finely diced walnuts
Instructions
  1. Layer water, milk, shortening, molasses, honey, whole wheat flour, bread flour, oatmeal, yeast and vital wheat gluten into bread canister.
  2. Select whole wheat setting.
  3. On my breadmaker this takes 4 hours 10 minutes.
  4. At the 25-minute signal when bread machine beeps, add walnuts.
  5. Allow bread to cool about 10-15 minutes in canister after finished.
  6. Remove. Butter top and sides to prevent hardening of crust.
  7. Slice down and serve.
  8. Makes about 20 half slices.
Notes
This is the only [url href=”http://www.blackanddecker.com/” target=”_blank” title=”black and decker”]Black and Decker[/url] recipe I’ve really had to alter to get to work. The original recipe called for the amounts of the whole wheat flour and bread flours to be reversed and omitted the vital wheat gluten. I’ve not been able to get the bread to raise well without these changes or additions. However, if you’re making this without the breadmaker certainly consider reversing the amounts of the flours to the original state.[br][br]Most of the time I add the walnuts to the breadmaker with the yeast and vital wheat gluten and don’t wait to add them later. It’s easier and doesn’t harm the recipe in any way.
Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

I love the taste of this bread even though I’ve fiddled with the ingredients a lot to perfect the loaf. I’ve also tried Oatmeal Nut Bread with sprouted whole wheat and sprouted pastry/bread type flour. Oh, my. That was soooo delicious.

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Our gang loves this homemade bread slathered with sweet cream butter. 

Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts

Here’s another look at the texture of this great tasting bread. Oatmeal Nut Bread is so hearty, tasty, and satisfying. It’s really one of my favorite Black and Decker breadmaker recipes.

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Sunflower Walnut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious home-baked #bread is so easy to make since it's made in the #breadmaker! It includes #SunflowerSeeds & #walnuts for increased flavor and texture. Perfect for #Breakfast or as a dinner bread. #SunflowerWalnutBread
Print Recipe
Oatmeal Nut Bread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This fantastic whole wheat bread recipe is made with oatmeal and walnuts. It's so quick and easy because it's made in the breadmaker. This family favorite recipe is terrific for holiday or company meals like Easter, Father's Day or Mother's Day.
Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Nut Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic homemade #bread is made in the #breadmaker so it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Perfect for #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #oatmeal #walnuts
Instructions
  1. Layer water, milk, shortening, molasses, honey, whole wheat flour, bread flour, oatmeal, walnuts yeast and vital wheat gluten into bread canister.
  2. Select whole wheat setting.
  3. My breadmaker takes about 4 hours.
  4. Allow bread to cool about 10-15 minutes in canister after finished.
  5. Remove. Butter top and sides to prevent hardening of crust.
  6. Slice down and serve.
  7. Makes about 20 half slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is the only Black and Decker recipe I’ve really had to alter to get to work. The original recipe called for the amounts of the whole wheat flour and bread flours to be reversed and omitted the vital wheat gluten. I’ve not been able to get the bread to raise well without these changes or additions. However, if you’re making this without the breadmaker certainly consider reversing the amounts of the flours to the original state.

NOTE: Because this bread has no preservatives, after two days you need to refrigerate the bread to prevent mold.

NOTE: Most of the time I add the walnuts to the breadmaker with the yeast and vital wheat gluten and don't wait to add them later. It's easier and doesn't harm the recipe in any way.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe inspired from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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