Giving Up Store-Bought Bread?


First, one must give credit where credit is due.  Neither of the recipes that I am going to write about are my own.  So I cannot take any credit (other than for not screwing up other people’s recipes) for these recipes.  That being said, both are delicious and I had to share.

Yesterday, I mentioned that I made homemade bread for the breaded pork sandwiches.  The recipe for the bread was delicious and easy to make.  I made a grilled cheese sandwich with tomatoes with some of the left over bread and it was delicious!!!!  The link to the recipe is here if you missed it.

Over the weekend, I also discovered a recipe for Honey Oat Bread that is just awesome!  I love toast with peanut butter for  quick breakfast, and this bread was just plain awesome for that!  And it required NO kneading.  I know have two breads – sandwich bread and breakfast bread that are easy-peasy.  I am seriously contemplating giving up store bought bread.  Honestly, the hardest part was waiting for the dough to rise.

Here are some pictures of the yummy goodness:

    Honey Oat Bread – Yum!!!

Here is the recipe – a copy paste form the link above.  Again, I take absolutely no credit for this recipe.   I am just listing it below because I like my steps written out and numbered, and I want to make sure that I do not lose it 🙂


  • 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1-¾ cup Warm Water
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats, Divided
  • ⅓ cups Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2-½ teaspoons Salt
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten


  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let set for 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup oats, honey, oil and salt, and the yeast-water mixture.
  3. Stir in enough of the flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Coat a large bowl with non-stick spray. Transfer dough the bowl and turn it over to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.
  5. Punch the dough down and shape into 2 loaves. I just free-formed 2 loaves on a baking sheet. But you can use loaf pans if you want (this is actually what the recipe calls for). Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  6. Brush the top of the loaves with beaten egg, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup oats. Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes. When you knock on the bottom of the bread and it sounds hollow, it is done.
  7. Top with butter or honey for a delicious side to any meal!

Here are my only comments.  I free-formed the loaves – worked great! And I served the bread with honey, no butter, or peanut butter for breakfast – yum!!!!!  I did put one loaf in the freezer, not sure how it will freeze but we shall find out. This weekend I am going to try substituting some of the all-purpose bread for whole wheat bread and possibly adding some other nutritional goodies.  I will let you know how it turns out!

More Pictures:


Honey Oat Bread Don’t You Want Some?

Sandwich Bread

Has anyone else given up store-brought bread or other store-bought items in favor of homemade?

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9 thoughts on “Giving Up Store-Bought Bread?

  1. Rarely buy bread as it is easy to make, better for you, and cheaper! And there is nothing like bread right out of the oven…

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  3. mmmarzipan says:

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