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Honey oat bread is an easy quick bread that is so good straight from the oven spread with butter.  Serve it for breakfast with coffee or with any meal for a treat your family and friends will enjoy.  We like to toast this bread in the oven, too.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup honey
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil (I used Canola)
In a large bowl using a whisk mix together the whole wheat flour,  all-purpose flour, oats, salt, and baking powder.  In a smaller bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg, oil and honey.  Combine the two bowls and mix well with spoon. Turn out onto a wheat floured board and knead, adding flour until you have a dough.  Spray a 9 x 4 bread pan with cooking spray and add dough.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 – 45 minutes.  Remove from pan and slice and enjoy with honey butter spread.  Makes one loaf.
Honey Butter Spread
1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup
1/3 cup honey
Remove paper from margarine and put in large microwave bowl.  Microwave about 12 seconds to soften the butter.  Add the honey and beat with electric mixer about a minute until smooth.  Enjoy on this bread, biscuits, waffles, and pancakes.  Store in refrigerator.  Keeps well.
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Sweet Potato Bread.
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  1. Wow I can’t believe how healthy this recipe is, and it’s delicious. I added 2 tsp cinnamon and made 3 mini loaves—took 30 minutes. Careful not to overfill your pans; these babies rise high due to 1 tbsp of baking powder.

    Eating it warm or toasted is a must, IMO. I think it’s best served warm with butter and/or honey on top. Just a drizzle of honey and butter will probably work and make it a real treat!

    I’ll have to keep in mind using molasses instead of honey idea. That sounds great, too!

    Your recipes are so simple yet reflect a lot of love.5 stars

  2. Do you know the carb count and if you can use splenda? I’m a new Diabetic and trying to find good recipes that I can have

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sorry, I don’t Helen. Try googling carb counter. There are some sites on the internet that you can put in ingredients and it will give you that type of info.

  3. how many calories per slice?

  4. could you make this with all Wheat flour? would you need to make adjustments?

  5. Am I missing it, or is there a “Print” button on here somewhere? Would love to make this recipe!

  6. I thought this recipe sounded so good, especially when you mentioned using molasses…

    I made it today subbing the molasses in place of the honey and adding 1/4 c sugar…oh my goodness! It is delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This sounds so good! I would love to have you link up to my new linky

  8. Darlene Bromley Hildebrandt says:

    Hi Judy!
    I made this yesterday and added a little more flour, raisins and honey.
    Just mixed it up and did not knead it and put in greased pan and it was delicious and came out wonderful!! Next time, I will add a little cinnamon!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! My hubby loved it!!
    Darlene in St.Louis

    • Hi Darlene, So happy you liked this bread. I will have to try it your way and I also plant on making it with sorghum molasses to see how that works, too! I am always experimenting with recipes. lol. Have a great day and thanks for your comment.

  9. That looks delicious! And even better because it doesn’t have yeast in it!

  10. mARGARET cLOUD says:

    This sure is an easy one. I read back through your recipes and they are so good. I want to thank you for all your kind comments.

  11. This looks so delicious. Nice and warm…just from the oven.I’m hungry!

  12. Oh that looks simple and fantastic!

  13. Mmmm…looks so good!

  14. I love anything with honey… in it or on it or both!!

  15. Honey oat bread sounds great

  16. Oh good… I have everything I need to make this this morning. Thank you for the recipe.

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5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking


Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!