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Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Bread |

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Bread

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD


Jump into bread baking with this homemade oatmeal raisin bread! Delicious for breakfast toast or your favorite sandwich.


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/21 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons oats


  1. In a small bowl, mix together boiling water and oats. Set aside and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine, yeast, warm water and 1 tablespoon honey. Let sit 10 minutes until yeast is frothy.
  3. Add in the oat mixture, the remaining 3 tablespoons honey, salt, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour and ground flax. If using a stand mixer, use dough hook to mix dough. Otherwise, mix thoroughly by hand.
  4. Add in remaining 1/2 – 3/4 cup flour to form a soft dough. Mix in raisins.
  5. Knead with dough hook or by hand on a floured surface for 5 minutes.
  6. Roll into a ball and put in a greased bowl. Cover and let sit in warm place for 1 hour.
  7. Punch down down and shape into a bread loaf. Place into a 8 x 4 x 2-in coated loaf pan.
  8. Cover and let rise for 45 – 60 more minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Spray top of loaf with cooking spray and sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of oats. Bake in oven for 50 – 55 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Let cool on rack in pan for 10 minutes, turn out and cool completely before slicing.