Orange Oatmeal Bread

Orange Oatmeal Bread

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  • Prep: 3 hr 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total: 4 hr 30 min
  • Serving: 16

Orange Oatmeal Bread is a flavorful,  hearty treat for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 10 cups flour (1/2 wheat and 1/2 white)
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 2 cups raisins

Directions

  1. In a small cup, sprinkle yeast over warm water; stir until dissolved, and set aside. Scald milk and pour over oatmeal and butter in large mixing bowl. Let stand 1/2 hour.
  2. Add orange juice, molasses, salt, sugar, raisins and dissolved yeast mixture to oats. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead 10 minutes until dough is smooth.
  3. Place in a greased bowl; cover and let rise until double in bulk, usually about 1 1/2 hours. Remove from bowl and knead several minutes.
  4. Shape into 3 loaves and place in 3 greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until double (about 2 hours).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on top. Cool.

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