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  1. Watch how to make this oatmeal honey bread:
  2. The Best Homestyle Honey Oat Bread Recipe

Having bread baking in the oven does something special: it warms the entire house and evokes a sense of home unlike any other. The whole process of making bread can be therapeutic. Kneading the dough, watching it rise, and taking the baked loaf out of the oven does wonders for the soul. Besides, store-bought bread has no comparison with homemade bread; they truly taste entirely different.

A good bread recipe can be hard to find. Ideally, you want a bread that has easy preparation, rises beautifully and comes out perfectly every time. Thankfully, such a recipe exists! Below is a tried-and-true formula that will help you stop hunting for the perfect bread recipe. With my bread recipe, I am declaring that you will become a pro at making bread for your family and friends. Adding my secret ingredient of one tablespoon of honey, this bread is simple and nearly foolproof. As a variation, I also make a loaf into a breakfast raisin cinnamon bread that is perfect for toast.

Once you make this bread, you’ll wonder why you ever bought bread to begin with!

Close up view of inside of sliced bread sitting on cutting board with jam jar in background
Slice of bread being slathered with orange colored jam with rest of loaf sitting in background
Loaf of golden colored bread sitting in white loaf pan being held by person with gray shirt on

Watch how to make this oatmeal honey bread:

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Loaf of bread with slices sitting on cutting board with jam jar in background all on white countertop

The Best Homestyle Honey Oat Bread

4.42 from 70 votes
Super simple to make and bake, this honey oat bread will be a new favorite! Make it plain or spice it up with a cinnamon raisin version, whichever you prefer!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Servings 18 slices


For the regular bread

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 ½ cups water boiling
  • 2 ¾ tsp (1 pkg) instant yeast
  • 4 ½ – 5 cups all-purpose flour

For the cinnamon raisin version

  • ¾ cup raisins (regular or golden)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Combine butter, honey, whole wheat flour, salt, and oatmeal in a stand mixer.
  • Add boiling water. Stir well and let sit until lukewarm.
  • Once the mixture is lukewarm, add 2 cups of flour and instant active dry yeast. Mix until incorporated and continue to add flour 1 cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Once the flour is added, the dough will be slightly tacky but hold its shape while it's kneaded. For the cinnamon raisin variety: Flatten the dough into a 10 × 12-inch rectangle and spread with raisins. Knead raisins into the dough to evenly distribute. Flatten the dough again to a 10 × 12-inch rectangle and brush with softened butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Roll up and cinch seams.
  • Grease a bowl and place dough inside to rise. It will take approximately an hour.
  • After the dough has risen, punch down and separate into two sections. Knead on a lightly floured surface into a smooth ball and press lightly into a greased 8 ½ x 4 ½-inch loaf pan. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Set loaves in a warm place to rise until doubled in height, approximately 55-90 minutes.
  • Bake at 350°F for 40-55 minutes until tops are golden brown. To make sure the centers are fully baked, the temperature should register 190°F.
  • Rub butter over the top of the loaves and let cool. If freezing, let the bread cool completely so ice does not form around the loaf.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 41.1gProtein: 5.1gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3.4mgSodium: 390.6mgPotassium: 124.8mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 7.8gVitamin A: 10.8IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 11.5mgIron: 2mg
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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  1. What brand of bread pans do you use?
    P.S. I’ve been making this bread for about a year now. One of my family’s favorites!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Kaleb,
      Thank you for your shared, I enjoy watching your videos.
      I’m partial to gluten free flours, have you worked w other flours and do you offer a substitute for the wheat?
      I’m assuming there probably isnt any rising w other flours, but I’m new to working w other flours.

      Thank you always.
      Take care,
      Michele Wood

  2. I haven’t yet tried making this yummy-looking bread because I was unsure whether to bake it for 30-40 minutes, per the written recipe, or 20 minutes, per the video. Which baking time is correct? Thanks!

  3. I made these breads twice they are very good, I am hooked making bread every week.

    Thank you for your recipes it is great

  4. Wonderful and easy recipe that came out perfect!!! I am not a comfortable baked with yeasts, since they seldom turn out correctly. That depends on yeast choice too, and I found a great one!!! This is a good recipe that will tolerate some variance and I love it!!! Thank you?

  5. Kaleb, what size of loaf pan did you use? 1, 1 1/4, or 1 1/2 lb?

    Are you OK? Haven’t seen anything from your Wyse Guide blog lately? Hope everything good.

  6. Made this bread yesterday. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The flavor, the ease of preparation, all of it. We ate slices warm with butter and my homemade Strawberry Preserves. Half the loaf was gone before it even cooled completely. Highly recommend this recipe and Kaleb’s website!

    I recently bought a new mixer, KitchenAid, because I had to after watching Kaleb’s videos.

  7. When you say 5 cups flour, which flour do you mean? Whole wheat flour or White BRRAD flour or Oats flour? Earlier in the recipe you mention 1 cup quick oat meal n 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, hence the confusion. Please clarify.

  8. 4 stars
    Second time making this delicious bread. I really enjoy eating it by itself. I did 1 loaf plain and to the other loaf I only put sugar and cinnamon since my kids are not fans of raisins. Loaves are in the oven right now, I can’t wait! 😍

  9. The recipe directions tells you to add the yeast in 2 different places if you are using active dry yeast. Which one? Does it matter? Is it really 1 T or 2 T?

  10. Can I substitute honey for brown sugar and could I use 1/2 oatflour instead of all flour?
    I just think you are the cutest😍

    Annette Baker

  11. Would you by chance post the recipe with the honey replacing the brownsugar? Would love to try that. My husband and I are both type 2 diabetic, so we try and watch our cabs.
    It looks so amazing and I swear I could almost smell it!! Lol! Thanks!

    1. I am a type 2 diabetic, also, Lisa. I’ve been for over 20 years. Honey and brown sugar are equal, measure by measure, in carbs (15 grams per tablespoon).

      1. Yes you are correct they are equal in carbs. Honey does have a lower GI value than sugar meaning it does not raise the glucose level as quickly but it still a carb.

  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful bread recipe. I made some with cranberries, walnuts, and sprinkled cinnamon, sugar . It came out absolutely delicious 😋. Thank you 😊 Love following you.

  13. I just made this and it’s rising on the stove in bread pans. I just noticed it’s called oatmeal HONEY bread. When was I to add the honey? How much? Did I mess up? Help!

    1. If you watch the video he adds honey to the wet ingredients, I was wondering where it was too and then watched the video for help.

  14. 5 stars
    Just made the bread today for the first time, I usually do not have good luck making bread but this recipe was easy and tired out great, I will definitely be making it again. Thank yyfor sharing.

  15. 5 stars
    Just made the bread today for the first time, I usually do not have good luck making bread but this recipe was easy and turned out great, I will definitely be making it again. Thank you for sharing.

  16. 5 stars
    You do a great job! I sure enjoy watching and listening to you.
    I’ve been married a long time, but I’ve always shied away from making bread. However, I decided first to see if I could make a pizza from scratch. I got the recipe from the internet and it turned out really good. This last week, out of my old Betty Crocker cookbook, I made dinner rolls. Delicious if I have to say so myself. Now I’m going to try your Honey Oat Bread.

    1. Good for you to get into bread making! I think you will find this recipe just as easy as the others you have tried! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  17. Made your honey oat bread today .
    It’s the best ever . My husband and son
    Thought it was the best I had ever made ,
    This will be my go to bread recipe from now on.
    Love watching you cook and share your home and garden ideas and information about different things .
    I have tried some Of your other recipes, and they have been great too. Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. I made this oat honey bread. The white flour I used in it was Heritage bread flour that is not gmo.. It was the best bread I have ever made. And, I have made a lot of good bread. For years I made bread for my family every week. This bread was so good, I had to share some loaves. Thank you for the recipe.

  19. 5 stars
    I made the bread yesterday. The dough is lovely, and rose well. I ended up using half of the dough and made rolls. They turned out beautifully! The recipe is absolutely delicious, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you so very much for not only sharing your recipes, but making the effort and taking what must be an enormous amount of time to test, document and record the videos.
    I so enjoy watching everything you do!

  20. 5 stars
    I recently started following you. We are just now emerging out of the terrible winter storm in Texas. The store shelves are wiped out for basics like bread. I found this recipe and made a couple loaves and shared one with a neighbor. I’m also making cinnamon rolls to lift some spirits. This is a great recipe for bread and it has served us well as we wait for things to return to normal.

  21. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness!!! This is an easy and great tasting bread!! Fresh out of the oven, I gave my. husband a slice and he said this beats a piece of cake anytime. He ate almost half the loaf, lol. I made another batch the next day to give away. Thank you for an easy down-home recipe!!

  22. Made the bread and both kind of fell, but they are still very tasty. Will definitely make it again. Thank you so much love all of your recipes!

  23. 5 stars
    This is a lovely recipe for delicious bread.
    Next time, I plan to try the cinnamon raisin.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  24. Adapted from recipe by Kaleb Wyse for bread machine
    Ingredients (2 pound loaf)⁠
    • 1 tablespoons butter⁠
    • ¼ cup honey (or sugar)
    • ≅ ½ cup whole wheat flour
    • 1½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1½ cups water, boiling⁠
    • 1¼ teaspoon instant active dry yeast⁠
    • enough AP flour⁠ to total 433 grams flour⁠
    1. Heat the water to a boil in the microwave.
    2. Add the water to the bread pan with the oats, butter and honey.
    3. Mix together the flours and salt and add them to the bread pan.
    4. Put the yeast on top of the pile of dry ingredients in the pan.
    5. Set the bread machine for a standard loaf of white bread.

    Chef’s Note: I use a Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bread machine

  25. 4 stars
    I tried this recipe and I love it. Not sure what I did wrong though…it seems to be a bit crumbly and dense. Maybe I should knead a bit longer next time? Any suggestions would be most appreciated. I love watching your videos and seeing what you are up to. Thank you ❣️

  26. Made this bread when I first saw you do it on Instagram. It is absolutely delicious and we LOVE it! I plan to make more next week. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  27. 5 stars
    I am new to following you and so thankful I found you.
    Question: can I use all purpose flour and oats only since I don’t like whole wheat flour? If so, do I alter the measurements?

    Thank you!

  28. I am so hooked on this bread,. I make it every couple of weeks throwing one in the freezer. I’m only one so all I need. I also make apple butter every fall so perfect to slather on this wonderful bread. I used to buy a bread called English Toasting Bread that was so crisp after toasting. I wonder if you have ever heard of it? Would love to find a good but easy recipe for that. Thanks for all your excuperant gardening, cooking and decorating. I so enjoy and truly feel like a friend.
    Donna S

  29. Hello! In the recipe ingredients it calls for a half a cup of honey. In the article it mentions 1 tablespoon of honey. In the video clip you do not mention the amount of honey to add. Will you please clarify the amount of honey for this recipe please! Thank you!

  30. I use spelt flour instead of all purpose flour. Have you tried this recipe using other flours than all purpose? If so is there any adjustments needed to the recipe, such as kneading?

  31. Hi Kaleb! I adore you. ☺️ Can I refrigerate my dough in between rises? I have to get kids to practice and it will interrupt my second rise!

  32. 5 stars
    This is the BEST homemade bread recipe I have ever made. I just bought my granddaughter who is 13 and loves to bake, a stand mixer so I can teach her how to make this recipe. I wish I could post photos of mine. Wyse Guide you rock 👊 and so do your recipes. Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

  33. I recently found your videos online and now I am a huge fan! I recently made your recipe for Slow Cooker Apple butter and it was so easy that I decided to make the Honey Oat bread to go with it. Oh my goodness, what a delight! The Apple Butter is the best that I have ever had! I used McIntosh apples and they cooked up perfectly. The bread has become a staple in our house because number one, it makes two loaves, and also it can be used in so many different ways (Grilled Cheese is our favorite). Thank you for putting out so many great recipes and I look forward to trying more in the future.

  34. 5 stars
    This recipe was easy,and delicious. I made one of the loaves into cinnamon raisin bread. The hardest part was waiting for the bread to cook off so I could cut out a slice.

  35. My packets of instant dry yeast are not 2 1/4 tsp. Do I need to worry about the other half teaspoon? And if you use regular all purpose flour do you need to Alter the amount of flour

  36. The written recipe says 1/2 cup of honey. The video shows a couple of tablespoons. Which is it? I used the written recipe and have a half cup of honey in my rising dough. We’ll see how it turns out.

  37. 5 stars
    Tried and True. It goes into my saved recipes. It’s hearty but not too dry/sweet/salty. Made this 2 different times ( 1x AP Flour and 1x Bread Flour) and each yielded 2 decent sized loaves and came out the same (perfectly) each time.

  38. I love all your posts. Thanks for being there for us. You are such a great teacher, chef, landscaper, baker, and designer. You make our lives better! Keep your wonderful posts coming!

  39. 5 stars
    Each item that you cook looks fantastic! Your website is great and I like that I can go find a recipe with no problems. Keep up the good work and this is one happy eighty year old that likes to cook!

    Thank you.

  40. 5 stars
    After watching Kaleb’s video for the second time I decided to give this bread a try and it turned out fabulous. I love to bake but have never been very good at yeast breads. Kaleb made this look so easy and it really was. I cut me off a big old slice while it was still piping hot, slathered it with butter and gobbled it down. So is it ok to have several slices of hot bread for dinner? Well, I did and I am going to have it toasted this morning. 😋😋 Anywho, thanks Kaleb for an easy to make, fabulous tasting bread recipe!

  41. 5 stars
    Tried both the honey oats bread and cinnamon raisin bread, both were delicious. I used hot milk instead of water and bread flour instead of all purpose and it turned out amazing. Soft and delicious.

  42. 5 stars
    I love all the extra information you tell. The whys and the why nots. I love feeling like I’m in your Home listening and watching you make the dishes. I like how if you make a mistake you happily say that’s what happens in homes. I’ve made a lot of your dishes, they have been fabulous! I’m fixing to make your home style honey, and oatmeal bread! My ex-husband was from Europe, and the oldest one which he was, had to make the bread every day. I’ve had enjoyed awesome bread from them. I’m sure this is gonna be equally as good. I’ve fallen down my stairs broke my back in two places. So the no knead part is excellent for me. Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful day.

  43. Your the best!!! I love your videos as you explain things so well and it’s easy to understand you. Thank you

  44. My dough seemed to get stickier the more I kneaded it. I put flour on the counter but it was too sticky. I added the 5 cups of flour but still sticky. It’s proofing in the oven now, first proof, so we shall see.

  45. 4 stars
    I have made this twice now and the flavor is delicious! It didn’t quite come out right the first time for whatever reason (mainly because bread hates me) but today it was perfect! I love this recipe, as does the rest of my family. And yes, we freeze our bread too, lol. I also greatly appreciate your videos that go with the recipes. I struggle with bread and it is helpful to see what it is supposed to look like at each stage. Thanks again!

  46. 5 stars
    This bread recipe is superb! Absolutely delicious and it couldn’t have been easier. I’m enjoying it straight out the oven with butter and I look forward to having it tomorrow morning with preserves. Thanks Kaleb! My confidence has grown, so French bread tomorrow.

  47. 5 stars
    Best ever Honey Oat Bread! My husband is the bread maker and he loves how you get the dough started with the boiling water!! Because of my High BP, he reduces the salt level, still is delicious ❣️

  48. For the cinnamon raisin version, do you only let the dough rise once, as the raisins etc are added in step 4? Or should they be added after the first rise? I’m about to try the plain version, as honey oat bread is my favourite!