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Oat Flour Bread Recipe (Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free Quick Bread Recipe)

This Oat Flour Bread recipe takes less than an hour to make (including baking time!). It’s a yeast-free quick bread recipe, which mean it doesn’t need to proof or rise. And you don’t need to kneed it either.

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I love bread. Just like that commercial with Oprah from a couple years ago, I. Love. Bread.

Honestly, I think most people love bread. It’s delicious, it’s comforting, and it goes with everything. But what most people don’t love is making bread.

As many people learned during 2020, bread takes a long time to make. You mix the ingredients, let the dough rise, punch it down, let it rise again, punch it again, shape it, and bake it.

And that’s all assuming you didn’t heat the yeast too much (which kills the yeast, so the bread recipe doesn’t work) or you didn’t heat it enough (which doesn’t wake the yeast, so the bread recipe doesn’t work).

Quick breads are so much easier because they don’t use yeast. So you don’t have to worry about the yeast waking up or dying. And they’re quicker than traditional bread because you just mix the ingredients and you bake. That’s it.

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Oat Flour Bread Recipe

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Oat Flour Bread Ingredients:

How To Make Oat Flour Bread:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

Eggs, milk, and honey in a bowl.

Add the milk, eggs, and honey into a large mixing bowl.

Stir until combined.

Flour being poured into a bowl that's filled with eggs and milk mixed together.

Sift together the oat flour, salt, and baking powder. Add them to the mixing bowl with the milk mixture. Stir until combined.

Be mindful to only mix until all the ingredients are combined. You don’t want to overmix it.

Batter being poured into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan.

The mixture will be a little lumpy, but that’s okay. Just make sure the dry ingredients are completely mixed in and there aren’t dry pockets of flour.

The mixture will look more like a cake batter than a traditional bread dough. That’s okay. But that’s also why this is a no kneed bread.

Bread batter in a parchment paper-lined loaf pan.

Line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Pour the batter into the pan.

Foil going over the top of a loaf of bread in an oven.

Bake for 45 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the bread and tent it with a piece of foil, then put it back in the oven. This will help to assure that the top of the bread doesn’t burn while the rest of it is cooking.

Oat Flour Bread cooling on a counter.

Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely in the baking pan. After it has cooled, remove it from the baking pan, wipe the bottom of the bread with a napkin (if any condensation has formed), and let it sit at room temperature overnight before slicing.

Sliced Oat Flour Bread.

Oat Flour Bread: Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know when Oat Flour Bread is done?

Just like a cake, you can stick a toothpick in the top of the oat flour bread. If it comes out clean, it’s done.

Oat flour bread is really moist, so your baking time may vary. If 45 minutes have passed, but the toothpick comes out with batter on it, let it bake for a few more minutes.

Can you make oat flour for Oat Bread?

Personally, we use packaged flour to make oat bread. I’ve heard it’s easy enough to make homemade oat flour (just put oats in a food processor and pulverize them into a powder), but that’s just not something we’ve tried.

So, yes, you can make oat flour for oat bread; we just haven’t done it.

What does Oat Flour Bread taste like?

Oat Flour Bread is a really hearty bread. It tastes closer to a multigrain bread than it does to a white bread. It’s a little dense, texture wise, but is soft when you chew it.

Oat Flour Bread is a gluten-free bread, but it doesn’t taste like a traditional gluten-free bread. Those are usually really dry and don’t taste great. This is moist and has a great flavor.

How do you use Oat Flour Bread?

Use Oat Flour Bread in the same way you would a traditional sandwich bread. Toast it and add some olive oil and salt for an easy breakfast. Slice it and use it to make your favorite sandwich.

How should you store Oat Flour Bread?

Store Oat Flour Bread in an airtight container. It can sit at room temperature for about four to five days or in the fridge for about two weeks.

If you need to keep it longer, store Oat Flour Bread in a freezer safe bag for up to three months.

I recently heard a trick that freezing a loaf of bread with a napkin, then thawing it out while keeping the napkin with it, will keep bread fresher. I haven’t tried that, but if you try it, let us know.

Does Oat Flour Bread batter rise?

I call this a batter, not a dough, because of the texture of it.

It will rise slightly to form the dome that breads are known for, but the entire bread doesn’t rise (or grow) in the oven very much.

This bread recipe fits perfectly in a 4×8-inch loaf pan. If you try to pour it in a 6×11-inch loaf pan so you can have a longer loaf, you’ll end up with a really short loaf that won’t work for sandwiches.

Beer Bread on a green trivet.

More Quick Bread Recipes:

I really like quick bread recipes because I hate waiting for bread dough to proof and rise. I mean, I will do that (I have to for our Lard Bread recipe), but quick breads just make life easier.

This Oat Flour Bread is a little less quick because you need to let it sit overnight before you can cut it, but you don’t have to worry about that with our other quick bread recipes:

Yield: 1 Loaf

Oat Flour Bread

This Oat Flour Bread recipe takes less than an hour, including baking time! It's a yeast-free quick bread that doesn't need to proof or rise.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 3/4 cups (about 11 oz.) oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Add the milk, eggs, and honey into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Sift together the oat flour, salt, and baking powder. Add them to the mixing bowl with the milk mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. Line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the bread and tent it with a piece of foil, then put it back in the oven. This will help to assure that the top of the bread doesn’t burn while the rest of it is cooking.
  8. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely in the baking pan. After it has cooled, remove it from the baking pan, wipe the bottom of the bread with a napkin (if any condensation has formed), and let it sit at room temperature overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 172Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 58mgSodium 286mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 6g

Would you try this Oat Flour Bread recipe? Let us know in the comments.

Helen Fern

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

Thanks so much for sharing.

Julie

Friday 22nd of April 2022

I will have to try this, thank you for sharing this.

Michelle

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Looks delicious! Pinning!

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