Whole Wheat Oat Bread

Hi, I’m Liz, and I like carbs.

Like a lot. I don’t know if you noticed… but I eat a lot of them. I know, I know, some people think carbs are evil. But I think they’re fantastic. I’ve tried cutting back. But the result is a grumpy, cranky girl who wants to eat your head off. Not pretty.

Give me a plate of cheese and crackers, and I’ll eat the crackers and leave you the cheese.

And yet, I don’t buy bread, like ever. The only reason I’ve been having a slice of toast in the morning is because Udi’s sent me some. Wanna hear something really shameful? I’ve had a bread maker for like 3 years, and I’ve only used it maybe… once. Oops.

So when we had that random snow storm on Monday (did I mention its 73 degrees today?) I spent the afternoon in the kitchen, baking. I browsed some recipes for inspiration and ended up creating this:

Whole Wheat Oat Bread
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This whole wheat oat bread is hearty and delicious but still healthy enough to have for breakfast!
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the honey, vegetable oil and milk.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and then scoop the dough into the pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. It won't rise a whole lot, so it'll be very sense, but it's delicious!


Would you go for the cheese, or the crackers?


  1. Mmm your bread sounds good, I love how wholesome the ingredients are!
    Oh and I’m with you on eating the crackers, but I hate cheese so I guess I’m biased heehee 😉

  2. I would be the one who goes for the cheese, especially if it is a sharp cheddar! But I must say I would also go for some fresh hot homemade bread especially if it looks as good as yours!

  3. Cool! I’ve always wanted to make my own bread! Carb lova over heeere 😀

  4. I am a carb girl, too–they are the foundation of my diet. Honestly, I get so sick and tired of people/diets/trends that demonize carbs . . . high-protein, low-carb diets are not sustainable and can wreak a lot of havoc on the body in so many ways. Plus, most people are unhappy campers and end up binging on doughnuts. 😛

  5. I love carbs. And really want to learn how to bake bread. But for now, I do love the quick breads without it. That looks fabulous!

  6. Totally agree…leave the cheese!

  7. I love carbs – I’m no hater. Thanks for the recipe. I enjoy making bread… well, the quick, non-yeast kind.

  8. I love dense and hearty breads like that. I would most certainly be after the crackers too!

  9. I am such a carbs person too.

    Breads, oats, grains, beans, pastas, fruit….true love!

  10. This bread sounds really good! I would go for the crackers because I don’t really like cheese but I like my carbs in the sweet category. Can these be a cookie option?

  11. Can I go for the cheese AND crackers? I love carbs, but mostly in the form of baked goods….or anything with sugar!

  12. I would be all over this. Simple and looks tasty.

    Carbs for the win!

  13. I’d go for both, they just go together. It’s funny because I don’t eat a ton of bread either. I love my carbs in the form of lentils, beans, oats and fruit. I do make a lot of bread for the kids though and always have to have some warm out of the oven, there’s nothing like fresh bread.

  14. I’d definitely go for the cheese! But that’s because grains make me a zombie, a really unhappy sluggish one with bad skin. Before that catastrophe…I lived on carbs. I think I went a whole semester in college living on fruit snacks, toast, and juice boxes.
    I’m just getting more creative with my bread recipes now so I can eat it without consequences (like coconut flour…it costs an arm and a leg, but it is worth it to feel like I’m eating bread!).

  15. I’m a total carb girl, or I was, until I had to go GF – now I LOVE cheese but I’d prefer it with the GF crackers!

  16. Hi, I’m Anna and I don’t just like carbs..I LOVE carbs. Especially here in Paris. I can’t not stop into the Boulangerie and pick up a warm, doughy baguette each weekend. But, I must say that this oat bread looks SO good! I bet it’d be delicious with honey, a bit of butter, or just by itself! 🙂

  17. The crackers! Although, it does help that I’m vegan. But I’ll go for carb-y goodness any day of the week. Dips are just an excuse for crackers! Except ketchup. Anything that ketchup goes on in just an excuse for ketchup.

  18. Ooooooo that bread looks yummy! I would pick neither can’t eat cheese or yeast so bread is out unless you were offering a slice of rye bread yeast free and I’d gobble it up!

  19. Oat bread sounds amazing!

  20. YUUUUMMMM. This looks so tasty 🙂
    And Id be all over the cheese. DOnt get me wrong, I love carbs, but Im also part mouse in case you didnt know 😉

  21. Pass the cheese please?! I’m not a huge bread/carb lover for some reason – i know, weird right? :/

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  23. There’s nothing like the smell of bread baking – except being able to eat it warm out of the oven, perfect 🙂
    I love my carbs too, couldn’t go without… but as far as the cheese and crackers thing goes, can I say both?!

  24. Ahhhh warm bread…with butter….sigh. If my skin loved wheat, I’d eat bread morning noon night. Dang breakouts!!

    I love carbs too, but have cut them out and feel really good!!!


  25. Oh girl, I hear ya. I am SO a carb lover. Pasta, rice and bread… my favorite! 😀 Your bread looks great!

  26. I’m not a huge carb-girl myself, but I’m getting more into whole grains and find them to be quite nourishing 🙂 so who knows I might shift from being a “fat” lover to being more of a “carb” lover one day 😉 as for going for cheese or crackers… OMG can’t choose! maybe a little bit of both, some good quality goat cheese on fresh backed toast.. love it 😉

  27. I’d probably go for the Crackers (as I can’t have the cheese), but I know my sister would go for the cheese — she is like a mouse when it comes to cheese. 😉

  28. Mark, you are wrong. The brain is a complex organ. Life experiences have a direct impact on how we feel, but so does brain chemistry, which is, for some, out of whack. Chemical imbalances in the brain can be hereditary or can be caused by overuse of harmful illicit drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, there is treatment and it usually works. The treatment starts with correcting the imbalance. A psychiatrist or neuropsych specialist can help with that. My specific diagnosis was made 25 years ago, when few victims were accurately diagnosed or treated. I have panic disorder with depression, it is hereditary, and it is chronic. It is the result of my brain not producing enough seratonin and norepinephrine, which makes my brain go kind of haywire. My symptoms are physical, emotional, and mental and render me unable to function. Treatment (including meds) have enabled me to raise my children, work, and be happy. Thank God there’s treatment! Anyway who thinks they might need help go get it!

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