No-Knead Oatmeal Bread

Posted on February 3, 2015

Hi Everybody! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know how much I love to bake bread! I love baking all different kinds of breads, but the no-knead recipe is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve made a couple different flavor versions of it, and have another one to share with you today! This oatmeal bread has a great earthy flavor and is super hearty; it would be perfect alongside a big bowl of steaming hot soup on a cold wintery night!

No-Knead Oatmeal Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup plus 2 tbs rolled oats

1/2 tsp dry yeast

2 tsp salt

1 5/8 cup water


1. In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, yeast, salt, 1/2 cup oats (reserve the oats for topping the loaf before baking) and water. (I used 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour, but you could reduce the amount of whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup and increase the amount of all-purpose flour to 2 1/2 cups if you prefer it.) Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 12 – 20 hours (I usually make the dough the night before, then bake the bread off the following day) in a warm spot.

2. Once the rising time is up, uncover the dough, and you should see lots of bubbles on the surface (the dough will be very wet and sticky, but don’t worry, that’s exactly what it should look like). Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface, and quickly shape it into a round loaf. Sprinkle it with more flour, then cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rest for another hour or two, until it has doubled in size.

3. Preheat your oven to 450 deg F, and place a Dutch oven or covered casserole dish inside it as it heats up. Once the oven is preheated, carefully take the dish out, and quickly place your loaf in it (optional: you can sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tbs of oats at this point), then cover the dish and bake for 30 minutes. Then, take off the lid and bake for another 15 – 30 minutes, until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap your fingers on it. Let the bread rest and cool before slicing.

*Recipe Notes: If you prefer less of a “whole wheat” flavor, reduce the amount of whole wheat flour and substitute it with all-purpose flour as mentioned above. My recipe also uses more salt and dry yeast than the original recipe does, but you can check out the original here.

For other no-knead bread recipes, check these out:

IMG_0637  Pesto No-Knead Bread

Left: NY Times No-Knead Bread (recipe) Right: No-knead Pesto Bread (recipe)

Whole Wheat Bread  No-Knead Bread Bowls 1

Left: Whole Wheat No-knead Bread (recipe) Right: No-knead Bread Bowls (recipe)

And speaking of cold winter nights, this is what it looks like outside right now… it’s a bitter cold wintery day, so a big bowl of soup and some of this freshly baked bread is definitely needed!

Rose hips

Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Tara Siudy February 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend!!! It looks so good!

    • ahomemadeliving February 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Tara! I hope you enjoy it! I love the no-knead bread recipe, and have made so many different variations of it. Hope you enjoy the oatmeal one! Have a great rest of your week, thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Theresa @DearCreatives February 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Your oatmeal bread sounds and looks amazing! I haven’t made bread in a long time. I just might have to try your recipe. Found you from a hope stop by anytime.

    • ahomemadeliving February 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thanks so much! I’m going over to visit your blog 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  • Marsha February 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I love to make bread. This is going to be great with a hot bowl of soup! Thank you! I’ve got it pinned.

    • ahomemadeliving February 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks, Marsha! I love making bread too, it’s one of my favorite things to bake! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of your week and thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Christine February 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I had never heard of a no knead bread (unless you count using a bread machine). I am instantly intrigued, and love the idea of making soup bowls out of this insanely beautiful loaf of bread! Challenge accepted! Thanks for linking up at #FoodieFriDIY this weekend!

    • ahomemadeliving February 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Hi Christine! I discovered it about a year ago, and just love the recipe! The basic recipe is the best one to start with, but I also love all the different flavor variations you can do with it! And it couldn’t be easier to do! I hope you love it as much as I do! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Miz Helen February 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Your bread is just beautiful! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • ahomemadeliving February 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Miz Helen. Hope you are having a good week too!

  • Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance February 26, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Maria! Theresa from Shoestring Elegance and What to do Weekends Link Party. Just Popping by to let you know that Your beautiful Oatmeal Bread is Featured at our Party! Feel free to grab your button and thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with us. We’ve pinned your Bread on our Party Board, as well.
    Have a great Weekend.

    • ahomemadeliving February 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Theresa, and thanks for the feature! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • CJ Huang February 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    This bread just looks wonderful! And no knead sounds like a win to me. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

    • ahomemadeliving February 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much, and thanks for the feature! 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Sherry February 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This really looks great! I’m a big bread fan. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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