Oats & Honey Bread

This is the best honey whole wheat bread recipe and it’s so simple to make! If you haven’t baked your own bread before then this one is a great starting point.

When I was in school, one of my regular mid-morning snacks was a granola bar, specifically the oats and honey flavour. You know the ones? With that flavour combination in mind, I gravitated to my usual Irish Soda Bread recipe, changed some things up and created this Oats and Honey Bread.

Oats and Honey Loaf
Oats & Honey Loaf

Fresh from the oven, I love this honey bread with a spread of nut butter, a layer of banana slices and a spinkle of Chia seeds. After a few days, when the loaf starts to harden a bit, there’s nothing more I enjoy than a couple of slices toasted a spread of runny honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

As with all of my recipes, I suggest you use this one as a guide. Once you get comfortable with it, experiment with different ratios of flour to oats, add some nuts and seeds or try incorporating different spices.

Hope you enjoy!

Amy x

130g wholemeal flour
130g spelt flour
50g oats
Pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sunflower oil
300ml dairy or non-dairy milk of choice, soured with 1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey

Grease a 2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180C or 360F.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

Gradually add in the wet ingredients (reserving about 1 tbsp honey). Don’t stress, this will be a wet mixture.

Transfer to the prepared cake tin and drizzle over the remaining honey and a sprinkling of oats.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes and allow to cool in the tin for a few mins before removing and wrapping in a clean tea-towel to cool completely.