Soup and bread are two comfort foods that are perfect for a cold winter day. Baking bread makes the house smell good and helps make it warmer, too! Sometimes I want the warmth and goodness of bread without the time it takes to make a yeast bread. This is one of those recipes. It's a quick, no-rise bread that will delight you! There is a nutty goodness in every bite from the seeds that toast on the crust during the baking. The oats in the bread also give it a 'hearty' flavor. It's not your typical 'white' bread fluffiness. You definitely feel like you are eating a healthy slice of goodness!

Today we've been under a winter storm warning. The predictions are for a possible 10+ inches! Whenever it snows or we have one of these winter storm warnings, I think about making bread. There is nothing like the smell of bread baking to make you feel warm inside!  This is an EASY recipe...anyone can make this! Give it a try!!
2 c. oats
2 1/4 c. flour
1 3/4tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. buttermilk
In food processor or blender place oats and blend until it resembles a coarse meal. Then combine all ingredients. Grease a bread pan or baking sheet (I used my stone) and line with parchment paper. If using a sheet pan, form into a round loaf. You may need to lightly flour your hands, as dough is a bit sticky. Use 2 TBSP. additional buttermilk to brush the top of the loaf with, the sprinkle with desired seeds. I used sesame, but poppy seeds would work as well. As the loaf bakes the seeds roast and give it a very nutty taste!

Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy!


  1. That looks yummy.

    Could the oats be ground in a blender?

  2. Yes! In fact the original recipe suggested that but I don't have one so I used the food processor.