Honey Oat Quick Bread

Few things on Earth are better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. The incredible smell wafting from the oven is enough to make one weak in the knees. Since there is no yeast involved or bread machine necessary, this super easy bread can be on your table in no time at all.

Packed with hearty oats and sweet honey, this bread is great for anything from toast to sandwiches! It tastes so great you won’t even know it is healthy for you! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend! I have been MIA for the past few days while we were in Columbus, Ohio visiting family and friends. As we were packing the car and rushing to get onto the road, I forgot my camera bag! No camera=no tasty recipe to share! After weeks packing, moving, unpacking and traveling, we are back in Peoria and life is back to normal! Whew!  😀

Honey Oat Quick Bread

Yield: 12 slices

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 3/4 hours (including cooling time)


2 tablespoons plus 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking (not instant) oats, divided
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup clover honey, or other mild honey
3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat milk


Heat oven to 375°F. Generously coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oats in the pan. Tip the pan back and forth to coat the sides and bottom with oats; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
In a medium bowl, using a fork, beat 1 cup oats, yogurt, egg, oil and honey until well blended. Stir in milk. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until thoroughly incorporated but not overmixed. Scrape the batter into the pan, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon oats over the top.
Bake until well browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a table knife around and under the loaf to loosen it and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool until barely warm, about 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per Slice: 193 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 18 mg Cholesterol; 31 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 396 mg Sodium; 100 mg Potassium

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22 Responses to “Honey Oat Quick Bread”

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    meg — May 16, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    this sounds amazing! do you think i could put in some fruit? like raspberries or strawberries?

    • Christina replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

      I don’t see why you couldn’t! If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! 🙂

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    mydearbakes — May 16, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Wow this looks so yummy!

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    Huli — May 16, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    looks very delicious and I know whats for breakfast tomorrow, thank you the post 🙂

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    Laura — May 16, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    Whole wheat healthy bread that’s also easy? Yes please!

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    Rose — May 16, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Yum!! Making this tomorrow!

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    finnegan2749 — May 16, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinner — May 16, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    I’m going to try this on Sunday instead of my regular wheat bread recipe.

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    ChgoJohn — May 16, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    I need to bake this, Christina. Cinnamon-y without being overly sweet. I bet it’s real tasty.

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    Jody Thompson — May 17, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    I’m going to try this. I made beer bread last weekend which was quite good- I didn’t believe my hairdresser until I tried it myself. I think this honey oat quick bread might be good for breakfast.

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    Just A Smidgen — May 17, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    Honey and oats.. two of my favorite ingredients! I always panic when I’ve forgotten my camera now.. it’s just so strange to not have it along with me at all times!

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    Chica Andaluza — May 17, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Lovely, similar to a soda bread and packed with lovely flavours!

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    Erin's DC Kitchen — May 17, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Very yum, I was craving bread so I made some beer bread this weekend. I’ll have to try this next, it’ll be a perfect pre-workout snack.

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) — May 17, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    I love that there is no yeast in this! Will have to make this soon!

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    Damommachef — May 17, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    This looks amazing. I love that this is a quick bread!

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    Kayla — May 23, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Question….can I make up the batter and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours before I bake it? Thanks!

    • Christina replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

      I have never tried storing batter in the fridge that has baking powder and baking soda in it. It keeps very well after baking, just tightly wrap it in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! 🙂

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    Sonya — June 22, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    I made this 2 days ago and it’s still crazy moist and delicious! my family just loves this fantastic tasting quick bread. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe that will be made many times over 🙂

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    Jeannette — September 15, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    This was very good. I love it that a whole wheat bread can be made without yeast and without kneading. Thank you! I intend to use this instead of store bought from now on.

    • Christina replied: — September 16th, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the bread Jeannette! Thanks so much for sharing how it turned out for you! 🙂

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    Rachel Jay — July 17, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

    This bread was delicious! So many people were shocked at how quickly I made it and that I didn’t have to use a bread maker! Definitely a keeper. Thank you so much!

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