Chewy, crunchy, and unbelievably satisfying, this awesome oat bread might just become your new favorite. It's amazing toasted!

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  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Yeast Platinum Superior Baking Yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine Platinum yeast, one cup flour, oats, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a large measuring cup (or small bowl), combine water, oil and syrup. Heat to 120-130 degrees F (I did this in the microwave!).
  3. Add liquid ingredients to the dry mixture in the mixing bowl. Using paddle attachment, beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  4. Gradually add in the remaining flour and knead with dough hook 5-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add in the walnuts and cranberries and knead gently by hand until combined.
  5. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turned to grease the entire dough ball. Cover and let rise until dough tests ripe. (Read hereto learn what that means if you don't know.)
  6. Place dough on lightly floured surface and punch down to remove air bubbles. Form into a (approximately) 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Starting with the short side, roll up tightly to form a roll. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unless your dough is rising in the oven. Then wait.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool before slicing.