Nana’s Recipe Box: Oatmeal Bread

Nana’s Recipe Box
By: Meri Lippard

Oatmeal Bread--recipe

    This recipe is handwritten by grandmother, adapted from her mother’s famous baking items. This oatmeal bread is sweet from the honey, but also takes on savory flavors because of the salt and nutty flavor of the oats. It’s delicious just out of the oven with butter. You can use it for a sandwich or enjoy it with homemade chicken soup. I usually add my own additions to put a twist on the classic, but this recipe is so damn good, it’s worth keeping it just the way it is. The ingredients and instructions are below. Enjoy!


  • 3 cups of sifted flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup quick rolled oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 ½ T Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 T butter

Oatmeal Bread--dough


  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a bread pan with the butter and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, using a rotary beater, beat egg with honey and milk, to mix well.
  5. Pour egg mixture into oats mixture, stir until moistened; mix won’t be smooth.
  6. Spread batter into pan. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes.

Oatmeal Bread--out of oven

I found a passion for food revisiting family recipes, including this family favorite! What’s your favorite family recipe? Share your story, discover family traditions and be a locavore historian within your grandmother’s recipe box (you will be surprised what you find)! Check out this ongoing blog series and find a recipe to create for yourself!

Meri Lippard, returning intern for edible South Shore, is a senior English major at Stonehill College. While aspiring for a career in food journalism, she enjoys cooking, eating and being a locavore. She resides in Duxbury, MA with her family and Great Dane, Rosie.


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One Response to Nana’s Recipe Box: Oatmeal Bread

  1. Lori says:

    I love your posts. You always inspire me to pull out my grandmother’s recipe box and try something new (well, old…but new to us!). We’re having friends for dinner this evening. With rain in the forecast, a pot of soup is on the menu, so I think we’ll include your grandmother’s oatmeal bread. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!

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