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No-Knead Oat Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray

No-Knead Oat Bread Recipe

Plan ahead for this easy bread; an overnight or all-day rise gives it terrific flavor.

At a glance

1 large loaf
Nutrition information


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  1. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Stir, then use your hands (or a stand mixer) to mix up a sticky dough. Continue to work the dough enough to incorporate all the flour, or beat for several minutes in a stand mixer.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rest at room temperature overnight, or for at least 8 hours; it will become bubbly and rise quite a bit, so be sure your bowl is large enough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. To make a single loaf, choose a 14" to 15" long lidded stoneware baker; a 9" x 12" oval deep casserole dish with cover; or a 9" to 10" round lidded baking crock. See "tips," below.
  4. Shape the dough to fit, and place it in the lightly greased pan of your choice, smooth side up. Cover and let rise at room temperature for about 1 hour, until dough has become puffy and fills the pan about 3/4 full.
  5. Garnish by sprinkling a handful of oats on top, if desired. If baking a round loaf, slash a hash mark pattern (#) on top.
  6. Place the pan into a cold oven. To keep the bread's bottom crust from burning, set the rack in the middle, not at or near the bottom. Set the oven temperature to 450°F. Bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes, then remove the lid and continue to bake for another 5 to 15 minutes, until the bread is deep brown, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers about 205°F.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven, turn out onto a rack, and cool before slicing.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 87g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 210
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 290mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 7g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.