The Best Oatnut Bread Recipe


Oatnut Bread

Delicious Oatnut Bread is a delicious bread that can be purchased from the store or made at home following this simple recipe. Learn how you can make this amazing bread with these easy step-by-step instructions. This is a recipe that you have got to try!

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Oatnut bread is a delicious combination of wheat bread mixed with nuts and oats. It is a delicious twist to a classic bread. This bread is a great alternative to your average white or even wheat bread and can make amazing sandwich bread, or is great just as a plain side topped with butter. Oatnut bread is most commonly found in your local grocery store. It is produced by several different companies, under different specialty kinds of bread. I am also going to share with you my favorite recipe for homemade oatnut bread, that you will want to be sure to try. 

What is an oatnut bread?

Oatnut bread is a unique type of bread because it is made with a combination of wheat flour, and also contains hazelnuts and oats. This is where it receives the name “oatnut” meaning a combination of oats and hazelnuts. Adding in oats and hazelnuts gives the bread a unique flavor that is unlike any other bread. The flavor is one that is difficult to explain, but once you taste it, you will be coming back for more. 

Ingredient List

There are two parts to this bread, the actual loaf of bread, and the topping on the bread. Below is an ingredient list for both portions of the bread. 

Loaf of Bread:

Bread flour
Active dry yeast
Warm water
Brown sugar
Soft butter
Sea salt
Whole wheat flour
Quick oats
Sunflower seeds (optional)


Quick oats
Crushed hazelnuts

About This Item

Oatnut bread is commonly found in your local grocery stores in specialty brands. Because it is a special kind of bread, as opposed to your average white or wheat bread, you are going to pay a premium price as well. 

Arnold Whole Grains Oatnut Bread
Oroweat Whole Grains Oatnut Bread
Brownberry Whole Grains Oatnut Bread

There is a wonderful alternative to buying specialty oatnut bread from your local store. A great alternative is to follow the below recipe to create your own, homemade oatnut bread. Never fear, yeast bread does not need to be as scary as some might think. As long as you carefully follow the below instructions, and be sure to allow enough time for the bread to fully rise, your bread will be amazing. 

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Homemade Oatnut Sandwich Bread

The process for making this delightful homemade oatnut sandwich bread is very much like any other yeast bread. Begin by creating your dough, then coat the bowl as well as both sides of your dough in oil. You will then take a dish towel and get it moist. Then cover your mixing bowl containing your dough with your damp dish towel. Place your dough in a warm, dry location. If you are not sure, placing it in your oven, with the oven off, is a great place to allow it to rise. For good measure, place a pan of warm water on a shelf below your dough. Allow your dough to rise until it is double in size. This sometimes takes one hour, sometimes longer depending on the climate of your home. 

After your dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and gently kneed it. Then shape your dough into two loaf-sized forms. Place them each in greased bread pans, cover, and allow to rise once more. Once your loaves of dough are double in size, preheat your oven and bake for about half an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You can serve the bread while it is fresh, or after it has cooled. 

For best results, store the bread in an airtight container. If you prefer your bread to not dry out, place it in an airtight container and seal it while it is still warm. This will allow it to keep some of the steam it releases. Keep your bread at room temperature for no more than five days. 

Oatnut Sandwich Bread

Oatnut bread makes wonderful sandwiches. Try slicing your fresh bread for storage and make sandwiches for your lunches throughout the week. Or toast it to make it into grilled cheese or a toasted sandwich for a delicious lunch. 


3 cups bread flour
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 3/4 cup warm water
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp soft butter
1 1/4 tsp sea salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds (optional)


1/8 cup quick oats
2 eggs, whisked
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup crushed hazelnuts


Yield: 2 loafs 
Oven Temp: 375F
Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


Begin by gathering your various ingredients and making sure that you have everything needed. Next heat your water so that it is warm, then determine where you will place your dough to rise. 


In a mixing bowl, combine warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Mix together so that the yeast is dissolved into your mixture. Allow for it to sit for 5 minutes. 

Add in butter, sea salt, bread flour, wheat flour, oats, and sunflower seeds. Mix together until well combined. Mold the dough into a ball and remove it from the mixing bowl. 

Coat your mixing bowl in olive oil. Place your dough ball back into your bowl and then turn so that your entire dough ball is covered in oil. Cover your bowl with a damp towel and place it in a warm, dry location to rise. Allow the dough to rise until it is double in size. This should take about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. 

Once double in size, uncover the dough, and punch down. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed. Then mold into two loaf shapes. Place loafs into greased bread pans. Cover and allow to rise until double in size once more. This should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Preheat your oven to 375F. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Prepare egg wash. Combine two eggs with water and whisk together. Brush on top of your loaves of bread. Sprinkle oats and nuts. Bake again for 5 minutes, or until the eggs have been fully cooked. 

Remove from oven, turn the bread out and allow for it to cool. Serve warm or after the bread has cooled. Enjoy! 

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Allergen Info

This bread contains wheat, dairy, and hazelnuts. If you have allergies to any of these, please adapt the recipe accordingly. 


Be sure to check your ingredients to make sure they are not prepared in a facility where other items you may be allergic to have also been prepared. If you run into this, please seek alternative ingredients. 

Product Disclaimer

This recipe is based on my own experience in preparing it. As you make this recipe at home, you might need to add more flour if your dough is too mushy. Also, please adjust the baking time as needed for your altitude. 

Nutrition Information


It is estimated that one loaf of bread contains eight slices. In each slice, there are about 310 calories, 7.7g of total fat, 52mg of cholesterol, 344mg of sodium, 51.3g of carbohydrates, 8.9g of protein, 27mg calcium, 3mg iron, and 166mg potassium. 


Oatnut bread is estimated to have a relatively low amount of calories at 310 per slice. One slice would make up 15.5% of a person’s average daily intake of calories based on an estimate of 2,000 calories per day. 

Oatnut Bread, Whole Grain

Oatnut bread is primarily whole grain bread, which makes it better for you. Being a bread that is a wheat flour-based bread, means that the grain contains good things for your body. 

Have you tried making this oatnut bread? What is your favorite way to eat it?

OatNut Bread

Oatnut bread is a delicious bread that can easily be made at home following a few simple steps. This bread is great enjoyed fresh, to make sandwiches, or as a side dish to your main meal. Be sure to give this recipe a try today and let us know what you think about it. 

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Faith Has been cooking and baking for many years! she loves to share her recipes with the world, and hopes you will enjoy them too!

5 thoughts on “The Best Oatnut Bread Recipe”

    • Hi There!
      Thank you for your comment! Yes, you will want to use 3 Tbsp of soft butter when making this bread recipe. I hope this helps, and I hope you enjoy the bread!
      ~ Faith

    • Hi Denise,
      I have not tried making this bread in the bread machine. I think it probably could be, however, I believe you would want to cut the recipe in half and use the whole wheat setting.


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