Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

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Christina Ross
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When you’re in the mood for freshly baked bread but don’t have the time for traditional yeast-based recipes, a quick bread is your best friend.

This Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread recipe is not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to many store-bought bread options.

It’s packed with the goodness of whole wheat and oats, making it a nutritious choice for your family. Plus, it’s easy to prepare, so you can enjoy homemade bread without the fuss. Let’s get started!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5-inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

2. Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix everything together until well combined.

3. Prepare the Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil (or melted butter), eggs, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.

4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.

5. Transfer to the Loaf Pan

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly. If desired, sprinkle some additional oats on top for a rustic look and added texture.

6. Bake

Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. The baking time may vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on it.

7. Cool and Slice

Once baked, remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Name:Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cooking Time:45-55 minutes
Total Time:1 hour
Servings:12 slices
Yield:1 loaf

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 175 kcal

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 33mg

Sodium: 232mg

Total Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 6g

Protein: 6g

I often ask John for meal or food suggestions, and every now and then he’ll request something specific. He recently asked if I could make a loaf of homemade bread, and I happily obliged.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

I definitely wanted to bake a savory loaf, but opted for a quick bread rather than a yeasted one. I adapted a recipe from Eating Well, and couldn’t have been happier with the results of my version.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

A combination of whole wheat pastry flour, white whole wheat flour, and rolled oats yields a tender but hearty bread. The texture falls somewhere between sandwich bread and muffins, which renders this bread perfect for any meal; it is equally well-suited for toasting and spreading with a smear of butter or jam, for encompassing any variety of sandwich fillings, and for dunking into soup.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

The flavor of this quick bread is reminiscent of biscuits, thanks to my addition of low-fat buttermilk. This wonderful ingredient lends a rich & buttery flavor to the bread without adding much fat. I’m thrilled with the way this substitution turned out, which just goes to show that putting your own personal touch on a recipe can make all the difference!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

I somehow managed to wait until the loaf cooled completely before cutting a couple of slices for lunch. I enjoyed one slice unadorned, and topped the other with crisp apple slices and a piece of sharp cheddar. John gobbled down a lightly toasted slice, and gave a rave review :).

Yeast breads have their time and place, but it’s convenient to have a repertoire of quick breads to turn to in a snap. You can bet that this one is going to be added to my collection.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Quick Bread

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