Leftover Oatmeal Bread is a fantastic way to repurpose leftover oatmeal. This hearty bread is so delicious and satisfying that you’re liable to “accidentally” make too much oatmeal just to have an excuse to make the bread!
I’ve mentioned a time or two that I’m not overly coherent in the morning, so I either need to plan ahead and make something like baked oatmeal for breakfast, or breakfast has to be super easy to make like these Blueberry Protein Pancakes. Otherwise, I can’t be held responsible for what happens until after 10:00 a.m. If you know of a way that I can somehow train myself to like coffee so as to start the day with a little jolt of caffeine, then I’m listening!
Short of a caffeine infusion first thing in the morning, breakfast around here is usually simple with a larger meal happening around lunch time. Oatmeal is a good, hearty option that I make at least once a week. If I’m really organized, I’ll get a pot of Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats going before going to bed at night so that breakfast is ready when we wake up in the morning. Sometimes I top savory oats with a soft fried egg, like these Spinach & Sweet Potato Oats, or these Huevos Rancheros Oats.
Most of the time, I go the easy route and simply make a big pot of oatmeal and let everyone add their toppings of choice. We call it “Oatmeal Bar” breakfast. Such was the case the other day when I made what I thought was a standard batch of oatmeal. After dishing out heaping bowls of hot oats, I noticed that I still had a healthy amount left in the pot. As it turns out, I must have made a double batch of oatmeal. For those of you keeping score, that equals twelve servings of oatmeal rather than our usual six!
Oops. I apparently don’t math very well first thing in the morning.
Since I am firmly in the Oatmeal Doesn’t Reheat Well Camp, I had to come up with something to do with all of the extra servings!
A quick internet search later, and I found Alton Brown’s recipe for Leftover Oatmeal Bread. Bless Alton’s culinary-nerd-loving-soul, but his recipe only yields a single loaf of bread. Cute, eh? A single loaf of fresh bread lasts approximately 96 seconds around here. That along with the fact that I had a small trough of leftover oatmeal necessitated that I double the batch to make two loaves of bread.
Because I love ya, I weighed the ingredients as Alton does and converted them to standard measurements. The resulting Leftover Oatmeal Bread is nothing short of amazing! Leftover Oatmeal Bread is soft and chewy and stays that way for days!
Leftover Oatmeal Bread is a fantastic way to repurpose leftover oatmeal. This hearty bread is so delicious and satisfying that you’re liable to “accidentally” make too much oatmeal just to have an excuse to make the bread! Leftover Oatmeal Bread makes fantastic toast, delicious sandwiches, and really tasty french toast. If your family doesn’t plow through fresh bread as quickly as mine does, you can rest easy knowing that the bread freezes beautifully!
Make extra oatmeal just to make Leftover Oatmeal Bread!