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Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast Bread

Louise Galen serves this easy bread as an accompaniment to bacon omelets. Prep and Cook Time: about 2 hours. Notes: Make sure this bread is completely cool before you cut it, or it will crumble. It's even better when made a day ahead.

  • Yield: Makes 1 loaf; 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 none eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup currants or raisins


1. In a medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Let soak 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°. Generously grease a loaf pan with 1 tbsp. butter. Stir brown sugar and eggs into oat mixture. In a large bowl, stir together flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

3. Melt remaining 6 tbsp. butter and set aside to cool slightly. Add oat mixture to dry ingredients. Stir in currants and melted butter, and mix until well combined.

4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake until loaf has risen and is well browned, about 40 minutes.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 348none
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Protein: 9.2g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 7.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 52g
  • Fiber: 5.1g
  • Sodium: 431mg
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

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Oatmeal-Currant Breakfast Bread Recipe