1 c. oats
2 c. boiling water
1/3 c. warm water (to activate yeast)
2 T. yeast (preferably rapid rise yeast)
1/2 c. honey
1 T. salt
2 T. melted butter or canola/vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. wheat flour
3 c. white flour (preferably bread flour)
In mixing bowl, add oats and boiling water to soak and soften. Meanwhile, place yeast and 1/3 cup water in a small bowl to allow yeast to activate.
Once the oats have softened a cooled a little, but are still warm, add the honey, salt, butter or oil, and yeast mixture. Mix together, then add flours. Continue mixing until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Place in greased bowl. Let rise, covered, until doubled.
Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and dust with oatmeal. Shape dough and place in pans. Lightly drizzle loaves with honey and then sprinkle with oats. Let rise again until the dough reaches the top of the pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 30-40 minutes or until you tap the top and it doesn't sink and that the loaf is golden brown.