Ingredient List
For the Dough:
  • 4 ¼ - 4 ½ cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 (¼ ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • In a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine 2 cups bread flour with yeast.

  • Heat water, cottage cheese, margarine or butter, salt and honey until very warm (120°F – 130°F).

  • Mix warm liquid into flour mixture. Stir in whole wheat flour, eggs, oats and walnuts or pecans. Gradually add enough remaining bread flour to make a soft, workable dough.

  • Knead dough by hand or with dough hook until smooth and elastic, 8 – 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl; cover, let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Punch down dough and divide in half; shape into two loaves. Place in greased
    9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans.

  • Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Near the end of the rise, preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Bake until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 200°F, 40 – 45 minutes. To prevent excess browning, cover with foil the last 5 – 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.


    Not only will the bread make for exquisite sandwiches, but also it’ll make great French toast like this S’mores French Toast.

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