Vanilla-Glazed Apricot-Oat Bread

Prep Time:
30 mins
Rise Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ¼ cup boiling water

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup dried apricots, snipped into 1/2-inch pieces

  • cup butter, cut into small pieces

  • cup honey

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Vanilla Glaze

  • Snipped dried apricots and/or sliced almonds (optional)

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon light-color corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together the boiling water, oats, and the 1 cup apricots. Add butter, honey, and salt; mix well. Cover and set aside until mixture cools to lukewarm.

  2. In a small bowl combine the warm water and yeast; let stand until mixture is foamy. Add yeast mixture, eggs, and 1-1/2 cups of the flour to the oat mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in remaining flour until a soft, sticky dough forms. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 1-1/2 hours).

  3. Punch dough down. Transfer dough to a greased 3-quart round casserole. Cover; let rise until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil; bake about 40 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf registers 210°F. (The bottom may get dark, but the flavor will be fine.) Remove from oven. Using a skewer, prick loaf top in 15 to 20 places. Brush Vanilla Glaze generously over the top of the hot loaf in several applications, allowing the glaze to soak into the skewer holes. If desired, garnish bread with snipped apricots and/or sliced almonds. Let cool in casserole dish for 15 minutes. Remove bread from dish; serve warm or cool completely on a wire rack.

Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla. Whisk in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
6g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 6g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 194mg 4%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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