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This Viking Bread Recipe is an easy but hearty and delicious quick bread that is perfect side dish to almost any meal. Simple enough that it is the perfect bread to bake with kids in the kitchen!

viking bread loaves in wooden trencher

Is there anything more satisfying than a hearty bread slathered with butter and drizzled with honey? I think not.

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Viking Bread Recipe

This viking bread is a hearty and heavy bread perfect for serving with soups and stews. Its also really good warm from the oven and drizzled with honey!

This rustic bread recipe is perfect to serve with soups, stews, and any other meal that could use a great side of bread. This Viking Bread is the perfect accompaniment to Viking Grilled Lamb Kebabs! It is easy enough that kids can help you make it, and its quick enough to bake on any weeknight.

This Viking Bread recipe is fun because you can use all the dough to make one big loaf (bake it for an hour), and then rip it apart with your bare hands to share with your friends (or, you know, use a knife….). You can also divide it into smaller loaves so everyone gets their own loaf to tear into.

child putting oats on viking bread

Kids in the Kitchen: How Your Kids Can Help You Cook

Getting your kids in the kitchen is an amazing way to help them be more interested in trying new foods and confident in their own abilities in (and out of!) the kitchen. This grilled lamb recipe is great because it helps kids learn to use measuring spoons and they get practice whisking liquid ingredients and washing produce. This recipe is perfect for beginner cooks because it is so easy! And it is a great recipe for kids to experiment and become more comfortable with new flavors – which means they are more likely to eat it!

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure the ingredients and start mixing them together.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above, plus help you knead the dough together, shape them into equal balls, and top them with oats.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you slice the apple and thread the kebabs together.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Viking Bread Recipe

viking bread loaves in wooden trencher

This Viking Bread Recipe is an easy but hearty and delicious quick bread that is perfect side dish to almost any meal. Simple enough that it is the perfect bread to bake with kids in the kitchen!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Viking Bread Dough:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Do not preheat the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the water and stir with a wooden spoon until it is as incorporated as you can get it.
  4. Knead the dough with your hands for a few minutes until you get the rest of the ingredints all the way mixed in.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 even balls of dough.
  6. Place the balls onto a bakign stone and sprinkle the remainng oats on top.
  7. Place the baking stone in the oven and turn the oven on to 375 F.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the tops are starting to turn golden brown.
  9. Pull the baking stone out of the oen and let it cool for a few minutes before you enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 9gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

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Vicky Smith

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Did the vikings have baking soda?

Stephanie

Sunday 24th of October 2021

My momma is from northern England and traces both her mom and dads, my grandparents, roots back to the Vikings. My grandfather is now passed but made bread just like this. I started googling ingredients and came across this recipe! It’s exactly like his. I do butter and honey mixed together that I dip the bread in! Absolutely amazing! Thank you for helping me find something about him I miss!

Mick Guy

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Hi, hope all is well. I'm in the UK and wondered what all purpose flour is. We have plain or self raising. I'm guessing it's plain. Really looking forward to baking and eating this Viking bread. According to her DNA tests, my wife is part Scandinavian. Many thanks. Mick

Jenni

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Hi Mick! Yes, All purpose flour is the same as plain flour! I love that you are exploring foods after according to your DNA tests! That is such a great idea!

Stephanie

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Hi there! First time here and love your site! Question for you, what would work in place of a baking stone? Thank you!

Jenni

Thursday 10th of October 2019

Hi Stephanie! You can use a regular baking sheet instead of a stone!

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