Viking Bread Recipe

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.


ingredients for viking bread in glass bowl with child hand


viking bread on baking stone ready to cook


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.


viking bread loaves in wooden bowl


four loaves of viking bread on white cloth


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viking bread held in childs hand with melted butter


Viking Bread Recipe

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


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


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats


  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: 424 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 569mg Carbohydrates: 87g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 15g

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