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No-Knead Oatmeal Bread with Fresh Tomato Soup – A Light and Refreshing Dinner

21 August 2011 72 Comments

No Knead Oats and Wholewheat Bread with Tomato Soup

Nothing can beat a homemade wholegrain bread and a cup of hot veggie soup for a cozy weekend family dinner. Normally weekends are reserved for going out and dinning at places where we can do a little bit of window shopping and let the kids indulge in play areas. Incessant rain marred our Saturday plans and we decided to stay put. This is when the idea to bake a fresh wholegrain bread with fresh veggie soup came across.

Incidentally the blog I was assigned by Amanda for SRC this month is Amy’s and this no-knead bread from her blog is the perfect selection for the club. Amy has baked this lovely no knead loaf with lots patience and perfection, I did not have that much time in hand and thus reduced the rising time for the baking. I also replaced the refined flour with whole wheat flour and oatmeal to make it more wholesome. The loaf turned out perfect with crusty top and soft inside.

Follow Amy’s recipe for more authentic version of this wonderful no-knead bread.

On most of the days I like to cook soups with lentils in it which gives a thick and creamy consistency besides being a good source of fiber and protein. But avoided adding the same to the soup this time as I wanted to keep it light and something which could be cooked in less time. Try this Whole Lentil & Mint soup for a healthy option.

No-Knead Oatmeal & Whole wheat Bread


(serve 2)

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup refined flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal + 1tsp oats
  • 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
No Knead Bread and Fresh Tomato Soup

Crusty and fresh loaf..

Method; Take the whole-wheat flour, refined flour and oats in a large vessel and add salt in it. Soak dry yeast in ΒΌ cup of water and leave it for 10 minutes to activate.

Pour the activated yeast in the dry flour and mix thoroughly. Add rest of the water to make sticky dough. Grease a bowl with oil and place the dough in it, cover the bowl with a plastic cling foil or just any plate.

Let the dough rest for about 6-7 hours.

Take the risen dough out on a floured surface, deflate it and fold it twice. Grease a baking tray and pre heat the oven at 200 c.

Make a ball out of the dough and place it gently on the greased baking tray. Brush the surface with oil and sprinkle sesame seeds and a tsp. of oats on it. Make two incisions on the bread with a sharp knife.

No Knead oats & wholewheat Bread

Upside down..

Let the dough rest for another 1-2 hours.

Bake the well risen dough at 200 C for 40 minutes or till the surface is golden brown.

No Knead oats & wholewheat Bread

Soft and fluffy from inside..

Fresh Tomato & Carrot Soup


(serve 4)

  • 250 gms fresh tomatoes (10-12)
  • One large carrot
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 1 tbsp butter/Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp. corn flour
  • 2 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 cups of water/vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp. of any herb of your choice (basil/mint/coriander)

Method; Peel and dice the onion & garlic. Scrape the carrot and grate it. Wash the tomatoes and dice them into small cubes.

Heat butter or olive oil in a wok and add diced onion, fry it for a few seconds till they turn translucent in color. Add chopped garlic, cubed tomatoes and the grated carrots and cook for about 5-6 minutes. Reserve a tbsp. of grated carrots for garnish.

Take off from heat and cool it little. Blend the whole mixture with a hand blender or a mixer.

Strain the liquid with a strainer. Heat another vessel and pour the strained liquid in it. Mix corn flour with a little milk and add it to the boiling liquid. Add sugar, salt and pepper in the tomato soup and take off from the flame. Add the grated carrot and basil or any herb of your choice to garnish the soup.

Serve the hot tomato soup with bread croutons, a dollop of fresh cream or a dash of lemon juice. Enjoy the rich and healthy Tomato Soup with the freshly baked oatmeal & whole wheat bread.

No Knead Bread and Fresh Tomato Soup

Dunk the pieces in the fresh tomato soup..Mmm


  1. Add a small beet to the veggies while frying to get a lovely deep red color for the soup.
  2. The bread is very crusty and chewy, dunk it in soup and enjoy the wholesome loaf.
  3. This is a small loaf and serves two.
  4. Oatmeal in the bread perks up the nutrition and makes the loaf a healthy bake.
  5. A dash of lemon juice to the soup will give a tangy taste and a wonderful citrus flavor.



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  • Baker Street said:

    I am always too lazy to do breads. This sounds easy peasy and healthy too! Will surely give it a try.

    PS: Are these pictures from your new SLR?
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  • Deepa said:

    Wow this healthy loaf with crusty layer looks awesome !! Nice way to enjoy this with fresh tomato n carrot soup


  • Trisha said:

    The bread looks so nice and hearty and I love a good tomato soup. For me this would be the ideal meal!

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said:

    Hmm, no knead? Count me in! The bread and soup both look awesome!
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  • Yuri said:

    Beautiful loaf of bread. I always enjoy coming here for your wholesome recipes, love the tip of adding beets to the soup base for color πŸ™‚
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  • Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen said:

    I will have to try this bread! It looks so good, I really hate kneeding… so this is right up my ally!

  • spice said:

    Sanjeeta, bread is so beautiful specially with all whole grains…

  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    wow, love the healthy bread ingredients! i love that its a no-knead bread! πŸ˜€ thanks sanjeeta πŸ™‚
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  • Dan said:

    Both the bread and soup look awesome. I’ve never considered putting cilantro in a tomato soup – I must try that.
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  • bonnie at sweet life said:

    no knead..love it!! the loaf came out perfect! thank you for sharing!
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  • foodwanderings said:

    Sanjeeta, this bread looks incredible. SO healthy and with minimum fuss. Great job girl!!

  • Nishi said:

    The bread looks so perfect and yummy!!! Loved the creamy soup as well. Great post Sanjeeta πŸ™‚
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  • Barefeet In The Kitchen said:

    I love the changes you made to this recipe. I clicked over from the SRC link and I am really enjoying your site.
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  • Lisa~~ said:

    Both your bread and soup look wonderful. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A” ~ SRC recipe this month:


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  • Jey said:

    Yum! Both the bread and the soup sound like a perfect meal!
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  • sayantani said:

    am sucker of such meals. yummy!
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  • Deaz said:

    Nice Post.

  • Shri said:

    There cannot be a better pairing than bread and soup..Looks fantastic!

  • Tadka Pasta said:

    That bread looks so good! I love the taste, texture and ease of no-knead breads. Would go just great with the tomato soup.
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  • Noelle said:

    WOW! Great bread and soup recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    hey sanjeeta ! this is one of my favorite combos, eating bread with soup. looks perfect to me. i love tomato soup and carrot in it sounds even better πŸ™‚
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  • Priti said:

    Looks delicious and yum, healthy ….perfect dinner or lunch indeed
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  • Krithi said:

    Totally loved your no knead bread sanjeeta… super tasty I bet!!
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    Bread looks great! I really love soup + bread! comfort food at it’s best πŸ™‚

  • Jeanie said:

    Those are two fabulous looking foods. Thanks.

  • andi said:

    It looks perfect. picture is beautiful and a bowl of homemade soup. What could be better then that. wonderful post thanks andi


  • amanda @ fake ginger said:

    The bread looks awesome! I’ve never tried no-knead bread and can’t wait to try this!
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  • FOODESSA said:

    Sanjeeta…I could not have fallen any less perfectly than on this one post. I’m thrilled you got to share a no-knead bread…but I’m happier still about the swapping of the white flour. Your bread looks wonderful.

    Alright then…let me meander through and see what else I’ve been missing from thar brilliance of yours ;o)…maybe those cookies I just passed by. LOL

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
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  • Mrs. Jen B said:

    I saw your tweets regarding this and am so glad to have caught your post via SRC! The bread looks delicious. I am so glad I joined and will be participating next month.
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  • Juliana said:

    Sanjeeta, both look delicious and perfect paired together…
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead πŸ™‚

  • Simone said:

    O what a coincidence that we both had the same thought when it comes to the no knead bread! I think yours looks definitely lighter and fluffier from the inside then mine did.. Beautiful!
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  • Faith said:

    I really love the texture that oats give to bread and yours looks gorgeous! So healthy and delicious, and perfect with tomato soup!
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  • Nash at Plateful said:

    Oh yeah, nothing can beat homemade bread. It’s a great comfort food and yours look so rustic and tempting. Nice!

  • peggy said:

    oh i just love dunking fresh made bread in tomato soup! This looks so amazing =) Great choice for SRC!
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  • Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said:

    I LOVE bread. I wish I made it homemade more often! πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC, I enjoyed being your host! I finished linky everyone and organizing and now I get to visit everyone’s blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

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  • Apu said:

    Wonderful loaf of bread!!
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  • Julie said:

    I love no knead breads. Oatmeal Bread is so delicious.
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  • Sheryl said:

    That looks so good it makes me want to have it! Great job!

  • Pinky said:

    Hi Sanjeetha

    A lovely recipe and have already bookmarked it……jst want to know what is the diff btw oatmeal and oats.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Pinky, Oats are ground to make oatmeal. You can use quick cooking oats also for the bread without grinding it.

  • Raks said:

    Soup and oatmeal bread sounds so filling and wholesome!
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  • Terra said:

    I love making no-Knead bread, so delicious:-) Love the idea of making it with oatmeal, and it would be perfect for every meal:-) Your soup sounds so refreshing, a perfect summer soup! πŸ™‚ Hugs, Terra
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  • Prathima Rao said:

    This makes for a healthy, comforting & tasty dinner!!!!
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  • Joanne said:

    Sometimes all you need is a bowl of soup and a good hunk of bread. Great meal!
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  • sweetsugarbelle said:

    My stomach is rumbling for.that bread and soup!!!

  • gloria said:

    I love this bread!! gloria
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  • Harini said:

    Wow! This looks so yummy delicious and healthy πŸ™‚ Bookmarking this recipe to try it some time this week. My hubby loves bread and soup and am sure he would enjoy freshly baked bread !

  • Erin @ Making Memories said:

    YUM! Your bread and soup look fantastic! What a perfect combination!

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    oh you made it sound so easy and it looks mazing, so light and airy! may be i can try πŸ™‚

  • blackbookkitchendiaries said:

    that sounds lovely! can you please send some my way?:)
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  • Julie M. said:

    There is nothing quite like a hot, fresh, homemade loaf of bread. This one looks perfect, especially with a bowl of steaming hot soup!
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  • Ellie | Gourmand Recipes said:

    I love No knead bread. Adding oatmeal is such a great idea.

  • EA-The Spicy RD said:

    That looks like a fabulous combo! Tomato soup is one of my favorites, and even better w/ a slice of homemade bread! I’ll be making your soup for sure, and I’d love to come up with a gluten-free version of your bread. Yum!
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  • aipi said:

    The bread recipe is keeper for sure ~ the texture you got is beautiful!
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  • Lola T said:

    I really loved the lite bite recipes they are 100% fat free They are also so much healthy as well. I shall really prepare some varities for my family and leave a feed back. they look really yummy. I loved them.
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    These recipe is a must try!! I don’t have patience for double rising and waiting time in the usual bread making recipes. These look so easy and yummy!
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  • kankana said:

    Nice!! no knead at all. I am yet to learn how to bake a nice fluffy bread and this is an inspiration.
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  • Jayashree said:

    Both the bread and the soup look very tempting.
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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice said:

    Sounds like a perfect weekend meal! Your loaf of bread looks gorgeous!

  • amy said:

    I’m so glad you liked it!! I was on vacation this week and I’m just getting to everyone’s posts now. It’s definitely a weekly staple in our house — I will have to try it next time with the heartier grains!
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  • Magic of Spice said:

    Thant does look like such a wonderful loaf…love the idea of no knead, and of course the oats πŸ™‚
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  • Nate @ House of Annie said:

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

    Your tomato soup looks wonderful but the bread I have reservations about. We’ve done “no-knead” a few times already and have never come up with a bread texture that we like. For us, the crumb is too wet and gummy. Did yours really come out soft and fluffy?
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Nate, Since I used wholewheat and oatmeal flour, the bread was a bit dense, but it was certainly not wet and gummy. And I loved the dense and wholesome loaf with the creamy tomato soup.

  • Karriann Graf said:

    I love homemade tomato soup and served with fresh bread….Yummy!

  • Kristen said:

    That is such a wonderful looking loaf of bread. Oatmeal gives bread such a nice chewiness.

  • Nadia said:

    I’m always scared to make bread because mine never comes out right, but yours looks so good and the soup is yummy, too!
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  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    The oatmeal bread is really lovely, so golden and a nice crumb. A great variation on the original no-knead which I love so much.
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Sylvie, thanks for those lovely words..need to check out what is next in the series of food photography on your blog!

  • Jayasri said:

    lovely healthy bread, should give this a try, my kids love bread and soup, has a nice crumb with no-knead technique, Lovely clicks
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  • Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said:

    Whoa…that tomato soup is calling my name S!! And the oatmeal bread is easiest I have ever learnt! Thanks..this will be in winters!
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  • Marla said:

    Such a great bread recipe! Must try this one.
    Stopping by from group C. Fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my link for August, would love if you stopped by to say *hi* http://su.pr/1Sizv9

  • Mari @ Mari's Cakes said:

    The bread looks Delicious,and together with the soup, they make a perfect combination!

    Have a great week πŸ™‚

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