1 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, plus more for topping loaf
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 cups + 3 tablespoons water (slightly warm)
In a large bowl, add flour, Quaker Oats, salt, and yeast. Stir to combine.
Slowly pour in water as you’re stirring. A slightly-wet dough will form. Once all ingredients are combined, cover bowl with foil, a damp cotton towel, or plastic wrap.
Place bowl in a warm area (like the oven with the heat off) for 12-16 hours to let dough rise.
When the dough is done rising, sprinkle some flour on top. With floured hands, very gently pull the dough off of the sides of the bowl towards the middle to form a dough ball. The seam should be facing up. Flip the dough ball in the bowl so that the seam is now on the bottom. Sprinkle the top with flour.
Cover bowl with foil, a damp cotton towel, or plastic wrap. Place in a warm area for 2 hours for an additional rise.
1.5 hours into the second rise, lightly grease a Dutch oven or loaf pan. Place in the oven.* Preheat to 450ºF. Leave the pan in the oven for 30 minutes to preheat.
Gently place the dough ball in the Dutch oven or pan. Cover with a lid or foil.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove lid or foil, then bake for 15 minutes, until loaf is golden brown.
*A Dutch oven must preheat with the oven to prevent cracking during cooking.