Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
Simple to put together and tastes wonderful.
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups white bread flour
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast (or one packet)
- Put into bread pan in the order suggested by your machine's manufacturer: Set the machine for the regular white bread cycle, and if you can adjust the darkness, you don't want this to get too dark.
- If you prefer a softer crust, easier to slice for sandwiches, then as soon as you take it out of the pan, put it right into a large plastic bag, and close tightly.
- The hot bread will steam the crust and make it very soft.
Excellent bread. I served it warm last night with butter, which was a hit and made french toast from the leftovers this morning - also wonderful.
This is very good bread, and you don't even have to make it yourself. Since ThatBobbieGirl just got 2 new bread machines for Christmas I'm sure she won't mind making a loaf for you!
This bread is great, if you use the proper amount of yeast. 1 teaspoon is clearly not enough (judging from reviews), so I used 2 teaspoons and that worked fine. I also used 2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all purpose flour. This turned out fine, and I might even try all whole wheat flour next time. My final substitution was the honey; I used unsulphured blackstrap molasses instead. Blackstrap molasses has all kinds of great vitamins and minerals (manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, B6, selenium) that give this bread a healthful boost. With the 1.5 lb light crust setting on my bread machine I got a darkly colored bread that is not too crispy, slices well, and tastes great!