Prep1 hr 45 mins
I love this recipe. The oats give it a really good taste, and I use wheat flour for some wheat taste. If you don't enjoy wheat flour, you can use all white flour and it is still delicious. I use my bread maker to make the dough, then form it into a loaf. You don't have to use a bread machine, I've done it by hand; the machine just makes it quicker with kids in the kitchen under my feet. Preparation time includes the bread machine dough cycle, mine is about one hour.
- Put ingredient in bread maker in the order listed above. Set to dough cycle. Check to see if a good ball is forming; if needed add a teaspoon of water or flour at a time to get a good dough ball.
- At the end of the dough cycle, form a loaf and put in lightly sprayed bread pan. Cover, and let raise for about 45 minutes to an hour.
- Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, depending on your oven.
- After removing from oven, lightly spread melted butter on the top crust with pastry brush (optional; gives it a nice look and flavor).
I love this bread! I have tried lots of bread machine recipes recently and this so far is my favorite! I do not like sweet sandwich bread so I decreased the honey to 1 T and left the salt as called for in the recipe. Next time I will add some sunflower seeds for some crunch. It was just to my liking for sandwiches, a hint of salt and not too sweet. I might make it with all the honey if I was going to use it for french toast or something, though. Excellent bread. Oh yeah, I didn't bake it in the oven--I don't have time for that last step, so I just baked it in the bread machine and the crust turned out crispy. Yum!
I was wanting some homemade bread so, started to do a search that would use the ingredients I had on hand.When I came across this one, and decided to make it.Since wheat bread isn't a particular favorite around here,all white flour was used.After reading CarrolJ's review the salt was reduced to 1 teaspoon and continued on with the recipe as it was written.After placing in the prepared loaf pan,I let it rise for 1 hour and it just rose wonderfully. Baked at the temp. suggested in Step 3 for about 30 minutes and it was perfect.Thank you for posting a recipe that will be made again." Keep Smiling :) "
I was a little disappointed in this recipe although I think i know why. It tasted a little salty to me. I love salt...but I discovered not in bread. Next time I will decrease the salt to using only 1 teaspoon. I think that perhaps the baking soda + 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt caused the problem. I also used all bread flour since I don't care for the taste of wheat flour. I will make this recipe again and hope for better results.