Outstanding Oatmeal Bread for Bread Machine

"Really really good bread right out of you bread machine.Crunchy!!! I have been using the bread machine and baking it in the oven with great success. Try 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour for and even better flavour."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Add the water,butter,honey in the bread machine.
  • Add dry milk, salt and flour.
  • Add yeast in a groove on top of the flour.
  • You can make the bread on the White bread cycle or on the Dough cycle.
  • When the Beep comes on; add Oatmeal.
  • If you chose the dough cycle remove and shape into one loaf or 2 smaller ones.
  • Sprinkle a bit of oatmeal on top.
  • Preheat oven 375*.
  • Let rise app 40 minutes.
  • Lower heat to 350* and bake at app 30 minutes.
  • Optional; use 1/2 whole wheat flour.
  • SUCCESS HINTS: For added texture, add the oats after the first knead or at the beep on the fruit and nut cycle.
  • For additional crunch, sprinkle a few oats on top of the loaf after the final rise.
  • When you are baking it in the machine and you see it rising to the top while it is baking, use a needle to make a few tiny holes to punch it slowly down and it avoids having it ruin the top of the bread.
  • Instant oatmeal doesn't work, but quick-cooking oats do.

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  1. I just got a bread machine and this was the second recipe I've tried. My daughter specially requested Oatmeal bread, so I tried this recipe and it turned out beautifully. I used old-fashioned oats and used the rapid cycle. This made a nice tall tasty loaf. Thanks for posting this!
  2. Superb bread! I followed Sage's success hints, and it turned out spectacularly.
  3. This turned out so Good. I set my Machine on the sweet setting and it turned out to be airy and golden brown. Will make this wonderful bread again. Thanks for sharing.
  4. I'm only rating this 5 stars because there is no way to give it 6! This is a wonderful recipe. I also followed Sage's advice on adding the oatmeal after the 1st Knead cycle, although I didn't catch it in time to add more on the top before it baked. I did melt the butter before adding it to the bread machine. Served it warm and it was delicious. Thank you Sage for sharing this recipe.
  5. Top shelf bread all the way! I intended on using 1/2 whole wheat flour, but only had 1 cup of it, so used that plus 2 cups regular bread flour. I also wasn't going to be around to add the oatmeal later, so I put that on top of the flour and it baked up perfectly! No need for that extra step. Olive oil subbed nicely for the butter too. Soft insides with a crunchy crust...yum! Thanks Sage!


  1. I also substituted the butter with olive oil and ommited the dry milk powder, with great success. And I used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour. Brushed with water and dusted with oats before baking, this was a true artisan loaf of bread. My new go-to oat bread recipe.
  2. This was great bread. I used half whole wheat flour and half white, and substituted olive oil for the butter- it turned out great! Thanks for sharing.


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