December 31, 2010

Honey Oatmeal Bread

Honey Oatmeal Bread after baking in the breadmaker

I love homemade bread.  It all started with my mother's buttermilk biscuits.  She doesn't know it, but all those chores she had to tell me 100 times to do as a child could have been taken care of immediately if she had just bribed me with biscuits.  Heck, I would have cleaned the entire driveway with a toothbrush for 2 batches that were just for me, but that's another story.

Of course, no bread recipe can hold a candle to Mama's biscuits, so I don't even try.  I can't even put butter on her biscuits - it's a travesty.  However, I do enjoy a good smear of butter on a loaf of freshly baked bread and this honey oatmeal bread is definitely among my favorites.  It has a slight hint of sweet, but not so much where it takes over the earthy flavor.  It is also a wonderful bread to make some great, hearty sandwiches with.  That's my husband's favorite thing to do with it.  I'm kind of partial to the butter though.  I mean, it's BUTTER.  Enough said?  I think so.

You can make this bread completely in the breadmaker, or remove it after the dough cycle, pour the dough into a loaf pan, & cover with a damp cloth & let rise for about 30 minutes before baking.  Set your oven on 350 & bake for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is browned.

I actually prefer mine to be baked in the oven b/c I like how thin the crust is when it is done that way.  But, I have nothing against doing it in the breadmaker, & often bake it that way too (I select the light crust setting).  Whichever is your preference, it comes out great either way.

Honey Oatmeal Bread baked in the oven

Oh, and this bread is even better with garlic butter smeared on top!

Honey Oatmeal Bread

  • 1 warm cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (heaping)
  • 2 1/3 cups bread flour (or wheat flour)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon active dry yeast

Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Select Light Crust or Basic setting, and press Start.  


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