Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

This classic oatmeal bread machine recipe is perfect for great tasting lunch sandwiches… and oatmeal bread adds some healthy oatmeal into your family’s diet. Because this recipe does not contain any overpowering spices, this classic oatmeal bread can be used for huge variety of lunch sandwiches such as ham & cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, etc. Also since you are using a bread machine, this oatmeal bread recipe is extremely easy to make for your family’s lunches!

Oatmeal tastes great and is supposed to have many health benefits. According to WebMD, “Oatmeal’s most enduring claim to fame is its proven ability to curb bad (LDL) cholesterol. Chalk that up to a type of soluble fiber called beta glucan… The fiber in oatmeal also helps you feel full and eat less later on during the day. Fiber also eases constipation and helps control blood sugars”. This is definitely the type of sandwich bread to make for your family if you are trying to add some good old fashioned natural fiber into their diet.

Since this bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page.

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Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe – Main Ingredient – Old Fashioned Oats

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

Oatmeal Flakes Sprinkled On Dough After Kneading Completed

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe – Old Fashioned Healthy Goodness!

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

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Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe – Ingredients for a 2 lb Bread Loaf

Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe – Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle some old fashioned oatmeal flakes on top of the bread dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished, remove bread and place on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Tips

  • To make this bread look more “authentic”, you should sprinkle some old fashioned oatmeal flakes on the top of the dough after the bread machine has finished its final kneading cycle. Use old fashioned oatmeal (versus instant oatmeal) in order to get large oatmeal flakes.
  • If this oatmeal bread is too plain for your family, you can add some dried fruit such as raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, etc.
  • Old fashioned oatmeal is less processed than instant oatmeal and thus adds a slightly firmer texture to the bread.

Oatmeal Bread Questions

Can bread be made from oatmeal?

Oatmeal bread can not made completely from oatmeal. It is often a mixture of wheat-based flour (i.e. all purpose flour) and oatmeal. Most oatmeal bread recipes use a lot more wheat-based flour than oatmeal (i.e. 3 cups of wheat-based flour and 1 cup of oatmeal). Bakers use more wheat-based flour because it contains gluten protein and this helps bread to rise during the yeast fermentation process. In contrast, oat-based flour has very little or no gluten and thus does not rise. Oatmeal is often added to a bread recipe in order to provide healthy oat fiber.

Is oatmeal bread better?

Oatmeal bread tends to provide more healthy fiber than regular white bread. Other health benefits from oatmeal supposedly include the ability to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), reduce constipation (due to the extra fiber), etc. Finally, in my opinion, homemade oatmeal bread tastes far better than boring store packaged white bread.

For more information on the benefits of oatmeal, please read this WebMD article.

Does oatmeal have fiber?

Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber. According to the FDA, soluble fiber “can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol levels in the blood”. In contrast, whole wheat provides more insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber doesn’t break down significantly and thus helps everything in the digestive tract “move along”. This means insoluble fiber is good for issues such as constipation.

For more on oats & soluble fiber, you should read this Wikipedia article. You can also read this WebMD article called Soluble and Insoluble Fiber: What’s the Difference.

What is the difference between oats and oatmeal?

The difference between oats and oatmeal is the processing. Oats are the unprocessed seeds of a cereal grain plant known as the oat plant or common oat. In contrast, oatmeal is made from processed oats where the oat seeds have been ground, steel-cut or rolled. However, due to marketing purposes, oats and oatmeal are often used interchangeably. You can find different types of oatmeal called instant oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats, Irish oats, etc. Confusing but if the oats have been processed, the product is an oatmeal (regardless of the branding name).

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Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

This classic oatmeal bread machine recipe is perfect for great tasting lunch sandwiches… and oatmeal bread adds some healthy oatmeal into your family’s diet. Because this recipe does not contain any overpowering spices, this classic oatmeal bread can be used for huge variety of lunch sandwiches such as ham & cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, etc. This oatmeal bread machine recipe uses a bread machine to create a 2 lb bread loaf.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: bread machine recipes, oat bread machine recipe, oat bread recipe, oatmeal bread, oatmeal bread machine recipe, oatmeal bread recipe, oatmeal bread recipe bread machine, sandwich bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cups - Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 3 Cups - Flour
  • 1 Cup - Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle some old fashioned oatmeal flakes on top of the bread dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished, remove bread and place on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Notes

  • To make this bread look more “authentic”, you should sprinkle some old fashioned oatmeal flakes on the top of the dough after the bread machine has finished its final kneading cycle. Use old fashioned oatmeal (versus instant oatmeal) in order to get large oatmeal flakes.
  • If this oatmeal bread is too plain for your family, you can add some dried fruit such as raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, etc.
  • Old fashioned oatmeal is less processed than instant oatmeal and thus adds a slightly firmer texture to the bread.
 
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Bread Dad

We hope you like this oatmeal bread machine recipe. It is a great way to add healthy oat fiber to your family’s sandwiches.

Suzy

Healthy and great tasting. Thanks for the recipe.

Dan

I like to add oats into many of my meals – keeps things moving if you know what I mean. 🙂

Dan

Liz

This recipe is much healthier than packaged oatmeal bread. You know exactly what is in it – no strange chemicals. That is why I like to make all of my breads by hand.

Liz

Rhonda

Oatmeal bread is much better for you than white bread. I use homemade oatmeal bread for all my family’s sandwiches.

Sarah

Thanks for this recipe. I really like making healthier oatmeal breads for my family.

Debra

Love homemade oatmeal bread!