Soft Oatmeal Bread Recipe
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Soft Oatmeal Bread Recipe

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My husband loves to make this bread. With its mild oat taste and soft texture, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family. Slices also are delicious toasted up for breakfast. —Nancy Montgomery, Plainwell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 127 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  3. Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in foil and place in resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw at room temperature. Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds, 20 slices).
Originally published as Soft Oatmeal Bread in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007 , p61

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Rosemary User ID: 9027393 260297
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

"I followed he recipe exactly. The only problem I had, was as soon as the bread machine started to bake, the bread completely sunk in the middle. It had risen beautifully and just sunk. I looked up reasons this might happen and found it could be too much liquid in the recipe? Anyone else have this experience? Next time I will bake it in the oven. The bottom half did come out nicely with a good cust and tastes really good. Will try just the dough cycle next time and bake in the oven."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 215133
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"This bread is so soft and delicious. As the dough was mixing, it looked a lot moister than my normal bread machine recipes. I think the oatmeal soaks up some of the moisture, so I didn't add a lot of extra flour while mixing."

pammartel User ID: 3135582 148584
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"anyone have this recipe for 1 lb loaf? should I just cut in half?"

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 67302
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"very good!"

stampinjo User ID: 853062 148578
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"This bread is amazing! It's light and tasty, will definitely make again as it was enjoyed by all!"

sjacnsmith User ID: 4105236 163524
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"I've been looking for a recipe that suits my family of five and this one's a hit! It's moist and flavorful without overpowering the younger tastebuds."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 94646
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"yum! yum!"

sewampler User ID: 1343927 95481
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"This was the most moist bread I've ever made in a bread machine. I did not have white sugar so substituted brown sugar and it still came out well."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 164729
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

"As good as this bread is, the TOH Maple Oatmeal bread recipe is even better! If you like this, you ought to give that one a try."

Lin-Dser User ID: 787535 164726
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"We use our bread machine to make all our bread. We've tried a lot of different recipes, but this is by far our favorite bread to make."

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