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Soft Oatmeal Bread Recipe
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Soft Oatmeal Bread Recipe

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This moist and tender loaf will complement most any meal. “My husband loves to make this bread,” Nancy Montgomery says from Plainwell, Michigan. With its mild oat taste and soft texture, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family.
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 Red Star® Platinum Superior Baking Yeast™


  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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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."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

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

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"very good!"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

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

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."

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