This makes a soft, hearty loaf of bread. We used it to make some grilled pastrami sandwiches that were out of this world.
Oatmeal Bread Recipe
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
3 1/3 cups bread flour
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
This makes a two pound loaf. Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which ingredients to put in the bread machine first. With my machine (a Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Virtuoso), I add the liquid first. I added the oats immediately after the milk and water to give the oats more time to get soft.
I used the basic bread setting and chose “medium” for the crust setting. Check on the dough after five or ten minutes of kneading. Just pop the top of the bread machine and see how the dough is doing. It should be a smooth, round ball.
Note that this bread doesn’t rise quite as much as other breads. It’s not a munchkin loaf, but it may be a tad shorter than other loaves of bread that you make.