This bread machine oatmeal bread recipe makes a soft, hearty loaf. I don’t know if it’s the texture or the flavor, but I love it! Talk about comfort food!
Last updated September 17, 2023 – Originally published May 2017
This makes a soft, hearty loaf of bread. We used it to make some grilled pastrami sandwiches that were out of this world.
Different Types of Oats
There are old-fashioned oats (which this recipe calls for), steel-cut oats and instant oats.
All of these types of oats start out as oat groats. Those are oatmeal kernels that have had the hulls removed.
The difference between the types of oats is how much the oat groats are processed.
Old-Fashioned Oats – These are also known as rolled oats or whole oats. They’re made by steaming and flattening the oat groats.
These old-fashioned oats usually hold up better in baked goods.
Steel-Cut Oats – These are also known as Irish or Scottish oats. Steel-cut oats are made by chopping whole oat groats before processing.
Instant Oats – These are also known as quick oats. They are partially cooked, dried and then rolled and pressed. They cook up more quickly than other kinds of oats.
You can use instant oats in this oatmeal bread recipe, but the texture of the bread will be better if you use old-fashioned oats.
FAQ for This Recipe
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Making Bread Machine Oatmeal Bread
Again, this bread machine oatmeal bread recipe is for a two-pound bread machine. Use the basic setting and medium crust.
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 bread maker), 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.
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.
Bread Machine Oatmeal Bread Recipe
Note that this recipe is for a two-pound bread machine using the basic setting. I also selected medium crust.
See below for metric measurements, as well as nutrition information, for this bread machine oatmeal bread recipe.
Bread Machine Oatmeal Bread
- 1 cup (236.6 ml) milk
- ½ cup (118.3 ml) water
- 1 1/3 cup (108.1 g) old-fashioned oats
- 3 1/3 cups (416.7 g) bread flour
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 Cup (55 g) brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) active dry yeast
- This bread machine oatmeal bread recipe is for a two-pound bread machine. Use the basic setting and medium crust.
- Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which order to add ingredients to your bread machine. With my machine, I add the liquids first.
- Check on the dough after five or ten minutes of kneading. It should be a smooth, round ball.
- If the dough is too dry add liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks right. If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.
All information presented within this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on breadmachinediva.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. I try to provide accurate information to the best of my ability; however these figures should still be considered estimates.