Recipes

Honey Oat Bread (using a bread maker)

I am fairly certain I could live on bread alone and there is nothing better than delicious homemade bread, not to mention there are no chemicals, preservatives, or other added nasties in there. My family has an AmAzInG honey oatmeal bread recipe, big problem is it takes roughly a full day to make correctly. Now, I know what you are thinking, “well you can make multiple loaves at once” and yes that is true, but I still do not usually have a full free day to spend making bread. So, here is my alternative. A delicious and easy honey oat bread recipe for your bread maker. And if you don’t have a bread maker wow are you missing out on some awesomeness! You can make a huge variety of breads in the time it takes you to put all the ingredients in the pan. What’s not to love? I have had a few people over the years tell me that is cheating. Ummm why? I am still using chemical free ingredients, I am still putting them together according to the recipe, and I am still getting a fresh, healthy, and delicious loaf of bread that I made at the end. I personally think bread makers are genius.

If you are looking into getting a bread maker I would recommend going to your local thrift store or checking out your local swap page on FB (Facebook). I am constantly seeing them for sale for anywhere from $5-$10. Umm just in case you haven’t done the math let me break that down for you, you can literally only use it to make 2 loaves of fresh homemade bread and make your money back! Bread makers get a bad rap sometimes and I think it is mainly because they are rather bulky and take up a lot of room. Little trick for this problem, don’t keep it in your kitchen. Put it in a storage room, guest room closet, ect… until you need it. Bring it out, use it, then put it back away. Problem solved 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 C water
  • 1 TBSP oil (avocado, canola, olive, vegetable, flax seed, you choose)
  • ½ C honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ C oats
  • 2 ⅓ C four
  • 1 package yeast (2 1/4 tsps)

Recipe:

  1. Combine everything in your bread maker pan (doesn’t matter the order)
  2. Set bread maker to cook a regular loaf (on my Oyster this is setting 1)
  3. When it beeps and tells you done, it is
  4. This step is optional but something I like to do. Once bread has cooled a bit (not all the way) remove from pan. Take a stick of butter and rub all over the outside. Adds great flavor and keeps your crust from getting too crunchy and dried out. If giving as a gift you may also want to sprinkle a touch of oats on it as well for visual effect.

Additional Info:

  • These loaves make great gifts for the holidays, teacher’s gifts, neighbors, coworkers, housewarmings, meal trains, you name it.
  • If you spray or rub oil in your measuring cup before pouring the honey in it will slip right out and you won’t have to fight getting it all out with a spoon
  • You can cut the honey down to ¼ C if you choose. When I did this I still had a good loaf it just wasn’t as soft and moist as I like.
  • You can use pretty much any oil you choose. I like to make mine with either avocado or flaxseed as I feel like it gives us a little added nutrition, but whatever you have on hand will work.
  • This makes the best toast in the mornings. It also makes some pretty awesome grilled cheese sandwiches, but really you can use it for anything.
  • These loaves will freeze fabulously. Just make sure to seal them well.