Oatmeal Bread

  • 1-1/2 cups warm tap water
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Measure the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Make a well in the flour and sprinkle the yeast into it. Set the machine to it’s Basic Cycle. On my machine this lasts for 3 hours. Press Start, and let the machine work it’s magic. Remove the cooked bread from the pan after baking and allow it to cool before slicing.

The top of this bread will sometimes cave in a little during baking. That is all right. The bread still tastes very good. It has a moist, chewy texture which I like with salads. The oats act as a natural preservative, giving this loaf better keeping qualities than plain white bread.

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