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Soft Oatmeal Bread

My husband loves to make this bread. With its mild oat taste and soft texture, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family. Slices also are delicious toasted for breakfast. —Nancy Montgomery, Plainwell, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (2 pounds, 20 slices)


  • 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 active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaf in foil and then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 127 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • ohwrite
    Oct 29, 2020

    I followed the recipe exactly. Let the bread cook in my bread machine, and it came out delicious, light with a slight sweetness to it. Delicious sliced with butter melted on it, and perfect for peanut butter and jelly, or chicken salad sandwiches.

  • Rosemary
    Jan 25, 2017

    I followed he recipe exactly. The only problem I had, was as soon as the bread machine started to bake, the bread completely sunk in the middle. It had risen beautifully and just sunk. I looked up reasons this might happen and found it could be too much liquid in the recipe? Anyone else have this experience? Next time I will bake it in the oven. The bottom half did come out nicely with a good cust and tastes really good. Will try just the dough cycle next time and bake in the oven.

  • jmkasprak
    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.

  • pammartel
    Nov 14, 2014

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

  • kafaughn
    Nov 13, 2013

    very good!

  • stampinjo
    Oct 25, 2013

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

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    Mar 9, 2013

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    Nov 10, 2012

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    Jun 15, 2012

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  • sjacnsmith
    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.