I can’t even begin to tell you how many bread recipes I have made in my lifetime! Kneading the dough by hand, bread machine, mixer and even a food processor! I used to love trying out new bread recipes. Having Celiac Disease certainly but a damper on my bread obsession, who am I kidding, it put a halt, a complete stop to it for a long time! But regardless, whenever I discovered a new blog the first place I searched would be for the bread recipes! There’s nothing like homemade bread and apparently my kids feel the same way. The other day my oldest son, LittleChef1, was talking about when he was grown and moves out (I did a good job of pretending I didn’t care about that talk, I know it’s inevitable and a normal progression of life, it just pulls at your heartstrings a little thinking about it), he asked how much a bread machine was, I told him. He said he was gonna buy one and bake bread in it everyday because he loves homemade bread so much! This is coming from the kid who said he was going to eat out for all of his meals when he’s on his own. Yes, his plan is to eat fast food every single day! So I was kinda shocked when he told me this new information.
I’ve had a Zojirushi Bread Machine for almost 8 years now, and it’s been greatly used. But since I got my bigger Kitchen Aid mixer early last year, the bread machine took a back seat. It even lost it’s spot on the counter and got moved to the appliance graveyard!
I sat there processing this information while I was feeding one of the twins and an ideal hit me. The kids will start using the bread machine, daily. Each one will be responsible to make bread that morning. You guessed it, LittleChef1, aka Nathan, was up first. We went through the recipe together and he measured everything out. I showed him the ins and outs of the machine. He was somewhat perplexed it wasn’t his favorite Pullman Bread Recipe. That one has taken center stage the past few years. But when it started to bake, the amazing aroma filled the house and he was smiling! So it worked out good. Plus my Dad gave me a bag of rolled oats he got from the Amish store, what a perfect recipe to help use up over 14 pounds of oats! Yes, 14 pounds. Who buys a bag that big? Apparently my Dad does, LOL! So whenever we use the rolled oats I always think of him and that big bag 🙂
The loaf had a few slices taken out of it by the time I thought I should snap a pic and blog it because it used to be my kids favorite sandwich bread. It really is a simple, delicious recipe. I remember eating this one and it’s a definite keeper!
Honey Oatmeal Bread (Bread Machine recipe)
- 1 cup water
- 1 TBLS Veg Oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- Put ingredients in bread machine according to your machine's suggestions. (Usually all liquid, then add dry last)
- Select Basic setting, medium crust