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Oat Bread Recipes for Bread Machines

Updated on December 14, 2015
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Growing up in North Louisiana and now living in the southern part, Yvonne has many great country, Cajun and New Orleans recipes to share.

Heart Healthy Oat Bread

Old-fashioned homemade oat bread is both delicious and good for you. It is low in cholesterol and contains cholesterol lowering oatmeal so this easy to make bread is one that everyone should try.

There are many ways to make oat bread. We've included easy recipes for the basic bread as well as some of the variations and links to bread machine cookbooks, too. Hope you enjoy making and eating this wonderful, healthy bread.

Oat Bread

Oat bread is our favorite homemade bread. It's great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or served with cheese or pesto or herb butter as an appetizer.

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Easy Recipes for Healthy Bread

The benefits and high nutritional value of whole oats are well known in the battle against high cholesterol. High fiber diets also have many other health benefits. Our favorite Oat bread recipe includes the addition of nuts (we like walnuts) 15 minutes into the first cycle, which adds to the health benefits and the taste.

Using a Bread Machine

Read all the instructions in the owner's manual of your machine, because bread machines vary.

Add ingredients in the order specified for your machine. Ninety percent of the machines start with the water, but check to make sure.

For best results, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature unless specified otherwise.

Bread Machine Cookbook

The Bread Machine Cookbook
The Bread Machine Cookbook

My favorite bread machine cookbook. This has so many tasty recipes that always come out right.


Favorite Oat Bread Recipe

Oat Bread

Whole wheat, Sweet or Basic cycle

This recipe is for a Medium loaf. For small and large loaves see the Bread Machine Cookbook, by Donna Rathmell German.

1 1/4 cups water

2 Tablespoons margarine or butter

3 Tablespoons sugar (we use raw)

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 cup oats

2 1/2 cups bread flour

1 1/2 Tablespoons vital gluten, optional

2 teaspoons yeast

Add 1/3 cup of chopped nuts 15 minutes into the first cycle or when directed in your bread machine owner's manual.

More Good Recipes

Old-Fashioned Oat Bread

Recipe is for a regular loaf. For large loaf ingredient amounts see, The All-New Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook by Tom Lacalmita.

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup milk

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 Tablespoons honey

1/3 cup rolled oats

3 cups bread flour

2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast

1. All ingredients must be at room temperature. Liquid ingredients should be approximately 80 degrees F. Cut butter into small cubes. Add ingredients in the order specified in your bread machine owner's manual.

2. Select white or basic bread and normal or medium crust.

3. Remove baked loaf from pan at the end of the baking cycle, and cool on a wire rack at least one hour before slicing.

Makes 12 slices. Approximate nutritional analysis per slice: 150 calories, 5 g. protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 45 mg potassium, 275 mg sodium.

Variations: Substitute real maple syrup for the honey. To make a regular loaf replace the honey with 3 tablespoons of real maple syrup.

Add dried black currants or toasted, chopped walnuts, or a combination of the two. 1/2 cup for a regular loaf, 5 minutes before the end of the last kneading cycle.

Apron for Baking

You need a cute apron when making bread.
You need a cute apron when making bread. | Source

Sweet Oat Bread

Apple Oatmeal Bread

Recipe for a medium loaf. For ingredient amounts for a small or large loaf, see: The Bread Machine Cookbook II, by Donna Rathmell German.

1 cup of applesauce

1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 1/2 Tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cup oats

1 1/2 cups bread flour

1 1/2 teaspoon yeast

Raisin Bread Cycle At beep add: (If National/Panasonic, add following first kneading; if Maxim or Mister Loaf, add at beginning.)

1/3 cup diced dried apples

Sliced Bread

Delicious homemade bread.
Delicious homemade bread. | Source

Light Oat Bread

1 1/4 cups water

2 tablespoons margarine

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order recommended by your manufacturer. Use regular light setting.

12 Servings


Bread and Cheese

My favorite snack is cheese and homemade bread.
My favorite snack is cheese and homemade bread. | Source

© 2008 Yvonne L. B.

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      Ann Hinds 3 years ago from So Cal

      Guess I'll be making bread today. Thanks!!

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      What great recipes to try. I may do just that tomorrow morning. Thanks!

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      mglee2010 5 years ago

      Totally cool bread recipe for the bread machine. My wife will love it :=)

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      Nuanpan 6 years ago

      Thanks for your posting.

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      grandma deal 7 years ago

      A lot of great recipes. I'll be trying some of them. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sniff It Out 9 years ago

      I will have to try this in my bread machine! Welcome to The Cooks Cafe Group!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      I love homemade bread -- our friends make some great bread -- they've probably been through 4-5 bread makers! Some great recipes.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      Nice to see from scratch recipes for bread machines. Maybe I will get mine out.

      I have featured the lens for the recipe on Oatmeal:The Ultimate Comfort Food


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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.


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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.


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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

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      Carol Fisher 9 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Fabulous recipes - they've made me want to get my bread machine out immediately. I'll definitely be trying them out.

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      KathleenH 9 years ago

      WOW, these recipes look great. What a good idea to use maple syrup as a sweetener in these recipes - so tasty! If you'd like to join a new group, please consider this one - It would be great to see you there.

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      windyone 9 years ago

      You have a fan naturegirl7! With the price of bread comparable to the price of a gallon of gas; my natural responses are to practice more do-it –yourself activities. Great Lens! I also joined Squidoo today! Thank you so much for adding my “Baked Bread Apron”.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Its been years since I've eaten oat bread. We mainly use our bread machine for pizza dough. I'm going to try the recipe.



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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the Squidinner Contest in the bread category. Your lens is great and the recipes look yummy! - Kathy

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Yummy... I have to agree with Janet. This lens deserves an Angel Blessing! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      Mazzer 9 years ago

      Great lens. Oats are a great healthy arlternative to wheat. Love the recipes! 5*

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      Janet2221 9 years ago

      Great lens! I love the layout. 5*'s and Blessed by a Squid Angel. :)

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      Paula Atwell 9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I used to have a bread machine, but haven't used it in a while. Maybe I will take it back out. . .Welcome to the Comfort Good Group.