Honey and Molasses Oatmeal Bread (Bread Machine!)

Cindy Smith Bryson


Reading comments about bread machines made me think of one of my favorite "go to" recipes. The subtle sweetness of this bread comes from honey and molasses; a dynamite duo! Feel free to substitute 1 cup wheat flour for bread flour. For more than subtle sweetness, add more honey or molasses. This bread is great for sandwiches, for toast, or just pop a slice in micro for 10 seconds then slather w/ butter for that "just out the oven" goodness! For a pretty loaf presentation I like to bathe the top w/ melted butter or some honey while still hot and sprinkle liberally w/ additional oatmeal.

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Makes 1 & 1/2 LB loaf
5 Min
Bread Machine


1 c
water, boiling
1/2 c
oats, whole grain or old fashioned are best. (may use quick cook but not instant)
2 Tbsp
1&1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
dark molasses
3 Tbsp
egg, lightly beaten
3 c
bread flour
2 tsp
bread machine yeast


1Put oats in bread pan; pour boiling water over oats.
When oats have cooled but are still a bit warm, add remaining ingredients in order as listed. Use yeast last; sprinkle over flour.
2Use basic bread cycle; bake on a light setting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy