Oatmeal Bread

This recipe was given to me from a dear childhood friend.  At the very beginnings of Challengeu2cook, Sue Hardman Ford jumped on board!  She has always been very supportive and giving with her tried and true family recipes. This recipe is now a staple in my household and for many of the families for which I cook.  It is simple and most definitely delicious.  I love it because you just put everything in the bread machine and let it do all the hard work for you.   My bread machine is a 90’s edition Sunbeam.  Nothing fancy.  My family was growing and I was in need of some time-saving assistance. “Betty the Bread Machine” as I named her, has never failed me. Every time I use her she produces beautiful homemade bread for my family/families.

For this recipe I use the 1.5 pound setting.  I add the 4 TBSP. of honey instead of the 2 TBSP.

of brown sugar. This bread makes wonder Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches (I will post the

recipe soon) or Leftover Turkey Sandwiches too!

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,


Sue Hardman Ford’s Oatmeal Bread


2/3 cup water

1 cup milk

3 TBSP. butter

2 tsp. salt

4 TBSP. honey or 2 TBSP. brown sugar

1/4 cup oatmeal

4 cups flour

2 1/4 tsp. yeast (1 pkg.)


Follow the directions for your bread machine. I let my water and milk sit for 30 minutes to take the chill off. I put my liquid in machine pan. Next I add flour, salt, honey, oatmeal, butter. Last, I make a little well and I pour package of regular yeast ( I use Fleishmann’s). I set “Betty” to 1.5 pound loaf, basic bread setting, and medium crust color setting. When bread is done, (3 hours) pull pan out and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn upside down and shake bread out of pan. Make sure you pull paddle out. Let cool on rack completely before slicing.



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