Is oatmeal bread healthy?
Oatmeal is rich in fiber and prebiotic qualities, as well as beneficial nutrients. So, it is very healthy bread. It also keeps you full for a long time.
Is oatmeal bread good for weight loss?
Absolutely. Oatmeal bread keeps you full for longer than white bread so it helps you eat less often. It is also helpful to regulate bowel movement, which some people suffer from while on a weight loss diet.
Is oatmeal bread gluten-free?
The oatmeal bread recipe above is not gluten-free. However, oats flour is gluten-free, so you can make gluten-free bread using oats flour.
Oatmeal Bread Bread Machine Recipe
Do you know you can make oatmeal bread in your bread machine? Try the recipe below and start your day with a fibrous and nutritious breakfast this morning!
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Oatmeal is steamed and flattened oats, called rolled oats. Oatmeal is a lightly processed whole-grain food rich in fiber and other nutrients such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B1. Oatmeal may be eaten raw, either uncooked, as in muesli, or cooked with milk or water, as in porridge. It is also the main ingredient of many foods, such as granola, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cakes, and desserts.
Adding oatmeal to the bread, as in this recipe, greatly enhances the nutritional value of the breakfast bread. It is also very helpful to have a tender texture in the bread. In addition, oatmeal bread stays fresh longer than regular bread. So, you can make oatmeal bread for a joyful family breakfast on Sunday morning and then consume the leftover slices for the upcoming days of the week.
Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Basic (#1)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes
- Loaf size: 2 pounds (1000 grams)
1 cup milk (warm)
¾ cup water (at room temperature)
3 tablespoons butter, softened and cut into pieces
3 cups white bread flour
1 cup rolled oats
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast
- Loaf size: 2 ½ pounds (1250 grams)
1¼ cups milk (warm)
1 cup water (at room temperature)
4 tablespoons butter, softened and cut into pieces
3½ cups white bread flour
1½ cup rolled oats
4½ tablespoons brown sugar
2½ teaspoons salt
2¼ teaspoons instant yeast
- Loaf size: 3 pounds (1500 grams)
1½ cups milk (warm)
1¼ cup water (at room temperature)
5 tablespoons butter, softened and cut into pieces
4 cups white bread flour
2 cup rolled oats
5 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons salt
2½ teaspoons instant yeast
Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.
Make sure the pan is clean, and both kneading paddles are in place.
Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.
Use the “Program” button to select program #1 for the basic cycle.
Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.
Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer to cook.
Press the “Start” button to start the bread-making cycle.
The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread-making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.
If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.
After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.
Your oatmeal bread is ready. Slice it and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTES FOR OATMEAL BREAD:
The recipe calls for white bread flour, but you can use half regular bread flour and half whole wheat flour together to increase the nutritional value even more.
Oatmeal bread is freezer friendly. So, you can freeze leftover oatmeal bread slices in an airtight container if you want. They feel as fresh as newly baked when you thaw them in the morning.