Rating: 4.76 stars
674 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 555
  • 4 star values: 91
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5

Our family goes through a loaf of this every day. Slightly sweet, and light. Great with dinner, and a favorite for sandwiches.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 1 pound loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.

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  • Select Light Crust or Basic setting, and press Start.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 2.2g; sodium 234mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (525)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2007
This was very easy to make and it came out great! I did make one change, however. Instead of using all white flour, I used half white flour and half whole wheat flour. This gave it more fiber and a better, nuttier taste. Also, I don't use bread flour in my bread machine. Unbleached all-purpose flour is good enough for me because if I did have all these different flours, I wouldn't have any room in my cabinets. Although I don't use bread flour, I do add vital wheat gluten, which is available at supermarkets. This gives more volume to loaves and a more bread-like texture. The rule is to add one teaspoon of wheat gluten per cup of flour or one and a half teaspoons per cup of whole grain(or whole wheat)flour. I hope this tip was helpful for those who may be having trouble with the size of their bread loaves as a result of not using bread flour. I will be making this bread again soon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2011
After reading some of the reviews I decided to make but with a few tweaks. I doubled the recipe as my machine makes 2lb loaves. Used 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup milk 1/4 c honey 1 tsp salt (found it strange recipe didn't call for this) 1/2 of rolled oats 1/2 rolled oats ground to powder 4 1/4 c AP flour and 1 tsp yeast. Taste is good soft texture but it is a very dense loaf. Will most like make again tweeking the recipe Read More
(18)
674 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 555
  • 4 star values: 91
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2007
This was very easy to make and it came out great! I did make one change, however. Instead of using all white flour, I used half white flour and half whole wheat flour. This gave it more fiber and a better, nuttier taste. Also, I don't use bread flour in my bread machine. Unbleached all-purpose flour is good enough for me because if I did have all these different flours, I wouldn't have any room in my cabinets. Although I don't use bread flour, I do add vital wheat gluten, which is available at supermarkets. This gives more volume to loaves and a more bread-like texture. The rule is to add one teaspoon of wheat gluten per cup of flour or one and a half teaspoons per cup of whole grain(or whole wheat)flour. I hope this tip was helpful for those who may be having trouble with the size of their bread loaves as a result of not using bread flour. I will be making this bread again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
Hi All, I submitted this recipe a couple years ago and am just now checking back. We still go through a loaf a day (the kids even fight over the crusts!), but we do use 2 1/3 cups of flour not the 2 cups that I originally wrote the recipe as. A "heavy" tsp. of yeast is nice also. Will try the butter in place of oil, sounds good. Enjoy!! Merrilee Bell Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I really liked this recipe - the bread was very tasty and had a good texture. My only problem is that I don't like bread from a bread machine in general - the crust is too thick. So the second time I made it, I let my machine just make the dough and then I baked it in the oven instead (350 degrees until nicely browned). It turned out WONDERFUL! I now make this bread all the time - at least twice a week! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
WOW! YUM! I don't own a bread machine, so I did this: * Proof one packet of regular yeast with the water and honey for about 8 minutes. * Add the remaining ingredients all at once and knead in stand mixer with the dough hook for another 8-10 minutes, on a medium/low setting. * Oil the bowl and the dough, cover it, and let it rise for an hour in a warm oven. * Punch it down, plop in the loaf pan and rise another 30 minutes. * Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. FANTASTIC bread. Makes a wicket grilled cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I found this to be the best bread machine recipe yet. Not too dense like many are. I, too, increased the yeast and flour. I also have tried several variations that work well and give a different flavor. Try adding seeds or nuts (ie, sunflower, pumpkin, pecans, walnuts). They are delicious. Add them during the second kneed or at the add-in buzzer. Also, you can replace some of the flour (I generally use 1/3-2/3 cup) with either cornmeal or whole wheat flour. I also have replaced the honey with molasses. They all work well and you can mix and match! Enjoy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2006
We love this recipe. I make this bread 2x per wk. at least. Family loves it plain, in sandwiches, as french toast etc. Some small changes that work for me... Add 1 tbsp brwn sugar, 1/3c whole wheat flour, 1 extra tsp yeast, reduce bread flour to 2c (or 2 1/4c depending on humidity). Bake on white, med. crust setting for 1.5lb loaf. Comes out PERFECT every time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
Perfect and foolproof bread. One of the few recipes I found needed no changes or tinkering. I didn't like the description of its being lightly sweet however so I reduced the honey by about a third only for my own preference though I'm sure it's excellent just as written. Great bread for toasting or sandwiches with a mildly different taste because of the oatmeal. I used a new bread machine which I haven't mastered yet but this recipe came out perfectly on the first try. This will be one to hang on to! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2005
Great recipe i found it very easy for such a delicious bread. I prepared this is my bread machine using the dough cycle only then shaped the dough into rolls letting them rise again for 30 minutes before baking (350 for about 35 minutes). I usually make bread this way since we really only eat it with salads or soup anyway. These were really good with a little butter and brown sugar. Thanks Merrilee:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2005
This is absolutely delicious! Crusty on the outside and very soft on the inside. Slightly sweet tasting. I will be making this one a lot to use for sandwiches or to just eat as a snack. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2011
After reading some of the reviews I decided to make but with a few tweaks. I doubled the recipe as my machine makes 2lb loaves. Used 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup milk 1/4 c honey 1 tsp salt (found it strange recipe didn't call for this) 1/2 of rolled oats 1/2 rolled oats ground to powder 4 1/4 c AP flour and 1 tsp yeast. Taste is good soft texture but it is a very dense loaf. Will most like make again tweeking the recipe Read More
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