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Honey Buttermilk Oatbread Recipe
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Honey Buttermilk Oatbread

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"A delicious and hearty oatmeal bread. This is especially good when it is hot and fresh, just plain--and really great with a little butter and honey. This recipe is the end result of trial, error and continuous tweaking."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 2 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place the ingredients into the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the setting for white bread. Press Start.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2010

I found the long list of ingredients to make this bread a little daunting but that was part of the fun of making it! I was also attracted to the healthy additions of oats, bran, buttermilk and egg. I wasn't sure of the necessity of the baking soda, why dry milk powder in addition to buttermilk or why oat bran in addition to rolled oats. I also used one of my two bread machines, the new one, that I'm not all that familiar with, particularly in what order I should PUT all these ingredients! This was a true experiment, much as I now understand it must have been for the submitter, who remarked that this recipe is "the end result of trial, error and continuous tweaking." Well, it paid off. I really liked this hearty, oat-y, but soft bread. I don't know how or why all the ingredients work together but they do. This is a great bread, something a little different than just plain white, and I actually prefer this to the heavier, more strongly flavored wheat bread. It's a beautiful creamy beige in color, with flecks of the oat bran throughout, reminding you that you're eating something a little healthier for you than just plain white bread too. (Though just plain white Italian bread will ALWAYS be my favorite!) I'm not sure why in more than seven years only nine people have reviewed this recipe - the last review nearly two years ago - but be assured this is a wonderful, grainy, flavorful bread I hope more people will try in spite of the long list of ingredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2002

The bread turned out O.K., rose to the top and had a nice texture. The flavor was missing something. I'll stick to my Oatmeal Bread which has molassis and more oats in it.


21 Ratings

Oct 01, 2003

Malicia: Great Job!! Love using real buttermilk, the oat taste came through; the bread was delicious!!! The bread rose all the way to the top of the pan-it was light and just REALLY GOOD! My husband REALLY LIKED IT TOO! Thanks for sharing your labor of love with the rest of us!

Oct 19, 2007

I used lite soymilk in place of the buttermilk and wheat germ in place of the bran since I was out of both, and the bread still came out really nice. I made it by hand and baked it for about 35 minutes at 350 in a loaf pan, and it made a huge puffy loaf. Tastes best plain.

Sep 20, 2010

Very good bread. I followed recipe exactly but needed to add about another couple ounces because the dough was too dry. The bread is moist and flavorful and baked up into a beautiful loaf. I used dry buttermilk powder mixed with water instead of commercial buttermilk. I will definitely be making this again.

Oct 01, 2003

A very flavorful bread. We all loved it. It kept its freshness for over 5 days. Very dense but trust me -you'll love the flavor. GREAT TOASTED.

Oct 20, 2005

This made a beautiful loaf of bread that was delicious. I made a loaf for my bread-loving boyfriend. He took some to work and shared it with a work buddy who proclaimed it "(insert profanity here) good"...very high praise indeed coming from him!

Dec 03, 2011

This bread was awesome!!! The flavor was wonderful. It now takes its place in my homemade bread rotationa!! Thanks for posting it!!


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  • Calories
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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