Mac's Shoe-Fly Bread Recipe -
Mac's Shoe-Fly Bread Recipe
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Mac's Shoe-Fly Bread

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"It's lightly sweet, dark and rich. Great for toasting or snacking. Don't make it if you don't like molasses!"

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

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place all ingredients except 1/4 cup rolled oats in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select White Bread cycle, light crust; press Start.
  2. If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the remaining oats at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2003

Very nice bread. I used oat groats instead of rolled oats. I also didn't add the quarter cup of oats later. This loaf rose sky-high in my machine. It was light and fluffy, I wished I could eat more. Next time, I will add brown sugar to try to make a sweet breakfast loaf.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 02, 2009

Somewhat dry and not especially unique. Baked and made in my bread machine. I substituted milk for the powdered milk. Be sure to use dark molasses for flavor and darker color - light molasses doesn't cut it.


30 Ratings

Jul 14, 2004

If I could give it double stars I would....this is the best bread machine recipe I have ever tasted....It's like a slightly sweet, really good wheat bread...Make it even if you don't like molasses because you cannot tell it's molasses.....Great!

Oct 27, 2010

This bread it fantastic and it rose beautifully! I altered it a bit by adding only 2 TBLS of molasses (it was all I had left) and I used 1 TBLS brown sugar to help add more flavor due to my lack of molasses. Finally, I left out the last addition of oats. Despite all of my alterations, this made a beautiful loaf. Also, I only made the dough in my machine and baked it in a regular loaf pan in the oven so its perfect for sandwiches. Yum! Thanks McReynolds!

Dec 17, 2009

I wish that there were options for four and a half stars. I made this by hand with my Kitchen Aid mixer instead of a bread machine. which I don't have. The measurements were spot-on, this didn't need any extra flour to get it to jump on the hook. I kneaded it with the hook for five minutes, then set it to rise in a greased bowl on my warm oven. The took forever to rise and when I went to form the bread, it formed really easy it was just pissy dough to work with. It fell easily. 30 minutes in a 350* oven and it was good to go. Great flavor, quite chewy. I plan on serving it with Hearty Bacon and Ranch Potato Soup. I'd make this again.

Nov 04, 2009

This is the best bread machine recipe! I did not add the extra oatmeal and it turned out great. The family loved it. Thank You.

Jun 29, 2007

Excellent! I made this in the bread machine, dough cycle. I then made 2 small loafs, let rise 1 hr., sliced the top and baked at 350 for 30 min or so (I live at high altitude, so don't trust my baking times)This is the best machine &/or traditional method bread I have made to date.

Apr 08, 2012

This made a HUGE loaf! It's hearty, sweet and moist. Quite tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

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

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