On the other hand, sometimes baking bread in a bread machine start to finish makes it come out as a very dense loaf of bread which is OK for toasting and soup dunking but not so great for sandwich making.
What can I say? I grew up on light and fluffy grocery store bread.
Then the clouds parted from the sky, a rainbow appeared, and a unicorn slide down it to give me the secret to making life and fluffy bread machine bread:
Use the bread machine to make bread dough and bake the bread in the oven.
Let’s do it!
Maple Oat Bread Recipe
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This recipe makes a one pound loaf of bread. If you want to bake a larger loaf of bread doubling the ingredients will make a two pound loaf of bread. My Oster bread machine allows me to make either size loaf of bread.
Maple Oatmeal Bread makes excellent toast. It tastes even better when paired with a hot soup or stew on a crisp Fall evening. Trust me, you will have a happy, happy tummy after dinner my friend.
You will need:
1 Cup of water
1 Tablespoon of oil (use your favorite - peanut, corn, vegetable, etc.)
1/3 Cup of 100% real maple syrup – Don’t skimp on this. Your taste buds will thank you!
1 Teaspoon of salt
1 Cup of quick cook oatmeal
2 Cups of white bread flour
2 Teaspoons of bread machine yeast
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1. Add all of the ingredients into the bread maker pan in the order your bread machine requires.
I can’t stress this enough. The number one reason my bread machine bread failed in my Oster bread machine when I first got it is because I was putting bread ingredients into the Oster bread pan in the same order as I did in my old Black and Decker bread machine. Oops!
2. Set the bread machine loaf size, crust color, etc. if applicable.
3. Press Start to start the machine to bake your bread!
Note: If you want to bake your Maple Oat Bread dough in the oven, I bake a one pound loaf of dough in a greased 5 cup glass loaf pan at 375 degrees (f ) for 50 minutes.
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