My thoughts on a cozy home and a homemade Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe.
One of the best compliments someone can share with me is to say my home is cozy, warm and inviting. I hope people walk into our home and feel at ease, like a cozy quilt wrapped around them.
Of course, with 4 kids in the house, cozy is sometimes hard to achieve, but we still try. I love having quilts all around, soft lamp lighting and candles lit, as well as some kind of soft, calming music playing. I always say I don’t keep my house spotless because I want anyone and everyone to feel comfortable walking in the door (of course, I say that’s my excuse for not keeping a perfect house, anyway…;) ).
If you were to walk through my front door right now, I’d hand you a cup of hot tea, offer you a comfy seat, and I’d cut you a hot, fresh slice of this Honey Oatmeal Bread. I’d hand you a blanket to ward off the chill from the outside air, and we’d chat about life. That’d be my ideal way to spend an afternoon.
If I knew I wouldn’t eat all of it every time I made it, homemade bread would be a staple in my house. There’s nothing quite better than sitting down to a warm slice of bread with butter, or better yet, homemade bread toasted for breakfast. OK there is one thing better…sharing that homemade bread with a friend!
So consider this me inviting you into my home and sharing a slice of this Honey Oatmeal Bread with you. Pull up a chair and let’s chat.
Honey Oatmeal Bread Goes Great With:
- A tasty bowl of Chili from Spaceships and Laserbeams
- Chicken Tortellini Soup from A Spicy Perspective
- One Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs from The Reluctant Entertainer
- Chicken Tortilla Soup from Best Recipe Box
Homemade Honey Oatmeal Bread Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick cook oats
- 2 1/2 teaspoons or 1 packet Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
- Place all ingredients into your bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. (Mine suggests liquids first, dry ingredients next, ending with the yeast placed in a small well on top of the flour.)
- Set your bread machine to dough cycle and allow it to run its cycle.
- After the cycle is complete, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Turn dough into a lightly buttered loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes, watching closely to make sure it doesn't get too brown. Bread is done when top is a golden brown and loaf sounds "hollow" when tapped.
- If desired, top the loaf with melted butter.
- Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Craving more bread recipes like this oatmeal bread? Check out these recipes from around the web:
- The Dine & Dish archives is a great source for a variety of homemade bread recipes. Find the bread recipes here.
- Easy Homemade Bread Recipe from Center Cut Cook
- Artisan Style Bread from Big Bears Wife
- Multi-Grain Bread from Country Cleaver
- Honey Whole Wheat Bread from Bless This Mess