- 1 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbs margarine (melted)
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oats (uncooked -- any type)
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- Add ingredients to bread machine, according to your bread machine's instructions.... usually liquid, then fats, then dry ingredients, with the yeast on the very top.
- Bake on regular light setting. Works great on the instant setting as well.
**Very important tip -- make sure you start out with a great dough ball. Otherwise, this bread will be dough-y in the center. During the first kneading stage (which is usually after the first minute or two, and within the first three to four minutes of beginning), look at your dough. It should look/feel slightly sticky, but stay in one ball. If it is in two or more separate dough balls -- add a little water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough is sticky and in one ball. If it is batter-like -- add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until it sticks together as described above. (This tip applies to all bread machine recipes, too.)
Simple, inexpensive. Delicious.