Light Oat Bran Bread

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This is a good bread for the bread machine. It is quite light and rises well. You make the dough in the bread machine then bake it in the oven.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/4 cups (310ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 2 1/2 cups (310g) bread flour
    • 1/4 cup (30g) oat bran
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough setting and Start.
    2. After the dough has risen once remove it from the machine. Knead it a few times and then shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 23x13cm bread tin. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk.
    3. Bake at 180 degrees C for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.
    4. (Alternatively; choose the Basic or White Bread setting, and Start.)

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    Not a great success although I used the breadmaker baking option, not the oven. The dough looked a little moist while mixing, but it rose nicely anyway, then towards the end of the baking it sank a bit, along with my spirits. On the cooling tray it collapsed further but I did eat some and it tasted delicious, with noticeable honey sweetness. It just fell apart if trying to spread, sort of like cake.  -  28 Jul 2016


    Wow! Wow!...and WOW!!! What a moist, airy bread! I did add some additional crunch, which I prefer in my breads. I tossed in about 3 tablespoons of millet, 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup milled flax seeds. With the added ingredients I increased the water by another ounce (1/8 cup).  -  31 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious and easy. Be aware that it makes a very small loaf, but rises a lot during the process. I don't have access to my bread machine, so I made these by hand. To do so, do the following: 1. Mix yeast and water and let stand for 5 minutes. 2. Add melted margarine and honey (ie. the liquids) to the mixture and then your dry ingredients, saving the salt for the last ingredient. 3. Form a soft dough, and cover bowl with a wet cloth and let rise in a warm place (or the oven set on 200 degrees and then turned off) for about an hour. 4. Take the dough and knead it. Put dough in bread tin and again cover with a wet cloth and let rise for about 1/2 hour in a warm place. 5. Cook at directed. I altered the recipe slightly, adding 1 tbsp of sugar and using a combination of 1.5 cups wheat flour and the remaining cup white flour. It turned out beautifully.  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)