Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread from the Bread Machine

Just like everybody else, I have days that are hectic and I need an easy, plan ahead dinner.  In the winter, those days are filled with crockpot soups.  Often, if I can, I add homemade biscuits or breads.  Just a slice of bread can fill the cracks that soup doesn’t satisfy.  Recently, I decided to make a more hearty bread to go along with a veggie soup.

Looking in the pantry, I found that I had quite a bit of gluten-free oatmeal.  I remembered a bread I’d made years ago, buttermilk-oatmeal.  It was very tasty toasted but also good still warm with butter.  Now I had a plan.  Since I was going to be busy (but at home), I measured everything up for baking in the afternoon.  About 3 p.m. I prepared the buttermilk, blended the eggs with the other liquids and set the bread maker off.

I did not have buttermilk, but I’ve usually make my own.  Buttermilk is so easy.  The recipe is one cup of milk (or almond milk) plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.  Place in a measuring cup and set at room temperature for about 10 minutes.  The next time you look, you will have buttermilk.  Using this recipe you can make any amount of buttermilk that you need.  Because this recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, I used a scant 1 1/4 cup milk and just over 1 tablespoon lemon juice.  Not very precise but it works every time!

I hope you will give this recipe for a hearty, tasty bread from the bread maker a try!  Even more, I hope you enjoy it!

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread from the Bread Machine
I use a Cuisinart Automatic Breadmaker because it has the gluten-free cycle. Gluten-free breads only sustain one rise and this machine works well for me. If you have another brand, search for a cycle that allows for you to control the process so it has only one rise.
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk--see note in blog above to make your own
  • 2 eggs
  • 3½ cups Baking Free™ gluten-free All Purpose Flour (434 g)
  • ½ cup Positively Free™ Instant Oats, toasted in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3½ tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon fast rising yeast (BreadMAchine yeast--just slightly more than one envelope)
  1. Place ingredients in bread machine container as directed by manufacturer. Basically, it is all the liquid in the bottom, topped by flour and oats and yeast on top of the dry flour and oats.
  2. Cycle is gluten-free, dark color and 2 pound loaf.
  3. Start machine and relax. Machine will signal when bread is done, Remove from container and all to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Makes 1 loaf.