Sterling’s Honey Oat Bread

Sterling's Honey Oat Bread
Sterling's Honey Oat Bread

Sterling’s Honey Oat Bread

updated on 16Dec2020

Course bread
Keyword homemade bread, oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 24 minutes
cooling time 2 hours
Servings 1 2 lb loaf admin


Place into the bread mixing pan of the Zorijushi.

  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey

Combine in a separate mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (if you want a lighter loaf, replace with 1/2 of white flour)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 5 tablespoons active gluten (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon)

Dump dry mixture into mixing pan of your bread machine

Indent top of flour pile and place

  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoons yeast


  1. On machine, select BASIC course with a MEDIUM crust.

Recipe Notes

We have two machines. One is older and runs hotter than the second one. This happened a year or so in the manufacturing. You may need to experiment with the settings to get the browning that you like. We prefer the lighter browning. 
Also, tweaking the yeast and the water content if your loaves raise or don’t raise too much is a go to first. Remember, Sterling has over 40 experiments on this recipe. 

Cranraisin Oatbread
Cran-raisin Oat Bread

For a special treat, add 1 cup cran-raisins

into the dry ingredients mixture and give it a good stir to get an even distribution.
Sterling feels this is better than waiting for the machine to give it’s signal to add materials, where they still stay clumped up through the dough.