Sterling’s Honey Oat Bread

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

Sterling’s Honey Oat Bread

updated on 21Dec2022

Course bread
Keyword homemade bread, oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 24 minutes
Servings 1 2.5 lb loaf/14 slices Sterling Barrow


Place into the bread mixing pan of the Zorijushi.

  • 1 2/3 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-Zojirushi BB-PAC20 bread machine

Indent top of flour pile and place

  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoons yeast


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

Recipe Notes

You may need to experiment with the settings to get the browning that way you like. We prefer the medium setting. 
Also, tweaking the yeast and the water content if your loaves raise too much or not enough.  This recipe is a result of over 30 loaf adjusments.

Cranraisin Oatbread
Cran-raisin Oat Bread

For a special treat, add
1 1/2 cups cran-raisins (or dried blueberries) and remove the granutalted sugar from the original recipe

to the bread pan. OR, mix 1 cup of one dried fruit and 1/2 cup of another dried fruit if you prefer a blend. The fruit is added after you dump the dry ingredients into the mixing pan. The machine has a feature that beeps at the point where you may add the fruit  in the middle of the mixing cycle if you would like to do it that way. I prefer adding the fruit at the beginning. 
NOTE: When adding the fruit, due to the high sugar content REMOVE the granulated sugar from the recipe. The dried fruit delivers all the sugar this recipe needs.