I never set out for this honey oatmeal bread to be a copycat version of Longhorn Steakhouse bread, but everyone who tries it says it tastes just like it!
I love homemade bread. It all started with my mother’s buttermilk biscuits. She doesn’t know it, but all those chores she had to tell me 100 times to do as a child could have been taken care of immediately if she had just bribed me with biscuits. Heck, I would have cleaned the entire driveway with a toothbrush for 2 batches that were just for me, but that’s another story.
Of course, no bread recipe can hold a candle to Mama’s biscuits, so I don’t even try. I can’t even put butter on her biscuits – it’s a travesty. However, I do enjoy a good smear of butter on a loaf of freshly baked bread and this honey oatmeal bread is definitely among my favorites. I never meant to make a copycat Longhorn Steakhouse bread – but I’ve been told by nearly everyone who tries it that’s what it tastes like. It has a slight hint of sweet, but not so much where it takes over the earthy flavor. It is also a wonderful bread to make some great, hearty sandwiches with. That’s my husband’s favorite thing to do with it. I’m kind of partial to the butter though. I mean, it’s BUTTER. Enough said? I think so.
You can make this bread completely in the breadmaker, or remove it after the dough cycle, pour the dough into a loaf pan, & cover with a damp cloth & let rise for about 30 minutes before baking. Set your oven on 350 & bake for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is browned.
I actually prefer mine to be baked in the oven b/c I like how thin the crust is when it is done that way. But, I have nothing against doing it in the breadmaker, & often bake it that way too (I select the light crust setting). Whichever is your preference, it comes out great either way.
- 1 warm cup water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup rolled oats (heaping)
- 2⅓ cups bread flour (or wheat flour)
- 1 heaping teaspoon active dry yeast
- Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Select Light Crust or Basic setting, and press Start.
- *Refer to post for instructions on making it without a breadmaker.