Soft Sandwich Oatmeal Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

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Soft Sandwich Oatmeal Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

Most bread machine recipes produce tough, crumbly bread.  I’ve been searching for a way to make soft sandwich bread in a bread machine for quite some time, until I finally perfected this recipe.

This is a rare recipe that makes soft bread with the texture that is perfect for sandwiches!

Once you try this amazing bread recipe, you’ll want to make it over and over and over!  Healthy homemade bread that is soft and delicious – that’s a true winner!


1 1/4 cups milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast


Warm the milk in the microwave (10 seconds at a time) so it’s like your body temperature (it should feel barely warm when you test it with your finger).

Put the ingredients in the bread machine (in the order recommended by your bread machine – either liquid ingredients first or dry ingredients first).

Set the bread machine on the following settings:

Loaf: 1.5 lbs
Crust: Light
Setting: Basic/White Bread (or “Sandwich” setting if your machine has it)

After the bread machine cycle is done, enjoy your bread :)

Sandwiches made with this bread while it’s still warm – yummmm!

To store, wrap in a plastic wrap, so it doesn’t dry out.

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  1. Hi Melanie,

    Just curious as to know if I need to use a machine as don’t have one. Couldn’t I knead this the old-fashioned way by hand, as I love to make bread. Thanks Pearl

  2. Hi Melanie,

    Wonderful recipe. Wondering if this recipe can be done the old-fashioned way by hand; as I’d love to give it a try. A loaf of bread over here costs $5 can take my own sandwich to work. Thanks Pearl

  3. Yes, you can make it by hand. First, knead the dough until smooth, then let rise until doubled in volume. Punch the dough down and shape into a loaf. Let rise again for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 30-45 minutes.

  4. Hi Melanie,

    Your bread recipe is the only one that has worked since I started using our bread machine two months ago. I am trying to find the equivalent sandwich bread using whole wheat flour. The recipes that came with the machine yield bread that is dense and can be used only to make croutons. My freezer is stocked with homemade croutons. Are there any variations of your recipe in which whole wheat flour is used?

    Many thanks


  5. Hi Molly,

    I’m glad my soft sandwich bread recipe worked for you!

    I’ve never tried making a whole wheat bread. If I ever come across a whole wheat bread recipe that works, I’ll surely post it on my website :)

    Best regards,

  6. Do you have to use the oatmeal? Could I use gluten or oat flour or something?

    My husband likes store-bought bread and I’d like to make something with storebought texture using a bread machine. I’d like to let the machine do the whole job including baking.

    Why does your loaf look square? Is that how the machine does it? How would it look in a regular baking pan?

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I made this bread in my Zojirushi, which has a rectangular bread pan, and it came out beautiful. I did not find it dry and my husband used it for a grilled sandwich last night. It was not dry yesterday or today, although I made it 2 days ago. Thanks for posting.

  7. Flora,

    I never tried to substitute the oatmeal in this recipe. In baking, you have to follow the recipe exactly, otherwise the results can be dissapointing!

    My bread machine pan is square, so the loaves come out square-shaped. I think some bread machines have a rectangular pan.

  8. I absolutely love this bread. Egg salad is the best on this. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m going to try adding 1 c WW and see what happens.

  9. I just used this recipe yesterday and I substituted the three cups flour with 1 1/2 cups white flour and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. I also added an extra tablespoon of sugar to help combat the stronger taste of the whole wheat. It turned out perfectly…maybe even better.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  10. I followed this recipe to the tee yesterday and it was rather dry. Especially the next day. Any pointers? The crust was really hard as well.

  11. Are the Quaker brand “Old Fashioned” oats that I find in the cereal section of the grocery store rolled oats?

  12. Thank you so so much for this recipe. Absolutely wonderful. I used coconut oil and brown sugar. This is the first time I have ever been successful with bread. Husband and kids love it :) thank you!

  13. We love this bread recipe! Perfect for sandwich and toast!
    I use olive oil,brown sugar and powder buttermilk. Make 2-3 loaves a week.

    Thank you?

  14. Mixed this recipe in my bread machine, used the dough setting, and baked it in my oven. It came out looking like a loaf of bread, and not an odd shaped square. Wil used this recipe again.

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