About this recipe: This is a bread machine recipe that makes a healthy bread great for sandwiches. Also great with soups, stews and baked beans!
Nice loaf, but I found it didn't rise very well, and therefore quite heavy. Nice flavour though - 21 Sep 2014
Delicious with good texture and a nice crust. I used all water instead of apple juice - 21 Sep 2010
I don't own a bread machine, nor do I want one, but I've gotten pretty good at adapting bread machine recipes to make the bread by hand. I started by warming the milk and applesauce (it is what I had so I used it) together in a measuring cup on high for about 1-2 minutes in the microwave, or until the mixture reached 115 degrees. Then I added the yeast directly to this and let it rest for a few minutes. I then added 1/2 C. of all-purpose flour and 1/2 C. whole wheat flour, the oats, , sugar, oil(instead of the shortening), and 3 T powdered gluten and mixed on medium for 2 minutes to a thick batter. I then added the salt and another 1 C. of whole wheat flour and mixed for one more minute. Then I changed to the dough hook, added the rest of the flour until kneaded about halfway, then finished kneading by hand. I let rise for one hour, punched down, then put it in my greased bread pan and rose for about 40 minutes more (until about an inch above pan) and then baked at 350 for 35 minutes. Yummy, soft, and great texture, great for sandwiches!!! I will use this one again! This is a good recipe even if you don't own a bread machine! - 24 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)