This homemade bread costs just under 76 cents a loaf to make. It has a tender crust and the perfect crumb. It makes amazing sandwiches and toast, and when it gets a bit stale, it makes wonderful croutons, bread crumbs for adding to meat loaf, and is excellent for making bread pudding.
The recipe started life as the recipe for Oatmeal Bread in the Fanny Farmer Cookbook's 1986 edition. I made the recipe a few times and it was good, but it was a bit heavier than desired. The Thrifty Mister is a huge bread fan, and we'd previously been spending $4-$5 a week on a loaf of bakery bread for his lunches, so I had the incentive of saving around $200 a year to come up with a great homemade bread recipe.
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