Oatmeal, Walnuts and Maple Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine

How about starting your day off with some homemade bread that is as easy as a touch of a button?  This is one of my many favorite recipes from King Arthur Flour using my 1 pound Mini Zo (Zojirushi) Bread Machine.  It is so easy to use, just add the ingredients and push start and in about 3-1/2 hours you have some yummy bread.  This particular recipe is very healthy too and I highly recommend it if you have a bread machine.   The flavor is outstanding and is good on its own or you can always toast it and add a pat of butter or better yet some of Grandma’s Applesauce which is the way I like it.

This might not be a “fancy” recipe but I think appropriate as it is something different for Friday Feast #8 at The Novice Gardener’s site where so many delicious recipes have already been posted.  Celebrating spring with a good loaf of bread, my Gene would give his thumbs up 🙂

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As you can see from the display on the front of the machine you can make all kinds of delicious items; cookies and pasta dough, cakes, jams, cookies, croissants, doughnuts, rolls; in addition to all of the different types of bread such as white, whole wheat, French, raisin, cheese and onion and the list goes on and on. You can just use the knead and/or rise cycle for something like a baguette and then bake them in your oven.

If you want to have some fun with a kitchen gadget get yourself one of these.  There are many brands in addition to Zojirushi such as Panasonic, Sunbeam, West Bend, Hitachi and so on. If you want to see the other recipes I have posted so far using my Bread Machine just search Mini Zo.

The dough first rests for 30 minutes…


Then the dough kneads for 30 minutes…


It takes 2 hours for the dough to rise…


And finally about 60 minutes to bake!


If you have a bigger family you might consider a 2 pound bread machine, also a Zojirushi.  My niece Bethany with her first loaf of bread from the Zojirushi 2 pound bread machine which I gave her when I bought a smaller model.


You can eat it alone or toast it and spread a pat or two of butter on top.  Or my favorite is to use my Grandma’s Applesauce.  This is a Fall ritual where I use Cortland apples and cook them all day until the applesauce gets a deep pink color and is rather thick.  If you like to can/freeze please check out this old treasured family recipe.  The applesauce has no sweeteners or spices added to it, just the wholesome goodness of the apples.  Toasted with a pat of butter – delicious!

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Toasted and spread with the best applesauce in the world 🙂

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I love this “toy” or “kitchen gadget” and the bread always comes out perfect; not like a few of my bread baking experiences.

Oatmeal, Walnuts and Maple Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine

  • 2/3 cup walnut pieces, toasted if desired (I always like to toast my nuts for additional flavor)
  • 1-3/4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. warm water (110°F)
  • 2-1/2 tbsp. good Michigan maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. unsalted, melted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1-2/3 cups unbleached bread flour

Place the ingredients in the order given above in your bread machine.  Set the machine for the white bread cycle and either regular or firm.  Press start and go do other things.  In about 3-1/2 hours your bread will be done.  Allow time to cool for easier slicing and then enjoy!

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju   https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2014/03/22/oatmealwalnutsandmaplebread/  

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Two favorite resources besides my Mini Zo’s manual which gives all kinds of great recipes.  I especially favor the one on the left and it has been my “bible” for over 20 years.


26 thoughts on “Oatmeal, Walnuts and Maple Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine

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  2. My MIL gave me a bread machine and I’ve never used it. Same thing with the rotisserie machine (Set it, and forget it! Lol) as I store them in the basement. No room in the kitchen! But I should at least use them a few times, don’t you think, to show my appreciation? And I do appreciate her thoughtfulness. This bread sounds awesome with walnuts in it. I can substitute pecans, I’m guessing. Have a lot of them.


    • Mmmmm – if my MIL gave me such a nice gift I would certainly use it at least when she was visiting. I do not know what a rotisserie machine is (we had one that attached to the grill awhile back and I never used it because I did not like my chicken cooked that way). I do have a large kitchen and a full basement and a lot of “kitchen gadgets”. My BM is under the counter because I do use it – my juicer is in the basement because I do not (I want to keep that fiber in my diet). I did not expect this to be a popular post but I like to post what I use, make and do and not try to outdo the “Smiths”. I am getting close to 700 recipes so I post what makes sense for me 🙂


  3. I LOVE using my bread machine… I gave it to my husband years and years ago (when we were dating!) because he is ridiculous about the freshness of his bread!! You’ve inspired me to make a loaf! Yours looks great! I make all sorts of King Arthur Flour bread recipes and just adapt them for the machine (liquid in the bottom- then flour- yeast in a well on the top). YUM! The smell in the house makes it worth it alone, yes? 🙂


    • Good for you as my hubby loved fresh bread too! He would not wait until the bread cooled which makes for easier slicing; he had to eat it right away and always with lots of butter. I just love King Arthur Flour and I am glad someone else does too. I have been a loyal customer for more years that I can remember. The books I mentioned show the adjustments for different models which makes it very easy depending on your machine. I highly recommend the Lora Brody book. The smell and the ease of making fresh bread is well worth it for me 🙂 Thanks for your comment!


    • I know you are making room for a new wok Prudy (it must not have come yet as I do not see any stir-fries on your blog) so certainly you can find room for a bread machine LOL! I have fun with mine, it does not take much electricity so you can make fresh bread year round and there are sooooo many delicious recipes for bread machines 🙂


  4. This bread looks great. I’ve seen this bread machine before (this company has a great number of machines for rice, hot water, etc.), but have never seen a final product. The bread looks perfect! What are recipes from King Arthur Flour? I use that brand of whole wheat flour but didn’t know they have a cookbook.


    • Yes, I have a number of their products; a rice maker and two cheese graters. This is the brand KAF promotes (Zojirushi) and has in their catalog. Ngan, you will love this company (employee owned); just go to http://www.kingarthurflour.com and you will see all of the different products, recipes, cookbooks they have to offer. I get regular emails and catalogs from them with recipes and new products. Also, you can call them with a “baking question” and they have all of the answers! I have spent a fortune over the years on their products I still use like my BM. All of their recipes turn out perfect except for one on Bread Bowls and I brought it to their attention and they actually changed the recipe! Pat myself on the back LOL! Have a great week 🙂


      • Wow! Thanks so much for all this information. I just went to the website and they have amazing recipes. Why do people buy bread cookbooks when there are such great resources like these out there? I’m already hankering to make some of those breads and scones. That is so amazing that they listened to your suggestions and made a change too–that’s when you can tell a company has great customer service! Have a great week!


    • Indu – it is not only healthy but really tasted good! It is a favorite! As I mentioned I had a 2 pound BM earlier and then bought a smaller one when there was only two people to bake for. It has been fun for me, throw everything in the BM, turn it on, enjoy the aroma and go about your business doing everything else. This pleased my hubby and both machines were gifts from him. So, when my hubby wanted me to make something I usually did it 🙂


  5. This bread looks and sounds delicious and I will be making it this weekend. Love my Mini Zo and this sounds perfect!

    I’m a bit concerned, however, with the order in which you state to add the ingredients. My Mini Zo instructions would place the ingredients into the bread pan in exactly the opposite order you list, with wet ingredients first, followed by dry, and ending with the yeast.

    I would add the walnuts when the machine beeps for additions.

    Thanks so much for the recipe😋


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    • Go to kingarthurflour.com/recipes and look for the recipe Vermont Oatmeal…. I just double checked and I have provided the correct recipe. There are some reviews and the bread is given a high rating. This recipe is one of a few that KAF developed specifically for the Mini Zo. Good luck as it is worth making 🙂


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