I guess if I make pre-measured bags, I'd want to reverse the dry ingredients, so they'd drop into the bread machine in order? So yeast on the bottom, salt on the top, so they're separated by the flours and oatmeal?
Thanks for the explanation of why the bread machine works as it does! That's really interesting to see why it is. I just bought two new bread pans, and now I have a bread slicer! Except my husband said that we ought to finish up the (store bought) bread in the freezer, as it won't last there forever. So I had to take a short break from making bread. The girls are very sad about having to eat store bought bread now, and are anxious to finish it so I can make bread again.
The only difficulty with using all homemade bread so far is that I can't feed it to the baby, as this recipe includes honey and she's not 1 year yet. Supposedly oven temperatures are not necessarily high enough to kill the spores from honey that can be dangerous to babies. So I've been feeding her the leftover matzah from Passover instead.
Nobody else wants it, and she doesn't mind. Hee hee.