Put the oats in a mixing bowl. Pour the 1 cup of boiling water over the oats, and set aside.
When oats have cooled but are still a bit warm (about 105 F to 110 F), transfer them to the bread machine pan. Make sure they are not much hotter, or the heat could kill the yeast.
Add the remaining ingredients according to your bread machine manufacturer's manual.
Bake on light setting.
The recipe makes a 1 1/2-pound loaf.
Use the machine to mix and knead, and then shape into a round loaf or into small rolls. Bake at 350 F for about 35 to 45 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when lightly tapped with a finger.