Sneak Preview: This collection of 67 of the best bread machine recipes is made up of recipes designed to mix and knead with a bread machine or bread maker, then baked in a conventional oven. It’s the best way to make fabulous bread you’ll be excited to share. Enjoy looking like a pro!
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Since bread machines are my thing, I gathered all of my best bread maker recipes into one place to make it easy for you. No more scouring the web for mind-numbing hours looking for a recipe that may or may not be good.
Bread makers are fabulous kneading machines, so I only use the DOUGH cycle. After that, I take control, shaping the bread by hand and baking in my conventional oven.
That’s what makes these the best bread machine recipes.
You won’t need the user’s manual that came with your bread machine when using one of my recipes. Instead, I’ll guide you step-by-step as you use a bread machine to do what it does best. That’s what makes these the best bread machine recipes.
Every yeast bread recipe listed here will include shaping directions, pan size, oven temperature for baking, and how long it should bake. Now you can produce bread you will be anxious to eat and excited to share with your family and friends.
If you are having any specific issues with your bread, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a list of posts you may find helpful.
No worries if you don’t have a bread machine or bread maker. Nearly all of my recipes have alternate directions for stand mixers or making bread by hand.
Why these will be your favorite recipes:
When I bake bread, I want it to be worth the money, calories, and time! But that’s not all:
It must taste fabulous, of course. Every recipe has been tested repeatedly.
You need a machine with a DOUGH cycle because that’s all you’ll need with my recipes. Whether it’s old or new isn’t a big deal as long as the motor is strong.
You don’t need a preheat cycle, multiple rest periods interspersed throughout the DOUGH cycle, or multiple options for recipes made with different flours.
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Bread makers are worth the money. Although you can use a stand mixer with all my yeast bread recipes, stand mixers have no timers or way of controlling the heat while your bread rises.
With a stand mixer, you must recognize when the dough has been properly kneaded and provide the proper environment for the dough to rise. However, a stand mixer would be the preferred choice if you plan to make many large batches of dough (more than 4 cups per recipe).
So, what’s the secret to making an incredible loaf of bread with a bread machine?
Can I recommend the free bread machine course? It’s the perfect place to start for anybody who wants to make bread worth sharing with a bread maker.
What readers are saying:
“Thank you for helping making bread so easy!”
“I’ve made the Ciabatta bread, the french bread and today the buttermilk sandwich bread. They have all come out PERFECT! The recipes are easy to follow and I love that I can weigh the ingredients. My husband couldn’t get enough of the french bread. He told me not to lose the recipe since it was the best I’ve made since I have tried several different recipes and this was by far the best! Thank you!! Can’t wait to try some other of your recipes.”
“I have had to make all my bread, pizza, and roll doughs in my bread machines all the time now due to time constraints and your recipes have helped me make full use of my machines with good results. It was very helpful to realize I could do the dough in the machines and finish up in my oven, no holes in the bottom of the loaf, yay!!”
Browse here for your next bread machine recipe:
A Crusty Bread Machine French Bread
This recipe is for a simple, crusty French bread you can mix up in your bread machine and bake in the oven for the freshest bread ever. Ingredients include flour, sugar, butter, and yeast.
This 100% whole-grain loaf is mixed and kneaded with a bread machine, then shaped by hand before baking in a conventional oven. Peanut butter or sunflower butter and vital wheat gluten are optional ingredients.
Chocolate Babka Recipe Made Simpler with a Bread Machine
Surprise your family and friends with this Chocolate Babka. A bread machine makes mixing and kneading the rich dough a hands-off process. You take over the shaping and baking process for the best loaf possible.
Brown and Serve Rolls Made with My Classic Bread Machine Dinner Roll Dough
This recipe yields light, airy, and slightly sweet dinner rolls that you can easily mix in your bread machine. Shape them by hand and par-bake days or weeks in advance. Store the rolls in the refrigerator or freezer and bake them just before serving for maximum freshness.
Sprouted Wheat Bread Machine Recipe with Honey and Seeds
This Sprouted Wheat Bread Machine Recipe with Honey and Seeds is so tasty you will enjoy eating it even if you don’t care about the benefits of sprouted wheat flour. Sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax, chia seeds, and a surprise secret ingredient maximize the flavor.
This slightly sweet and spicy cheese loaf is extremely munchable. Once it cools, cut or slice it into chunks for snacks or make toasted cheese sandwiches with your preferred jelly. It’s a sweet and savory treat.
These potato hamburger buns (mixed in a bread machine) are guaranteed to make your next outdoor party more memorable. They are soft but sturdy buns and flavorful without tasting like dessert. A fresh potato is the secret ingredient.
This Buttermilk Bread Machine recipe makes a soft white sandwich loaf. Skip the hassle of kneading. Let your bread machine do the job instead. Shape the dough by hand and bake in your oven for a blue-ribbon loaf.
Best Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe with Sunflower Seeds
This Oatmeal Bread Machine recipe has a mild, non-assertive but nutty flavor thanks to the sunflower seeds. It’s perfect for sandwiches and toast. Make the dough in a bread machine and bake it in your oven.
Japanese Milk Bread Rolls made with a Bread Machine
These homemade rolls are everything you could want in a dinner roll: light, airy, flavorful, and versatile. Plus, thanks to a Tangzhong-inspired modification, they stay fresh for 2-3 days with no preservatives
Because ciabatta starts life as a very slack and sticky dough, the bread machine is a useful tool to mix and knead the dough. Make the biga by adding the first three ingredients listed below to your bread machine at least 12 hours ahead of time. This is a sort of “starter” that will contribute flavor and a hole-y texture to your bread.
This dense and hearty rye bread boule is flavored with molasses and caraway seed. Make a “sponge” the night before in your bread machine, then add the remaining ingredients the next day. This simple step will give you a better texture and more complex flavor.
Now you can make classic brioche in your bread machine, then shape it by hand to meet your specific needs before baking it in a conventional oven. I kindly recommend taking a moment to read the entire recipe from start to finish before getting started.
These Whole Wheat Rolls are sturdy but soft and tasty, making them suitable for buns or mini-sliders. Mix the dough in a bread machine, shape by hand, and bake in the oven. Remarkably light and airy texture.
This recipe is for a simple, crusty Cuban bread you can mix up in your bread machine and bake in the oven for the freshest bread ever. Heads up: For the best flavor, make the preferment the night before. Or skip it if you don’t have time.
A sweet and soft bread in the same style as my favorite Hawaiian bread at the grocery store. The instructions are for mixing and kneading in a bread machine, then shaping by hand and baking in a conventional oven.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Yeast Dinner Rolls: a Bread Machine Recipe
Put that leftover cranberry sauce to good use. Make this Cranberry Yeast Bread into a loaf, dinner rolls, or slider buns. The lemon and cranberry flavors go perfectly with turkey or ham. It’s also a delicious way to put cranberries on your Thanksgiving menu.
Sweet Banana Bread with Yeast: A Bread Machine Recipe
Break out of your same old banana bread routine. Use those old bananas with lots of black specks on the peel to make this Banana Yeast Bread with whole wheat flour in your bread machine. It’s slightly sweet with a sugar-cardamom mixture sprinkled over the top.
Rosemary Bread Machine Recipe with Cranberries and Pecans
This bread machine recipe is a whole wheat artisan loaf with a gorgeous brown crust. Dried cranberries and toasted pecans complement the fresh rosemary in this flavorful bread. Easily mix and knead the dough in a bread machine, then bake in a conventional oven.
White Whole Wheat Flour Bread Machine Recipe for Dinner Rolls
White whole wheat flour makes these rolls from your bread machine light and fluffy with a milder wheat taste than regular whole wheat flour. I guarantee they will be the star of the party when you pull them out of your oven.
Party Bread with Three Flavors: A Bread Machine Recipe
This party bread is made with Monkey Bread yeast dough that is mixed and kneaded in a bread machine. While rolling out the dough, use three different flavors: butter, cheese, and cinnamon-sugar. My grandkids go crazy for this bread.
Please email me if you are looking for a specific recipe but don’t see it here (address below). I’ll add it to my list. Many of the recipes you see here were created and tested in response to a reader request.
Looking for some advice for using your bread maker?
It depends. If you want excellent bread every time with the touch of one button (from start to finish in a bread machine while you sleep), you will most likely be disappointed. But if you are willing to combine your brain with the touch of your fingers and the kneading power of a bread machine, you can make almost any bread recipe out there with a bread maker.
If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon!