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58+ Best Bread Machine Recipes To Make You Look Like a Pro

Preview: Check out this collection of the best bread machine recipes you can mix up in your bread machine or bread maker. Most are easy. A few are advanced.

Since bread machines are my thing, I gathered up 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.

When using one of my recipes, you won’t need the user’s manual that came with your bread machine. Instead, I’ll guide you step-by-step as you use a bread machine to do what it does best.

No worries if you don’t have a bread machine or bread maker. Nearly all of my recipes have alternate directions for stand mixers, food processors, or making bread by hand.


picture of website owner with a bread machine

How to get the best bread when using a bread machine:

When I bake bread, I want it to be the best. It has to be worth the trouble and all those steps it takes to burn up the calories.

When the ingredients are dumped in a machine, mixed, and then baked right there in the machine, it’s not always the best. Many times, it’s not very good.

But don’t blame your bread machine or bread maker. After all, it doesn’t have a brain. Instead, human intervention is often required to make the very BEST bread that tastes good, looks good, and compares favorably with anything you can buy at a bakery.

In my book, bread makers are the best kneading machine in the world. So I use them to mix and knead the dough. When the dough cycle completes, grab the dough and work it into the shape of your choice.

Let it rise and stick it in your oven. Don’t take it out until it’s perfectly baked throughout (use a quick-read thermometer if you need to) and golden brown.

“Bread machines don’t have a brain.”

You’ll be amazed at how simple most of these recipes are. Even beginners will likely find success, especially if you read and follow all the tips. But you’ll also find some more advanced recipes like the Ciabatta above, Triple-Flavor Monkey Bread, or Bread Machine Brioche. There is truly something for everybody.


Browse for your next bread making machine recipe

Please email me if you are looking for a specific recipe but don’t see it here (address below). Then, 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?


If you have a question or problem you need help with, please write it in the comment section below so I can respond. You can also email me privately: Paula at saladinajar.com.

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Paula

Mary

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Paula, do you have a recipe for Ezekiel bread in a bread machine?

Paula

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Hi Mary,

You are not the first person to ask. When I look at the ingredients in Ezekiel bread, there are so, so many. It doesn't seem practical to buy all those ingredients for one or two loaves of bread. Most of them are present in minuscule amounts. My recipe for Cracked Wheat-Berry Bread is a simple bread with some whole grains and a great texture. You might give it a look. It's not Ezekiel bread but easy to make at home and very delicious.

Susan

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I am looking for a persimmon bread machine recipe... All the searches yielded to oven made recipes. Hopefully, you have experimented on a bread machine and would like to share

Paula

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Hi Susan,

I'm curious to try this. Have you made a persimmon bread recipe that you liked? If so, send it over and I'll convert it for you. Almost any regular bread recipe can be mixed up and kneaded in a bread machine, then baked in the oven. That's the way I do ALL my bread. If you want to try to convert it yourself, see this post for more help.

Here's another thought: I have a wonderful banana yeast bread recipe I make with a bread machine (but I do bake it in the oven for a superior loaf). I wonder if you could substitute persimmons for bananas.

Margie Kaminski

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Paula, Do you have a book with these recipes? If not - I would hope you're thinking about it! Thanks for all the help!

Paula

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Hi Margie,

Thanks for your kind words. No book. But I do print them off and keep them in a special box.

George

Sunday 26th of July 2020

Hi Paula, do you have a recipe for katsiburry (I have no idea how to spell it, so I hope this will help). Thanks. Org

Paula

Sunday 26th of July 2020

Hi George,

I have never heard of "katsiburry." Google evidently hasn't heard of it either so I'm at a loss. Can you describe it?

Lora

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Great share. That's now in my to-do recipe collection.

Paula

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Fantastic Lora. Let me know your favorites.