Sneak Preview: This is a collection of 66 of the best bread machine recipes you can mix up in your bread machine or bread maker. Bread makers are fabulous kneading machines, so I only use the DOUGH cycle. 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.
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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.
You need a machine with a DOUGH cycle because that’s all you’ll need with my recipes. Whether 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.
Are you thinking, “Why do I even need a bread maker?”
Don’t return your bread machine just yet.
Bread makers are worth the money. Although you can use a stand mixer with all of my yeast bread recipes, stand mixers have no timers and no way of controlling the heat while your bread is rising.
With a stand mixer, you must be able to recognize when the dough has been properly kneaded, and you must provide the proper environment for the dough to rise. However, if you are planning to make many large batches of dough (more than 4 cups per recipe), a stand mixer with be the preferred choice.
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 really good bread 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Classic Bread Machine Sourdough Bread Recipe – No Yeast
Make this no-yeast sourdough bread recipe in your bread machine using the DOUGH cycle. All the hard work of mixing and kneading happens in the machine, but you do the shaping and baking in a conventional oven for a superior crust and a traditional appearance.
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.
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.
Sweet Banana Bread with Yeast: A Bread Machine Recipe
Break out of your same old banana bread routine. Use those old bananas 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.
Cardamom Yeast Bread for the bread machine is a sweet and rich yeast bread, spiced with cardamom. Instructions for mixing and kneading in a bread machine, then shaping and baking in a conventional oven.
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!