Easy Bread Machine Recipes

Easy Bread Machine Recipes

If you’ve recently purchased a bread machine, it’s most likely that you’ve received a recipe book that came with it.

It’s very common nowadays for manufacturers to not only include all accessories to get you started right away but even a recipe book with detailed instructions to creating the perfect bread using their bread machine.

Such recipe books come with the most common and most popular bread recipes, however, they probably don’t have everyone’s favorite recipe.

Therefore, if you’re here and reading this post, it’s most likely you’ll find your favorite bread recipe in here, you just have to keep reading!

Most Common Bread Types

People love different food, but when it comes down to bread, there are quite a few different breads that are very common. And no matter where you go, you’ll be able to find them.

Here are the most common bread types:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Rye bread
  • Multigrain bread
  • Oat bread
  • Barley bread
  • Cornbread
  • White bread

There are many more, however, these 7 bread types are the most common and are considered to be the most eaten types of bread in between 2011 and 2018.

And in this post, you’ll find recipes for most of these types of bread that have been tested and are most commonly used.

6 Best Bread Machine Recipes

Here are the most asked 6 bread machine recipes that are very simple to make, can last for a long time, and can be made in bigger sizes that are a great fit for bigger gatherings and families.

Even though we’d do a few common bread recipes that you can usually find in a recipes book, we’ll post a few other recipes that most people love yet they take a bit time to find.

Recipe #1 – Country White Bread

Country white bread
Photo from Flickr by Minja

One of the simplest types of bread you can make to try out your bread machine is definitely the country white bread.

However, you shouldn’t mistake it for a boring bread that nobody likes. It’s a bread with a chewy and pleasant texture, and it’s the right bread type for a breakfast toast.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 and a half cups of water (lukewarm)
  • 2 and a half cups of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup of bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 and a half teaspoons of bread machine yeast (any)
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in order to your bread machine pan
  2. Set to a quick or rapid setting, choose medium crust
  3. Press start
  4. Turn the bread on the rack to cool
  5. Enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 2 hours

Preparation time: 10 minutes


It’s simple as that and yet you get to enjoy such a tasteful bread!

Recipe #2 – Milk and Honey Bread

Milk and honey bread
Photo from Flickr by David Orlovich

This is a wonderful homemade yeast bread that you can make almost hands-free, with the preparation help from your bread machine.

It’s a great bread for sandwiches due to its sweetness which complements a few different flavors.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 3 cups of bread flour
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast

Instructions:

  1. Add ingredients in the bread machine in the order suggested by your bread machine manufacturer
  2. Choose basic bread setting (white if you don’t have basic), and choose medium crust setting
  3. Press the start button
  4. As soon as finished, remove the loaf and let it cool down
  5. When the bread is cooled, slice it and enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 2 hours

Preparation time: 10 minutes


Instead of buying typical white bread at the store, why not make it yourself? With this recipe, you get the fresh and perfectly cooked homemade milk and honey bread!

Recipe #3 – Lemon Ginger Loaf

Lemon ginger loaf
Photo from Flickr by B

If you’re a big fan of lemon and ginger, this is the right bread for you. Lemon and ginger are very subtle in this recipe, but they offer a really great flavor together.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 8 fl oz of water (225 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of oil (rapeseed)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 14 oz of bread flour (400g)
  • Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (caster)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried active baking yeast
  • 1 oz of chopped & crystallized stem ginger (30g)
  • 1 tablespoon of captar sugar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients, except the crystallized stem ginger in the bread machine (in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer)
  2. Select the dough cycle and start the process
  3. After the end of the cycle, remove the dough and knead it briefly, shaping it into a ball and then let it rest for 15 minutes
  4. Flatten the dough, gently knead in the crystallized stem ginger, form it into a loaf shape, place it inside the loaf tin, cover and let it rise until it nearly doubles in size
  5. Before baking, slash the top with a knife and sprinkle it with sugar (optional)
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, remove the bread, let it cool down
  7. Enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes


For this bread, a combination of using a bread machine to make the dough and oven for baking the bread is necessary, however, the results are fantastic!

Recipe #4 – Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread
Photo from Flickr by heyjudephoto

Even though pumpkin bread isn’t the most common bread recipe you’ll find anywhere, it’s still very popular and has this recipe is beloved by people who love pumpkin bread.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/3 cup of oil (vegetable)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and a half cups of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 and a half teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 3 cups of flour (all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (or pecans – optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin puree together in a bowl
  2. Stir in the salt, flour, and baking powder
  3. Pour it in the bread machine pan
  4. Choose cake or quick bread setting
  5. Add chopped nuts when bread machine beeps (optional)
  6. Take out the loaf and let it cool down before slicing it
  7. Enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes


It doesn’t take long to prepare a beautiful pumpkin bread loaf with the help of a bread maker, and if you’re a fan of pumpkin, this is all you will need.

Recipe #5 – Sugar-Free Brown Bread

Sugar-free brown bread
Photo from Flickr by PanthraxDigital

People who can’t handle sugar prefer brown bread which is one type of sugar-free bread. It has a number of health benefits and that’s why it’s preferred by so many people. Therefore, here’s a recipe that will work out for everyone, yet, is simple to make.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1/4 oz dried active baking yeast (7g)
  • 8 fl oz milk (225ml, skimmed & lukewarm)
  • 2 tablespoons of warm water (45 C)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 9 oz of plain flour (250g)
  • 5 oz of wholemeal flour (150g)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Put in the ingredients in your bread maker in the order suggested by the manufacturer
  2. Choose the lightest setting
  3. Press the start button and enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 3 hours

Preparation time: 15 minutes


Other than gathering the ingredients you need, the process is very simple and it’s one of the simplest recipes you can follow to make a sugar-free brown bread in your bread maker. Even the ingredients are common so the chances that you can make this type of bread right now are high.

Recipe #6 – Crusty Italian Bread

Italian Bread
Photo from Flickr by Erica Watson

If you’re a fan of crusty Italian bread, this recipe will lead you right to this simple, but very delectable bread which you can easily make in your bread maker. It’s a delicious bread when it’s warm, and it’s the exact bread you’re looking for if you plan on making sandwiches.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 18 oz of plain flour (500g)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (light brown soft)
  • 10 fl oz of warm water (315 ml, 45 C)
  • 1 and a half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and a half teaspoon of oil (olive)
  • Dried active baking yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 tablespoons of dry cornmeal (or polenta)

Instructions:

  1. Put flour, sugar, water, salt, olive oil, and yeast in a bread maker’s pan, in the order which is recommended by the manufacturer
  2. Select dough
  3. Press start
  4. Deflate the dough, place it onto a lightly floured wooden surface
  5. Make two loaves out of dough
  6. Place the loaves on a chopping board and sprinkle them with a dry polenta
  7. Cover the loaves with a dry cloth and let them rise until they double in volume (which should take about 40 minutes)
  8. Preheat the oven as you wait to 190 C or Gas 5
  9. Beat together with an egg and 1 tablespoon of water
  10. Brush the risen loaves together with egg mixture
  11. Cut the center of the loaves with (long yet quick cut)
  12. Make sure loaves aren’t sticking to the chopping board
  13. Put the loaves on a tray
  14. Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes
  15. Enjoy!

Notes:

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Preparation time: 20 minutes


It’s a very quick preparation and even though this recipe advises you to use both bread maker and oven, you can use an only bread maker to bake your loaves – one at a time.

Conclusion

We’ve combined some of the most common bread machine recipes with some other recipes that might not be suitable for everyone.

The instructions are clear, and of course, you can use your imagination to create your own version to improve the recipe or adjust it to your taste.

Read this article for the best gluten free bread machine recipes.

While you might have received some of these recipes inside your manufacturers’ recipe book, the chances are you haven’t probably got pumpkin bread or a lemon-ginger loaf.

However, if you haven’t found a recipe you were looking for and any of these recipes aren’t suitable for you, feel free to leave a comment down below asking for your favorite recipe!

 

Cover photo from Flickr by Alpha

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