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40+ Bread Machine Recipes

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Today I’m featuring my favorite Bread Machine Recipes. There are over 40 in the collection and they are yummy! I can assure you that these are some of the best easy bread recipes, ever.

There is nothing that smells and tastes better than homemade bread. If you’re a carb lover (like me), you already know that slicing into a freshly baked loaf of bread is like heaven.

If you’ve been hunting for homemade bread recipes for breadmakers, you’re going to love this list!

And if you have 30 minutes of time, you have enough availability to whip up some of these bread recipes and dessert bread, too!

No matter if you’re looking for yeast bread or a sweet bread machine recipe, you have over 40 different options below.

I’ve made homemade bread for as long as I can remember and actually prefer using my bread machine as opposed to using loaf pans and bread pans any old day!

Be sure to check out these simple easy recipes for more fun flavors!

What is bread machine yeast?

It’s actually instant yeast that works really well in helping your bread rise in the machine.

Many people actually want to use active dry yeast in their bread machine, but the best to use is instant yeast.

This is because instant yeast acts more quickly than the other yeast options out there.

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Can you make banana bread in a bread machine?

You bet! We actually have several banana bread recipes in the list below but my favorite banana bread recipe of all time is this Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe.

It’s perfectly sweet and I love the combination of chocolate and bananas!

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Just think….using your bread machine means that you’ll no longer be spending your time kneading the dough ever again.

Do all bread recipes need yeast?

There is a wealth of different bread recipes, many of which do not require the use of yeast. Sourdough bread is an example of one type of bread that does not require the presence of yeast for its preparation; instead, sourdough uses an acidic culture to raise the dough.

Other types of bread, such as quickbreads, use baking powder and baking soda to generate subtle leavening effects. Meanwhile, flatbreads do not require any leavening agent due to their generally soft texture.

Therefore it can be said that not all bread recipes require yeast; different preparations call for different ingredients according to their characteristics and desired outcomes.

What type of dough can you make in a bread maker? 

I think that making the perfect bread in a bread machine is the best! You can literally make so many delicious bread machine recipes just by changing a few of the main ingredients. Some of the most popular options that people make are whole wheat bread, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, quick bread, potato bread, french bread, cinnamon raisin bread, and soft white bread.

Using the bread machine is one of the best ways to make a homemade loaf with great taste. You can even use different flours for the best results, and there is a quick cycle option for bread that doesn’t have to rise or need yeast. 

If you’re a fan of homemade sandwich bread, using the bread machine pan makes it a breeze. Once you add the dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients, you just have to choose the dough cycle and in a short amount of time, the easy bread machine recipe or dough will be done and ready to enjoy. 

And yes, some bread machines even have the option to make gluten-free bread! There’s nothing quite like being able to make the perfect recipe and get flavorful bread that is golden brown and delicious. All you need is some homemade jam to add on top! 

Do I take the bread out of the bread machine right when it’s done baking?

The decision to remove bread from the bread machine after it has finished baking can depend on several factors.

Bread made in a bread machine usually does not require external support to keep its shape and can thus be removed without fear that it will cave in or collapse.

If the crust of the bread is desired to be crispier, then allowing the bread to sit inside the machine with the lid open for a few additional minutes can greatly enhance this effect.

Furthermore, if further browning is desired, the bread can be laid onto a heated pan before consumption. Ultimately, one must take personal preference into account when deciding when to take out the bread from their bread machine.

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Can I slice bread when it’s hot?

Slicing bread while it is still warm can be an appealing activity, but it is important to be aware of the risk involved.

One immediate issue is that the heat can soften and make the texture of the bread unreliable, thus making the slices uneven in size when attempting to create a consistent result.

Additionally, there may be safety risks due to contact with hot surfaces and objects such as knives, so caution should be exercised to avoid burns or other accidents.

As always, when dealing with potential food hazards, it is important to observe basic hygiene and good practice to guarantee a safe outcome.

How do you store leftover bread machine bread?

The best way to store the additional bread is in an airtight container. To further preserve freshness, keep the container in a cool, dry place such as the refrigerator or freezer.

Freezing is preferable to refrigerating- it allows for longer storage and results in less spoilage. Nevertheless, be sure not to freeze multiple slices separately as this can lead to excess air circulation resulting in freezer burn on the bread surface.

Furthermore, if you want a crunchy texture without having to toast your bread, partially thawing some of your frozen loaves for 10 minutes before consumption should help restore their original crispness.

How do I soften stale bread?

Revitalizing stale bread is an easy process. One can wrap the bread tightly in foil and place it in a preheated oven for several minutes until it reaches the desired softness.

Alternatively, one can take a slightly damp paper towel and wrap the stale bread in it before microwaving it for thirty seconds. This method often produces better results due to its shorter duration, though it requires vigilance as some bread will become soggy if left to rest too long.

For those seeking a more traditional approach, there exists the option of steaming, wrapping your piece of stale bread in cloth or paper and tying the bundle with string, then suspending it over boiling water for about ten minutes to achieve optimum softness.

What is the most popular bread machine bread recipe to make?

The most popular bread machine recipe is the basic white bread. This simple and versatile recipe combines all-purpose flour with warm water, sugar, salt, butter or oil, and yeast.

It is a great place to start when learning how to bake in a bread machine due to its dependable results and numerous variations, such as adding favorite herbs or spices.

One benefit of using a bread machine for this recipe is that it eliminates much of the manual labor of kneading the dough.

The only time needed by the baker for this recipe is for prepping the ingredients before starting the machine, then taking out and cooling the finished loaves after baking. Thus, it is easy to see why basic white bread from a bread machine remains so popular among home bakers.

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Can I freeze bread that was baked in the bread machine?

Freezing bread that was baked in a bread machine is a viable option for preserving the bread for future consumption. There are some best practices to follow when freezing bread from the bread machine.

Generally, it is best to cool the bread completely before freezing it. Wrapping the cooled loaf tightly within a layer of plastic wrap can help keep the moisture from escaping once in the freezer.

Bread stored in this way typically retains its flavor and texture after thawing and should remain safe to eat for up to 3 months as long as it stays frozen solid.

However, there may be an increase in staling due to changes in humidity that can affect the quality of bread over prolonged storage times.

40+ Bread Machine Recipes

You don't want to miss these 40+ simple Bread Machine Recipes. Perfect for dinner or dessert, these homemade breads are certain to please!

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Don’t get hung up on the “bread” part of this versatile machine! There are other things you can make using the breadmaker!

Letting your handy kitchen appliance do all the work is a great way to free up some time!

When it comes to this list of bread maker recipes, which one are you going to make first? They’re all so good, it’s going to be hard to choose!

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Jennifer Knight

Monday 16th of August 2021

All of these recipes look amazing.


Monday 12th of December 2016

My sister in law has a bread machine. I just do mine the old fashioned way. Love all the yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

many of them have directions for both :-)

Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy

Monday 12th of December 2016

So many great recipes! Thank you for sharing this huge selection. Pinning for future use :)


Sunday 11th of December 2016

I love homemade bread! Thank you for so many inspirations! Coming over from What's for dinner? Sunday link up!! ;-)

- Emmi


Saturday 10th of December 2016

Yay! We have a new bread machine and I've been looking for yummy recipes. Can't wait to give some of these a try!