Bread Machine Recipes: 10 Easy, Simple, and Sweet Bread Recipes!

No one can deny the blessing that is the bread machine. No more hard kitchen labor to get that bread you wanted. All you have to do is turn the machine on and you have one of the best bread machine recipes ever.

Yeah! It is that easy!

You can easily make some awesome recipes without hard work anymore. The bread machine will do most of the work for you.
All that is left for you is add icing on the cake (or bread in this case), literally.

Here are my favorite bread machine recipes that you can try any day.

1 – Bread Machine Dough

Starting this list off with the very basic bread dough that you will probably need for all recipes coming after this. However, on its own, the bread machine dough can be considered a masterpiece and it’s easy to make. Just follow the instructions given below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey (if you don’t have any you can skip it and it turns out fine)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (can also substitute with half whole wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons instant active dry yeast or active dry yeast

Bread Machine Directions:

  1. Put ingredients in the order above into bread machine (you don’t need to stir it , just dump it in!)
  2. Set bread machine on dough setting, and let it make the dough for you.
  3. Once dough is made (it takes my machine about 1 1/2 hours to make), remove dough and place in loaf pan.
  4. Let rise for about 30 minutes to an hour if you have time – sometimes when I don’t I just go ahead and bake it and it works out fine.
  5. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, and enjoy!

2 – Soft, Sandwich Style Hawaiian Bread

Let’s take a metaphorical trip to Hawaii with this bread recipe. It’s quite the experience that won’t require a lot from you. It’s good by its own, believe me! You can learn how to make it right here, right now!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 level tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I use Kosher)
  • 3 level cups bread flour (I use Pilsbury Bread Flour)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 level teaspoons quick rise yeast

Instructions:

  1. Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed.
  2. Insert bread pan into bread machine and set to light crust, two pound loaf.*
  3. Check after a minute or two and see if dough looks too dry. If so, add another tablespoon of milk. If dough looks too wet, add a tablespoon or two of flour.
  4. Allow bread machine to work. As soon as bread is done remove and allow to cool completely before cutting. Store in airtight container or bag.

3 – Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon rolls recipe is probably the most demanding on this list. However, if you master it (which you will from the first try), you will instantly claim the crown of your kitchen. No one will dare defy your royalty. Find out how below.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into small chunks
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups regular flour
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup powdered milk (note: If you don’t have powdered milk, you can sub 1 cup of the warm water for 1 cup of warm milk)
  • 1 tablespoon dry-active yeast

Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed (I’ve also used plain white sugar and it works great)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Directions:

  1. Place the ingredients for the dough in your machine in the order listed.
  2. Run your machine on a dough cycle. (Mine takes around 2hrs and 20 minutes.)
  3. After dough is done, take it out and split the dough into two mounds.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll one mound of your dough out into some sort of a rectangle. It doesn’t need to be perfect. To get it flattened out, it might take a few minutes of working with it, but it will get there.
  5. Mix together ingredients for the filling. Note: I have found that I like to spread the melted butter first and then just sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on rather than pre-mixing it all. Either way works.
  6. Spread half of the filling out on the dough making sure to cover as much surface with the filling as you can.
  7. Starting at one of the short ends of your rectangle, roll up your dough.
  8. Brush the outside of your rolled dough with melted butter.
  9. Starting at one end, slice the dough into about 1 inch pieces. The result will be a pinwheel shaped form when turned on its side. If you want bigger rolls, cut two pinwheels, roll one of them half way out and cut it in half. Attach the rolled out strip of dough to the other full piece.
  10. Place pinwheels on greased cookie sheet. I like mine touching each other so they all are soft and not too browned on the outside but if you want them not touching, spread them apart on the sheet.
  11. Repeat the steps above with the second mound of dough.
  12. Cover assembled dough with a lightweight hand towel and let rise for 25-30 minutes.
  13. Bake at 350 for 17-19 minutes or until lightly brown on top. Tap the middle of the roll to see if it bounces back. If it does, it’s probably done!
  14. Combine ingredients to make icing and spread over warm rolls so it melts into them.

Icing Ingredients:

I’ll be honest, I have never really measured the exact amounts I use to make the icing. I just mix it until it looks like the consistency I like. Add more powdered sugar to thicken or add more milk to thin.

  • 3-4 cup powdered sugar (I end up using about 2/3+ of the bag)
  • 1-2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk

If you want to prepare the rolls ahead of time, assemble them as normal and then refrigerate for a day or so or frozen up to a few weeks (maybe longer) for later baking. Just make sure you let them warm up to room temperature and rise a little before baking.

Hope you enjoy these rolls as much as we have.

4 – Rosemary Bread Machine Recipe

Now, we go back to the basics, yet still just as impressive, bread machine recipes. This rosemary recipe is one that you will try once every month, I know because I did that! The recipe and the instructions are below.

Ingredients:

  • 1⅛ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1⅛ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ¾ tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons yeast

Instructions:

  1. First begin by ensuring your bread machine is assembled and in working order, and you have all the necessary utensils to complete the recipe. In this recipe you will be using the machine’s baking pan, dough pen, kneading paddles and of course the cooling rack.
  2. The next step is to select the light crust setting, which will give a nice crispy light golden crust.
  3. You can now add the ingredients one at a time, following the order they have been listed above. Once all the ingredients are in the baking pan you can close the lid and select the mix button. If your machine does not start immediately, wait a few minutes as it may be heating up. Always refer to the bread machine instructions.
  4. After ten or fifteen minutes lift the lid of the machine to inspect the mixture. Dip a spoon in and decide whether the dough is too wet or too dry. If it is either of these then add water or flour to create the right consistency. If you had to add anything, knead for a minute longer.
  5. Now the dough should be the perfect consistency and you can turn your machine setting to “basic” or “white bread”. Wait until the bread is cooked and carefully remove from the machine. Place it onto the cooling rack to cool.
  6. Tips and Suggestions: A good tip for this bread is to stop it cooking after ten minutes and open the machine lid, then brush with vegetable oil and continue to bake until ready. Consider adding garlic or garlic-flavored oil to the mix for an even more flavorsome recipe! Once the bread has cooled consider decorating with real sprigs of rosemary for that special touch.

5 – Multigrain Bread For The Bread Machine

For more added taste, this multigrain bread is easy to make using a bread machine. You will just need the right ingredients, and that’s basically it. The machine will do the rest. Read the following to find out how you can make it too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 2 T coconut, canola, grapeseed, or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c white whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or whole wheat flour
  • 1 c 7-grain hot cereal (uncooked) such as Bob’s Red Mill brand
  • 1/4 c brown sugar or honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast or 1-.25 oz packet

How to Make:

Place all ingredients in your bread machine according to manufacturer’s directions.

Choose the 2 lb, whole wheat or standard loaf setting and I recommend the light or medium crust option if you have the choice.

The whole wheat tends to really darken and you don’t want it to burn.

This bakes up great on standard or rapid baking times.

Remove to a cooling rack as soon as it is done and TRY not to cut into it until it has cooled a bit!

6 – Peanut Butter Bread

A little treat for both the kids and the adults with kid-like tendencies, this peanut butter bread is simple, easy, and sweet. It won’t take you any time to make it as the bread machine should be easy to use for this one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 cups white bread flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast

How to Make:

Layer the ingredients in the bread machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Set machine at basic/white setting.

When the bread has cooled, stir together 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter, 2/3 cup powdered sugar, and 4 teaspoons water.

Drizzle over the bread.  {I placed the bread in the fridge for a few minutes to let the glaze harden somewhat.}

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy a slice of warm bread.

7 – Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe

Maybe healthy, maybe not. I think it is. I’m pretty sure everything with bananas is healthy… except when it’s not. But this bread machine recipe made with bananas and chocolate chip is definitely one to try out.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 ounce milk
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 cups bread flour I just used all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 25 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c . chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c . chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Pour eggs, butter, milk and bananas into the bread pan and set it aside.
  2. In medium bowl stir together all dry ingredients.
  3. Add dry ingredients to pan
  4. Press “Quick Bread” setting on your machine
  5. When cycle is finished, remove bread from pan and place on a cooling rack

8 – Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Raisins are one of the best things available on earth. Being able to add them into any recipe is a treat in itself. Therefore, cinnamon raisin bread using a bread machine is as perfect a recipe can be. Try it now and let me know!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup raisins

How to Make It:

Place the ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed: water, butter, salt, brown sugar, bread flour, nonfat dry milk, cinnamon and active dry yeast. Or add the ingredients according to the manufacturer’s directions of your machine.

The raisins should be added at the fruit and nut signal. If you add them in the beginning, the raisins will be pulverized.

Depending on your machine the fruit and nut signal comes anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes into the cycle.

Remember, when adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.

This bread is processed at the sweet, rapid, or timed cycle, or according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve this Cinnamon Raisin Bread slathered with room temperature butter. Makes one 2 pound loaf.

9 – World’s Best Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

A great challenger to the cinnamon rolls mentioned above, these are just as good. They may be less demanding, but the tastes can’t be measured. All you have to know is that these are great and you should try them as soon as possible!

Ingredients:

DOUGH:

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

SUGAR MIXTURE:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

FROSTING:

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Place dough ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer (for me it’s wet ingredients first). Select dough cycle; press Start. (If you don’t have a bread machine you could knead by hand and let it rise until doubled.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle.
  5. Spread dough with 1/3 cup softened butter (I just smush it around with my fingers)
  6. Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Make sure to get it to the very edges!! (I like to save a little mixture to sprinkle on top of the rolls once they are rolled up.)
  7. Roll up dough from the LONG side of the triangle (you get more rolls that way!), and cut into 12-16 rolls.
  8. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Be sure to space the rolls out in your pan so they DON’T TOUCH. You may have to bake them in 2 or even 3 separate pans. I like to let them rise for at least 30 minutes (longer = bigger). I like to sprinkle them with a little extra brown sugar mixture.
  9. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  10. Bake rolls at 375 until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Don’t over-bake!
  11. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving. ENJOY!

10 – Marbled Rye Bread

The last recipe on our list today is quite as simple as the previous ones. You won’t need a lot to get it done right from the first attempt. Follow the instructions and you will have some loyal guests coming to the house for this bread alone.

Ingredients:

Light Rye Dough:

  • 1¼ cups water
  • 4½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1⅓ cups medium rye flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2¼ tsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast

Dark Rye Dough:

  • 1¼ cups water
  • 4½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1⅓ cups medium rye flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2¼ tsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast

Instructions:

  • Place room temperature ingredients for light rye dough in bread pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. When kneading is complete (do not let dough rise in machine), remove dough from pan. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
  • Place room temperature ingredients for dark rye dough in bread pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. When cycle is complete, remove dough from pan.

Conclusion

Thanks to the magic of bread machines, you don’t have to put all the work anymore. You can easily make some of the greatest bread recipes with a machine.

Let me know in the comments down below which one of these you have tried.

Also, don’t forget to share with your friends.

Until next time,

Happy baking!

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