6 Simple Bread Maker Recipes (What Is Your Favorite?)

When it comes to making bread, a bread maker can make things infinitely simpler for you. Not only does it mix the bread for you, it helps you knead, rise and bake the bread as well. However, any beginner or novice might be overwhelmed by many complex recipes in the kitchen industry. Carrying out these recipes perfectly is no easy task!

So, we have compiled a list of simple bread maker recipes that can be made perfect in little time. These recipes are perfect for beginners as they require fewer ingredients, less time and do not require any strategies or tricks to make.

So, let’s dive right in, shall we? 

Recipe #1 - Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal bread coming out of a bread machine pan

What You’ll Need

  • One and a quarter cups of water
  • Three cups of bread flour
  • Two tbsp's of honey
  • One and a half tbsp's of dry milk powder
  • One and a half tsp's of salt
  • Half a cup of quick cooking oats
  • Two tbsp's of margarine
  • One tbsp of active dry yeast

How to Make It

1.

Place, water, active yeast and sugar into the pan. Let the yeast activate for about 10 minutes. 

2.

Next, add all the other ingredients into the pan. Select Basic or White Bread Setting. Press Start.

Total Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 3 hours

Total Servings: Twelve

Total Calories: 46 per serving

Recipe #2 - Whole Wheat Cornmeal Bread

Wholewheat cornmeal bread on cutting board with a jar of honey

What You’ll Need for Your Bread-maker

  • Two and a half tsp's of active dry yeast
  • One third cup of lukewarm water
  • Two tbsp's of brown sugar
  • One large beaten egg
  • Two tbsp's of softened butter
  • One and a half tsp's of salt
  • Three-quarters cup of cornmeal
  • Three-quarters cup of whole wheat flour
  • Two and three-quarter cups of bread flour

How to Make It

1.

Add yeast, sugar, and water into the pan. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients to the pan.

2.

Set the cycle on Basic or White Bread Cycle, medium crust or if your machine has a whole wheat bread setting, choose that setting. Press Start Cycle.

Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours

Total Servings: Twelve

Total Calories: 150 per serving

Recipe #3 - Rosemary Bread

Bread maker rosemary bread

What You’ll Need

  • Three tbsp's of olive oil
  • One and a half tsp's of white sugar
  • One and a half tsp's of salt
  • A quarter tsp of Italian seasoning
  • A quarter tsp of ground black pepper
  • One tbsp of dried rosemary
  • Two and a half cups of bread flour
  • One and half tsp's of active dry yeast

How to Make It

1.

Add yeast, sugar, and water into the pan. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients to the pan.

2.

Set the cycle on Basic or White Bread Cycle, medium crust. Press Start Cycle.

Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 3 hours

Total Servings: Twelve

Total Calories: 137 per serving

Recipe #4 - Kalamata Olive Bread

Kalamata olive bread recipe

What You’ll Need

  • Bread maker of choice
  • A half cup of brine from olives
  • One cup of warm water
  • Two tbsp's of olive oil
  • Three cups of bread flour
  • Two cups of whole wheat flour
  • One and half tsp's of salt
  • Two tbsp's of sugar
  • One and a half tsp's of dried basil leafs
  • Two tsp's of active dry yeast
  • One tbsp of cornmeal
  • Half to two thirds of finely chopped Kalamata olives

How to Make It

1.

Combine the olive brine and warm water in a separate bowl and set aside to add later.

2.

Put all the remaining ingredients into the bread machine. Choose the basic or White Bread Setting. Select Start.

3.

Add olive brine water mixture when the machine beeps. Then allow the machine to finish the cycle.

Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours

Total Servings: Ten

Total Calories: 163 per serving

Recipe #5 - Homemade Slider Buns

Bread machine slider bun sandwiches

What You’ll Need

  • Two and a quarter tsp's of active dry yeast
  • Half a cup of warm water
  • Two-thirds cup of milk
  • One large egg
  • Three tbsp's of melted butter
  • Two tbsp's of sugar plus one and a half tbsp's
  • One and a quarter tsp's of salt
  • Three cups of all-purpose flour
  • One large egg white
  • One tbsp of water
  • A quarter cup of sesame seeds or poppy seeds

How to Make It

1.

Whisk the milk, melted butter, and egg in a small bowl. Place the milk mixture, flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into the machine. Run on dough cycle.

2.

Grease a bowl with butter and turnover the well mixed dough into bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 to 1.5 hours.

3.

When ready, punch the dough down. Next, cut the dough into 18 rectangular pieces. Shape them into balls and flatten slightly.

4.

Place balls on a greased baking sheet and cover. Let them rise for 30 minutes. Preheat to 375 degrees F. Brush it with melted butter and egg wash. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Total Prep Time: 2 hours

Total Cooking Time: 18 minutes

Total Servings: Eighteen

Total Calories: 161 per serving

Recipe #6 - Herb and Parmesan Bread

Hands holding herb/Parmesan bread from a bread maker

What You’ll Need

  • One and a third cup of lukewarm water
  • Two tbsp's of olive oil
  • Two cloves of crushed garlic
  • Three tbsp's of chopped fresh herbs (basil, chives, oregano, rosemary)
  • Four cups of bread flour
  • One tsp of salt
  • One tbsp of sugar
  • Four tbsp's of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Two and a quarter tsp's of active dry yeast

How to Make It

1.

Add yeast, sugar, and water into the pan. Add all other ingredients to the pan.

2.

Set the cycle on Basic or White Bread Cycle, medium crust. Press Start Cycle.

Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours

Total Servings: Ten

Total Calories: 105 per serving

Final Thoughts

All in all, these simple bread maker recipes are perfect for beginners and novices who are just starting out on their journey with a bread maker. They are perfect for college students and working moms as they are fast and require minimal effort and you will always end up with a freshly baked loaf of bread.

What are you waiting for, pick-up your Bread Maker today!

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