Looking for Bread Machine Recipes?

bread machine recipes onlineAfter buying a bread machine I was excited to make all kinds of different breads and experiment a little.  The problem was that I could not find any bread machine recipes online.  Many of the recipes I found were for making bread by hand in the oven and not for using an actual bread machine.  And as many of you know, bread machine recipes are slightly different from bread recipes for making bread by hand so having an easy recipe to follow makes life a lot easier.

And that’s why this site was started.  We are working on building a database of some of the best bread machine recipes the web has to offer.  All kinds of breads from whole wheat, fruit and nut breads, French breads,  sweet breads, sourdough breads, and more will be featured on this site and you will be able to rate each recipe after you make it so you can let others know what you thought of it and what changes you would make to it.

The basics of making bread in a bread machine

The main ingredients in every bread machine recipe should be the following:

  • Flour (dry ingredients would include oatmeal, cornmeal etc.)
  • Liquid (this would include milk, water, eggs, yogurt, applesauce etc.)
  • Active dry Yeast
  • Sweeteners (white and brown sugar, molasses, honey)
  • Salt
  • Fat (butter, oil, margarine)

Converting a traditional bread recipe to a bread machine recipe

You have probably already come across some traditional bread recipes that look really great but you want to know how to convert those recipes for a bread machine.  Here are some basic guidelines for doing this.   First, you should know that not all traditional recipes will work in your bread machine, and even the ones that do will often require some experimentation.  You will need to look at the amount of ingredients required so you make sure the bread will fit in your machine.  As a general rule of thumb, a 1 pound bread machine will use 2-2 ½ cups of flour, and a 2 pound bread machine will need 4 to 4 ½ cups of flour.

Use this chart as a guide for making bread machine bread

Bread Machine Size 1 Pound 1-1.5 Pound 2 Pounds
Flour 2 to 2.5 cups 3 to 3.5 cups 4 to 4.5 cups
Liquid 2/3 cup 1 cup 1 to 1-1/3 cup
Active Dry Yeast 1.5 tsp. 2.5 tsp. 3 tsp.
Sugar 2 tbsp. 3 tbsp. 4 tbsp.
Salt 1 tsp. 1.5 tsp. 2 tsp.
Fat 4 tsp. 6 tsp. 8 tsp.

If you have your own bread machine recipe that you do not see here, you can feel free to add it so all of our users can appreciate another fine bread making experience.  Making bread is more like an art than a science, but getting the ingredients just right can make a big difference, so feel free to experiment with your breads, as long as you don’t go overboard.  I have had my share of bread making disasters, and that’s another reason I wanted to start this site, so that I could help other people make fantastic bread with their machines as well.

13 Responses to

  1. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the directions! I was browsing basic recipes — this is the first time I’ve used a bread machine. It’s second-hand and I didn’t get the instruction manual. — and used one but estimated that it was only about 1 lb…needless to say, the bread was dense. I’m glad I found this because it confirmed what I thought.

    • Ness says:


      If you need an owner’s manual for your bread machine, try Googling the name and model of the machine, along with the word manual. I lost my owner’s manual to my machine and that’s how I found another one.

      You might also try the manufacturer’s website. A lot of them keep owner’s manuals available for download in .pdf form.

  2. Tracy says:

    Great site. Thanks so much for the conversion chart on this page. I just upgraded from a 1 lb machine to a 2 lb so I have some favorite recipes I want to adjust larger. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

  3. Toni says:

    Thanks for this great information. I also have a second-hand machine without the manual. This is my first time making bread so I have looked at many recipes and yours gave the basics needed for a 1.5 machine. It helped relieve my anxiety.

  4. Toni says:

    I finally got past the jitters and made my first loaf of bread yesterday. I followed these directions and added 3 gloves of minced garlic and 1.5 tablespoons of italians season from another recipe and the bread is wonderful. I will take the ends of the loaf to make croutons. I have request for more homemade bread. Thanks the information you shared is just wonderful.

  5. sheena says:

    I`m looking for a bread recipes that isn`t heavy I got a bread machine for christmas , I tried to make a few loaves with different web sites they all come out heavy anyone have a good recipe I can use?

  6. mbge7clt says:

    thanks for sharing your recipe. i also have a breadmaker and have been making breads a few times. my bread is nice after baked but hard the next day. can anyone pls advise how to maintain the bread to be soft and fresh? i don’t put any softener in my bread. tq

    • David says:

      Simply put bread in an airtight container. I use a covered cake container. Or, put in a large plastic bag, and put in refrigerator. I have had raisin bread last for 2 weeks that way!!

  7. Dee says:

    I have just made a fab loaf in the machine Sun dried tomao and rosemary, the loaf has alerady been eaten !!

    1tsb Easybake yeast
    350 grm / 12 oz Strong whilst bread flour
    15g / 6 oz grannary type or malted type grain flour
    1 tsp fine sez salt
    320ml / 11 fl oz water
    55g / 2 oz sun dried tomatoes in oil drained and finely chopped
    2 tsp tomatoe oil (from the jar of sun dried toms)
    1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

    All ingrediants in pan
    Select basic white setting and medium crust and large loaf

    Hit start and wait for the lush loaf to be ready, I have tried it slightly warm and cold both ways its just mouth watering, fluffly tasty…

  8. LadyMichigan says:

    All most any manual for almost any item can be found on line. Bread Machine user manuals included. Instead of coping the whole manual save it to a flash stick for use later.

  9. LadyMichigan says:

    Love the site but have a question about the potato bread recipe what is potato starch? Is the the same a adding gluten powder?

  10. viviana says:

    I also have a basic bread machine that only has one button and it’s only one cycle. I would like to know basic bread recipes and the order I have to place the ingredients in the machine..I have heard there is a certain order to follow. Can someone please help me? Thanks…

  11. Patricia McDermott says:

    I am becoming an avid bread baked once again. I’ve had my machine for years and have found that I hate that paddle in my finished loaves so I only use the dough cycle. Then I remove the dough, shape it as I want and bake in my convection oven. So pleased to have found this treasure trove through Pinterest. Got a pumpernickel in the works for my son right now!

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