Bread Machine Cajun Bread

Bread Machine Cajun Bread

The Spruce / Christine Ma

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cool Time: 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 1 1-lb. loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
47 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 20mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This bread machine loaf is made with the addition of garlic, onion, pepper, and Cajun or Creole seasonings. And even though it only rises to about 3 1/4 inches high, it has amazing flavor and makes fabulous sandwiches. 

Use the dough cycle if you prefer to make rolls for sandwiches and follow the roll variation. To make a 1 1/2 pound loaf, simply multiply the ingredients by 1.5.

"A practically hands-off loaf! This bread comes together in minutes, then gets tossed into your bread machine for kneading and baking. Your kitchen will smell divine as the bread bakes into a spicy loaf with a crispy crust and a nice kick of Cajun heat." —Diana Andrews

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, soft and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning
  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt (use about 3/4 teaspoon if your Cajun seasoning is salt-free)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this bread recipe is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.

Loaf Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bread Machine Cajun Bread ingredients

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  2. Measure all ingredients into the machine according to the manufacturer's directions for adding ingredients.

    dough ingredients in a bread maker

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  3. Select basic/white bread cycle. Use medium or dark crust color. (Do not use delay cycles.)

    bread machine cooking the bread

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  4. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack, about 30 minutes.

    bread on a cooling rack

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Sandwich Roll Instructions

  1. Put the ingredients in the bread machine and choose the dough setting.

    bread ingredients in a bread maker

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  2. Remove the dough from the machine, divide it into about 10 to 12 portions, and shape into rolls.

    dough balls

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  3. Place them on a large lightly greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

    dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

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  4. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for about 35 to 45 minutes, or until doubled.

    dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

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  5. Just before baking, whisk an egg white with 1 tablespoon of water and brush over each roll.

    brush dough balls with egg wash

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  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

    dough balls sprinkled with sesame seeds

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  7. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Bread Machine Cajun Bread on a baking sheet

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