A bread machine can complete the full bread-making process, from mixing to kneading, to rising, to baking. Just place the ingredients in the machine's bread pan and walk away. In two to three hours you will have freshly baked bread.
But this countertop appliance can also make a lot more than just loaves of bread, from pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, hamburger and hot dog buns, and even doughnuts. Many of these recipes require just a few simple ingredients, making it easy to get a warm loaf of bread or other treats on the table.
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Country White Bread
This simple bread machine white bread recipe results in a bread with a pleasant, chewy texture. It's delicious as toast for breakfast, or you can use it to make great sandwiches, grilled or not. Make this on rapid or quick cycle, or on the regular cycle with less yeast (about 2 teaspoons).
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Whole Wheat Bread
This straightforward wheat bread is ideal to have on hand as it can be used for sandwiches as well as breakfast toast. With just a handful of simple ingredients and only whole wheat flour, you will have a delicious loaf without much effort.
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Multigrain Loaf Bread
Full of flavor, this bread machine recipe uses multigrain cereal to add texture and crunch to the loaf. It is delicious for breakfast, toasted and slathered with butter or honey, or use for your favorite chicken or roast beef sandwich.
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Milk and Honey Bread
This is an easy bread to make with your bread machine, and it's wonderful for sandwiches and toast. The recipe calls for only milk, honey, butter, flour, salt, and yeast. It's quick to put together and can be frozen for later use.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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Sweet Potato Rolls
Mashed sweet potatoes give these rolls amazing flavor and color, and they're perfect on the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table. But this recipe is also ideal for using up leftover sweet potatoes, and the two dozen or so pull-apart rolls are great to have on hand for weeknight meals.
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Soft pretzels are a fun snack, and considering they don't require any special ingredients, they can often be made without any planning. Of course, you need to shape the pretzels by hand, but the bread machine will take care of the dough.
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Wheat Cornmeal Bread
This is a fabulous bread for both toasting and for making delicious sandwiches. The cornmeal and whole wheat flour add just enough texture to the bread, and a small amount of brown sugar sweetens it perfectly.
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Banana bread is always a good use for overripe bananas, and this bread machine recipe makes it quick to prepare. All the wet ingredients are combined in the machine and then the mixed dry ingredients are added. Just set to quick bread and wait for the delicious loaf to be done.Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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This recipe makes enough pizza dough for two 12-inch thick-crust pizzas. You can enjoy one pizza now and freeze the other half of the dough for another day. Or feel free to assemble both pizzas and place in the freezer to enjoy later for a quick dinner or snack.
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Peanut Butter Bread
What could be more perfect for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich than peanut butter bread? Considering there are only four other ingredients, you probably have everything you need to make this simple bread machine recipe. Toast a piece and enjoy with jelly for breakfast, lunch, or snack.
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Easy Mini Burger Buns
Fill these mini buns with tiny burgers, seafood salad, roast beef, or pulled pork for appetizers, lunch, or a fun dinner. This recipe calls for simple ingredients such as yeast, milk, eggs, butter, and all-purpose flour, and it's easy to pull together.
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Dry onion soup mix, often in the back of the pantry, is the secret ingredient to this tasty savory bread. When combined with butter, flour, sugar, dry milk, and yeast, it creates a flavorful bread perfect for sandwiches and can add a bit of interest to a ho-hum meal.Continue to 13 of 29 below.
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Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
This bread machine recipe is a great choice if you're looking for a quick homemade hamburger or hot dog bun. The bread machine makes mixing and kneading a breeze, and you can shape the dough into round rolls or longer buns, depending on your needs.
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Quinoa Oatmeal Bread
Quinoa, oats, and whole wheat flour make this a nutritious homemade bread to serve any time of day. When combined with buttermilk and honey, the result is a tasty, chewy bread with a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Just be sure to cook the quinoa before adding it to the bread machine.
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Herb and Parmesan Bread
This fragrant herb and Parmesan loaf is the perfect bread to bake when serving lasagna, spaghetti, or soup. Fresh oregano, chives, a little basil, and rosemary are ideal, but if in a pinch, you can use what you have on hand or even dried herbs.
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Whether for the Jewish holidays or to enjoy any time, this beautiful braided challah bread is simplified in the bread maker. You still have to roll out and braid the dough, but that is the fun part anyway.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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Sweet Potato Bread
Both mixed and baked in the bread machine, this easy sweet potato yeast bread has many familiar flavors of fall. A few spices, brown sugar, and a little vanilla combine with sweet potatoes and just a few other ingredients to make a tender and tasty bread. Add raisins or nuts for added texture.
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Perfect toasted for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, this cinnamon raisin bread is simple to make in the bread machine. Place all of the ingredients except raisins into the maker, adding the fruit when the fruit and nut signal goes off. In under three hours, you can enjoy a warm loaf of this sweet bread.
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Kalamata Olive Bread
This recipe makes a large loaf of bread, perfect for serving over several meals. Dried basil, Kalamata olives, and some of the olive brine make for a delicious smelling and tasting bread, perfect as a snack dipped in olive oil.
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Roasted Garlic Bread
If you are a fan of garlic bread, then you'll love this bread machine recipe. It incorporates all of the delicious flavors of the Italian dinner side dish into the bread itself and even ramps it up with the addition of a whole bulb of roasted garlic.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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Honey Buttermilk Bread
This recipe is quick and easy, and it's also quite versatile. You can bake the bread in the machine, take it out after the dough cycle to make rolls, or bake it in a loaf pan in the oven.
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This flavorful bread machine loaf is made with chopped onion, bell pepper, garlic, and a generous amount of Cajun seasoning. It will liven up that ho-hum sandwich or add interest to a simple dinner.
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Perfect when the craving for chocolate strikes, this bread machine recipe includes just the right amount of cocoa powder to satisfy. Great any time of day, slathered with raspberry jam for breakfast or Nutella for dessert.
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Honey-Molasses Oatmeal Bread
This bread machine oatmeal bread is flavored with a combination of honey and molasses, making it a wonderful addition to breakfast. It's a fabulous toasting bread and also makes great sandwiches, adding a little bit of sweetness to almost any lunch.Continue to 25 of 29 below.
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Oregano and Romano Cheese Bread
Just a little bit of grated cheese and dried herb turns a simple bread into something special. This tasty herb bread is a snap to prepare and is the perfect accompaniment to a spaghetti or lasagna dinner.
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The great thing about cinnamon rolls is that they can be served at breakfast, eaten as a snack, or offered for dessert. These bread machine cinnamon rolls are easy to make using your bread machine's dough cycle. Feel free to add other finely chopped nuts instead of pecans or leave the nuts out altogether.
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Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter treat, and the bread machine makes these classic rolls a little easier. You can make with currants, raisins, or other dried fruit.
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Pumpkin Quick Bread
Fans of pumpkin with the quintessential autumn spices will love this recipe. This bread should work with any standard size bread machine with a cake or quick bread cycle. Mix the ingredients in a bowl first to make sure they're well combined before putting them into the bread machine.Continue to 29 of 29 below.
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Glazed Yeast Doughnuts
Doughnuts always seem to make us smile. You can glaze these delicious yeast rolls with a chocolate or vanilla glaze (or both). The dough is cut out with a doughnut cutter or formed into knots or crullers and then deep-fried to perfection. This recipe does require a few steps over time, so make sure you plan ahead.