Bread Machine Honey Buttermilk Bread

Honey Buttermilk Bread

The Spruce

  • Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 loaf (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
207 Calories
8g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 loaf (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 1276mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*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 honey buttermilk bread is an excellent bread machine loaf. Bread machines are countertop machines that run on electricity, instead of gas like conventional ovens. If you live in a kitchen without an oven, are traveling, or simply want the ease and simplicity of an automated machine, a bread machine is the way to go. While bread machines are versatile, there are also ways that recipes can be tailored to success in these specific products. This recipe is one of them.

Honey and buttermilk give this yeast bread great flavor and texture, and it bakes up golden brown.


  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (well shaken)
  • 3 teaspoons butter (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Garnish: sesame seeds

Steps to Make It

To Make a Loaf

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Honey Buttermilk Bread Ingredients
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  2. Put all ingredients in bread machine in the order suggested by the bread machine manufacturer. Choose basic or white bread and light or medium crust setting.

    Honey buttermilk bread in machine
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  3. Use the dough cycle and shape the bread into a loaf.

    Honey buttermilk bread dough
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  4. Place it on a greased baking sheet or in a loaf pan and brush with an egg wash made with 1 large egg white and 2 teaspoons of water. If desired, sprinkle the loaf with sesame seeds. 

    Sesame seeds on honey buttermilk bread loaf
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  5. Bake at 375 F for about 30 minutes, or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped lightly on the bottom.

    Honey buttermilk bread loaf
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  6. Serve and enjoy.

To Make Rolls

  1. Put all ingredients in the bread machine, in the order suggested by the bread machine manufacturer. Choose basic or white bread and light or medium crust setting.

    Honey buttermilk bread rolls in the machine
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  2. Use the dough cycle.

    Honey buttermilk bread rolls dough
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  3. Then knead again, adding some flour if the dough is sticky. 

    Kneading honey buttermilk bread dough
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  4. Shape into rolls and allow to rise until doubled in bulk.

    Shaped honey buttermilk bread rolls
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  5. You can use an egg wash and sprinkle with seeds of your choice; poppy, sesame, or caraway.

    Seeds on honey buttermilk rolls
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  6. Bake at 375 F until lightly browned.

    Honey buttermilk bread rolls
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  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • To make rolls or bake the bread conventionally, use the dough cycle, shape rolls or loaf, and then bake in the oven.
  • Use an egg wash for a shiny surface.