Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe

This Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe is going to become a family favorite! This soft and easy bread requires no kneading by hand or turning on your oven, winner! With a prep time of 10 minutes, you can be enjoying this homemade bread loaf from the comfort of your home, thanks to the bread machine for all the work it will be doing. 😉

Loaf of bread machine bread on a towel.

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How to make the Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe?

For this recipe, don’t follow the typical instructions for a bread machine maker. Use the steps in this recipe or else your bread will not rise.

  • Add warm water to the bread pan. Sprinkle yeast over water and sugar over yeast. The sugar helps activate the yeast quicker.
  • Add the oil and salt to pan.
  • Add sifted flour to pan. TIP: Sifted flour makes a difference. Don’t skip this step.
  • Place the pan into the bread machine, turn on desired crispiness of crust and let the bread machine to do the rest of the work.

NOTE: Remove bread from pan once baked. If the bread is left in the pan, the sides will not be crispy.

How to make the best bread machine bread recipe. Combining all the ingredients in bowl.

White bread recipe-

I am sure most of you reading this recipe love a good homemade bread recipe.  This recipe, with the help of a bread machine, has like a 10-minute prep time.  We make this bread more often than any other.  It tastes phenomenal.

TIP: Use good quality flour for this recipe. I usually use Canadian flour or Sapphire when baking bread.

Bread sliced into slices on a cutting board.

Bread loaf sliced into slices on cutting board.

Thanks to my older sis, Olga, for sharing this recipe with me. She is also the genius behind this blueberry no-bake dessert.

Try these other bread recipes:

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4.36 from 14 votes

Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe

The Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe. With a 10-minute prep time, you can enjoy fresh bread. No kneading by hand, no stove needed. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 58 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Sift flour.
  • Add warm water to the pan of the bread machine. 
  • Sprinkle yeast over water and sprinkle sugar over the yeast. Let the yeast activate and foam for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the salt, oil, and flour to the pan. 
  • Select the Basic (White Bread) setting and press start. 
    Take the loaf out of the pan once the bread is baked.
    Allow bread to cool on a cooling rack.


This makes a 2-pound loaf. 


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  • Lesia 09/21/2019, 8:38 pm Link Reply

    So far so good…. But the paddle got stuck in the bread. First time is a good time.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/21/2019, 11:18 pm Link Reply

      It always will. Just remove it and enjoy the bread. 🙂

  • Carolyn Dennison 09/20/2019, 3:14 pm Link Reply

    Are you saying to measure out four cups flour then sift it and use all of it?

    • Valentina's Corner 09/20/2019, 3:45 pm Link Reply

      Yes, that is correct Carolyn. Measure out by scooping the flour with a spoon into the cups and not the measuring cup in the flour, that’s not a really accurate measure.

  • Kathy 09/20/2019, 7:59 am Link Reply

    I’ve tried different recipes that I haven’t been happy with – this bread is delicious and turned out perfect. It will be my permanent recipe from now on.

    • Valentina's Corner 09/20/2019, 10:53 am Link Reply

      That makes me so happy, Kathy! I totally agree. It’s an amazing recipe!! 🙂 Thanks for giving our recipe a try and stop back and visit our online home.

  • Shirley l King 09/17/2019, 6:14 pm Link Reply

    Would that be just regular old white flour keep in my pantry or Bread flour that my grocery store carries?

    • Valentina's Corner 09/18/2019, 9:32 am Link Reply

      Regular flour, Shirley. Enjoy.

  • Janet L. Reed 09/11/2019, 12:43 pm Link Reply

    Hi, I haven’t tried this yet, but I have a big jar of instant yeast and wonder if I can just add it to the dry ingredients and maybe just use room temperature water?

    • Valentina's Corner 09/11/2019, 1:00 pm Link Reply

      Honestly, I’ve never tested it that way, Janet, but it should work. However, you still want to use warm water.

  • Debbie 08/26/2019, 9:31 pm Link Reply

    This was very easy. I did have to type it out and reorder the ingredients so I could view in order as that’s easier for me not to mess up.
    Instead of using regular oil (didn’t have any), I used a quality olive oil and it is sooooo flavorful and similar texture to store bought bread.

    • Valentina's Corner 08/27/2019, 8:42 am Link Reply

      Oh no, Debbie. Thanks for pointing that out, we will have that fixed.

  • Tania Llavaneras 08/18/2019, 5:47 pm Link Reply

    This bread is delicious and simple to make. I also have a single loaf machine (1lb. vs. 2lb. Loaf), so I just halved the ingredients and it turned out great!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/18/2019, 8:40 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Tania. 🙂

  • Kelly 08/15/2019, 3:51 pm Link Reply

    I have to tell you I keep coming back to this simple receipe…my bread machine loves it as does my family…thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/16/2019, 2:02 pm Link Reply

      That just makes me smile, Kelly! I’m so glad to hear that and thank you for trying our recipe. 🙂

  • Teresa 07/14/2019, 8:43 pm Link Reply

    Delicious bread. I’m looking forward to actually making it by following your instructions. I needed to make this with the delayed timer, so I just added the ingredients to the pan with the timer, but it still turned out nice, and the taste was delicious. I like to use 1/2 whole meal flour and 1/2 white flour, and I also added some seeds (sunflower & pumpkin). Absolutely delicious — thank you for this!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/15/2019, 1:57 pm Link Reply

      That sounds wonderful, Teresa! I’m so glad you enjoyed the homemade bread. Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • Holly 07/14/2019, 7:04 pm Link Reply

    Do you use regular flour or bread flour?

    • Valentina's Corner 07/15/2019, 2:19 pm Link Reply

      We’ve tested with both. If you use a good quality flour like Canadian flour, you can use regular flour. You can also use half bread flour and half regular flour. Enjoy, Holly!

  • Kathy Steward 06/30/2019, 8:24 pm Link Reply

    My bread machine is only for single loaf. Do you have a recipe for that. Please let me know. Thank you.

    • Valentina's Corner 07/01/2019, 12:10 am Link Reply

      Hi, Kathy. I’m not sure I understand, this is a single loaf too? Please clarify the question. 🙂

  • Sophie 04/25/2019, 4:25 pm Link Reply

    All the recipes for my bread machine require bread improvers (added gluten and other unnecessary things) So I’ve been experimenting with amounts of plain instant yeast and have now made a loaf that turned out properly. I followed your recipe but used 1 1/2 teaspoons of instant yeast (I did not activate it).
    Great to be able to set it up at night and have fresh hot bread ready in the morning!
    Thanks Valentina.

    • Valentina's Corner 04/25/2019, 11:37 pm Link Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the bread, Sophie. It sure is a keeper and so easy to make. Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • Annie Calico 03/26/2019, 7:38 am Link Reply

    I made this to the dough stage in my bread maker following your directions. I then baked it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. It is absolutely wonderful!!! My husband made sure I pinned this one. I believe the proofing and sifting made the difference.
    It rose so much I could not get it in between two of my racks.
    Thank you.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/26/2019, 5:32 pm Link Reply

      Oh I am loving your way of preparing the bread! That’s awesome. 🙂 Yes, the proofing and sifted flour does make a huge difference. Thanks for visiting our online home! Stop by again. 🙂

  • Ereline McCord 02/12/2019, 11:31 am Link Reply

    Great feedback on this bread machine bread! I have been wanting to get my bread machine out of the pantry. I just got busy with other projects and am now retired so am back in the kitchen. Have misplaced the recipe booklet, so glad I found you. Anxious to try your recipe and hope to continue to communicate with you and other followers. Thanks so much!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/12/2019, 10:07 pm Link Reply

      Oh I hope you absolutely LOVED this bread, Ereline. Thanks for visiting our online home. Stop by and visit again. 🙂

  • Dawn R Wilkinson 01/28/2019, 3:50 pm Link Reply

    Waiting for it to get done

    • Valentina's Corner 01/30/2019, 10:46 am Link Reply

      I hope you loved the bread, Dawn.

  • Steven 01/27/2019, 3:08 pm Link Reply

    My question is regarding:
    “4 cups flour, sifted”
    Does that mean four cups of sifted flour or Sift four cups of flour?
    The amount of flour would be different.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/28/2019, 12:52 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Steven. You will need to measure out the flour and then sift it. Thanks for catching that. 🙂 ENJOY!

  • Nancy 01/16/2019, 8:19 am Link Reply

    Although the bread was delicious, it turned out like a loaf of artisinal bread, it didnt rise as much as we thought it would and it had a big hole in it and was sunk in on the top. Any ideas why?

    • Valentina's Corner 01/18/2019, 12:02 am Link Reply

      Nancy, I’m so sorry it didn’t rise as tall.
      Did you use active dry yeast and allow it to activate? What time does your classic bread setting cook for? Perhaps try adding an additional half an hour to the cooking? All bread machines are different and may need it tweaked a bit. Once you find the perfect settings, you’ll make this on repeat.

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