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. πŸ˜‰

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 siftedΒ 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.Β  This recipe, with the help of a bread machine,Β has like a 10-minute prep time. Β We make this bread more often than any other. Β 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 breadΒ recipes:

4.38 from 8 votes
The best bread machine bread recipe.
Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 58 mins

The Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe. With a 10-minute prep time, you can enjoy fresh bread. No kneading by hand, no stove needed. 

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe Ingredients-
  • 1 Β½ cups warm water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  1. Sift flour.

  2. Add warm water to the pan of the bread machine. 

  3. Sprinkle yeast over water and sprinkle sugar over the yeast. Let the yeast activate and foam for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the salt, oil, and flour to the pan. 

  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

This makes a 2-pound loaf.Β 

Nutrition Facts
Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 390mg 16%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Ereline McCord 02/12/2019, 11:31 am  ξ˜‰

    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  ξ˜‰

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

  • Dawn R Wilkinson 01/28/2019, 3:50 pm  ξ˜‰

    Waiting for it to get done

    • Valentina's Corner 01/30/2019, 10:46 am  ξ˜‰

      I hope you loved the bread, Dawn.

  • Steven 01/27/2019, 3:08 pm  ξ˜‰

    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  ξ˜‰

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

  • Nancy 01/16/2019, 8:19 am  ξ˜‰

    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  ξ˜‰

      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.

  • Melanie 10/04/2018, 5:49 pm  ξ˜‰

    I followed the recipe exactly and my bread came out flat and undercoated looking what could have gone wrong?

    • Valentina's Corner 10/04/2018, 7:41 pm  ξ˜‰

      I’m SO SO sorry, Melanie. My first question would be what is your setting for time on classic white bread? I’ve never had this bread turn out wrong, therefore, cannot be sure.

  • Christine Boozer 08/16/2018, 5:44 pm  ξ˜‰

    Is this a 1.5# loaf?

    • Valentina's Corner 08/17/2018, 7:37 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi, Christine. This makes a 2-pound loaf. I hope you love the recipe as much as we do. πŸ™‚

  • Annette 07/18/2018, 4:43 pm  ξ˜‰

    Hi I’ve made this loaf so many times and we love it. As my machine can make a 3 pound loaf, would you know what amts. I’d need to make one. Thank you Annette.

    • admin 07/19/2018, 10:30 am  ξ˜‰

      Hi, Annette. I am so glad to hear you enjoy this recipe. We actually just had one yesterday – we love it too. Honestly, I’ve never tried it in a 3-pound loaf so I cannot be for sure. What if you do a portion and a half, so 6 cups flour, 3 tsp of everything else? I’d LOVE to hear your feedback if you try it. πŸ™‚

    • Judi 07/22/2018, 4:05 pm  ξ˜‰

      Does this not use milk???

      • admin 07/22/2018, 8:53 pm 

        Not this recipe.:)

  • nancy 06/03/2018, 10:01 pm  ξ˜‰

    i have a bread machine that only makes one pound. can you tell me the ratios? thank you

    • admin 06/04/2018, 3:30 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi, Nancy! I’ve never really tried it with a 1 pound loaf. Without further testing, I cannot recommend a ratio since I’m not sure how it will work, I”m sorry!

  • angel 03/19/2018, 2:43 am  ξ˜‰

    thank you very much for the article and keep up the good work.

    • admin 03/19/2018, 7:50 am  ξ˜‰

      Thank you, Angel. Have a lovely week.

    • Johanna Eagleson 04/07/2018, 9:39 pm  ξ˜‰

      I use lecithin in my bread machine. I use 1/2 teaspoon of lecithin to one cup of flour. Bakeries use it. It helps keep bread and baked goods fresh.

  • Carolina 02/20/2018, 12:54 pm  ξ˜‰

    Hi. I was wondering, my bread machine makes me put the yeast inside the flour, not activate like this, but I’ve yet to get my bread to look perfect and not tough. I’m gonna try this, hopefully it works for me! I was just wondering if everyone’s bread machine was the same. Lol

    • admin 02/20/2018, 2:25 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi Carolina,
      It depends on the recipe, and most machines will have you adding it to the flour. But since it’s activating before we add the flour, it comes out perfect! I hope you’ve found your new favorite bread.. πŸ™‚

  • Paula 08/21/2017, 9:21 pm  ξ˜‰

    My bread maker makes a 1 pound loaf. Would ratios be ok if I just cut everything in half?

    • admin 08/22/2017, 1:27 pm  ξ˜‰

      I think that would work just fine, Paula. I hope you love the recipe:).. Enjoy.

    • Ruth 06/25/2018, 8:24 pm  ξ˜‰

      I would ot cut the yeast in half but the rest would be finr

  • Julie 07/31/2017, 4:19 pm  ξ˜‰

    What kind of oil do you use? Thanks!!

    • admin 08/01/2017, 2:35 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hello Julie,
      You can use olive oil, light olive oil, canola or vegetable. Whichever is your preference. πŸ™‚

  • Inez 07/31/2017, 4:10 pm  ξ˜‰

    Could I simply use whole wheat flour instead of white flour to make this recipe?

    • admin 08/01/2017, 2:36 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi Inez, Honestly, I have never tried this with wheat flour, therefore, am not 100% sure it would work. If you give it a try, I’d love feedback. :o)

      • Inez 09/17/2017, 11:20 pm 

        Thanks, I did try it with the whole wheat flour and I set up the bread machine as thought I was making white bread. It came out good but when I made it a second time with the white flour, I noticed the white bread came out softer.
        Great recipe. I’m currently making it for the 4th time. Thank you!

      • admin 09/18/2017, 10:39 pm 

        Thanks so much for the feedback, Inez. It is very helpful. I am actually inspired to try whole wheat, or perhaps half/half.
        So glad you tried this recipe. It’s my favorite bread to make for Sundays. Before we leave for service in the morning, I throw everything into the machine and once we are back from church, we have fresh bread smelling wonderful. πŸ™‚

  • Carla 03/13/2017, 2:47 pm  ξ˜‰

    Absolutely LOVE this recipe! Turns out perfect every time!

    • admin 08/22/2017, 1:25 pm  ξ˜‰

      That’s wonderful. Mine does as well and I love making it since it’s so easy to do. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for the feedback.

  • Melissa 02/21/2017, 7:23 pm  ξ˜‰

    I just made this…first recipe I’ve used outside of the recipe book included with the machine. It came out beautiful and delicious! Thank you!

    • admin 02/22/2017, 12:57 pm  ξ˜‰

      Thanks BUNCHES for sharing that with me! I truly am so happy to hear this favorite of ours worked for you :).. Hoping you will visit our blog again. πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Masters 02/09/2017, 5:43 am  ξ˜‰

    This bread looks so good. I have a bread machine but the altitude here is a little over 9200 ft. up here in the Rocky Mountains. Is there any way this recipe can be modified for this altitude? I really hope so. I haven’t been able to make decent bread since I moved up here. I would love to be have fresh bread again.

    • admin 02/09/2017, 11:20 am  ξ˜‰

      Hi Cheryl,
      Without testing at this altitude, honestly, I have no idea if it will/will not work. Sorry, I know that wasn’t helpful. What a bummer that must be, homemade bread is the best.
      Perhaps, just give it a try and see how it does? I’d love to hear back from you if you try it. πŸ™‚

  • Karen 02/08/2017, 9:26 pm  ξ˜‰

    Revisiting my bread machine and wondering what size loaf, 1 1/2 or 2 lb? Thanks

    • admin 02/08/2017, 11:13 pm  ξ˜‰

      2 pounds loaf. Hope you enjoy, Karen☺☺..

  • Grace 01/18/2017, 11:33 am  ξ˜‰

    Have been making this on a weekly basis. It’s so easy and delicious. A family favorite. Thank you..??

    • admin 01/18/2017, 11:37 am  ξ˜‰

      Grace, that’s so awesome to hear. This is the only recipe on my blog that has mixed reviews (which makes me sad) so I’m so glad to hear this bread worked for you..??

  • Aimee Glosan 01/17/2017, 4:03 am  ξ˜‰

    I tried this recipe, and my loaf came out about half the size of a normal one. Can I double the recipe? How many pounds is the loaf supposed to be? Also, you mentioned in your comments about active dry & instant yeast. Which goes in the water, and which does not? Thanks for your help. Loving the recipe, just a lil confused ?

    • admin 01/17/2017, 12:55 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi Aimee, I am sorry this recipe didn’t exactly work for you:(.
      I have never tried this recipe with Instant dry yeast, therefore, do not know how that will affect the result.
      You should be using active dry yeast in this recipe.
      Active dry yeast is added to water, instant yeast is added to flour. πŸ™‚
      Hope that helps..

  • Gen 12/30/2016, 7:09 pm  ξ˜‰

    I tried this recipe and it didn’t work at all!! After researches I saw that the yeast is ALWAYS the last thing you add to your mix. Also it must NEVER touch the water before the machine starts to mix things…

    • admin 12/30/2016, 10:05 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi Gen. Thanks for the feedback. I’m so sorry things didn’t work, hate hearing that, bummer. I’ve been making this recipe the same way for years and years. The difference is in the yeast. Instant yeast and Active dry yeast. One needs to be added to to water the other to flour.☺☺

    • David 05/30/2017, 2:33 pm  ξ˜‰

      The reason instant dry yeast is added last is so that it does not activate until you start the machine so you can have a timer start the machine during the night for fresh hot bread in the morning for breakfast. You cannot do that with active dry yeast or if you mix instant dry yeast with the water when assembling the recipe. There is nothing wrong with mixing instant dry yeast with water if you are going to make the bread without delay. The instructions are that way for newbies to keep things simple.

      • Kris 04/09/2018, 10:22 am 

        David, my machine has a rest period at the beginning. Should I bypass that or is it ok?

      • admin 04/09/2018, 11:37 pm 

        No, Kris. Don’t bypass that. Enjoy.

    • GJ 08/05/2018, 9:55 pm  ξ˜‰

      My machine also says that but this recipe works for me every time for a nice soft white bread. I always make sure that the yeast is foaming a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients. Sometimes as long as 8 minutes.

  • Janet 12/18/2016, 2:10 pm  ξ˜‰

    Do you use bread flour or all purpose?

    • admin 12/20/2016, 12:29 am  ξ˜‰

      Hi Janet, I usually use good quality Canadian all purpose flour. I’ve gotten feedback that bread flour works wonderful..☺☺

  • jessica 11/06/2016, 7:29 pm  ξ˜‰

    Valentina, are you sure you used 4 cups of flour? Or may be its 3 cups?

    • admin 11/07/2016, 1:00 am  ξ˜‰

      Yes, 4 cups☺☺..

  • Nina 11/01/2016, 9:13 pm  ξ˜‰

    I’ve been hesitating to get a bread machine. You’ve inspired me, we love fresh bread but don’t like all the work involved, lol.. I love the idea to mix pelemeni dough with it. I noticed you don’t have a pelemeni recipe, I’d love your version??
    Love, love your blog…

    • admin 11/01/2016, 11:15 pm  ξ˜‰

      You are so sweet Nina! Thank you so much. <3
      Pelemeni are on my list of recipes to post over this upcoming winter. Hubby spends more time at home, therefore, I have more time to blog. So, stay tuned. (I've got the best kept "secret" for meat filling. ;)..) If you make pelemeni often, you absolutely must invest in a bread machine. I prefer to mix the dough in this over a KitchenAid mixer any day.
      Thanks bunches for the support of our blog and visiting, be blessed.

  • Tanya 10/31/2016, 11:24 pm  ξ˜‰

    Need to try this after. What kind of bread machine do you have? Is there one you would recommend?

    • admin 11/01/2016, 12:57 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi there Tanya,
      You do need to try this, it’s soo easy and really, really wonderful. πŸ™‚
      This is the bread machine I have used for probably 7 years now. I love it. I also use the bread machine to mix dough for Pelemeni and Vareniki. I use it all the time and it has served me WELL. Before that one, I had a less expensive one from Target and that lasted me a good 5 years I’d say. (LINK: Bread Machine)

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