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Breadmaker Recipes For Easy Homemade Bread

Updated on September 10, 2014

Enjoy homemade bread every day the easy way!

There is really nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly baked homemade bread, or coming back home after a day's of hard work to find a fresh warm loaf you have made yourself, waiting for you.

While the art of breadmaking is flourishing and there are now many high end bakeries producing hundreds of varieties for all tastes, there is nothing compared to baking and eating your own, using whatever recipes you want and experimenting with different types of flour and ingredients. Needless to say, this has always been the case, but very few people could afford the time and energy needed for daily mixing, kneading and baking. This is a problem easily solved with the use of a breadmaking machine. These wonderful kitchen appliances will mix, knead, rise and bake for you, so the only thing left to do is pick your favorite recipe, add the ingredients and enjoy!

Here is a collection of my favorite breadmaker recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!

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Homemade Belgian Beer and Honey Recipe

Belgian beer bread.

Ingredients

500 gr all purpose flour

330 ml beer

30 gr dry yeast

40 gr honey

1 egg

50 ml olive oil

1 tsp salt

Instructions

1.Pour the beer into the breadmaker.

2. Add the olive oil, egg and honey.

3. Add the flour and salt

4. Add the dry yeast.

Program the breadmaker to "Normal" and enjoy!

Best Panasonic Breadmakers

Top rated on hundreds of customer reviews. This is essentially the same Panasonic model, but with or without the automatic yeast dispenser and fruit/nuts dispenser

Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser, White
Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser, White

The basic Panasonic model, fully automatic with yeast dispenser

 

Whole wheat grain bread

Photo credit: whole wheat grain bread

Ingredients

500 gr whole wheat flour

320 ml water

1 tsp salt

1 tbs sugar

1 tbs oil

2 tbs sesame seeds

2 tbs aniseed

2 tbs sunflower seeds

2 tbs pumpkin seeds

1 packet dry yeast

Instructions

1. Pour the water in the breadmaker

2. Add the oil

3. Add the flour, salt and sugar

4. Add the yeast

5. Program the appliance to "whole wheat".

6. In a few minutes, you will hear a chime. Add all the seeds and wait for the machine to complete its baking cycle.

Do you already have a breadmaker?

If you already own a a breamaker, good for you! You are one of those lucky people who can effortlessly enjoy fresh homemade bread every day. If you have been baking at home even before buying one, you probably have a collection of recipes and have long ago figured out how to adjust them for use with these appliances. Most of the time, this simply means adjusting the quatities, since the majority of breadmakers operate with a maximum load of 500 gr of flour, sometimes less. If you do not already own a breadmaker, maybe this is the time to consider buying one. It will really make your life so much easier and tastier! Here is a collection of the best ones currently available on the market by brand. For detailled reviews on specific models, you may want to visit my other lenses.

Best Zojirushi Breadmakers

Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker, Black
Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker, Black

4,5 stars, fully automatic with 10 preset programs, bakes a traditional rectangular loaf

 
Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Home Bakery 1-Pound-Loaf Programmable Mini Breadmaker
Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Home Bakery 1-Pound-Loaf Programmable Mini Breadmaker

This one is my favorite, tiny, fully automatic and perfectly suited for smaller kitchens

 

Read my reviews of the best breadmakers available

When my old bread machine "died" a few months ago after years of daily use, I did a very thorough market research to help me decide on a new model. If you are planning on buying a breadmaker, these reviews may be helpful.

Easy Banana and Walnut recipe

Walnut and banana bread.

Ingredients

120 ml milk

4 tbs vegetable oil

1 large cup of peeled and mashed bananas

2 eggs

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Pour the milk and oil into the machine

2. Add the eggs and banana

3. Add the flour, sugar and salt

4. Add the baking soda

5. Add the chopped walnuts

Program to "Normal" and enjoy!

Best Cuisinart Breadmakers

Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker, 2-Pound
Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker, 2-Pound

The convection fan circulates air during the baking cycle, for outstanding crust and texture

 
Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Lb Convection Bread Maker
Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Lb Convection Bread Maker

Apart from many other advanced features, it makes really good gluten free bread

 

Raisin bread

Raisin bread.

Ingredients

1 1/8 cup water

2 tbs butter or olive oil

2 tbs white sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinammon

3 cups of all purpose white flour

1 packet dry yeast

3/4 cup raisins

Instructions

Pour all the liquids first, then add the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Program to "Full wheat" and as soon as you hear the chime, add the raisins.

Best Oster and Breadman Breadmakers

Breadman TR2700 Stainless-Steel Programmable Convection Bread Maker
Breadman TR2700 Stainless-Steel Programmable Convection Bread Maker

more than 100 baking options, includes automatic fruit and nut dispenser

 

When using a breadmaker, you should always pour the liquids in first, then the flour and all dry ingredients and add the yeast at the top

What else do you need for baking at home? - Recipe books, cutting boards and more

On Amazon you may find a huge collection of top rated cooking books full of yummy bread recipes especially designed for breadmakers. You can also find many helpful kitchen items like wooden cutting boards, bread bins, baskets and cooling racks, all of which will make your baking experience at home so much more enjoyable

Do you like baking at home?

Do you make your own bread?

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    • Adventuretravels profile image

      Giovanna 

      4 years ago from UK

      Hi I've just bought a Panasonic and the white loaf is absolutely addictive! Delicious! Amazing! It only takes about 10 minutes to get it all set up and ready to bake! Easy peasy!

      The only problem is that we're all going to get fat if we carry on eating fresh baked bread at this rate. I can only hope the novelty will wear off! Great hub - good information.

    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Two recipes interest me - banana and walnut, and raisin.

    • Merrci profile image

      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      They look great, thanks for sharing the recipes. I use my bread machine all the time. It makes it so easy!

    • esmonaco profile image

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I like all of these recipes. I'll have to pin the for the future. Thanks!!

    • eilval profile image

      Eileen 

      4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating lens an great recipes

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I'm going to follow your raisin bread recipe. I tried making it once but didn't use enough cinnamon, so it was kind of bland.

    • aliciamaggie54 profile image

      aliciamaggie54 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for these recipes. I would love to try the raisin bread recipe.

    • JumpinJake profile image

      JumpinJake 

      5 years ago

      enjoyed the pictures with recipes.

    • Aquamarine18 profile imageAUTHOR

      Aquamarine18 

      5 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Great! I hope you (she) enjoys them! Maybe you should get one...

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 

      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Perfect -- I just sent this selection of homemade bread recipes to my SIL -- she has a new breadmaker and is having fun trying out different kinds of bread. Since I often get to reap the rewards of her efforts, I like to 'encourage' her to continue. :)

    • rawwwwwws lm profile image

      rawwwwwws lm 

      5 years ago

      I have never made bread at home except biscuits, but I must try it!

    • SadSquid profile image

      SadSquid 

      5 years ago

      The recipes sound great, I love making bread, although I generally just make my sourdough. I have a two year old culture of my own production of which I am incredibly proud, it's almost like a pet. Blessed.

    • iCero21 profile image

      iCero21 

      5 years ago

      You had me sold on the Walnut and banana bread lol. Nice to know they are easy to fix, because you know.. buying bread so long.. made me wonder how it was actually made =o

    • Scraps2treasures profile image

      Scraps2treasures 

      5 years ago

      We usually do but we are out of wheat berries right now so we have been lazy and buying bread. I am going to have to try your Belgian Beer bread recipe. Blessed.

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