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Machine Bread Recipe

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How many times have you thought of baking your own bread? Every time I would pick up a loaf of bread at the grocery store, the list of ingredients used to make me cringe. So many chemicals to impart color and flavor! Read along for the best machine bread recipe.

Last year, I decided that I would have it no more. I wanted to start baking my own bread with ingredients I could trust. I was soon looking for a bread maker, reading reviews and asking friends. My most important consideration was the easy of use and the quality of bread. After reviewing a ton of bread machines, I picked the Zojirushi Virtuoso. Ever since I got my bread maker, I have been a regular bread baker.

Homemade machine bread recipe
Homemade machine bread recipe

A bread machine is so worth the price. It will make baking bread easy and effortless. Just throw the ingredients in the bread pan, turn on the machine with your desired settings and step away. The machine will take care of the rest. You can even set a timer, go to bed and wake up to a freshly baked bread in the morning. 

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Machine Bread Recipe
Machine Bread Recipe

I love the timer feature of this bread maker. The other great thing about Zojirushi is that it has two kneading blades so it makes the bread more even. Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked bread early in the morning. I toss in all the ingredients into the bread maker and set the ‘complete’ time to 6 AM. Voila! Fresh bread – no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup. This bread tastes amazing with some salted butter or jelly. I modified the original machine bread recipe to reduce the amount of sugar since I don’t like my bread too sweet.

Machine Bread Recipe

Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe

Delicious white bread in breadmaker
4.54 from 121 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 325 kcal


Zojirushi Bread machine



  • Please follow instructions for your bread machine. I have listed instructions for the Zojirushi Virtuoso bread machine.
  • Add water, and melted butter to the loaf pan of the bread machine.
  • Add the flour and make a little well for other ingredients.
  • Add milk powder, salt, sugar, and yeast.
  • Turn on the bread machine. Select your course. I selected the basic white course with medium crust.
  • You can immediately bake your bread or select the time on when you would like your bread.
  • Once your bread is ready, remove it from the pan and cool on a cooling rack.
  • Slice and enjoy your bread.
  • Please don't pre-slice your bread if you don't plan to consume it immediately. That may cause your bread to dry.


If you are vegan, skip the milk powder and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil instead of butter. There will be no noticeable difference in taste or texture. 


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 2371mg103%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 104mg10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in January, 2020

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17 thoughts on “Machine Bread Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe worked fine verbatim in my Breadman Ultimate Plus machine. Gorgeous! Thanks!

  2. This seems like an awful lot of flour to use with little liquid. Any hints? My machine is for either 1 1/2 or 2 lb loaves.

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