15 Easy Bread Machine Recipes for New Bread Bakers

Using a bread machine takes a lot of guesswork out of baking. Check out our delicious and easy bread machine recipes to get beginner bakers started.

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Soft Oatmeal Bread

When you get your first bread machine, start off with a simple all-purpose recipe like this oatmeal bread. It’s similar to a classic white bread but has a little extra texture thanks to the oats. Use it for sandwiches or to make toast in the morning.
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Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Love Olive Garden breadsticks? Who doesn’t! This recipe is so similar to the restaurant’s and it’s a breeze to put together. Use your bread machine to knead the dough—the hardest part of bread-making.
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Golden Honey Pan Rolls

No family dinner is complete without a side of rolls. Instead of relying on a store-bought package, you can make your own with ease. This recipe relies on a bread machine to do all the work. In fact, once you master this recipe, it’s just as easy as making an extra run to the store (and way more delicious).
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Banana Wheat Bread

This is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe. Add all the ingredients for this breakfast-style loaf into your bread machine and let the appliance do the work. Add this to your list of recipes that use up ripe bananas.
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Seeded Whole Grain Loaf

Typically, whole grain breads are more challenging to make. Using nontraditional flours can make kneading and proofing less straightforward. However, the bread machine allows you to make a more challenging loaf with ease.
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Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf

Who doesn’t love a good tear-and-share bread? This tempting bubble loaf dough is made all in the machine, then individual pieces of dough are dipped in butter and herbs to create a loaf everyone will be happy to tear to pieces.
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Flavorful Herb Bread

This bread is herbaceous and perfect for serving with simple suppers—like a hearty soup or stew. While it might sound more complicated, this bread is really a basic white loaf with lots of tasty herbs mixed in to amp up the flavor. While it is tasty, know that if you have leftovers, it’s easy to freeze bread.
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Mini Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Nope, bread machines aren’t just for basic loaves. Use your machine to make homey cinnamon rolls. These mini buns are perfect to make for a brunch for friends or overnight guests. This recipe is also one of our favorite bread machine recipes of all time.
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Bread Machine Naan

When you start cooking Indian food at home, you’ll want to spend your time focusing on getting the right spice blends and flavors for your tikka masala and chicken korma. While you work on those mains, you can have homemade naan working in the bread machine. All you have to do is take the dough out of the appliance and quickly bake it in a skillet.
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Pumpkin Bread

I keep my freezer stocked for our harvest crew with home-baked goodies like this deliciously spicy, easy pumpkin bread recipe. —Joyce Jackson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
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Pecan Raisin Bread

To make this bread, you’ll need a bag of bread flour. This type of flour gives the bread more structure and a perfectly chewy texture. And don’t worry about having that bag in your pantry. There are lots of recipes that use this common bread ingredient.
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Bread Machine Pumpkin Monkey Bread

There’s nothing wrong with making shortcut monkey bread with biscuits from a can. But if you want to level up (while still keeping the process easy), make monkey bread right in your bread machine.
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Sour Cream Chive Bread

Chives and sour cream are a classic combo. Impress your family when you slice into this loaf at dinnertime. It’s an easy yeasted bread you’ll make over and over.
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Pepperoni Cheese Bread

When it comes to homemade bread, can it get any tastier than a pizza-flavored bread? This loaf is made like a regular bread machine loaf, but with cheese and pepperoni added in at the end.
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Bread Machine Panettone

Many holiday bread recipes can be pretty complicated. With this Italian panettone, you can get those holiday flavors easily. Make the dough right in the bread machine and fill it with candied and dried fruit. It’s simple and oh-so tasty.

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.