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Chocolate Babka

10 reviews

I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if it's slightly imperfect going into the oven, it turns out gorgeous. Look at those swirls! —Lisa Kaminski, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

5 reviews

After learning of gluten and dairy issues in our family, I knew I had to re-create our favorite sweet bread....


Garlic Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

4 reviews

This recipe is a different type of pull-apart bread. Eat it by itself, dipped in marinara, or as part of...


Gouda and Roasted Potato Bread

2 reviews

Our family tried roasted potato bread at a bakery on a road trip, and I came up with my own...


Cranberry Orange Almond Quick Bread

4 reviews

You can customize this bread to your family's specific tastes. Try dried apricots and pecans, or dried blueberries and hazelnuts....

Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

1 review

Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...


Pumpkin Bread with Nutella Swirl

A family favorite during the holidays! It's easy, flavorful and reminds me of the Nutella sandwiches from childhood. One bite...

Homemade Bread

18 reviews

My husband recalls that on more than one occasion while he was growing up, he stayed home from school sick,...


Breakfast Sausage Bread

7 reviews

Any time we take this savory, satisfying bread to a potluck, it goes over very well. We never bring any...


Anise Almond Loaf

2 reviews

"I own two bread machines and love to come up with different recipes to try in them," writes Diane Widner...


Italian Holiday Bread

A subtle anise flavor highlights this traditional bread dotted with chunks of citron. "Before bread machines, I made a similar...

Cranberry Chip Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is no stranger at our house, but I wanted a holiday version. This one with cranberries and eggnog...


Raisin Rye Bread

In Amite, Louisiana, Audrey Lanier relies on her bread machine to fix this moist dark brown loaf. Satisfying slices get...


Polish Poppy Seed Loaves

Traditionally, these loaves were eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve as part of a 12-course meal. At our house, we...


Pull-Apart Bacon Bread

17 reviews

I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something different to take to a brunch. Boy, am I glad I...


Golden Bread

1 review

My son, Kendall, like working right by my side in the kitchen. For this recipe, he helps me measure and...

Banana Yeast Bread

19 reviews

Though our two children (now grown; we have one granddaughter) dislike bananas, they've always enjoyed this. It's been a standby...


Christmas Banana Bread

6 reviews

This bread is a pretty addition to the table during the holidays. Cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips give fast festive...


Sunflower Cranberry Bread

1 review

I embellished this recipe from my sister-in-law with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. It’s a great gift during the holidays...


Almond Tea Bread

3 reviews

My aunt brought her tea bread recipe with her from Scotland, and enjoying a fresh-baked loaf has become a family...


Raisin-Filled Pumpkin Spice Bread

6 reviews

Years ago, I got this recipe from one of the best cooks in our church. Freeze a few loaves to...


Delicious Pumpkin Bread

77 reviews

An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...


Orange-Chip Cranberry Bread

4 reviews

Tart berries, crunchy nuts and sweet chocolate are simply scrumptious when mixed together in this easy quick bread. Sometimes I'll...


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

4 reviews

I love making this bread in the fall. The aroma is mouthwatering, and the chocolate chips add so much to...

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Pumpkin Bread with Gingerbread Topping

1 review

This yummy pumpkin bread won first prize in the Acorn Pantry Bread Contest. It melts in your mouth, and the...


Christmas Bread

1 review

Meet the Cook: Some of my friends prefer this slightly sweet bread to fruitcake. My family enjoys it at Christmastime....


Bacon Onion Bread

This savory bread features a tender interior and golden-brown crust. Serve it alongside Christmas dinner…or slice it for sandwiches at...


Peppery Parmesan Bread

I rely on my bread machine to make the dough for this rustic bread. Serve slices with olive oil for...


Gingerbread Loaf

16 reviews

Enjoy this old-fashioned ginger loaf recipe originally from Holland. This moist spicy bread smells delicious while it's baking...and slices are...


Orange Cranberry Bread

16 reviews

These moist loaves are packed with the zesty taste of cranberries and orange peel. I suggest serving slices toasted with...