One of the best things about a bread machine is you get the loveliness of a homemade loaf with a fraction of the work needed to achieve it. After seeking out bread machine reviews and selecting the best device for you, it’s time to jump in and start using it. Here are a few recipes to try that are sure to be a win for your new appliance.

Best Basic Bread

1 cup warm water

2 tbsp white sugar or honey

1 (.25 oz) package of yeast

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp salt


Place the first three ingredients into the machine: water (should be about 100°F), sugar or honey, and yeast. Let yeast activate for about 10 minutes. Add the flour, oil, and salt to the mixture and select the “basic” or “white bread” setting on your machine.

This recipe is a great starter recipe if the machine is new to you or you do not have one of the best bread machines with all kinds of fancy features. It’s a pretty tough one to mess up and it’ll give you some forgiveness while you learn the nuances of your machine.

Rosemary Bread

1 cup warm water

3 tbsp olive oil (do not use vegetable)

1 1/2 tsp active, dry yeast

1 1/2 tsp white sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

2 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1-2 tbsp of fresh

2 1/2 cups flour


Add yeast to water (should be about 100°F) and allow to activate until foamy. Add all ingredients to machine and select whichever setting is recommended by your user manual. Bonus – Once removed from pan, brush with melted butter!

This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It is a great addition to meals, especially Italian styled ones. You might have had one similar to this recipe that is dipped in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and cracked pepper. Don’t be afraid to try it like that!

Cinnamon Sugar Bread

1 cup milk (room temperature)

1/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp yeast


Add ingredients to your machine in the order that it recommends and select settings also per its recommendations.

Everyone loves a dessert bread. This one gives you a little wiggle room to adjust it to your flavors. You can add more or less cinnamon, eliminate the vanilla, add more sugar… It’s truly adaptable, but delicious as is too. It’s also great with some frosting added to the top, making it a true dessert bread!


The beauty of having an appliance with positive bread machine reviews is the access it gives you to try new and fun recipes without the anxiety and work that traditional bread making can have. They’re a great addition to any kitchen and these recipes are great ones to have in your recipe lexicon.