The Best Bread Machine Recipe

Today we’re sharing a recipe for the best bread machine recipe.  By using a bread machine, you simplify your homemaking routine, and provide fresh bread to your family.

The bread machine has really been a game changer for us.  Our family enjoys fresh homemade bread but sometimes there is not enough time in the day to make bread.  After all a yeast bread from start to finish can take several hours and several steps.

By using the bread machine, we can have fresh homemade bread within a couple of hours.  You do have to plan ahead and either make this bread in the morning or earlier in the day if you want to have it with dinner.  It typically takes about 3 hours to complete in the bread machine.

What makes it the best bread machine recipe?

We typically prefer a whole wheat bread but every now and then we make this white bread.  If is our favorite homemade bread. You can’t beat a slice of this bread, still warm with some butter on it.

The bread goes great alongside any pasta, soup, or salad. It also makes the most incredible french toast. You can also use this bread to make sandwiches or just eat it by itself. It is great at room temperature, slightly warmed or even toasted.

Also when you’re busy working parents and you have picky kids. If they will eat bread then just make a loaf of homemade bread. At least you will be giving them something nourishing and you’ll know all the ingredients in the bread. 

The Best Bread Machine Recipe

This is a high-rising, tender, airy loaf with a homemade flavor and texture that everyone loves.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Bread, Bread Recipe, Homemade Bread, White Bread
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 8 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degree Fahrenheit, 43 degrees Celsius)
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Add sugar, yeast and water to the bread pan. Let stand for 10 minutes or until yeast starts to bubble.

  2. Add oil. Spoon flour on top of liquid. Add salt.

  3. Select the basic/white cycle and the medium crust setting and press start.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes a 2 lb (1 kg) loaf of bread. 

*Add 1 tsp of vital wheat gluten to each cup of flour to make bread flour.   

How long does homemade bread last?

Bread machine bread tends to be the best within a day or two of baking. If you want to store them for longer, wrap and refrigerate the loaf. You can also slice and freeze the bread in freezer-safe packaging for extended use.

We encourage you to try this recipe for yourself. If you’re in need of some bread or want to give homemade bread a try. Maybe you have a bread machine but just never use it. Pull it out of the cupboard and give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

We’d love to hear what you think about this recipe. Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for visiting Sunup to Sundown! Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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9 thoughts on “The Best Bread Machine Recipe

    • Hi Jennifer, we haven’t tried reducing the sugar but it would certainly be worth a try. You might not really even notice it. Some bread recipes don’t call for any sugar and in this recipe it is really to help activate the yeast. It would be worth a try to reduce the amount of sugar or use a sugar alternative especially if you were watching your sugar intake. Please let us know how your bread turns out. Happy baking!

      • Hi Donna,

        We have honestly used several types of oil including; avocado oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil and this recipe has turned out great no matter which oil we used!

    • Hi Annie,

      You can turn any regular flour into bread flour by simply adding 1 tsp of vital wheat gluten to each cup of flour.

    • Hi Gail,

      These would absolutely be wonderful substitutions! Let us know how your bread turns out!

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