Company Blog

Jul 17

Fun and Easy Recipes for your New Bread Maker

Posted by Blake Brown under Products, Uncategorized

bread machine recipes

So you got a brand new Bread Maker and now you’re ready to begin baking the best-tasting bread of your life?  We don’t blame you. But before you start scouring the net for great bread recipes for your new bread machine, we wanted to make your search easier by compiling this list of fun and easy recipes for it. Whether you won your new Bread Maker for $0.26, or you chose to Buy Now, we’re certain that you’ll love everything your new bread machine can do for you.

Also before you get started, we recommend reading through the manual that came with your bread machine.  Since these recipes are written generically to fit most all bread makers, it wouldn’t hurt to understand the abilities or limitations exclusive to your particular machine. Be sure to read through this helpful list of 14 tips for success with your bread machine.
Don’t have a bread maker?  It’s not too late to get one!  Click here to check out some of the Bread Machines available right now in the QuiBids storeRemember, every purchase from the QuiBids Store comes with FREE Bids too! If you don’t want to get a bread maker, you can still make your own bread. Simply scroll down to the end of this blog post – the last 3 recipes are specifically for baking in an oven and not a bread machine.

So are you ready to start baking yet? We’ll pause for a moment while you put your apron on.  Okay, now let’s get started.

Banana-Blueberry Bread Recipe (Bread Machine)


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (I found I needed just a dab more)
  • 2/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons margarine or 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used about 2 T. sugar, and the rest was splenda)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries or 1/2 cup dried tart cherry, snipped


Follow the directions given with your own personal bread machine for adding ingredients. Recipe found at


Strawberry Oatmeal Cream Cheese Bread (Bread Machine)



Original recipe makes 1 – 1 pound loaf.

1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup strawberries, mashed
1/3 cup cream cheese, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Start. Recipe found at


Zucchini Bread Recipe (Bread Machine)



2 lb. Loaf Recipe

  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons onion, grated
  • ¼ cup red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • 2¼ teaspoons yeast (1 packet)

1.5 lb. Loaf Recipe

  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¾ cup grated zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons onion, grated
  • ⅓ cup red pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Romano cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ⅔ cup oatmeal
  • 3 ¼ cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoons yeast


  1. Gather all you ingredients together and chop up all the veg as described in the ingredients list. Turn on your bread maker and place all the ingredients into the pan as listed.
  2. You should select the basic or white bread option with a medium or normal crust. Leave the bread to knead for 5 minutes, and then you need to lift the lid to check the dough’s consistency. If it is a stiff ball, then you will need to add water, one tablespoon at a time; on the other hand if it is too wet, then add one tablespoon of flour. Once the consistency is as it should be, set the bread machine kneading again and wait until the bread is cooked.
  3. When the bread machine dings, you know that it is ready and you can remove the bread. Place it on a cooling rack to cool, being careful not to burn yourself.


Tips and Suggestions – This recipe is so versatile that you can really make it your own. For a low fat version then you can replace the buttermilk with low fat milk, remove the cheese and alternate the bread flour for whole-wheat flour. Zucchini goes so well with so many ingredients.

You can add walnuts or pecans, vanilla flavoring or applesauce. It is fun experimenting with this recipe and making it your own. This is a great way to use up all the left over zucchini and even tastes great when the zucchini is out of season! This recipe was found at

 Peaches and Cream Bread (Bread Machine)


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peaches, fresh frozen or canned
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. Place ingredients in bread machine in the order given by manufacturer.
  2. Select Basic Setting.

Recipe found at


Country White Bread (Bread Machine)


1 1/2 cups water, lukewarm
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt


Add all ingredients to your bread machine pan in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer. Use the quick or rapid setting and medium crust; push start. Cool on a rack. Makes 1 loaf. Slice and enjoy!


When your bread machine has been kneading for a few minutes, check the dough. If it seems too stiff, add a little bit of water and continue checking until it seems soft enough. If too wet, add more flour in small amounts until it seems to be soft yet not sticky. Recipe found at

Lots of Bread Makers also have the ability to make jams, like this Cuisinart Programmable Bread Maker.  If you’re bread machine can do this, then check out the following bread maker recipes for jam.

Strawberry Jam Recipe (Bread Machine)


  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries {or any fruit}. Can be fresh or frozen, but make sure it’s thaw.
  • 3 1/4 cup sugar {or less if you don’t want it as sweet}
  • Dash of lemon juice {optional}


  1. Wash the fruit and remove the stems.
  2. Mash up the fruit {use a potato peeler to make it go faster. Do not puree it.}
  3. Measure out 2 cups of berries and place in bread machine pan. {make sure you measure after mashing them}
  4. Place sugar in the bread machine {I used right at 3 cups of sugar. The less sugar you use, the thinner the jam will be}
  5. Once everything is in the pan, press the “Jam” cycle on your bread machine and you’re done!
  6. {Can freeze or use after it’s cooled}

Recipe found at


Apple Jam Recipe (Bread Machine)


  • 2 cups sweet apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Juice of half a lime


Put all ingredients into bread machine bucket. Set bread machine to “Basic” and press start. Allow it to mix for 5-6 minutes, using a spatula to scrape the sides as it mixes. (This is the only work you have to do…no complaining!) After 5-6 minutes, press the stop button. Lots of juices will have released from the apples and the sugar will have started to absorb.

Set bread machine to “Bake” and press start. The apples will bake for an hour. Resist the temptation to open the top and peek in. (My bread machine has a window on top, so I didn’t have to worry about it!) If you open the top, the temperature changes…bad idea.

When the bake cycle is done, remove the bucket immediately and allow to cool completely (about half an hour). Spoon into a mason jar and refrigerate until you’re ready to spread it on biscuits and peanut butter sandwiches! Majorly yum. It’s especially good on a whole grain bagel with some cream cheese. (Cream cheese and jam are SUCH a good combo!)

Recipe found at

If you don’t have a bread maker, you can still make some great tasting bread. Below are 3 recipes that require an oven, and not a bread machine.

Sour Cream Blueberry Bread (Oven)


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (or substitute zest if you prefer I have used both before with great results)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease a loaf pan and set aside. In a heavy duty electric mixer bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and stir together. Mix in softened butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and milk until evenly blended. Add the honey, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon extract. Mix both the dry and liquid mixtures together until blended all together. Fold in the berries and pour into the loaf pan. Bake around 1 hour in 375 degrees or until golden browned on top and using the toothpick method when the center is no longer sticking to it. Cool for around 5 minutes before flipping out of the pan on to a rack to cool. Recipe can be doubled as this makes 1 large loaf. Recipe found at


Orange Chocolate Hazelnut Bread (Oven)


  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup ground hazelnuts
  • 2 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For Topping & Swirl Mixture:

  • ⅓ cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs, hazelnut oil, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  3. Add the orange zest and buttermilk and beat until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir with a rubber spatula just until combined. Stir in the ground hazelnuts.
  6. Prepare the swirl mixture by combining all ingredients.
  7. Pour ⅔ of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle evenly with ½ of the swirl mixture. Pour the remaining batter over the top and spread with a rubber spatula to even it out. Sprinkle with the remaining swirl mixture and gently press it into the batter.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean but moist. Be careful not to over-bake or the bread will be dry.
  9. Let the bread cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe found at


Mango Banana Bread (Oven)


In the dry bowl:

  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

 In the wet bowl:

  • 1/3 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chia seed gel (about tsp or two of seeds and water)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


Mix the dry ingredients together. Then do the same with the wet ones. Then mix them together. Then put it all in a greased up pan, top with some chopped walnuts if you like, then bake at 350′ for 45 min. Recipe from

Follow our “Mmmm” board on Pinterest for more tasty recipes.