How to Make Bread Machine White Bread

Three slices of white bread with a slab of butter sitting on a cutting board.

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Bread Machine White Bread

We all love a fresh slice of buttery bread hot from the oven, right? However, we don’t always have the time to baby the dough all day, which is why I love using my bread machine. It’s really as simple as throwing all of the ingredients into the machine, closing the lid and hitting a button.

It really is quite amazing that you can have soft and fluffy homemade bread with such little effort. The only hard part is remembering to get all of the ingredients into the bread machine early enough, so that your bread is ready at the appropriate time.

Once you see how easy it is to make homemade bread this way, you may want to make this a weekly ritual. Also, if you can’t afford a new bread machine, you may have luck finding them at a local thrift store. They are usually pretty abundant and cost a small fraction of the full price, so why not take a chance one one of them?

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How to Make Bread Machine White Bread:

Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed (or directed by the manufacturer).

All of the dry ingreidents for making white bread in the bread machine.

Program the bread machine for the white bread cycle with your desired crust color.

Once the cycle time is complete, remove the bread pan from the bread machine and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.

A fresh loaf of white bread sitting in the bread machine.

Place on a wired rack and allow to cool.

A fresh loaf of bread machine white bread sitting on a cooling rack.

Slice bread using a serrated bread knife.

Three slices of white bread with a slab of butter sitting on a cutting board.

Tips for Making Bread in a Bread Machine:

  • Check the temperature of the warm water on your wrist and make sure that it is warm, but not hot. You want it to be approximately 110 F.
  • Be sure to add the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed on the recipe.
  • Once the cycle has begun and the dough has formed, you can check it to make sure that the dough is the right consistency. If it seems a bit dry, you can add 1 tbsp of water, if it seems a bit wet, you can add 1 tbsp of flour.
  • Be sure to allow your bread to cool before slicing. This will help you to make nice even slices. You also want to make sure that you are using a serrated bread knife.
  • You can store your leftover bread in an airtight container or ziplock bag for 3-5 days.

How to Make Bread Machine White Bread

Make a loaf of fresh white bread in your bread machine.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Machine White Bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm not hot water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast or one packet

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed (or directed by the manufacturer).
  • Program the bread machine for the white bread cycle with your desired crust color.
  • Once the cycle time is complete, remove the bread pan from the bread machine and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.
  • Place on a wired rack and allow to cool.
  • Slice bread using a serrated bread knife.

Notes

This makes a 2 lb loaf.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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63 Comments

  1. Made this couple of days ago. Turned out great. Added couple tablespoons of everything bagel topping to the mix.

    4 stars

  2. Super easy recipe to follow! It rose and had a beautiful crust; the taste was amazing! My only question is there a way to make it less dense? More fluffy somehow?
      1. I made this recipe but with AP flour since that’s all I had. I sifted the flour first then weighed the flour loosely and it came out great. Not dense at all.

        5 stars

  3. I made this last night and it was gone in 3 minutes. Best bread machine bread I've ever made. So soft. Thanks for the recipe!

    5 stars

  4. I’ve been looking for a good sandwich bread recipe for my bread machine and have been struggling to find one that passed my husband’s pickier palette. This one not only passed with flying colors but also had me making another loaf same day as the first one was devoured by all posthaste! I’ll be saving this recipe.

    5 stars

  5. Made this last night. I subbed MTC Coconut oil for vegetable oil. I also used honey instead of sugar. It turned out great. The loaf was light and fluffy, smelled and tasted great. I also have same question could I use gluten free flour and make make this loaf ?

    5 stars

  6. Perfect texture and flavor. Combined and worked great in machine. I did white bread, medium crust. Will make again .

    5 stars

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