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Easy Sandwich Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

Here’s a great recipe for an easy sandwich bread for your bread machine. Just add your ingredients in and you’ll have fresh homemade bread in a few hours.

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I’ve been making my own sandwich bread for a few years now. I’ve had a bread maker for about 10 years, but never used it much. I decided to break it out to see what all I could make.  

bread on a cutting with bread knife with a few slices cut.

Which Bread Maker to Buy

Here’s the bread maker that I have. I actually used my first one out and when I went to buy a second one, I bought the same exact one, I love it so much!

It’s super easy to use and has a ton of settings. I love the quick bread setting that reduces your baking time in half.

Easy Sandwich Bread Machine Recipe

My husband suggested I try making sandwich bread. He loves bread and he loves going to his moms in Philadelphia and going to the bakeries and picking out bread so I thought I would give it a try.

I went through several different recipes and then some tweaking to come up with what my family liked. Some recipes I found were to dense, while others were soft and fluffy.

I love that this only takes a few minutes of actual work, putting the timer on and waking up to fresh butter bread, then slicing it up for sandwiches for the lunch box.

Overhead view of bread on a cutting with bread knife with a few slices cut.

Ingredients for basic bread recipe

  • Water
  • All purpose flour- You can use bread flour too. This recipe has NOT been tested using whole wheat flour. If you try it don’t use 100% wheat flour, do a mix of white and wheat.
  • Sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Yeast

How to make bread machine bread

Step 1

Put the ingredients in the bread maker in the order that they are listed (except yeast). 

Step 2

Close lid and add yeast to dispenser.

Step 3

Set bread maker to bake according to your bread maker instructions. Carefully take your loaf out when it’s done. It will be hot!

bread on a cutting with bread knife with a few slices cut.

Tip #1

You can use different kids of yeast, but I like bread machine yeast. I also use the little packets. You can use active dry yeast too. I never use instant yeast so I can’t recommend it.

Tip #2

Don’t forget to add the yeast to your yeast dispenser! I have done this several times!

Tip #3

Yes, you can cook this on the quick bake setting or the regular setting.

Overhead view of bread on a cutting with bread knife with a few slices cut.

Recipes that go great with fresh homemade bread

Easy Sandwich Bread for the bread maker

Here's a great recipe for an easy sandwich bread for your bread machine. Just add your ingredients in and you'll have fresh homemade bread in a few hours.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, bread maker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 8
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast

Instructions

  • Put the ingredients in the bread maker in the order that they are listed (except yeast).
  • Close lid and add yeast to dispenser.
  • Set bread maker to bake according to your bread maker instructions.

Notes

Tip #1
You can use different kids of yeast, but I like the kind made for bread makers. I also use the little packets.
Tip #2
Don’t forget to add the yeast to your yeast dispenser! I have done this several times!
Tip #3
Yes, you can cook this on the quick bake setting or the regular setting.
 
Recipe Rating




Hillary Cole

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

I have never made bread that requires yeast! I don't know why - something scares me that I'll mess it up! Maybe if I had a bread maker, I wouldn't be so afraid - because this looks delish!

Ashley Tukiainen

Friday 21st of August 2015

I love making homemade bread. I don't have a bread maker, I always just do it by hand. I think it's relaxing :)

Audrey

Thursday 20th of August 2015

I haven't pulled out my bread maker in awhile since my son likes to help me knead the bread. But I might have to dust it off and give this a try.

Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

Lois

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

I made this and we like it better than the other recipe I've been using! Thanks!

Adreanna

Monday 17th of August 2015

Oh how I wish I had the room for a bread maker! Even if it was just for the smell of freshly baked bread... Thanks for sharing Holly!