Amish Bread Recipe for the Bread Machine

A bread machine is a kitchen appliance that when used regularly can help save money.  The problem is that too many bread machines are collecting dust in a cupboard, where they’re taking up valuable space instead of doing what they’re supposed to be doing.  So, get them out and fire them up!  Besides, the smell of fresh bread is wonderful on cold, winter days.  Here’s a simple, no-fail bread machine recipe adapted from old Amish Friendship Bread recipes:

Amish Bread Recipe for the Bread Machine
2 3/4 C. flour
1/4 C. canola oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 tsp. bread machine yeast
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. + 2 Tbsp. warm water

A recipe for Amish bread for the bread machine may be pretty ironic, but it’s also pretty tasty!  For this recipe, set your bread machine settings to light crust.  Makes a 1 1/2 lb. loaf

Thanks to mommy2mercedes for posting this!


  1. Susan says

    You’re right, mine is in a cupboard and has been there for years unused. I’m going to get it out. This sounds so good.

    • Kimberly Danger says

      Katie, I’ve always used bread machine yeast. I believe it’s designed for the rapid rising cycle of a bread machine.

  2. says

    I’ve never seen anyone use the Amish Bread in a bread machine. Very cool!!! Come link it up on my new blog post for Amish Bread!!! I’d love to have you!! Susie

  3. momylisa says

    I made this yesterday and it was divine! I have another loaf baking right now. It has the best taste and is so soft and moist. Best bread I have ever made in my breadmaker. I’m so glad I’ve held on to my bread machine all these years! You must try this recipe!!!!

  4. Karen says

    Anyone know where I can get a machine? I wanted to buy this a year ago with income tax $ & never found one… Thanks!

    • jean says

      u can buy it at walmart.. sears.. my hubby bought it at miejer .. i dont know if u have miejer in ur place

  5. Jacky says

    @Karen…check the thrift stores and to find a bread machine. We’ve seen them for free on craigslist many times. We picked up one for $5 from a thrift store. It was a basic model. We then found a friend who had a tricked out super duper bread machine collecting dust. They gave it to us and I’ve been making a loaf every 7-10 days since January ☺

  6. Doris Stoltz says

    I made this bread today and it turned out great! I did use more flour because I thought it looked rather sticky! I also used regular flour because that is all I had and the recipe did not state which kind anyhow! I would guess I used 3c. of flour! Yummy!

  7. alison says

    how long did it take for the loaf of bread to bake? My machine has so many different settings and I tried it and I do not think it baked long enough. thanks

  8. Emily says

    I know this is a stupid question but I do not see it posted up top. Is there a certain way to put it all in the machine or just throw it all in.

    • Chantelle says

      Update from yesterday:
      I followed your recipe to the tee and the bread came out delicious and so moist. I have to make another loaf today because the one I made yesterday lasted 10 minutes! Thanks for the recipe it’s going to be used for years and years to come. So simple yet so delicious! 🙂

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