Breadmaker Bread Mix (Bread Machine Bread Mix)

by Merissa on July 6, 2011

in Mixes

Bread Machine Bread Mix - Little House Living

Bread Machine Bread Mix

 I love having foods ready to go, either in my pantry or in my freezer. One of my favorite things is making quick and simple homemade mixes and sticking them on my pantry shelf so when I need to make the item I can just pull out the mix, add the wet ingredients and have something fresh by spending very little time making it!

As part of the new meal plan I not only wanted to do freezer meals but I also wanted to add dry mixes too. One of the mixes I made this week was this mix for bread machine bread. It's so simple to use. All you have to do is add the mix and a few ingredients to the bread machine, push a few buttons and tada! Bread! So easy and very little effort required.



Bread Machine Bread Mix

This mix makes enough for four 2 pound loaves of bread.

What you need:

  • 13 c. bread flour
  • 2 T. salt
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. dry milk

Mix those ingredients together until they are well blended. Pour into 4 quart bags or jars and label Breadmaker Mix. When you are ready to bake add to your bread machine:

  • 1 1/4 c. warm water
  • 1 1/2 T oil
  • 1 jar Breadmaker Mix
  • 2 t. yeast

Put your bread machine on the basic or light setting and let it go!

This is can a very simple way to store "bread" right in your pantry and have a fresh loaf whenever you need one! Even though the bread machine takes a while to mix and bake you still have hardly any work involved for you!

Check out all the great Homemade Mixes we have posted here on Little House Living and get inspired to fill your own pantry!

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{ 67 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tatha July 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

What a fabulous idea! Thank you!


2 Mudd_Pie July 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Your recipe says 1 jar Breadmaker Mix, about how many cups is that?


3 Merissa July 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

It is 1 quart of mix, which is a little over 3 cups. About 3 1/3 c. of mix.


4 Bette July 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I’m wondering if it would be ok to freeze this mix…I’m guessing yes…lol


5 Merissa July 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Yep go for it!


6 Holly March 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This would make a good gift – along the lines of those jarred cookie mixes – only better. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow.


7 Cat June 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

This looks great. Is your setting for 1 1/2 lbs.?


8 Merissa June 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

It’s for a 2lb loaf.


9 Deb Williams October 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Is that 13 cups of flour?


10 Merissa October 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Yes, 13 cups of flour and this recipe will make enough for 4 loaves of bread.


11 Patti November 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hmmm. Lets come up with some variations!! What could we add?

Love having it all ready! Thanks


12 Carmen S January 31, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Is dry milk the same as powder milk


13 Merissa February 1, 2013 at 6:41 am

Yes 🙂


14 Darlene March 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Would you have a gluten free option like this for the bread maker?


15 Merissa March 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I don’t yet 🙁


16 Sara Ewen November 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

If your looking for gluten free, the ratio is 40% whole grain and 60% starch. I’ve seen a few recipes for bread. I’m sure they would fit into this pretty easy.


17 Debi August 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

this is brilliant…. pinning .. can’t wait for variations to this.. cinnamon,
cinnamon /raisin… whole wheat…. love love it…


18 deb October 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Is bread flour the same as all purpose flour?


19 Merissa October 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm

No it’s a little bit different, but all purpose flour can be used instead.


20 Judy McDaniel February 14, 2014 at 6:49 am

Whenever I use all-purpose flour, the bread turns out more crumbly in the middle.
I’m thinking of trying this, has anyone else tried it? My usual recipes have the sugar right next to the yeast so the yeast has something to eat as soon as it dissolves.


21 Merissa February 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

I always use all purpose flour in this recipe and it works for me.


22 heather November 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm

What about people like me that do it the old fashioned way, by hand lol, is there a way I can do this?


23 Sara Ewen November 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I like this idea! I think it would work for bread done by hand too. I was thinking earlier that a fresh loaf of bread would be really nice to have on this fridged day. I’m all over this! Thanks for the great idea! Makes a nice gift too, just put a ribbon on the jar.


24 kerri November 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

If you don’t want to add the dry milk, could you just sub milk for the water?


25 Merissa November 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

You could just leave it out.


26 Paulina November 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for this. I struggle so much with making bread. Now this will help me lots. 🙂


27 Sharyl November 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

How would I cook this if I don’t have a bread machine?


28 Merissa November 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

You would just need to knead it well, let it rise, punch down again and place in bread pans, let it rise for a while longer then back at 350 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes or until brown on the top and it makes somewhat of a hollow sound when knocked on.


29 Liz November 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Such a great idea! Does it have to have dry milk in it? My son is allergic to milk. Thanks. 🙂


30 Merissa November 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

You could leave it out.


31 phyllis November 14, 2013 at 12:31 am

Could you add the yeast in with the jar mix, instead of having to add it later?


32 Merissa November 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

No, because the yeast needs to be added separately and not mixed in with the other ingredients right away.


33 Susan November 14, 2013 at 12:48 am

I have a ninja kitchen system and have never made bread. Do you have any recipes for dinner rolls using the Ninja?


34 Mary November 14, 2013 at 1:02 am

How long can this be stored in pantry?


35 Merissa November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I would say at least 5 months. If you wanted to store it longer you could put it in a plastic bag instead and stick it in the freezer.


36 Deanna Stevens Clark November 14, 2013 at 1:56 am

I Love the Make A Mix cookbook. So many Excellent Recipes in it. Even after to so long,. I Use it all the time.


37 Jennifer G January 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Powdered Milk is hard to find where I live. What would the measurement be for instant powdered milk?


38 Merissa January 2, 2014 at 7:08 am

It would be the same thing.


39 Debi January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

Could you use whole wheat flour to make a ww loaf?


40 Merissa January 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Yes you could, or use half wheat and half white 🙂


41 LYNN January 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm



42 Merissa January 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I have a Breadman Breadmaker. They are inexpensive and work just fine 🙂


43 Laura C January 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Try craig’s list


44 Nancy Harrison January 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Merissa, thank you for this great idea. I can’t wait to make this in the morning. Nancy


45 Linda January 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Thank you for this recipe. I have a bread machine and this will help to make bread faster.


46 Linda January 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Merissa, could you please break down the recipe for one or two loaves? If that’s possible.. I have a bread machine and would love to try it in it. thanks!


47 Lisa February 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Merissa, Just wanted to say thanks for sharing. I mix some up the other day and made a loaf. It was the best tasting bread we have ever had and don’t think we will be buying bread anymore at the store. Thanks again


48 Merissa February 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


49 Kent Laxfors May 3, 2014 at 6:17 am

Hi, i dont recognice the measurment you use in the receipt here, im from Sweden and living in Australia, i use liters and kilo , can you translate your measurment to mine ?


50 Donna July 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm

🙂 I converted the ingredients for you. I’ve never done it before; it was fun!

13 cups bread flour or all purpose flour = 2 kg
2 Tablespoon table salt = 40 g
1/2 cup granulated cane sugar = 100 g
1/2 cup instant non-fat dry milk = 34 g
(1/2 cup dry whole milk = 64 g)

Mix the above ingredients & pour into 4 quart size baggies or jars = 4 1 L size baggies or jars

1-1/4 cups warm water = 300 mL
1-1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil = 21 g
One of your baggies or jars of dry bread mix
2 Tablespoons active dry yeast = 17 g

You might want to double check the conversions to make sure I did it correctly. I used ‘Convert To’ for most of them. Notice that towards the bottom of the page you choose what ingredient you are converting. The next page will have you choose the exact ingredient (example: what type of cooking oil). Then the next page will have the conversion calculator for that ingredient.

I also used ‘The Metric Kitchen’ for the water & sugar.

Good luck….I hope it works well for you. 🙂


51 Merissa July 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Thanks for sharing this!


52 Elizabeth Shayne May 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

I love to bake but bread and I have never had a good relationship, lol! My husband came with a breadmaker (Emeril) which does a nice job, and he’s just getting back into making bread for us. I’ll share this with him, thank you for the recipe.


53 Donna July 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I just tried to send a comment/reply to the person that wanted the recipe converted to metric. I converted it & gave the web addresses of the websites I used to do the conversion so they can double check my numbers. I don’t see where it is waiting to be reviewed for publishing it. Did I do something wrong?


54 Merissa July 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I haven’t seen the comment come through Donna, is there any way you can send it again?


55 Donna July 10, 2014 at 11:03 pm

andddd…..scratch that last one. Now it’s published. I think it’s bedtime. :/


56 Jillian October 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

The recipe says pour into 4 quart jar, is that correct or 4 1 quart jars?


57 Merissa October 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

I just separate this recipe into 4 equal parts (they won’t necessarily fill up a jar) because 1/4 of the recipe is how much you will need to make one loaf of bread.


58 Jillian October 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I poured into 1 quart baggies and only gave me 2 1/2 baggies full


59 Emily @EncouragedOverCoffee December 12, 2014 at 3:11 am

Can you recommend a good dry/powdered milk? I’d like to skip the hormones and GMO junk. Just curious if you have a preference.


60 Merissa December 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

I buy mine from Azure Standard, it’s hormone free 🙂


61 Gretchen December 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm

What kind of bread maker do you have? I bought one recently and my bread doesn’t look as good as yours when I make it. The one I bought was cheap and I am starting to think that it wasn’t worth the cheap price 🙂


62 Merissa December 30, 2014 at 7:30 am

My bread machine is a Breadman.


63 Debbie Perry February 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm

ok I have gotten a bread machine for $5 at a garage sale… it is a works awesome. oh and the flour I put in a mason jar…1/2 gal.. just measure out. has lasted a long time. just made some last night. It turned out great. I am not a great bread maker… so was happy to have it already made up.. and just let the machine do all the work. Thanks Merissa.


64 Christine June 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm

So its four, 4 quart bags this makes right?
1 bag @ 4 quarts divide that up 4 times?


65 Margaret April 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Can 1/2 all purpose and 1/2 bread making flour be used?


66 Merissa April 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

That should work fine.


67 Margaret April 22, 2017 at 5:46 am

Thank you for your prompt reply! It’s very much appreciated 🙂


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