Breadmaker Bread Mix (Bread Machine Bread Mix)

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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 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 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 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 jar Breadmaker Mix
  • 2 teaspoons 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!

bookcoversmallerLooking for more mixes that you can make quickly and easily? My book,Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self Sufficient Life has over 130 recipes just like this one!

What other mixes do you like to make and have in your pantry?


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

      1. 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.

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

      1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

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


  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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 ?

    1. 🙂 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. 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

    1. 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.

    1. This recipe makes 4 loaves. It’s just over 3 cups for each loaf. Approximately 3 1/3 cups. Maybe you scanned the comments and saw Merissa’s reply on another comment.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. Great recipe. I always like finding convenience foods that I can make at home. Would like to see this in Whole Wheat.

  15. What would be the measurements for just 1 loaf? I’d like to try it before buying and mixing all that flour.

  16. Going to make this.I love having it made in advance.I didn’t see any where to order your book.

  17. I have only seen bread recipes for bread-makers that use yeast … which I am allergic to. Have you (or anyone else) seen a bread-maker recipe made with baking soda?
    Irish Soda Bread uses baking soda to make the bread rise, but the soda bread recipes I’ve seen only show it being made by hand.
    Maybe I should stop being lazy?

  18. Could I possibly use this recipe using sprouted spelt flour in place of the bread flour?
    Would it be possible to email your response to me?
    Thank you.

  19. I got a Hitachi bread machine for $10 at a yard sale. I love it!
    It doesn’t make 2 lb loaves, just 1 lb or 1 1/2 lb loaves. I would like to use your breadmix for the 1 1/2 version. Im not good with math. Can you help me figure out how much mix for a 1 1/2 lb version? Thank you!!

  20. Hello! I asked this question but didn’t see it posted, so I hope I’m not repeating it if it does show up. But your recipe states 2 T (which I assumed meant Tablespoons) or dry milk and 2 t (which I assumed meant teaspoons) of dry yeast. However, when you converted it for another poster, you stated that 2 Tablespoons of salt = 40 g and 2 TABLESPOONS of dry yeast = 17 g. Was this just accounting for the weight of the ingredients (assuming salt is heavier than yeast) or does the recipe call for 2 TABLESPOONS of dry yeast and not 2 teaspoons, as stated. Thank you for your help.

    1. The dry mix recipe makes enough for 4 loaves of bread. The recipe that follows is for ONE of those mixes and uses 2 teaspoons of yeast per recipe as stated in the recipe. I will write it out so there is less confusion.

      1. Thank you very much for the clarification. I thought it was 2 teaspoons, but the conversion said 2 Tablespoons, so I was confused. Cannot wait to try this!