Bread Machine Banana Bread

There is hardly anything better than a freshly baked banana bread. Luckily, it is very easy to make bread machine banana bread so you don’t have to think twice before starting such a delicious treat.

It is important to remember adding the ingredients in the right order; wet at the bottom, dry at the top.

Ingredients for bread machine banana bread:

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup mashed, ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Add all the ingredients in your bread maker, except the nuts. Select the batter/cake program and press start. When ready, add the nuts.

When the machine is finished, let the bread cool off for 10 minutes before removing it from the baking pan.


How to make bread machine pizza dough

You can easily make an excellent pizza dough in your bread maker. It’s actually one of the easiest ways to whip up a quick pizza as it saves you the effort of having the hands in the dough.

When you make bread machine pizza dough it is important to remember the right order of the ingredients so you start by adding the wet ingredients. After that the bread machine takes care of the rest. When you hear the machine beeping – then you know its time for you to take over and finish up a delicious pizza.

Ingredients for bread machine pizza dough:

  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour (or 1 cup durum wheat and 2 cups all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp dry yeast

Add the ingredients in the listed order. Start the bread machine on the dough program.

When the dough cycle is finished you remove the dough from the pan and it is ready for your favorite toppings.

This bread machine pizza dough gives an approximately 16-inch round pizza. It should be baked for 20-25 minutes at 475 F.


Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

If you have adopted a gluten free diet, you will probably be missing bread every now and then. Using a gluten free bread machine recipe will allow you to enjoy nice, healthy, homemade bread that tastes great.

There can be different reasons for avoiding gluten in your daily diet. A gluten free diet has long been necessary for people suffering from celiac disease but today’s health awareness has proved that many people suffer from gluten sensitivity or intolerance which leads them to feel better when avoiding gluten.

Gluten free bread is still kind of a rarity and can be costly and not always a culinary experience. Baking your own gluten free bread is a good option as it allows you to control the ingredients.

However, it is not always an easy task. Bread without gluten is less fluffy as it is the gluten that makes the bread rise and become airy. So you need to use a proper substitute for gluten when you bake gluten free bread. Adding a sort of starch and/or fibre is a good idea as it adds texture to the bread, and gives it a slightly fluffy feeling. You can use gluten free baking mixed flour, gluten free all-purpose flour, or you can blend your own blend.

You also need to make sure that your bread maker has a program for gluten free bread. You need to be able to adjust the rising time and the baking time accordingly. A non-stick baking pan is to prefer as the batter is different when the dough doesn’t contain gluten.

Once you have these things in place you can start experimenting to find the perfect gluten free bread machine recipe. Below you will find one of my favorite recipes for gluten free bread in the bread maker.

Gluten free bread machine recipe

Wet ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or another type of high-quality cooking oil)
  • 1½ cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp of vinegar

Dry ingredients:

  • 2½ cups of rice flour
  • ½ cup of buckwheat or corn flour
  • 2/3 cups of starch (corn, potato or both)
  • 1 tbsp of dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum

Ensure that the milk has room temperature. Add all the ingredients to the bread maker, ensuring that all the wet ingredients are at the bottom.

Start the bread maker on the gluten free program.

After few minutes of kneading you need to check if the texture is right, and perhaps adjust with more flour or liquid.

Bake and enjoy. Let it cool off before slicing.

If you’ve tried this gluten free bread machine recipe you are very welcome to comment and let me know what you think.