A quick bread machine recipe is just what I need right now! And if you’re pinched for time: so do you! There are two main reasons that make these bread machine recipes so quick: 1. the amount of sugar. The more sugar there is in the recipe, the fluffier and faster it rises. 2. I use a bread machine to do most of the work. My mom bought us 3 daughters a CuisineArt bread machine for Christmas, and the funny thing is that I am the only one who loves and uses it! She also gave us sourdough starter but with two of her daughters as new mothers, that start died very quickly! Which I was incredibly sad when that happened…

This blog post contains the opportunity to make simple simple and quick dinner rolls, and to use it as one loaf and turn it into Texas Toast to be later sliced up and added to the freezer.


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Quick Bread Machine Recipe

Ingredients for Quick Bread Machine Recipe

  • 1 cup + 2 TBS. warm water
  • 2 TBS. dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour 

Makes ~16 rolls or 10-12 slices

My favorite part about a bread machine, that I have found, is that I can add everything into the bread machine, select DOUGH; and 90 minutes later, it’s ready to pop into the oven. True, there is a sense of calm when I stand in front of my KitchenAid mixer and watch the mixture turn into a beautiful sticky or firm ball of dough, but sometimes you need something quick.

Side note– I received our KitchenAid mixer as a wedding present in 2015, there are many more affordable options for kitchen mixers, but you definitely need a dough hook attachment.

Instructions for the Quick Bread Recipe

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Bread Machine Instructions

  1. In the bread machine combine the following in this order: warm water, yeast, sugar and oil. Optional: Use a fork to mix up the yeast and sugar a little bit in the water.
  2. Add salt, flour, and the egg.
  3. Stir in the beaten egg. Then add the salt and flour.  Stir until the dough sticks together.  Knead for just a minute or so. 
  4. Form the dough into golf ball sized balls and place them on a greased pan with the sides just touching. 
  5. Allow the dough balls to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. For the rolls: Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. For the bread loaf: bake for 20 minutes.
  7. For the bread loaf: Cut into 10-12 even slices. I own a Hamilton Beach Electric Knife.

Texas Toast Addition


  • 1 cup (stick) of butter
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tbs of each: salt and pepper
  • 1 TBS. Italian Seasoning

Quick Instructions: With your KitchenAid mixer (or kitchen mixer) combine butter (1 stick), minced garlic, and seasoning into the

texas toast addition for quick bread recipe

No Bread Machine Recipe

If you don’t have the luxury of a bread machine, that’s okay! It should take about 45 minutes of you standing at the counter- therefore roughly 1 hour of time getting ready. The nice thing about having the bread machine is that it will take 60-90 minutes for mixing and resting, and you don’t have to be there for it.

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  • 1 cups + 2 TBS. warm water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 TBS. dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. salt
  • 1 eggs
  • 3-4 cups flour (or more, start with 3 cups)
    ~16 rolls 
  1. In your bowl combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar.  Whisk  thoroughly and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the beaten egg with the dough hook. Pause, then add the salt and 3 cups of flour. You may need to add more than 4. Use the dough hook until the dough sticks together. Knead for just a minute or so. 
  3. Form the dough into golf ball sized balls and place them on a greased pan with the sides just touching. 
  4. Allow the dough balls to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  6. For the rolls: Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. For the bread loaf: bake for 20 minutes.

Final Thoughts on This Quick Bread Machine Recipe

As you are all very aware of, inflation is really getting to all of us- for us in Montana, it especially so at the grocery stores and gas stations…As I try to get back to regularly blogging, I will amp up my efforts to provide reasonably affordable recipes with costs that don’t compromise the health of the recipe.

The wonderful thing about using your own bread recipe is that you can typically spend a quarter or less of the amount you would if you bought an item at the grocery store. For us, freezer section Texas toast is about $4 right now, and dinner rolls are roughly $6 for a bag at the local store, or roughly $4 at Walmart. I made this recipe for about $1 and they’re yielding 10-12 slices (~5 dinners) and 16 rolls (~8-16 dinners). This is a perfect addition to affordable side dishes!