Bread Machine Breadsticks (Soft & Chewy)

Bread Machine Breadsticks

This bread machine breadsticks recipe is very easy and produces fantastic homemade breadsticks. The breadsticks are perfect to eat with Italian meals as they taste great with baked ziti, lasagna, etc. You can also serve breadsticks as side dish topped with butter, hummus, etc. Be aware that our recipe does not make hard breadsticks. Rather, it produces a soft & chewy breadstick.

Since some restaurants like to use their pizza dough in order to make their own breadsticks, I decided to turn Bread Dad’s Bread Machine Pizza Dough into a recipe for breadsticks. The bread machine does the hard work such as mixing the ingredients and kneading the dough. You just need to do the easy things such as shaping the dough and sticking it in the oven. You can also turn these bread machine breadsticks into a fun family baking project by having your kids help you to roll the dough into breadstick “tubes” before putting them in the oven.

Since this recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10-15 minutes to prepare and clean-up (excluding the time that the bread machine mixes & kneads the dough). For more bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread or banana bread), please visit Bread Dad’s main section on easy Bread Machine Recipes. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Use Your Bread Machine To Create Breadstick Dough

Shaping Option 1 – Roll Out Dough

And Then Slice Into Thin Strips

Shaping Option 2 (More Fun) – Roll Into “Tubes” (My Kids Made These)

Bake In Oven To Create Delicious Homemade Breadsticks

Bread Machine Breadsticks

Ingredients – Bread Machine Breadsticks Recipe

  • 1 1/4 Cups – Water (lukewarm)
  • 2 Tablespoons – Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 Cups – Flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Italian Herb Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon – Large Crystal Salt (to sprinkle on top of the breadsticks before baking)

Serving size – 16-24 breadsticks (depending on size of each breadstick – large, narrow, etc.)

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, large cutting board, baking sheet, oven… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Breadsticks Recipe

  • Place the water, olive oil and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) into your unplugged bread machine and then plug in the machine.
  • Put your machine on the Dough setting and press the start button. In our Sunbeam bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts when handling the bread pan as it may be hot. However, first sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to help prevent the dough from sticking to the cutting board.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Shape the breadstick dough by either cutting into thin strips or rolling into thin tubes. See the tips section below for more information on how to shape your breadsticks.
  • Place the dough breadsticks onto a nonstick baking sheet. Cover them loosely with plastic wrap, wet thin towel, etc. to keep dust off & to prevent the dough from drying out. Let the dough rise for 30 minutes on the baking sheet. The dough should roughly double in width during this time.
  • After the dough has risen and before you put the baking sheet in the oven, use a small pastry bush to coat the top of each dough breadstick with a thin layer of olive oil. Then sprinkle some large salt crystals (i.e. sea salt or coarse kosher salt) on top of each dough breadstick.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when finished and let the breadsticks cool for 1 or 2 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • For best results, serve & eat while the breadsticks are still slightly warm.

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Tips – Bread Machine Breadsticks Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Shaping Method 1 – For a more uniform length & look to your breadsticks, you can use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Slice the flattened dough vertically into thin strips about 1 inch wide and then slice the dough horizontally in order to make thin rectangles about 6-8 inches long. Place the breadstick “strips” on a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Shaping Method 2 – Break off small chunks of dough about the size of an egg. Roll the dough “eggs” with your hands until they are narrow tubes about 6-8 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place each rolled breadstick on a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Of course, please feel free to make your breadsticks longer, shorter, wider or skinnier. Create the “perfect” breadstick based on your family’s preferences.
  • Remember that the dough will double in width as it rests on the baking sheet. The yeast is still working and causing the breadsticks to become nice & airy. However, this means that you need to roll or slice the dough into tubes/strips that are 1/2 of your desired breadstick final width (i.e. 1 inch wide dough tube should equal roughly a 2 inch wide finished breadstick). However, don’t worry if the breadsticks come out wider than you expected, they will still taste delicious!
  • FYI – My kids & I think it is more fun to create breadsticks by rolling them out by hand. The breadsticks might be a little misshapen after your kids get through rolling the dough… but they will taste great and your family will enjoy discussing this baking “adventure” over dinner.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on your hands if the dough is sticking to your hands when you are working with the dough. This will help to reduce the stickiness.
  • Bake the breadsticks to your level of desired “crispiness”. You can bake the breadsticks so they have a soft white crust or leave them in the oven a little longer so they have a brown crunchier crust. Rotate the baking tray about halfway through the baking cycle if you want a more uniform browning of the breadsticks.
  • Optional – I like to use Italian seasoning herbs in order to give my breadsticks a more unique & Italian flavor. You can buy bottled Italian herb seasoning at most supermarkets and it consists of dried herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, etc. However, you can make breadsticks without the use of any herbs or you can replace the Italian seasoning herbs with your family’s favorite individual herb (i.e. rosemary).
  • You can use all purpose flour or bread flour in order to make bread machine breadsticks. Bread flour will give you a slightly airier dough but it is generally more expensive than all-purpose flour. I generally use all purpose flour when making quick homemade breadsticks.
  • If you liked this restaurant-style “bread”, you should also try our recipes for pizza, calzones, Italian bread, Italian herb bread, rolls, etc.
  • Many bakers like to make an indent in the top of the flour in order to hold the bread machine yeast in place (looks sort of like a small flour volcano with a yeast crater). This is done to prevent the yeast from falling into the liquid ingredients (and activating prematurely) and/or coming into contact with the salt until the bread machine is turned on.
  • If you have a problem with a “basic” bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Please read your bread machine manufacturer’s instructions for information on how to use your bread machine safely and effectively. The manufacturer instructions will help you to master working with your specific bread machine model.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread, banana bread, cornbread, whole wheat bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine Breadsticks (Soft & Chewy)

This bread machine breadsticks recipe is very easy and produces fantastic homemade breadsticks. The breadsticks are perfect to eat with Italian meals as they taste great with baked ziti, lasagna, etc. Visit BreadDad.com for more easy bread machine recipes.
Prep Time1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 52 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bread machine breadsticks, bread maker breadsticks, breadsticks, breadsticks recipe, how to make breadsticks
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups Water (lukewarm)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Italian Herb Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Large Crystal Salt (to sprinkle on top of the breadsticks before baking)

Instructions

  • Place the water, olive oil and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) into your unplugged bread machine and then plug in the machine.
  • Put your machine on the Dough setting and press the start button. In our Sunbeam bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts when handling the bread pan as it may be hot. However, first sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to help prevent the dough from sticking to the cutting board.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Shape the breadstick dough by either cutting into thin strips or rolling into thin tubes. See the tips section below for more information on how to shape your breadsticks.
  • Place the dough breadsticks onto a nonstick baking sheet. Cover them loosely with plastic wrap, wet thin towel, etc. to keep dust off & to prevent the dough from drying out. Let the dough rise for 30 minutes on the baking sheet. The dough should roughly double in width during this time.
  • After the dough has risen and before you put the baking sheet in the oven, use a small pastry bush to coat the top of each dough breadstick with a thin layer of olive oil. Then sprinkle some large salt crystals (i.e. sea salt or coarse kosher salt) on top of each dough breadstick.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when finished and let the breadsticks cool for 1 or 2 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • For best results, serve & eat while the breadsticks are still slightly warm.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Breadstick | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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