Bread Machine Garlic Bread

This bread machine garlic bread recipe produces a delicious white bread with amazing garlic flavor and aroma. Your family will LOVE this garlic bread! Moreover, bread machine garlic bread is simple to make. Just add the ingredients and let your bread machine do all the hard work of mixing & kneading. After a few hours, your bread machine will produce a great tasting & smelling garlic bread loaf. It is perfect for sandwiches, toast or even as a side dish for your next Italian-themed meal.

Key Ingredient – Garlic

Garlic for Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Since this garlic bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it should take you 10-15 minutes to prepare & clean up (as the bread machine is doing most of the work). For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. You will also find a printable and “pin-able” garlic bread recipe at the bottom of this page.

Sliced Garlic Bread – Soft & Tender

Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Garlic Bread (1.5 lb Loaf)

  • 1 1/8 Cups – Milk (lukewarm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk – 259 milliliters
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened) – 57 grams
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour – 360 grams
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons – White Granulated Sugar – 19 grams
  • 3 Cloves – Garlic (minced & sautéed) – Cloves, not whole bulbs!
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt – 5 milliliters
  • 1 Teaspoon – Bread Machine Yeast – 5 milliliters

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, garlic press (optional), flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine! Visit our “equipment store” if you are missing anything.

Mince & Sauté the Garlic in a Frying Pan

Sautéed Garlic

Instructions – Bread Machine Garlic Bread (1.5 lb Loaf)

  • Bread Machine Settings – Basic, Light Color & 1.5 lb
  • Mince the garlic cloves (crush & diced into small chunks). Sauté the minced garlic in a frying pan with a small amount of butter or vegetable oil. Don’t forget to peel the paper-like “skin” off of the garlic cloves!
  • Unplug bread machine & remove bread pan. Pour the milk & softened butter into the bread pan first and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid, salt or the hot sautéed garlic (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). You can create a little indent, crater or ditch in the top of the flour and place the yeast in this hole in order to keep the yeast separate for the salt, etc.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) back into unplugged bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine. Enter the correct settings (basic, light color & 1.5 lb) and press the “start” button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Tips – Bread Machine Garlic Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Strange but true… Don’t use garlic powder to make this recipe! Non-roasted/grilled garlic has an ability to inhibit the yeast. If you use “regular” garlic powder (which is just dehydrated garlic), your bread is more likely to have problems (i.e. the bread might not rise properly). The frying of garlic seems to neutralize garlic’s impact on yeast. Therefore, you need to mince & sauté the garlic for this recipe to work properly.
  • According to my expert taste testers (my kids), 3 cloves of garlic results in a mild to moderate garlic taste for this bread.
  • In case you didn’t know, a garlic clove is just an individual segment (or wedge) of the main garlic bulb. You don’t use whole garlic bulbs to make this recipe.
  • Before making this recipe, you will break off cloves from the main garlic bulb and remove the paper-like skin that is covering each clove.
  • You mince garlic by crushing the clove (i.e. with a garlic press) and then cutting the crushed garlic into very small chunks. After mincing the garlic, you will need to sauté the minced garlic in a fry pan with olive oil, butter, etc.
  • Liked this recipe? We also have a similar Bread Machine Onion Bread recipe that uses fried onions (instead of fried garlic) as one of its ingredients.
  • Of course, you can also make another version of garlic bread by cutting our homemade French bread in half, slathering butter (or olive oil), herbs & garlic on each half and then toasting them in the oven.
  • Or you can try making garlic toast with this bread machine garlic bread recipe. Toast a couple of slices, spread some butter on top and optionally sprinkle on some garlic powder & herbs on top of the butter… and make your breakfast toast double garlicy!
  • You can also grill up your own version of “Texas toast”. According to Wikipedia, “Texas toast is a toasted bread with butter, and often garlic, that is often made from a type of packaged bread that has been sliced at double the average thickness of most sliced breads.” and “The actual toast itself is made by putting butter or margarine on both sides of the bread and broiling or grilling it until it is a lightly golden brown. Depending on the recipe, the spread may contain seasonings including garlic, yielding a form of garlic bread. The toast may include cheese on one or both sides, similar to an open-faced grilled cheese sandwich.”
  • If you liked this garlic bread recipe and want to make more “Italian restaurant” style foods, you might like our bread machine recipes for Italian bread, breadsticks, pizza, calzones, etc.

 

  • Use fresh ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast & flour) for the best results. Old/expired yeast can lead to the bread not rising properly, old flour can ruin the taste of the bread, etc.
  • This recipe uses bread flour and not all-purpose flour. In a pinch, you can use all-purpose flour (instead of bread flour) but the garlic bread will not rise as well.
  • Don’t use cold milk to make this recipe. The main problem with using regular milk is that people tend to use cold refrigerated milk and this can slow the yeast growth. Try to use lukewarm milk (or instant powdered milk mixed into lukewarm water). If the milk is just coming out of the refrigerator and thus is too cold, I like to put the milk in my microwave for 20 seconds in order to warm it up. However, you should also be aware that the milk/water should not be too hot because very hot milk/water can kill the yeast.
  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), you are using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), you are 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.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • This recipe uses bread machine yeast (instant yeast). It does NOT use “active dry” yeast. Bread machine yeast and instant yeast are not the same as active dry yeast. Bread machine yeast and instant yeast are added directly to the recipe’s ingredients. In contrast, active dry yeast must be activated in water/milk before being added to a recipe’s ingredients. If you try to use active dry yeast for this recipe, it is much less likely to work properly (as the recipe instructions & leavening time is based on the use of bread machine yeast). Examples of yeast that can be used for this recipe include Fleischmann’s Bread Machine Yeast, Fleischmann’s Instant Yeast, Saf Instant Yeast, Red Star Instant Yeast, etc. You should not use active dry yeasts for this recipe such as Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast, Red Star Active Dry Yeast, etc.

 

  • If you haven’t used your bread machine or bread maker 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 is not likely to be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Bread machine yeast loses its potency over time. Generally, bread machine yeast lasts for only 3-4 months after you have opened the bottle. However, if the yeast is exposed to air & moisture (i.e. the bottle not sealed tight) or exposed to higher temperatures, the yeast will expire even more quickly.
  • Once you have opened the bottle that contains the bread machine yeast, the yeast will last longer if you store the bottle in the refrigerator or freezer. Just make sure the bottle is sealed tight (as yeast will deteriorate quickly if exposed to air, moisture and/or heat).
  • Bread machine yeast in a bottle that has never been opened should last until the bottle’s “Best If Used By” date… but only if the bottle has been stored properly (i.e. in a refrigerator, freezer or in a dark, dry & cool spot in the pantry) and the bottle remains unopened.
  • My recipes are based on US ingredient measurements (i.e. US cups & tablespoons). However, as a courtesy to our European visitors, I have also included some very ROUGH European equivalents (i.e. grams & milliliters). Since I rarely use European measurements when baking, please let me know in the comment section below if any of the European ingredient measurements need to be changed (i.e. for XYZ ingredient, milliliters are more commonly used versus the grams information listed in the recipe).
  • You can visit our instructional videos section if you want to watch videos that provide information on common bread machine and bread making problems & solutions.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • Visit Bread Dad’s main Homemade Bread Recipes or Bread Machine Recipes sections for many more easy bread recipes.
Bread Machine Garlic Bread
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Bread Machine Garlic Bread

This bread machine garlic bread recipe produces a delicious white bread with amazing garlic flavor and aroma. Your family will LOVE this garlic bread! Visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more easy bread machine recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bread machine garlic bread, bread machine garlic bread recipe, bread maker garlic bread, garlic bread, garlic bread machine recipe, garlic bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 Cups Milk (lukewarm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk - 259 milliliters
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened) - 57 grams
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour - 360 grams
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar - 19 grams
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced & sautéed) - Cloves, not whole bulbs!
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt - 5 milliliters
  • 1 Teaspoon Bread Machine Yeast - 5 milliliters

Instructions

  • Bread Machine Settings - Basic, Light Color & 1.5 lb
  • Mince the garlic cloves (crush & diced into small chunks). Sauté the minced garlic in a frying pan with a small amount of butter or vegetable oil. Don't forget to peel the paper-like "skin" off of the garlic cloves!
  • Unplug bread machine & remove bread pan. Pour the milk & softened butter into the bread pan first and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid, salt or the hot sautéed garlic (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). You can create a little indent, crater or ditch in the top of the flour and place the yeast in this hole in order to keep the yeast separate for the salt, etc.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) back into unplugged bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine. Enter the correct settings (basic, light color & 1.5 lb) and press the "start" button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Skice | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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