Bread Machine – Onion Bread Recipe

Bread Machine Onion Bread

If you like onions… then you will love this bread machine onion bread recipe! Personally, this is one of my favorite sandwich breads as I love the taste of onion bread. The bread is soft and tasty. It is also easy to make and is often used as a delicious side dish for dipping in soup, stew, etc. Moreover, you will love the smell of fresh onion bread.

Since this onion bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5-10 minutes to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. 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!

Key Ingredient – Sauteed Onions

Sauteed Onions

Ingredients Added To Bread Pan & Yeast In Separation “Hole”

Finished Bread Machine Onion Bread

Bread Machine Onion Bread

Sliced Onion Bread – Yum!

Bread Machine Onion Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Onion Bread Recipe (1.5 lb Loaf Version)

  • 1 Cup – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour (not all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 – Large Onion (diced & fried)
  • 1 Tablespoon – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon – Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Onion Bread Recipe (1.5 lb Loaf Version)

  • Bread Machine Settings – Basic, Light Color & 1.5 lb
  • Dice the onion half into small chunks. Saute in a frying pan with a small amount of butter or vegetable oil until golden brown.
  • Soften the butter in your microwave.
  • Pour the milk 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 hot sauteed onions (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). You can create a little hole 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.
  • 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 Onion Bread Recipe (1.5 lb Loaf Version)

  • For a more “authentic” look, I like to sprinkle a teaspoon of the sauteed onions on top of the dough immediately after the final kneading/mixing cycle. Of course, for safety, I wear oven mitts & don’t put my hands inside the bread machine.
  • If you have run out of bread flour, you can use all-purpose flour. The bread will still be good. Just a little less airy & chewy.
  • 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). 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 run out of milk, you can use water as a substitute. However, while still good, bread made with water will be a little less tasty.
  • 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), 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 start substituting ingredients (i.e. different types of flour), you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. Experimenting can be fun. However, you should expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes. For example, if you substitute whole wheat flour for the bread flour, you will probably experience a problem (as whole wheat flour doesn’t rise nearly as well as bread flour). Moreover, whole wheat flour has a totally different flavor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You can also visit our Instructional Videos section if you want to watch videos in order to learn about common bread machine problems & solutions, bread making tips, etc.
  • 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.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. banana bread, pizza dough, cornbread, French bread, whole wheat bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine - Onion Bread Recipe

If you like onions... then you will love this bread machine onion bread recipe! Personally, this is one of my favorite sandwich breads as I love the taste of onion bread. This bread is soft and tasty. It is also easy to make and is often used as a delicious side dish for dipping in soup, stew, etc. Visit BreadDad.com for more bread machine recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine onion bread, bread machine onion bread recipe, bread machine recipes, onion bread, onion bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour (not all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 Large Onion (diced & fried)
  • 1 Tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread Machine Settings - Basic, Light Color & 1.5 lb
  • Dice the onion half into small chunks. Saute in a frying pan with a small amount of butter or vegetable oil until golden brown.
  • Soften the butter in your microwave.
  • Pour the milk 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 hot sauteed onions (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). You can create a little hole 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.
  • 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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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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