Bread Machine – Butter Bread Recipe

Butter Bread Machine Recipe

This bread machine butter bread recipe creates a delicious bread that tastes sort of like a buttery croissant. My boys love butter bread as a sandwich bread. I like it for breakfast… as I don’t have to spread any butter on top! My family’s verdict – Excellent!

Basically, you are taking a regular flour & oatmeal bread recipe and stuffing it with extra butter. I don’t know how healthy this bread is but it tastes great. Optional – If this delicious butter bread machine recipe is too bland for you, you can add a tablespoon of your favorite spice to the mix such as onion powder, chives, Italian seasoning, etc. Just remember this is a bread used for sandwiches, etc. It is not a dessert-type bread. However, if you would prefer a recipe without oatmeal, you might like to try our buttery bread machine white bread recipe.

Since this butter bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so 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!

The Most Important Ingredient – Butter!

Butter Bread Machine Recipe

Ingredients – Bread Machine Butter Bread Recipe – 2 lb Bread Loaf

  •  1 1/3 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 8 Tablespoons – Butter
    • Slice up the butter for better mixability – Is that a word???!
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Oatmeal (one minute oatmeal)
  • 2 Tablespoons – Sugar (white granulated) – This is equal to roughly 6 teaspoons of sugar.
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Servings – 12 slices

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

The Finished Product – Delicious & Super Buttery Bread!!

Butter Bread Machine Recipe

Instructions – Bread Machine Butter Bread Recipe

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Then place bread pan into the bread machine.
  • Plug in bread machine. Enter the correct settings (2 lb, light color & basic bread) and press the “start” button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread pan from the bread machine. Then remove the bread from the bread pan 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.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Your comments help us to improve & clarify our recipe instructions. Moreover, it is always great to hear from someone who has enjoyed our recipes!

Tips – Butter Bread Machine Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • As I said above… If this delicious buttery bread is too bland for you, you can add a tablespoon of your favorite spice to the mix such as onion powder, garlic powder, chives, Italian seasoning, etc.
  • You should use dry oatmeal to make this bread (don’t use already cooked/boiled oatmeal). Boiled oatmeal has varying amounts of moisture and could mess up the recipe. If you use boiled oatmeal, the bread might have too much liquid (versus what is called for in the recipe) and come out undercooked.
  • FYI – If you want to make a similar bread machine bread but without the bread machine “mixing paddle hole” in the bottom of the loaf, you might like to try our Buttery White Bread (Instant Yeast) recipe. It uses a bread machine to make the dough and then it is baked in the oven.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. banana bread, pizza dough, onion bread, French bread, whole wheat bread, pumpkin bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Reference Sources

Butter Bread Recipe Questions

What is the purpose of butter in bread?

The main purpose of butter in bread recipes is to add a delicious buttery flavor to the bread. It also adds the great smell of butter to a bread. Moreover, the fat in butter makes the bread softer. The fat will lubricate the dough and helps to make the bread lighter by trapping the gas bubbles created by the bread yeast. In addition, since the days of the caveman, people are “hard wired” to prefer fat in their food. This makes buttery bread even more irresistible.

For more on why people are “hard wired” to prefer fatty foods (like butter), you should read this Cleveland.com article.

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Bread Machine - Butter Bread Recipe

This bread machine butter bread recipe creates a delicious bread that tastes sort of like a buttery croissant. My boys love butter bread as a sandwich bread. I like it for breakfast… as I don’t have to spread any butter on top! This butter bread recipe uses a bread machine to create a 2 lb bread loaf. For more great bread machine recipes, please visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: bread machine recipes, butter bread, butter bread machine recipe, butter bread recipe, butter bread white bread recipe, buttery white bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cups - Milk (lukewarm)
  • 8 Tablespoons - Butter (sliced)
  • 3 Cups - Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup - Oatmeal (one minute oatmeal)
  • 2 Tablespoons - Sugar (white granulated)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Then place bread pan into the bread machine.
  • Plug in bread machine. Enter the correct settings (2 lb, light color & basic bread) and press the “start” button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread pan from the bread machine. Then remove the bread from the bread pan 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.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen to remove the bread.
  • 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: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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