I love searching for bread machine cookbooks, they’re so useful and helpful in exploring the capabilities of a bread maker.
Let me put it this way:
What’s more interesting than using a good bread maker?
Using one to its full potential with the help of bread machine cookbooks.
Moreover, if you want to expand your horizons into making bread by hand, you can also check out these books about bread.
My Top 5 Picks
1. Best Overall: The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
For those who have the patience to follow a lot of detailed instructions, it’s not a simple book for bread makers, it has rather complex recipes but it’s also one of the most interesting.
2. Best for Beginners: The No-Fuss Bread Machine Cookbook by Michelle Anderson
The perfect choice for those who want straightforward recipes with very easy-to-follow instructions, it’s also one of cheapest books for bread machines.
3. Best Gluten-Free Cookbook: The Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook by Jane Bonacci
If you’re looking for gluten free recipes that can be made with the help of a bread maker, this is the book to buy.
4. The Classic: Betty Crocker Best Bread Machine Cookbook
A classic cookbook with wonderful photos that really spur you into taking the time to make wonderful recipes, although their number is not that high.
5. For a Specific Niche: Keto Bread Machine Cookbook
The name says it all, it lets you know everything you need to know about this cookbook, plus the price is not bad at all.
Why Get a Bread Machine Cookbook?
There are plenty of recipes for bread machines on the Internet and that’s a wonderful option, one that you should explore but having a bread maker recipes book is pretty awesome.
- the instructions are perfect whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user
- the steps are easy to follow otherwise, what would be the point of choosing to use a bread maker
- wonderful delicious recipes are easy to browse since they’re gathered in a bread machine recipe book that’s at your disposal
- since there are so many recipes there’s no way that you can’t find something to your liking, whatever you’re in the mood for
- they can suit everyone’s tastes
- they’re quite affordable so, you don’t loose too much if you end up buying one and you lose interest in it
- I love the fact that there are gluten-free bread machine cookbooks, as well, because the recipe book that comes with bread makers that have the gluten-free setting have 2 or 3 recipes for this setting, which is nowhere near enough
5 Bread Machine Cookbooks that are Awesome
I must freely admit that the first bread machine recipe book is quite amazing and I’m definitely not the only one who thinks that it’s an awesome choice.
My second choice is probably cheapest bread machine cookbook but the way it’s organised and the recipes featured in it make it an excellent choice for beginners who want delicious loaves without any fuss.
And then there’s also the one featuring only gluten-free recipes, perfect for both beginners and experienced bakers.
It’s excellent for those who want delicious gluten-free recipes.
1. The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
Beth Hensperger has done a phenomenal job in making one of the best bread machine cookbooks.
It’s such a great product.
There are 300 recipes, that’s enough to last you for a few years without getting bored.
You don’t have to make all of them but there’s a lot to experiment it.
The recipes are so easy to follow, that’s the aspect that I appreciate most about The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger.
We are told which cycle we should select, which crust type, everything.
You just need to remember this:
Add the ingredients in the order stated by your machine’s user manual.
The yeast shouldn’t make contact with the liquids.
Just one more thing:
There are also a few gluten-free recipes but not many.
Other than that, it has everything you might be looking for, including a few recipes for jam and chutney.
I always forget that these kitchen appliances can make jam, as well. The only thing missing is butter.
Where to Buy?
2. The No-Fuss Bread Machine Cookbook by Michelle Anderson
This cookbook for bread makers by Michelle Anderson is probably the cheapest option but it’s still impressive.
It’s also my favorite and top recommendation.
The introduction to this book teaches you everything you need to know about making bread using a bread maker.
The recipes are fantastic and there’s about 150 of them.
No gluten-free bread recipes are included but, other than that, it’s a wonderful bread machine recipes book for those who want to enjoy tasty loaves without too much effort.
The recipes cover all the basic cycles that come with any appliance and each recipes features the needed ingredients for the 1, 1.5, and 2 pounds sizes.
I think that the 1 pound size is also included because this is a quite recent book.
It’s only been just a few years since it’s been published but it has managed to become a favorite for many bread makers users.
It’s nicely organized and I highly recommend it to beginners who want more from their bread maker.
There’s only thing that you can complain about:
Even the dry ingredients are measured in cups and most people, myself included, are used to weight measurements instead of volume.
You can convert them and make annotations on the book for the next time.
Where to Buy?
3. The Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook by Jane Bonacci
I’m so glad that there’s a bread maker recipe book that features just gluten-free recipes.
The introduction to this book is highly informative, if you’re a beginner, you will learn everything you need to know from ingredients to techniques.
All the basic tips are rounded up in this book with 175 recipes.
It can also be used by those with machines that don’t have the gluten-free cycle but it sounds a bit complicated.
If that’s the case, it’s best to try recipes from the Internet and see how it goes, there are a lot of good ones online.
The design of the Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook by Jane Bonacci is not the most appealing, there are no pictures at all and it’s all black on white writing.
Who doesn’t like looking at pictures to compare the end result?
The price is a bit higher than the above cookbooks but, all in all, this is an excellent gathering of gluten-free recipes with the best tips there are.
Where to Buy?
4. Betty Crocker Best Bread Machine Cookbook
This is indeed one of the best bread machine cookbooks.
Even so, the number of recipes, over 100 of them, isn’t that impressive for the price.
But they’re all delicious and, the most important thing, they’re easy to make by anyone thanks to the clear nicely detailed instructions.
They’re for the 1.5 and 2 pounds sizes.
And the photos are amazing, they really win you over and make you drool instantly.
Where to Buy?
5. Keto Bread Machine Cookbook
This one has just been recently published so when talking about the newest bread machine cookbook, this is it: one for those following the Keto diet.
I must admit that I have heard about the Keto diet, who hasn’t, but I don’t follow it.
I’m sure there are quite a few who are interested, even though the paperback price is a bit expensive for my tastes.
Thanks to this I found out that the Keto bread is low in gluten, sugar, and carbs. That definitely doesn’t make me become a follower.
Where to Buy?
There are only 50 recipes for the price, now I can say that it’s definitely expensive but, since it’s something different I wanted to add it to my list for bread machine cookbooks.