Nothing beats serving a fresh, warm loaf of bread for dinner. With a family full of picky eaters, I always know that my kids will at least eat a piece of bread even if I have to battle through getting them to try the rest of the food I’ve served for dinner!
I’ve been baking bread for my family for over a decade, and this recipe is our very favorite easy loaf bread baked in the bread machine.
I stumbled into this milk free bread recipe when I had to give up dairy products while breastfeeding my colicy son. Before giving up dairy, my go to bread recipe contained milk, but with lots of trial and error I created this dairy free bread recipe for the bread maker.
I no longer avoid dairy, yet this is still my whole family’s favorite bread machine recipe! So whether you just ran out of milk, or are on a dairy free diet, this Dairy Free Bread Machine Recipe is sure to be enjoyed by everyone!
Can you make bread without milk?
Of course you can! In fact, you can even make delicious bread without milk! The key is finding a recipe that is meant to be used without milk. If you simply substitute milk for water in any old bread recipe, you’ll likely be disappointed. Lucky for you, the best recipe for homemade bread without milk is just below!
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What if I don’t want to bake my bread in a bread machine?
I often prefer to use the dough setting on my bread machine and then bake my bread in the oven. I like the size of a 9×5 loaf pan better than the bread maker loaf size. It’s all about personal preference. If you’d like to bake your bread in the oven, this is my favorite dairy free bread recipe that doesn’t require baking in the bread maker.
How to make bread without milk in a bread machine
Dairy Free Bread Recipe for Bread Machine
- 1 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- Add water, salt, honey and oil to the bread maker basket.
- Pour flour into the bread maker, making a hill of flour.
- Use the back of the measuring cup, or a spoon to make a little well in the top of the flour
- Pour yeast into the well of the flour.
- Turn bread machine on to the 2lb white bread cycle, choosing your prefered color of crust (I choose medium)
- Allow the bread maker to begin mixing, about 10 minutes later check the ball of dough. Adding a little flour if it's too wet, or a water if it's too dry. (1 tablespoon at a time)
- Allow the bread machine to do it's thing
*if your bread machine instructions give a specific order of ingredients to put in your machine, follow those instructions. These directions are based on what my bread machine instruction manual instructs.
*you can substitute your favorite cooking oil for the olive oil.
*use bread flour if possible, but all purpose works fine too.