Back to Basics: Three Simple Breadmaker Recipes to Try Out at Home


It might be that your trusty breadmaker has been sat in the kitchen cupboard for a little while and you’ve decided to dust off the cobwebs and get back to it, or you may have just purchased a new machine and are excited to start experimenting! Either way, we have included our top 3 basic breadmaker recipes below that will leave your kitchen smelling like a beautiful bakery in no time.

A quick heads up: These recipes have been formulated and tested in Panasonic breadmakers only. Results will differ in models from alternative manufacturers.


1. Malted Fruit Loaf

A delicious afternoon tea treat, especially when teamed with a cuppa! For this recipe you will need:

  • 1tsp yeast
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 25g butter
  • 1tsp salt
  • 3 tsp of malt extract
  • 320ml of water
  • 150g sultanas

To create this loaf, you must add all the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed above except the sultanas- they go into the fruit and nut dispenser in the lid of your machine.

Next, select function BASIC RAISIN BAKE and size LARGE (you can find out how to do this using your appliance’s manual).

After baking remove the bread from the pan (careful not to burn yourself) and allow to cool on a wire rack.

And there you have it! That’s really all there is to it. This recipe will serve 5 and takes approximately 4 hours to bake.


2. Herb Pizza Bases

A fun family favourite! A cost effective and interactive dinnertime treat. For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 250 g strong white flour
  • 250 g pasta flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 300 ml water

To begin, put the dough ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed above. Then, set the breadmaker to the PIZZA DOUGH program for 45 mins (again, you can find this setting in the appliance manual).

Once the cycle is complete, remove the dough from the pan onto a floured worktop and roll out to a 32 cm x26 cm rectangle. After that you can place the dough onto an oiled enamel tray.

This is the fun part! Spread the base with your desired toppings. Do you prefer simple mozzarella and tomato or something a little more lavish like red onion and goats cheese?

To finish, bake the pizza on CONVECTION 200 °C for 12 mins until golden brown.


3. Banana and Walnut Loaf

Banana and walnut loaf is an all time favourite of so many and a true flavour match made in heaven! Perfect for a picnic or a delightful addition to an afternoon tea, for this recipe you will need:

  • 100g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 large beaten eggs
  • 200g self raising flour sifted
  • Half tsp baking powder
  • 200g banana
  • Half tsp ground nutmeg
  • 85g natural yogurt
  • 125g Plump sultanas
  • 100g roasted walnuts or pecans

To begin, cream together the butter and the sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the beaten eggs a little at a time.

Next, fold in the flour and baking powder a little at a time.

In a separate bowl, mash the banana and yoghurt until smooth before stirring into the main mixture.

Add the nutmeg, sultanas, and the roasted nuts and mix until smooth.

Finally, transfer the mixture into a lined bread pan and set to BAKE ONLY for 1 hour. Test the cake after about 45minutes by pressing the top gently, if it springs back it is cooked. If not then it will need 5 or so minutes longer.

Once cooked, remove from bread pan and allow to cool down before serving. Bonne Appetit!


We hope you enjoy trying these scrumptious recipes out for yourself! If you do, please tag us on Instagram using the handle, @Panasonickitchen – we love seeing pictures of everyone’s culinary creations!