Homemade White Bread Recipe using a KitchenAid Mixer

Easy Homemade White bread using KitchenAid mixer

You don’t need a bread machine if you have an American made KitchenAid Mixer. I’ve got an easy recipe for homemade white bread. It is basic, simple, and wholesome.

During warmer months I try and buy food items that are grown locally and then I freeze them to use during the winter months.  I feel it is important to eat locally and shop locally as much as possible, and this is true when buying products as well.  I try and buy products that are Made in the USA, but it can be hard sometimes to find what you need.  However, one of my favorite, most used kitchen items is in fact made in the good ole’ USA and that is my KitchenAid mixer,.  KitchenAid has been around for generations; it is a trusted name and appliance in many kitchens, including mine. It is made in Ohio.

I use it for countless recipes and foods.  Truly, my KitchenAid Mixer is the most used small appliance my kitchen.

One of my favorite items to use my KitchenAid mixer for is Homemade White Bread, but when I tell people that they often look at me like I am crazy and they always ask how I find time to do it with my busy life.  The truth is, however, that baking bread is really simple and once you get the hang of it you can whip up bread in no time.

While you can obviously knead the bread yourself, I find it much easier to dump the ingredients in my KitchenAid Mixer and let the mixer do the mixing and the kneading for me. Why spend my time kneading the bread, when my KitchenAid mixer has a bread attachment with it?  I can start the bread while I am in the kitchen and just keep my eye on it allowing me to do other tasks.

Making the bread using your stand mixer is an easy way to make a great tasting loaf of bread, one that is better for you than any loaf you could buy at the store because you can control the ingredients and you know that there is nothing artificial in it.  Furthermore, you get to feel like a rockstar baker to your family.

I hope you try this recipe and use your mixer and enjoy making your own bread as much as I do.

White Bread Recipe Using A KitchenAid Mixer

Gold Medal Classic White Bread (click the link for directions on how to make the bread without a mixer)

6 to 7 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour*

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons shortening

2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)

2 1/4 cups very warm water (120° to 130°F)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted, if desired

In your mixing bowl, stir 3 1/2 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, shortening and yeast until well mixed.

Turn mixer on low and slowly add warm water. Gradually increase the speed of the mixer until well mixed.  Add flour one cup at a time (up to 7 cups of flour) until dough is no longer sticky and it is easy to handle.  Dough should no longer stick to the sides of the bowl and it should not stick to the mixer attachment.

Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and let rise in warm place until dough has doubled in size.

Once it has risen, gently push into dough to deflate, gather it into a ball and divide the dough in half.

Stretch the dough a few times and shape into a ball. Place each ball in a lightly greased bread pan and brush with olive oil on top. Cover with plastic wrap and kitchen towel and let rise in warm place.

TIP: I typically start my oven and then place the dough near the vent on the stovetop.   By the time the oven is heated up the dough has risen sufficiently.

Preheat oven to 425°F.  When dough has risen and oven is hot, place both loaves in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until loaves are golden brown.

Remove from oven, brush tops with melted butter, and allow to cool slightly.

*Note: I store my loaves in large ziploc bags to keep them fresh but trust me, we eat them pretty quickly!

Megan Galko is a stay at home, homeschooling mother of 5 kids 10 and under.  She is the founder and owner of NEPA MOM.com, a partner in Eventful Moms and a freelance writer.  She also has a recurring television segment where she discusses products and tips to make life for busy moms easier.  Megan resides in Northeast PA with her husband, children and 1 dog.  

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  1. My new favorite thing is to make homemade bread. Thank you for the recipe!
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  2. Thank you so much for the opportunity to guest post! I hope everyone enjoys the bread!

  3. I’d love to try this. I love making bread and this deep freeze winter weather is the perfect time for baking projects.
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  4. Wow! A fluffy white bread that doesn’t have milk in it? I am ecstatic! Thanks 🙂
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  5. I love making bread in the winter. It’s so wonderful to come from the cold and smell that delicious aroma!

  6. This looks really simple and non threatening. I can’t wait to try it. I need to find my dough hook first, though.

  7. Deonne Mackowiak says:

    I’m 62 and just learned a few years ago that the only way to make turkey stuffing is with homemade bread. It makes a world of different. I’m making this recipe today so it can dry out in time to go into the bird on Thursday. Thanks for posting–looks great. I’m assuming this recipe makes 2 loaves???

    • my family has always made the stuffing with dried bread, mashed potatoes, onion(raw) and summer Savory, it does not taste like ‘home’ unless it is made this way 🙂

  8. Sandra Windt says:

    This is a great recipe for loaves or rolls!

  9. Can you halve the recipe or would that ruin the chemistry? I want to just make one loaf for my first try.

  10. Paul Rothrock says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I make it every couple days or so and my family absolutely loves it. I tweaked it a bit by swapping out half of the all-purpose flour for bread flour. It makes the perfect bread for sandwiches or french toast for a fraction of the price of the stuff in the stores.

  11. I love making homemade bread, especially in the cooler months of fall. Since I do not own a stand mixer, I mix and knead by hand, however, this recipe sounds worth the effort.

  12. I have never used all-purpose flour in bread recipes; always bread flour. I am anxious to try this out as *cough cough* my husband or daughter #2 put away dishes and I cannot find the kneader for my bread machine. I love making homemade bread because I can control the ingredients! If anyone has great recipes for middle eastern pita bread, naan, pizza crust, and cinnamon rolls, especially whole wheat variety, please share!

  13. I just got my first Kitchen Aid mixer and I am anxious to try and make homemade bread. My question though is, I do not, nor will I buy shortening. Is the purpose of the shortening the consistency? If so, would it work to use coconut oil instead? When it is not melted down, it is the same consistency as shortening. Thanks!

  14. Ann-Marie says:

    I didn’t have shortening and used cooking oil. It’s rising now. Hoping it works! This is my first recipe in my stand up mixer.

  15. Christine Beasley says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Love to make my own bread.

  16. This looks like a great thing to make on a cold day!

  17. I would LOVE to have a KitchenAid mixer! I have tried to make bread with mine and it does okay, but not if it is a good size batch.

    • A KitchenAid mixer is worth the investment. My husband bought one for me several years ago. He got the large one (6 qt?) Making cookies is a breeze, as I Can mix up a triple batch. Bread making is a breeze. So worth the investment. We have the meat grinder attachment and grind our own deer meat. I can mix up ground meat and all the ingredients for meatloaf in just a couple minutes using the regular attachment.

  18. Thanks for the recipe. I’d love to make this bread sooner to make my coffee habit worth it.

  19. Eileen Guthrie says:

    I no longer pay almost $4.00 for a loaf of bread. Since there is only 2 of us living at home now, I make bread crumbs from the bread I have left. I wish I could find a recipe for rye bread and dark rye bread made with mmy Kitchen Aid Mixer.

  20. I don’t eat bread but I love my Kitchenaid stand mixer! I use it all the time.

  21. My first batch just came out of the oven!! Maybe now my children will come home to see me. J/K.

  22. Thank you for posting this recipe and instructions. I love my Kitchen Aide, but confess to never using it specifically to make bread. Today, I did. The bread dough is in the bowl on it’s first rise. It came out perfectly, nice and smooth, elastic, and not sticking to a thing. I can already tell it will turn out well, through second rise and bake. I just put up some peach jam a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to try it on the bread later tonight! You made me happy today. =)

  23. I ususally use this recipe but do it by hand. My MIL is staying with us so I’m using her mixer since it’s available. Waiting to see how it turns out. Hopefully good or I’ll never hear the end of it! LOL!

  24. You’ve inspired me!
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  25. I love KitchenAid mixer, too. I often eat bread and it’s easy to use this mixer

  26. baking bread in the home is an always a fun.i will definitely try that. thanks for sharing this recipe.

  27. This bread was so easy and tastes just great! the most difficult part was getting my water to the right temperature. by the time my candy thermometer registered the Temp, it had cooled. Finally got it and was so pleased. this is the first time i have baked bread at such a high temperature but it did fine. this bread is also very good toasted.

  28. This bread is so easy to make in my mixer and it takes only a short time. My husband loves the bread for sandwiches and it makes great, very hardy toast. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  29. So excited to try this-I just got my first mixer for Christmas! Question-do I use the paddle for the whole recipe or do I switch to the dough hook at some point?

  30. I haven’t made bread a single time this winter. Looks like I’d better get started! 🙂
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  31. Jennifer johnson says:

    How long does it take for it to rise usually in the bowl ? First time making bread and I’m looking at every half Hr n it’s not doing anything lol.

    • I don’t know when you asked this question but here goes.

      It takes at least one hour and up to two hours for first rise, On the 2nd rise it takes from a 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Just measure your container to let you know when it’s risen double.

      The easiest way to be sure it’s a correct double is to put your dough into a bowl, then remove dough and fill the bowl to the same height with water. Then measure the water you have in the bowl (in a measuring cup or by weight on a weight machine) and then add the same amount again to get double, pour it in the bowl and mark the height, Pour out the water, dry it, then add dough and away you go.

  32. This bread was so easy and tastes just great! the most difficult part was getting my water to the right temperature. by the time my candy thermometer registered the Temp, it had cooled.

  33. I just got some Gold Medal flour yesterday, for making bread! I make bread a few times a month, it would be great to have a Kitchenaid! I didn’t know they are made in USA. This is a nice recipe I’d love to try!

  34. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ve been wanting a KitchenAid stand up mixer for a while. Hopefully, I’ll get one soon!

  35. I love making bread, in the summer, I stick to rolls and flatbreads that don’t need to be in the oven that long. I’d love to have a Kitchenaid mixer, with fall baking, it would be so much fun to make up loaves of bread all the time, to give as gifts for no reason, and let them know the mixer is made in the USA!!! This is a nice recipe I’d love to try.

  36. Thanks for the recipe. I’d love to make this bread soon, maybe over weekend.

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