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Vanilla Spice Bread

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"This is a bread machine recipe. Try it to make a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. It's amazing. It uses the machine's dough cycle but is baked in the oven."
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3 h 20 m servings 108
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)


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  1. Place water, milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, white sugar, cardamom, coriander, vegetable oil, and salt into the pan of a bread machine in that order. Pour the flour onto the other ingredients, and sprinkle the flour with yeast. Set the bread machine to the Dough cycle; turn on the machine.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch bread pan.
  3. When the Dough cycle is completed, remove the dough from the machine, punch down if necessary, form into a loaf, and place into the prepared bread pan with the seam side down. Cover and let rise until doubled, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a rack.


  • Cook's Notes
  • We've been making a lot of this since I first invented it about a year ago. We experimented a lot with multiple parameters and we found the following to be very important:
  • Use DARK brown sugar. Light brown sugar isn't as good.
  • You can use oil or butter, but there's no discernible difference and since oil is cheaper, we use oil.
  • High-gluten flour makes for a more satisfying loaf, but you can use normal flour. Or add a little extra gluten yourself.
  • Finally, for a softer loaf replace all the water with milk (for a final milk volume of 1 1/4 cup milk).
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 108 calories; 5 14.7 1.1 2 497 Full nutrition

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I took the submitter's advice and used all milk and used AP flour. I made this by hand with my Kitchen Aid mixer. I proofed the yeast in my mixer bowl with the warmed milk and sugars for ten min...

YUMMY! I went ahead and just baked it in the bread machine because, well, I am lazy :D I did make a few changes, but they weren't major. I only had light brown sugar, so I used that instead o...

I made this bread by hand. I omitted the white sugar and added 3 T honey. I used all milk, light brown sugar and all purpose flour. To knead the dough I had to add an additional 1/2 cup of flou...

Made this recipe last night and it is fantastic! I used cinnamon instead of coriander and let it bake in the bread machine and it came out perfect! I know this bread will be gone by the end of t...

This bread was so warm and comforting. I flavor of the vanilla and spices were very subtle, but really made a huge impact. I used soy milk instead of real milk because my husband is allergic to ...

Delicious! I love love love the subtle spiced flavor of this recipe and the texture was lovely. I was concerned about not having any dark brown sugar, so I added a teaspoon of molasses to my lig...

WOW! Great bread. I did increase some spices - cardamom to 1/4 teaspoon and coriander to almost 1/2 teaspoon. This bread makes wonderful french toast!

i love cardamom and vanilla, but i had never tried coriander in a sweet recipe. the use of it in this recipe really interested me, and i was really glad i tried it! this bread is delicious. alth...

This was good bread. I followed it exactly and my dough was way way too sticky, so I added 1/2 cup more flour. It was still pretty sticky but I thought this was how the submitter intended it t...