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Savory and Simple: Mushroom and Leek Bread in Your Bread Machine

Mushroom and Leek Bread

Craving a delicious and wholesome bread bursting with flavor? Look no further than this easy Mushroom and Leek Bread recipe made in your trusty bread machine!

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or anyone who wants fresh-baked bread without the hassle of kneading dough. The key to this recipe is pre-cooking the mushrooms and leeks with a touch of butter and thyme. This step intensifies their flavors and infuses the entire loaf with an irresistible earthy aroma.

Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

Why Mushrooms and Leeks Make a Dream Team

But this recipe isn’t all about taste – it’s a nutritional powerhouse too! Let’s delve into the goodness these two-star ingredients bring:

  • Mushrooms: These versatile fungi are packed with essential nutrients like B vitamins, potassium, and selenium. They’re low in calories, fat-free, and a fantastic source of dietary fiber [http://www.mushroominfo.com/benefits/].
  • Leeks: A staple in European and Asian cuisine, leeks are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They’re low in calories and provide a good dose of both soluble and insoluble fiber [http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/leeks.html].

How to make the Mushroom and Leek Bread recipe

The recipe ingredients are broken down into two sections: wet ingredients and dry ingredients.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter: This adds richness and flavor to the bread.
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (Portobello preferred): These earthy fungi are the star of the show! You can use any mushroom you like.
  • 3/4 cup sliced leeks: Leeks add a mild oniony flavor and some healthy fiber.
  • 1 1/3 cups water: This is the liquid base for the dough.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt: Salt enhances the overall flavor of the bread.
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey: A touch of honey adds sweetness and helps brown the crust.
Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour: Adds a nutty flavor and some extra fiber.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour: This is the base for the bread structure. Bread flour has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour, which can lead to a chewier bread. You can choose whichever you have on hand.
  • 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast: This is what makes the bread rise. Important: Bread machine yeast is formulated specifically for bread machines and shouldn’t be substituted with regular active dry yeast.

Effortless Baking with Your Bread Machine

This recipe is designed to be a breeze to make in your bread machine. Here’s a quick rundown:

  1. Sauté the mushrooms and leeks in butter with a sprinkle of thyme.
  2. Transfer the cooked vegetables to your bread machine pan.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients following your manufacturer’s instructions for order.
  4. Select the appropriate bread machine cycle and let your appliance do the work!

Tips and Variations

  • Feel free to use any type of mushroom you prefer. Portobello mushrooms are a budget-friendly and readily available option.
  • The recipe is from “250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.

Bake a loaf of this savory Mushroom and Leek Bread today, and enjoy it toasted, with a creamy spread, or simply savor its hearty goodness on its own!

Mushroom and Leek Bread
Mushroom and Leek Bread

How to enjoy this delicious bread.

This Mushroom and Leek Bread is a versatile loaf, so you can enjoy it in many ways:

Classic Options:

  • Fresh Sliced: Enjoy the bread warm or toasted, slathered with your favorite butter, cream cheese, or jam.
  • Sandwiches: The savory flavor profile makes this bread perfect for sandwiches. Pile on some roasted vegetables, cheese, and deli meats for a satisfying lunch.
  • Soup Dipping: Tear off pieces of this crusty bread and use them to dip into your favorite soup or stew. It’ll add a delicious textural contrast.

Creative Ideas:

  • Bruschetta: Toast slices of the bread, drizzle with olive oil, top with chopped tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of cheese. Broil until the cheese melts for a delightful appetizer.
  • Bread Pudding: Cube leftover bread and use it to make a savory bread pudding with cheese, herbs, and vegetables.
  • Stuffing: Instead of traditional stuffing for your roast chicken or turkey, try using cubes of this flavorful bread for a unique twist.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this Mushroom and Leek Bread is sure to be a delicious and satisfying addition to your table.

The recipe is from Donna Washburn and Heather Butt – 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine.

Mushroom and Leek Bread

How to make Mushroom and Leek Bread in your bread machine

Mushroom and Leek Bread recipe is simple to make. Slightly cook the veggies and add them to the baking pan along with the remaining ingredients and voila!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2 pound loaf
Calories 1153 kcal


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms Portobello preferred
  • 3/4 cup sliced leeks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast


  • In a saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, leeks and thyme; saute just until tender. Immediately place in baking pan.
  • Measure remaining ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert pan into the oven chamber.
  • Select Basic Cycle.


  • Feel free to use any type of mushroom you prefer. Portobello mushrooms are a budget-friendly and readily available option.
  • The recipe is from “250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1153kcalCarbohydrates: 224gProtein: 34gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 1861mgPotassium: 883mgFiber: 16gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 941IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 14mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword bread machine recipes, Healthy Bread, Mushroom Leek Bread, sweet & savory bread
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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Originally published on September 12, 2016. Revised and updated.

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