Onion Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by Harley Seashell Pri

This coarsely textured bread has the delicate flavor of onion. This is not a soft bread. It is crusty and hearty and slightly dry. Sliced, it is perfect for building those famous Dagwood sandwiches. This bread is good eaten in crusty slabs either plain or buttered along side hot soup or cool, crisp salad. It's the bread of choice in my house.

Top Review by Karen..

The texture and crust are fabulous. I used the Basic 2 setting (1.5 lb. as stated) and the loaf rose over the top of the pan (and I have a 2 lb. capacity machine!). The only complaint I have is that the onion flavor was so faint that no one knew it was onion bread, so I think next time I will double the amount. Thanks for a great and easy recipe for the bread machine!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup very warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion


  1. Place the water, sugar, and yeast in the pan of your bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam in the water for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Program your bread machine for a 1 1/2 pound basic white bread. I always choose the dark setting for the crust. This bread is excellent for the time delay feature.

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