Jalapeno Bread Recipe for the Bread Machine

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Make yourself a spicy loaf of homemade bread with this jalapeno bread recipe designed especially for ease by using the bread machine. 

This simple, flavorful white bread recipe is perfect for adding a bit of a kick to your meals while keeping the actual hands-on work light. 

Grab your machine and make this great recipe to serve alongside spicy foods and mild ones alike!

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Fresh Jalapeños

The peppers are what give the bread heat and flavor. I suggest just 1/3 cup of diced peppers in the recipe below. You could add more for more jalapeno flavor and heat.

A good bit of the heat comes from the veins and seeds of the peppers. Leave those in if you want hotter bread, remove them for a more mild heat level. 

Slices of bread sit on a cutting board with remaining loaf and fresh jalapenos in the background.

Want to Make Jalapeno Cheese Bread?

I kept the recipe vegan below but if you want something cheesy, it’s an easy and welcome addition for many.

Simply add up to 1 cup of shredded cheese with the jalapeno peppers towards the end of the second kneading cycle.

Consider adding something like sharp cheddar or even pepper jack cheese for added heat and cheese flavor. 

Yeast Choices

I use instant yeast for ease in every bread machine recipe I test. If you want to use active dry yeast or bread machine yeast, simply follow your manufacturer’s instructions but I can’t say for certainty in what amount.

To Prevent Sticking

I had multiple loaves become hopelessly stuck to my bread pan and had to learn a trick or two to prevent it. Here’s what I do, if you’d like to try it:

After the final kneading cycle (for my machine there’s a 2 second third cycle of punching down), I remove the bread dough quickly from the machine, remove the kneading paddle and then spray the pan with some non-stick spray. Then I put the dough back in, close the lid and let the machine finish its rising and baking.

A loaf of bread sits on a cutting board with some fresh jalapeno peppers.

I use needle nose pliers to remove the paddle.

This very simple step has stopped bread from sticking to the paddle hopelessly and coming out of the pan a broken mess.

My bread machine instructions do not tell me that this is necessary – meaning the bread could bake with the paddle attached but I found it much easier to remove the paddle.

About My Bread Machine

This recipe was tested on a Welbilt Bread Machine. I bought it at a thrift store for $6.50. It makes great bread but every machine is different. Please follow any specific instructions provided with your machine if they differ from how this recipe is written.

How to Serve

This is a good loaf to serve alongside soup meals, especially things with a little kick on their own think: taco soup or chili for example.

Use it as a spicy base for your avocado toast. 

Slices of bread sit on a cutting board with remaining loaf and fresh jalapenos in the background.

I think it’s amazing sandwich bread for things like egg salad for a little extra flavor.  It has a good texture for most any soft, delicious filling. 

Slather it in cream cheese for breakfast toast or snacking that may remind you of a jalapeno popper. 

It’s an excellent recipe to serve alongside simple salad meals as well. 

How to Store

Place any leftover cooled bread into a bread bag or airtight container where it should stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature.

A loaf of bread sits on a cutting board with some fresh jalapeno peppers.

For longer term storage, place into a freezer bag or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. You can freeze the entire loaf or pre-slice and freeze for later. Freezing slices is nice for just grabbing a few now and then as needed.

Let frozen bread thaw on the counter prior to serving. Use up any frozen bread within 6 months for best flavor.

​Don’t have a bread machine? Check out my Jalapeno Cheese Bread Recipe that you can make without one. 

Slices ob bread sit on a board with remaining loaf and fresh jalapenos in the background.

Jalapeno Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Make a fluffy and spicy loaf of jalapeno bread quickly and easily with this recipe designed for your bread machine. 


  • 1 1/3 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Cups Bread Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1/3 Cup Diced Jalapenos


  1. Place ingredients, except for the diced jalapenos, in the machine bread pan in the order written (or as directed by your machine's instructions). Usually wet ingredients are followed by salt and the dry ingredients with the yeast being added last on top of the flour, but again follow your bread machine manual for best results.
  2. Put the bread machine pan in the bread maker and close the lid.
  3. Select the basic dough cycle. Select medium crust (or desired crust color). Use a 2-pound loaf setting.
  4. Press Start.
  5. Let the bread dough work until almost the end of the second kneading cycle (or when prompted by your machine) and add jalapenos
  6. Let the machine finish the baking process.
  7. When done, remove the pan from the machine, run a butter knife around the sides of the loaf pan. Using oven mitts, turn pan upside down and gently shake to remove bread from pan and let bread cool to room temperature on a wire rack before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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