Sweet Hawaiian Bread Machine Recipe

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Make yourself something sweet and soft and oh-so-comforting with this easy hawaiian bread recipe made right in the bread machine!

The hands-off method lets your machine do all the work while you do other things and have amazing, tasty homemade bread for dinner.

This sweet bread recipe will remind you of the grocery store standard and yet is full of natural ingredients and no preservatives so that you can feel good about serving it to your loved ones.

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Flour Choices

Generally speaking, bread flour is recommended for bread machine use. I went with all-purpose flour here and still got a wonderfully tender and fluffy loaf.

You could easily substitute bread flour if desired.

I did not test this recipe with whole wheat flour, I imagine you could substitute some of the white flour but the texture would definitely be different.

Pineapple Juice

The pineapple juice is the key ingredient, don’t try to substitute it with something else, it simply won’t have the flavor your expect.

Slices of hawaiian bread sit in front of the remaining loaf on a board.

If you’re eating some pineapple chunks canned in juice, this is a great way to use up that juice and prevent any waste of the good stuff. This way you avoid the extra cost of buying pineapple juice just to make the recipe (unless you regularly drink it anyway).

Make Fluffy Rolls Instead

Want to make some hawaiian rolls instead of a loaf? Simply use your machine’s dough cycle.

Once the dough cycle is done, punch dough down and turn out onto lightly floured surface to form rolls. Then place on a greased baking sheet and let rise in a warm place.

Once risen, bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until done – time will vary based on size of rolls.

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.

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.

A loaf of hawaiian bread is seen from the side and sits on a board.

How to Serve

Use like you would any homemade loaves of bread. Serve slices or dinner rolls at feasts for an easy and wonderful side dish.

Toast it for breakfast and slather in a little bit of butter, jam, or peanut butter.

A loaf of Hawaiian bread sits on a board with a white napkin next to it.

Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to tuck into lunch boxes.

If you have some leftover, use it for French toast the next day for a wonderful breakfast treat that will soothe any sweet tooth.

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 temp.

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.

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

A loaf of sweet Hawaiian bread sits on a board and is seen from the side.

Hawaiian Sweet Bread Recipe in the Bread Machine

Yield: One 2 Pound Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Make this sweet bread machine recipe for a comforting and fluffy loaf that is the perfect bread for serving at your next feast and for using as simple but delicious breakfast toast. 


  • 3/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Cup Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast


  1. Place everything in the machine bread pan in the order written (or as directed by your machine's instructions). Usually liquid ingredients are followed by salt and the dry ingredients with the yeast being last, 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 setting / White bread cycle for light crust (or desired crust color) for a 2 pound loaf.
  4. Press Start.
  5. 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: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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

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