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Bread Machine Whole Wheat English Muffins

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Don’t pay high prices for English muffins! Make your own with these easy and healthier Bread Machine English muffins!

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is breakfast sandwiches. Something simple, like sausage and cheese on bread or an English muffin. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I realized I could make my own muffins!

I had only bought English muffins when they were on sale, and even then they were like $2.00 for a 6-pack. When I calculated how much it would cost to make my own, my jaw dropped.

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My recipe for these English muffins (shown below) cost a total of $1.19 to make.

This batch makes 15 muffins, so that comes out to 8 cents per muffin. What.

Compare that to a 6-pack that costs around $2.00, or 33 cents per muffin.

That’s crazy! These are all ingredients you may keep in the house anyway, so why not make a cheap and healthy version of a great breakfast food?

How to make bread machine english muffins

The first step is to add the water, milk, egg, oil, honey, salt, flour, and yeast in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Set the bread machine on the “Dough” setting and let it run, about an hour and a half.

Make your own whole wheat English muffins with this easy bread machine recipe! Only 8 cents per muffins, wow!

When the dough’s finished, set it on a cutting board, knead it a few times, then roll it out with flour and cut it into circular shapes. I’m fancy and using a tuna can!

Place the muffins on a tray and cover with a towel for about 30 minutes to let them rise.

After the muffins have risen, heat up a griddle (or a regular pan will do) and place a few muffins at a time, cooking a couple minutes on each side until the tops are brown. No cooking spray required, they cook just fine without!

How can you serve these english muffins?

You can toast these in your toaster oven and eat with butter or peanut butter. Or make your own copycat Egg McMuffin!

One of our favorite ways to eat these is with a sausage patty and a slice of cheese. It’s enough to keep us full for hours; and seriously, nothing beats the taste of a homemade English muffin.

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Bread Machine Whole Wheat English Muffins

Bread Machine Whole Wheat English Muffins

Yield: 12-15 muffins
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Don't pay high prices for English muffins! Make your own with these easy and healthier Bread Machine English muffins! #breakfast #bread #breadmachine #recipe


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. Add all ingredients to the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Use the dough setting and let it run for 90 minutes.
  3. When the dough is completed, knead it a few times on a cutting board, then roll it out and cut into about 15 muffins.
  4. Set the muffins on a tray, cover with a towel, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a griddle or pan and cook a few muffins at a time until both sides are brown.


Tuesday 4th of April 2023

I accidentally did all 3 cups as whole wheat flour and they turned out ok. I did however roll them thinner than I should have. Next time I’ll get it right!

Anne C

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Can I use powdered milk or plant based milk?


Wednesday 21st of September 2022

I've never used either in this recipe. I'm sure that plant-based milk would do just fine; but you may have to experiment with the liquid if you use the powdered milk!


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Could these be made without a bread machine and how so? Thank you


Sunday 21st of August 2022

@Jaime, Thank you! Will definitely give it a try!


Thursday 18th of August 2022

Hi, good question!

I'm not a bread expert here- but I can make a good guess. =) Without the bread machine, I'd start by mixing the yeast with the 1/4 cup water and let it sit for a few minutes. Then I'd add the rest of the ingredients and mix (by hand or dough attachment on a stand mixer) for 5-10 minutes? Then let it rest and rise for at least 30 minutes.

From there, you can decide if it needs more time to rise. If not, you can then follow the rest of the instructions. I hope that made sense!


Friday 13th of May 2022

Thank you for this wonderful recipe for English Muffins. When I retired I decided to make my own bread in the bread machine to save money. I always have loved English muffins but I thought they were just too expensive since I was tying hard to live within my means. This recipe was supper easy to make and also very delicious and cost very little with just basic ingredients, that I already have at home. Thank you I am so happy to have English muffins again in my diet, and I will continue to make these often!!!


Saturday 29th of January 2022

Do you need to activate the yeast before adding to the bread machine?


Saturday 29th of January 2022

I don't; I just add it right away and the bread machine does the work for me!

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