The Prepared Pantry

French Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M95-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

  • Makes 1 large loaf
  • Makes perfect bread in all popular 1 1/2 to 2-pound bread machines.
  • SAF yeast packet included!
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread are included.
  • Use a thermometer to check the water temperature, and we guarantee your bread will work.


It's easy to make wonderful French bread--even if you've never baked bread before! All you add is water.

You'll make amazing bread with an authentic French bread taste and with a crisp, chewy crust. It's like a trip to the bakery, but it will be yours, and it's fresh.

It doesn't matter whether you use your bread machine or your stand-type mixer and bake it in the oven. You can bake it in a loaf pan or on a baking sheet. It doesn't even matter how you shape the loaf--round or long or whatever. It all comes out as a crusty French bread with a soft interior.

"Fantastic! The instructions were very easy to follow. This was my second time making bread. The Prepared Pantry mix is virtually foolproof. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and my oven. The bread was melt in your mouth delicious."  Robin
"My favorite French Bread. SO easy to make and even easier to eat. Delicious in every way and is always the perfect loaf. I have made multiple orders for this French Bread and will always come back for more."  JennyDinVa 
"Prepared Pantry makes bread baking way too easy! This bread (like every mix from Prepared Pantry) is excellent. Crusty on the outside, and soft n chewy on the inside. Bring on the butter - I’m outta here!"  Karen Downs 

We guarantee this will be as good as the neighborhood bakery. Your family will love it. 
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Customer Reviews

Based on 109 reviews

I’ve tried making 2 loaves. Neither would rise



Brad Warren
French Bread Mix

I thought mix was easy to use and worked very well in my bread maker.

Leslye Lockfield

The entire family enjoyed the French Bread. One of our favorites!

Marie T
Loved the bread mixes

I have tried the white country and the sourdough bread mixes and both have been fantastic .