These easy homemade bread recipes are perfect for beginning and professional bakers alike! With minimal ingredients and less hands-on time, you'll love these delicious bread recipes.
Have you been baking more than usual during this stay-at-home time? It seems everyone and their neighbors are baking up a storm!
While sourdough bread seems to be a popular item, there are so many other types of breads that you can make from start to finish today! These breads take less time, don't require starters, and are so easy and delicious!
Essential ingredients for baking bread
Before we get to the recipes, if you're new to bread baking, let's start with the basics. While all of these easy homemade bread recipes have different ingredients, all bread baking has a few things in common.
Flour - different types of bread call for different types of flour. Classic unbleached all-purpose flour is great for soft bread varieties, such as white sandwich bread. Bread flour is excellent for brioche and rustic breads. If you're making chewy bread types like bagels, you'll likely benefit from using high-gluten flour.
Water - every bread recipe calls for some water. Tap water is usually fine to use. However, if you're making bread that requires softer dough, you might want to use bottled mineral water, which helps soften the dough.
Yeast - yeast is what makes bread rise. Most of the recipes I create and also make use Instant Yeast, which is great because it can be added directly to flour. There are different types of yeast, so be sure to double check the recipe before you start baking.
Salt - salt is important in bread baking. It not only adds flavor, it also helps regulate the yeast activity, allowing for a steady rise. And, it helps strengthen the gluten structure of the dough.
What kind of bread should you make?
Now that you've got the essential ingredients, think about what type of bread you feel like baking from these easy homemade bread recipes. Consider the following:
- What do you want to use the bread for?
- What ingredients do you have on hand?
- How much time do you have?
Here are a few ideas for how to use different types of bread:
- Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
- Sloppy Joe Sliders recipe
- Easy Dairy-Free Spinach Dip
- Food Bliss: Tomato Cream Cheese Flatbread Pizza
- Chorizo, Queso, and Pepper Panini Sandwich
Easy Homemade Bread Recipes
I've compiled a list of 30 Easy Homemade Bread Recipes for you to try. The bread varieties range from classic loaves to fruit breads to breads that can also be served as dessert.
30 Easy Bread Recipes
Classic Bread Recipes
Honey Wheat Bread: Yeast Free!
With just a few wholesome ingredients, you can make this Honey Wheat Bread. This easy to make, no-knead, no yeast whole-wheat quick bread recipe is ready in less than one hour!
Easy, Soft, No-Knead Bread
This Homemade No-Knead Bread Loaf is the easiest bread recipe. Make it in just 5 simple steps!
1-Hour French Bread Recipe
This French Bread recipe takes just one hour from start to finish, makes 2 large loaves for just $1.90. That's just 12¢ per serving!
Honey Oat Bread
Easy to bake homemade honey oat bread is free of processed sugar and slightly sweetened with a bit of natural honey. A great sandwich bread or to enjoy on its own with a pat of butter and jam.
Keto Mini Bread Loaves
These Keto Mini Bread Loaves are small, yet mighty in taste! Not eggy, totally toastable, freezable, and delicious!
Biscuits & Bagels
Garlic-Cheddar Drop Biscuits Recipe
This is an easy homemade biscuit recipe - and no yeast needed!
The Best Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
Classic buttermilk biscuits are next level thanks to a few key baking tips and easier to make than you think!
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
Bacon makes everything better! These cheesy, savory biscuits are a delicious accompaniment to any meal.
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe
This apple cinnamon bread is packed with cinnamon and fresh apples. Such a delightful snack the entire family will love!
Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf Recipe
Made with fresh cranberries, this moist Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf has a deliciously sweet citrus flavor which balances out the slightly tart berries. It's also a wonderful bread to gift in mini loaf pans.
Strawberry bread is the perfect recipe to whip up for a tasty dessert or even breakfast treat. Fresh strawberries are diced and folded in, so every bite is loaded with rich strawberry flavor.
Orange, Pineapple, Coconut Bread
This Orange Pineapple Coconut Bread has a burst of tropical flavors and only takes about 10 minutes to get in the oven!
Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Bread
This delicious loaf of homemade bread is made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds. This tasty bread is perfect for lunch for sandwiches or toasted with butter and honey for breakfast.
Flat Breads & Cloud Breads
Garlic Naan Bread Recipe
This Garlic Naan Bread Recipe is a savory treat that's easy to make. Dip in your favorite hummus or enjoy on its own.
Made with eggs and cheese, this tender sandwich bread is flour-free and super low carb!
Easy Rosemary Focaccia Bread
This easy Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is easy to make and ready in under an hour so you can have fresh, warm bread with dinner tonight! Or use it to create thick, hearty sandwiches for lunch the next day.
Easy Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Recipe
Here's an easy Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia Bread that's perfect for beginning bread bakers!
Pandesal Recipe (Filipino Bread Rolls)
You'll love this easy pandesal recipe. The quintessential Filipino bread roll is crunchy outside, soft and fluffy inside, perfect with butter or dipped in your morning coffee.
Easy Garlic Butter Breadsticks
Soft, pillowy, garlic butter breadsticks can be yours in just over an hour! Perfect with a big bowl of pasta, soup, and salad.
Pretzel Bites: How to Make Them at Home (Just like Auntie Anne's)
Looking for a fun treat? Make these pretzel bites that are perfect to enjoy with a cheese dip, mustard, or just by themselves.
Easy Instant Pot Garlic Knots Recipe
Once you try your hands on these Homemade Easy Garlic Knots Recipe, you’ll never buy them from the store again. These pillow-soft garlic knots are tender, buttery, and so delicious.
Brunch and Snack Breads
Amazing Double Chocolate Challah Bread
This incredible double Chocolate Challah recipe is a cross between a babka and a challah. Perfect for breakfast and brunch or ideal for french toast
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
This chocolate chip banana bread is packed with decadent chocolate in every bite. The perfect afternoon treat!
Gingerbread Loaf with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
This gingerbread loaf is great year-round, not just at the holidays! It's easy to make and also makes for a delicious food gift when baked in mini loaves.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
If you have canned pumpkin puree, you'll love making this easy, delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!
Easy Guinness Beer Bread
Guinness Bread is easy to make. The Irish stout helps the bread rise without yeast so there’s no waiting before baking. It also lends a nutty flavor to this lightly sweet bread.
Easy No-Knead Beer Bread
Easy and crusty no-knead 5-ingredient beer bread is sweet, delicious, healthy, and nutritious!
Cheesy Cheddar Stout Soda Bread
Cheesy Cheddar Stout Soda Bread is a flavourful take on the original Irish Soda Bread. Adding sharp cheddar and stout beer make it a hearty and delicious addition to any meal.
Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Soda Bread
Prepare this Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Soda Bread in just minutes. It's a tasty, wonderful bread to enjoy with soup!
Easy Authentic Irish Soda Bread
This Irish Soda Bread is amazingly easy to make! A fantastic, hearty bread to serve with any meal.
I have been making so much bread lately. I love all of these easy recipes, I will definitely try some of these soon!!
Andrea Metlika says
What a fabulous list of breads. So many choices to fit every need.
Thank you for this roundup! This is just what I needed. Baking bread today
We love bread and I love easy, so you've got me with this one. What a lot of great looking recipes in one place!
We are trying to make a loaf every week, and there is lots of us to try here. Yum!
Camilla Hawkins says
Loving all this bread making inspiration. Baking is such a tonic in the current climate😊 Thanks for including.my soda bread!