Making bread at home doesn’t have to be scary or time-consuming! These easy homemade bread recipes are perfect for any skill level, taste great, and do not require any special equipment.
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Friends, I have been sharing bread recipes and demonstrating how to make bread from scratch for years. It’s been a lot of fun and so fulfilling to hear from so many over the years who had previously never made bread themselves and who are now baking bread regularly in their home (to the delight of their families).
Never before, though, has it felt so important and timely to help others experience the freedom and satisfaction of being able to bake bread from just a handful of staple ingredients. With grocery stores wiped bare of packaged bread options, THE TIME IS NOW!
Whether you are an experienced baker or a complete novice, you can use these recipes to enjoy warm-out-of-the-oven, body-and-soul-satisfying, baked goods.
My sincere hope is that I can come alongside people now who are anxious during a difficult time and help your nourish your people. Then once this storm has passed, your skills and confidence will remain. You will be stronger and your home will smell amazing.
12 Easy Homemade Bread Recipes
Oat & Nut Bread
This sandwich bread is a newer version of my classic whole wheat sandwich loaves. The recipe is very versatile as far as what flours you use, and an essential recipe for delicious sandwiches, toast, and simple bread and butter slices with a hot bowl of soup.
One-Hour French Bread
Undoubtedly one of the most popular bread recipes on the blog, these one-hour French bread loaves are all-stars when it comes to needing a quick and easy recipe to serve with soup, pasta, French dip sandwiches, and so much more.
One-Hour Focaccia Bread
Focaccia bread looks and tastes fancy, but it’s really quite simple and can be finished in just one hour! Try it with the suggested herbs or experiment with a combination of your own. Just don’t skimp on the olive oil!
In our home, skillet cornbread is non-negotiable whenever I’m making chili or stew. We also love it as a frugal meal with pintos and rice.
Simple Thin Crust Pizza Dough
If the French bread isn’t the most popular bread recipe on my blog, this simple thin crust pizza dough definitely is! If you don’t have a pizza dough recipe you LOVE, then you need to give this a try. It is so easy and requires very little time, which is why we make it every week and often for quick lunches too!
Quick Sweet Bread
These loaves are a sweet twist on the one-hour French bread. Add a little sweetness to the dough and roll it up with cinnamon sugar, chocolate, or another filling of your choice!
We make this banana bread regularly whenever we have ripe bananas on hand! It’s delicious not only for breakfast, it’s also great with a smear of peanut butter for a filling lunch or afternoon snack.
Back Pocket Pancakes
No boxed mixes are necessary when it’s this easy to make pancakes from scratch! Make them plain, or add in cinnamon, blueberries, chocolate chips… you get the picture.
Saturday Morning Waffles
When the occasion warrants waffles, this recipe is my favorite.
From-Scratch Breakfast Biscuits
Homemade biscuits should come with a warning– once you make them from scratch, it will be very difficult to go back to a tube! These biscuits are our favorite for breakfast sandwiches, jam and butter, honey, and so on.
Cheddar-Garlic Drop Biscuits
I love how quick and easy it is to throw together these drop biscuits. In the time it takes your soup to cook, you can have a pan of hot biscuits ready to enjoy!
Raisin, Date, & Walnut Muffins
These muffins are sooooo good! Chock-full of raisins, dates, and walnuts, the batter requires little extra sweetness. Just be sure to serve it with a dollop of butter.
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Carol Johnson says
I’ve made the cheese biscuits, French bread, banana bread and the wheat bread using all our purpose flour all of them are delicious.
Ginger Frisbee says
I have made Lisa’s French bread, sandwich bread, cornbread, and waffles and they are all delicious!! If you have not tried them you need to and fast! So yummy!! As a matter of fact, I made two loaves of sandwich bread today. My kitchen smelled heavenly as they were baking.