Best Bread Recipes~ from sweet to savory, quick breads to yeast breads, we love bread! Most popular easy bread recipes we can’t get enough of. If you enjoy making bread, this is for you!
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Best Bread Pan?
I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are either ceramic, glass or cast iron. These pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking. I don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so the coloring is uneven. Read more about which bread pan is the best here!
There’s nothing quite like the scent of fresh, homemade bread baking in the oven! Wouldn’t you agree? Slathered with soft butter… I can almost taste it! We’ve gathered together a wonderful collection of bread recipes from basic sweet breads to our favorite white bread recipe, rolls, biscuits and more! Enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions via the comment section below too.
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How long does it take to bake quick bread?
A regular 8-9″ loaf pan of quick bread will typically bake in about 55-60 minutes. If you like using mini loaf pans, they take 35-40 minutes to bake. If you’d like to adapt these recipes for muffins instead, bake those for 18-20 minutes. Always check for doneness either by measuring the temperature of the bread with a meat thermometer- it should read 200 degrees F- or by inserting a toothpick in the center and having it come out clean.
Did your quick bread sink in the middle?
This happens to me occasionally too! Often it’s because I’ve over mixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only half full each time. You can make 2 loaves of bread, or you can make 1 loaf of bread and 3 mini loaves… or 6 mini loaves. As always, make sure your baking soda isn’t too old- it should only be on your shelf for 6-9 months before purchasing new.
Can you freeze Quick Bread?
Yes! You will want to cool your quick bread completely before wrapping and freezing. I like to first wrap my bread tightly in plastic wrap, then place it in a freezer ziplock bag. If I’m freezing mini loaves, I can usually fit 4 or 5 in a gallon sized bag. Your bread loaves and can be thawed completely at room temperature.
Can you refreeze bread that has already been frozen?
While it is safe to freeze and re-thaw bread, we don’t recommend it because it will affect the texture of the bread. If you need to do it anyway, toasting the bread when you are finally ready to eat it will help.
Apple Bread made from scratch with butter, sugar & plenty of fresh apples. Topped with a cinnamon streusel & drizzled with warm vanilla glaze; it’s amazing. Find this delicious bread recipe here!
Zucchini Bread that truly is the best ever! Easy to make & you’ll love the blend of spices used. Popular for a reason, it’s the perfect zucchini bread recipe! You can find this Zucchini Bread recipe here!
Peaches and Cream Bread is an easy quick bread that is moist, sweet, full of fresh peaches, and then topped with a simple vanilla glaze. This easy bread recipe is a great way to use up all of those peaches that are so delicious right now! Look for the Peaches And Cream Bread recipe here!
Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread is a deliciously moist and fresh quick bread recipe loaded with blueberries and bright lemon flavor. The quick bread is the perfect addition to any brunch menu! Find the Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe here!
Caramel Apple Bread is bursting with fresh apple, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, then topped with an incredible caramel glaze that has just 3 ingredients in it! Find the Caramel Apple Bread recipe here!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is the perfect pumpkin quick bread recipe! The vanilla glaze on top is simple and delicious and adds a little bit of extra flavor too! I recently found this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and have already made it several times in the last few weeks! I love quick breads and now that fall is here, I am trying to pumpkin-ify pretty much all of our food around here so this recipe is perfect! See the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread recipe here!
Apple Pumpkin Bread
Apple Pumpkin Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe made with pumpkin and fresh apples! The crumbly cinnamon and sugar streusel on top adds the most amazing texture and flavor to this delicious pumpkin bread recipe. For the Apple Pumpkin Bread recipe, click here!
Blueberry Muffin Bread Recipe from Frugal Momeh
A classic favorite in an easy quick bread! The best part is it is perfect for breakfast, acceptable anytime, and freezes wonderfully to save for later! Find the Blueberry Muffin Bread Recipe here!
Sweet Coconut Quick Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won’t be able to resist a slice! If you want the recipe for this Sweet Coconut Bread Recipe, click here!
Easy Lemon Bread is moist, full of lemon flavor and made with only five ingredients! This lemon bread recipe is easy to make and is soft and delicious! Lemon Bread is made with lemon pudding, a lemon cake mix, oil, water and eggs. That’s it! All of the ingredients are mixed together and then divided in half to make two delicious loaves of lemon bread. See the Easy Lemon Bread Recipe here!
Easy Banana Bread is the simplest homemade banana bread recipe ever! Made with ripe bananas, a cake mix & 2 other simple ingredients. Easy Banana Bread is the simplest recipe with the best results. If you need a tasty homemade snack in less than 30 minutes, look no further! With 4 simple ingredients it couldn’t be easier to make this light, moist banana bread. You can find the Easy Banana Bread recipe here!
Pineapple Quick Bread is sweet, moist and absolutely delicious, especially with a simple pineapple glaze on top! This quick bread recipe is made with crushed pineapple, cream cheese, sour cream and a few other basic ingredients. For this Pineapple Quick Bread recipe, click here!
Best Pumpkin Bread that is soft and delicious because it is made with canned pumpkin, vanilla and butterscotch pudding mixes. This pumpkin quick bread recipe is also topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze! If you’d like to try The Best Pumpkin Bread, click here for the recipe!
Easy Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Loaf from Cincy Shopper
Not only is this bread super easy and equally delicious, but there is also something so satisfying about simply pulling a piece of bread off of the loaf for yourself! See the Easy Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Loaf recipe here!
Better Than Starbucks Lemon Loaf from Lil Luna
What is better than making your favorite Starbucks pastry at home for a less expensive but every bit as tasty treat as often as you like? I see it as an all around win! You’ll find the recipe for this Better Than Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe here!
Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread from Recipe Tin Eats
They call it crack bread and I’m not quite sure if it is because of the awesome texture on top or how addicting it is once you try it. 😉 Either way my family is hooked! You can find the recipe for the Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread here!
Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon quick bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon! Find the recipe for Buttermilk Lemon Bread here!
Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread from Cooking with Karli
Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread is a light and fluffy bread stick with a buttery garlic and parmesan cheese topping. You won’t know the difference! To make this Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread at home, click here!
Apple Fritter Monkey Bread from Delish
Bread that tastes just like apple fritters, is a fun pull apart monkey bread, and is as gooey as they come (in the best way of course). I’m completely sold! You can find the recipe for this Apple Fritter Monkey Bread here!
The Best Buttermilk Cornbread from Life Made Simple Bakes
“Life Made Simple” could not have been more spot on about a simple, and delicious, recipe than when they made this amazing cornbread recipe made with buttermilk! Now we just need a big bowl of chili and a little honey and this tender, sweet goodness will be gone! Find the Best Buttermilk Cornbread recipe here!
Pudding Zucchini Bread is made with vanilla pudding mix in the batter! This little twist on a classic quick bread yields perfectly moist and delicious results every time! I’ve had this recipe for Pudding Zucchini Bread in my file to try for a long time now and I finally got around to it! I usually make our popular tried-and-true “Best Ever Zucchini Bread” recipe but I was intrigued by the idea of using pudding mix in a zucchini bread recipe which is why I wanted to try this one out and we love it! See the Pudding Zucchini Bread recipe here!
The Best Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe from Play Party Plan
Not only is this bread delicious and oh so pretty, she has THE cutest (free) printable bread tags for nearly every holiday so you can give them to all of your neighbors and naturally become the favorite of the neighborhood 😉 Find the recipe for The Best Cranberry Orange Bread here!
Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting from A Latte Food
With Bananas, Pineapple, and Coconut as some of the key ingredients, this bread is like a tropical getaway in your mouth. I mean who doesn’t want that? The cream cheese frosting tops it all off so nicely that you really won’t be able to keep it on the table long. See the Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting here!
HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BREAD
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk*
- 2 TBSP melted butter
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour
- 1 TBSP yeast
- Combine buttermilk, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, including yeast. Whisk dry ingredients together to combine, then add to buttermilk mixture in the mixing bowl. (I use a Kitchenaid Mixer.) Mix ingredients until well combined. I like about a quarter sized amount of dough to be sticking on the very bottom. If your dough looks a bit dry, add in another splash of buttermilk. Once you've achieved a good consistency, mix the dough on low for about 6-7 minutes. (Or knead by hand about 10 minutes.) Proper kneading is critical to great textured homemade bread!
- Once dough is done kneading, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour; until dough has doubled in size.
- Punch dough down and knead several times. Shape dough (I like to roll mine, then tuck the ends under) and place in a greased bread loaf pan. Place dough back in the warm spot and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake dough for about 30-35 minutes- until top is golden brown. Let cool and slice.
- *You can substitute regular milk + lemon juice for buttermilk, but you won't quite get the full texture and flavor of this bread. So add buttermilk to the grocery list; you'll love it!
If you have never baked homemade bread before, here are a few tips:
- Remember to fully knead. Many of the recipes below knead for at least 7 minutes and it’s worth it! Kneading dough helps to develop the flavor and texture of the bread, so don’t skimp on kneading time.
- Weather can affect your ingredients. If you live in a moist climate, chances are you’ll need at least the recommended amount of flour, maybe even 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more. Bread dough should be sticky, but still manageable, especially after the first rise. While you’re kneading, the dough should come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, leaving the bowl mostly clean. (I try not to add too much flour because your bread will be more dense.) When you pick the dough up, some will stick to your fingers. After the first rise, it will be easier to handle!
- If your house is cool, your bread will take longer to rise. In the wintertime when my house is cooler than normal, I like to turn the oven on for 2-3 minutes, then turn it off and let the bowl of dough rise in there. The oven traps the heat for a longtime and it’s the perfect atmosphere for rising dough.
- After the first rise, don’t overwork the dough. I usually knead and shape my dough in about 1 minute, then it’s back in the pan to rest, for the 2nd rise. I like to have the pan rise in the oven for this second rise so that I don’t have to worry about moving risen dough. When it’s fully risen, I just turn the oven on and set the timer to bake!
- How can you tell if bread is fully baked? I like to use a food thermometer. Mine is digital, so it’s very easy to use. Fully cooked bread will be 190-200 degrees F. Bread recipes that include milk will need to cook until 200 degrees, but since this one doesn’t, I take it out once it reaches 190 degrees. The top will be golden brown.
- Cool baked bread in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then overturn pan and turn loaf out onto a cooling rack or folded towel to finish cooling. If you leave the bread in the pan for much longer than that, you’ll steam it, which may result in soggy parts. No one likes soggy bread!
Yeast Bread Recipes Here.
Buttermilk Bread baked fresh in your kitchen with this easy recipe! This Bread is soft, has incredible flavor and can be made in your bread machine! It is made with just a handful of ingredients and is one of my favorite bread recipes. See the Homemade Buttermilk Bread recipe here!
Homemade Bread made easy with simple ingredients & detailed instructions with photos. Make our best homemade bread recipe and enjoy the great flavor & texture! Homemade Bread is one of my favorite foods of all time. Can you tell by the name of this site?! There really is nothing quite like a warm slice of fresh bread served with a thick pat of butter on top. Mmmmm! This recipe is perfect. It’s simple to follow, takes about 2 hours to make and yields 2 loaves of wonderful bread. It’s quite versatile too, so feel free to use part whole wheat flour if you’d like. Brush butter on top when it’s out of the oven and partially cooled and everyone will thank you! Find the recipe for Easy Homemade Bread here!
White Bread recipe is made with basic ingredients & detailed instructions showing how to make bread! Done in just over an hour this recipe is one of the best soft white sandwich bread recipes. Buttermilk Bread is made with just a handful of ingredients and is one of my favorite bread recipes. It has such a delicious, soft texture and fantastic flavor. My kids get so excited when they walk in to the smell of freshly baked bread! Bonus too- this recipe is perfect for a bread machine! See the White Bread Recipe here!
Hawaiian Bread made fresh with pineapple juice, ginger and a few other basic ingredients. Simple Hawaiian Bread recipe that is soft, sweet, delicious and easy to make too! Homemade Hawaiian Bread recipe made from scratch with just the right amount of sweetness and flavor! Nothing beats the taste (or smell!) of homemade bread and I’m always looking for new bread recipes. I had never tried to make Hawaiian Bread before, but I was intrigued by the idea of putting pineapple juice in the dough so I decided to give it a shot. Find the Homemade Hawaiian Bread recipe here!
Honey Wheat Bread Recipe is a super simple way to use everyday ingredients to create delicious, hearty whole wheat bread. This Wheat Bread Recipe is perfect for beginner bread makers. I love how hearty this bread is, it can handle honey, jam or even soaking up the last bits of gravy. This bread is versatile and delicious! See the Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe here!
Country French Bread recipe made with simple ingredients & detailed instructions showing how to make bread! Done in just over an hour and is a showstopper! I began experimenting with bread recipes years and years ago and I get SO excited when I find a new one I love! It always amazed me how tiny shifts in ingredients come together and yield such a different result. This french bread recipe is a variation on traditional white bread but I think I love it even more. It’s tremendously soft and has the best texture. See the recipe for Soft Country French Bread here!
No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread from Jo Cooks
Jo Cooks had me at no knead! She was not kidding when she said this is the easiest bread EVER to make! If you feel overwhelmed making your own bread, start with this one. It doesn’t hurt that it is also incredibly delicious! Find the No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread recipe here!
Simple Whole Wheat Bread from All Recipes
This recipe is fool proof! It is so simple to make and yummy to eat! But don’t just take my word for it, there are nearly two thousand people who have tried it and successfully made bread worth raving over! You can get the Simple Whole Wheat Bread recipe here!
Challah Bread from Handle The Heat
If you are interested in making a bread that will impress but isn’t as difficult as it looks this one is for you! Of all the breads this one may be the prettiest one! Find the Challah Bread recipe here!
Basic Sourdough Bread from King Arthur Flour
The actual Kings of flour created this recipe so you know it will be good! It only takes a handful of simple ingredients and is very basic to make! This bread, plus a hot bowl of soup, is all you will need to keep you toasty and happy all winter long! Get the Basic Sourdough Bread recipe here!
No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread from Leites Culinaria
“Truly Revolutionary” are the words used to describe this particular bread recipe! And it is TRUE! All you need is a few ingredients you probably have right now in your pantry and Ta-da! It is done! What are you waiting for? Go try it out, find the recipe here!
Homemade Subway Bread Recipe from Bless This Mess Please
You know how they say homemade is better? That still stands true with this recipe! Treat yourself to a delicious homemade Subway sandwich any day! Find the recipe for Homemade Subway Bread here!
The Easiest, Best Focaccia Bread Ever from Genius Kitchen
There is something wonderful about the different feel this bread brings! It is flat and crunchy on the outside plus it has the drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of cheese on top! Delicious for every single bite! See the Best Focaccia Bread Ever recipe here!
Cheesy Breadsticks made from scratch in under an hour! Soft, buttery and filled with cheese, these are the best breadstick recipe ever! Find the Best Ever Cheesy Bread Sticks recipe here!
Muffins, Rolls and Biscuits.
Muffins, Rolls, and Other Bread Recipes
Here are some tips on making the BEST muffins ever:
- Do not over mix! Just like with bread, muffin batter should be stirred just to combine the ingredients. There’s no need to use an electric mixer of any sort, a mixing bowl and a rubber scraper work just fine!
- You an use muffin liners for these recipes, or if you prefer not, be sure to spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray that includes flour. This spray is specifically for baked goods and works so well! Never have your baked muffins stick to the pan again!
- A large ice cream scoop with a lever works perfectly for measuring out regular sized muffins like these! Want to use a mini muffin tin? No problem- the small scoop works perfect for those.
- Want a more rounded muffin top? Increase the oven temperature by 50 degrees for the first 3-4 minutes, then decrease it as per the recipe’s instructions and bake for the remaining time.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are delicious, filling, and perfect for any time! Packed with 5 ripe bananas & whole wheat flour they’re sweet & satisfying. See the Chocolate Chip Banana Bars recipe here!
Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits are soft and buttery and will melt in your mouth! One of my favorite biscuit recipes ever and perfect for any time of the day. See the Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits recipe here!
No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls that comes together in minutes and are light, fluffy and amazing! Great texture and cinnamon flavor in this quick & easy cinnamon roll recipe. Find the Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast recipe here!
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars made with ripe zucchini and has all the zucchini bread flavors! One of my favorite easy zucchini recipes; these bars are a real crowd pleaser! See the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars recipe here!
Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are made with a few basic ingredients, you don’t need a mixer, and they turn out perfectly soft and delicious every time! The best quick dinner roll recipe I have ever tried! Find the recipe for Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls here!
I love the flavor and texture of these sweet biscuits. The cinnamon-sugar on the outside gives them some delicate crispy edges while the inside is soft and fluffy. Paired with the honey butter they’ll easily be devoured at any meal! See the Cinnamon Biscuits with Honey Butter recipe here!
Nutella Banana Muffins add a little bit of Nutella to a delicious homemade banana muffin recipe! These muffins are perfect for breakfast, snack or a treat! See the Nutella Banana Muffins recipe here!
The flavor in these rolls is unreal! You may even find yourself wanting these on pizza night rather than ordering a side of bread sticks! Find the Easy Parmesan Garlic Dinner Rolls recipe here!
Orange Rolls made in an hour! Perfectly sweet, soft rolls with a bright citrus glaze that melts in your mouth. Plus, how to make the BEST sweet rolls ever! Click here for the One-Hour Orange Rolls recipe!
Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread is loaded with butter, cream cheese, garlic, parsley and mozzarella- it’s the perfect side dish for every Italian meal! Find the Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe here!
Easy Biscuit Recipe made from scratch in minutes. Perfect soft, flaky texture with fantastic buttery flavor. This will be your new favorite biscuit recipe! Updated with video and expert advice on how to make homemade biscuits. See the Homemade Biscuit recipe here!
Cheesy Cornbread Muffins are delicate, flavorful honey cornbread with a cheddar cheese addition! Fun, bite-sized mini cornbread muffin recipe, perfect for accompanying lunch or dinner any time of the year! See the Cheesy Cornbread Muffins recipe here!
Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Bread Recipe from Its Always Autumn
If you have ever been to a Steakhouse then you know that these are up-at-night crave worthy! Now luckily for those of us who can’t be eating at a steakhouse every other night, we can make these at home and enjoy them every bit as much! You can find the recipe for Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Bread here!
New York-Style Bagel Recipe from Sophisticated Gourmet
These New York-Style bagels will make you feel like you are visiting the best bakeries in New York all while staying in the comfort of your own home! See the New York-Style Bagel recipe here!
Cheddar Potato Rolls from Handle The Heat
Cheddar. Potato. Rolls. Can you say comfort food? I mean, they are loaded with cheese and can be made ahead of time. You can thank us later when you become the favorite dinner guest of everyone you know. See the Cheddar Potato Rolls recipe here!
Texas Roadhouse Rolls from Jo Cooks
Anyone who has been to Texas Roadhouse knows these rolls are absolutely irresistible. Those who haven’t been there need this recipe in their lives asap! Find the recipe for Texas Roadhouse Rolls here!
Best Blueberry Muffins that are light, flavorful and full of sweet, juicy blueberries! Family favorite blueberry muffin recipe that’s been perfected over the years. Everyone loves the buttery streusel topping! Go here to find the Best Blueberry Muffins recipe!
Easy Soft Flatbread Recipe from Recipe Tin Eats
The maker of this recipe goes for, “Maximum taste, most tasty outcome with minimum effort – [and] without compromising on the end result.” And I am certain she nailed it because this flatbread made without yeast is exactly that. I’ll take that in a double batch please! Find the Easy Soft Flatbread Recipe here!
Best Bread Recipes~ from sweet to savory, quick breads to yeast breads, we love bread! Most popular easy bread recipes we can’t get enough of. If you enjoy making bread, this is for you!