May 21, 2024

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15 Super Easy, Lifechanging Homemade Bread Recipes

15 Super Easy, Lifechanging Homemade Bread Recipes

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Think making homemade bread is too complicated? Think again! Surprise yourself (as well as family and friends) with these super easy and oh-so-delicious bread recipes! Each one is tried and true and has lots of 5-star reviews!

If you think making your own bread is difficult, we’re sharing some recipes today that will be sure to change your mind.

Horizontal closeup photo of a loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Brioche Bread on a wood cutting board.

So many Café readers, many of who have never made bread before, have written emails and comments sharing their delight at becoming adept at bread-making. Here are just  a few of the hundreds we’ve received:

I made your ridiculously easy focaccia bread and I had to drop you a note to say it turned out beautifully! Just like your picture. I have been taking pictures and sending to my friends and sister to show off these beauties!

Made the bread for Easter and it baked up perfectly and paired really well with the ham. Nice to have an easy dinner bread recipe when you need it!

Oh my! This was my first attempt at any bread – so easy and so delicious!!

I never, ever comment on recipes but this is hands down the BEST bread recipe! So easy and turns out perfect every time. I made 6 loaves and froze them before baking for a big family dinner and everyone asked me for the recipe after!

I’ve made the rolls about 4 times now and each time, they’ve come out wonderfully (and I am new to this whole no-knead bread baking thing).

Simply amazing!! I have made these rolls twice this week…My 29-year-old son asked for them instead of his traditional Birthday Cake 🙂 Thanks so much…

Ridiculously easy and, according to my six-year-old, crazy great!

You can do it too! Homemade bread is on a completely different level than anything you can buy. It takes any meal up a notch and makes a perfect starter or side to whatever you are serving.

 

Vertical photo of a loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Brioche Bread wrapped up with a label for gift giving.

This easy, no-knead, no-mixer, Cinnamon Raisin Brioche Bread has a sweet, buttery, tender crumb and it’s studded with plump raisins and swirled with ribbons of cinnamon sugar. (WARNING: it’s IMPOSSIBLE to eat just one slice of this bread!)

The best brioche I’ve ever had. Thank you for your scrumptious and easy to make recipe. I love nuts so I added a scoop of walnuts. Delicious. Yes, truly “impossible to eat just one slice”. Also, thank you for the labels; they are pretty and elegant. A lovely touch.

 

Vertical photo of Easy Brioche Dinner Rolls on a wood platter with raspberry jam in a jar and on the rolls.

These Ridiculously Easy Brioche Dinner Rolls almost make themselves! There’s 15 minutes of light labor on your part (no mixer, no kneading!) then the yeast and oven work the crazy delicious magic!

These rolls were the absolute best. They make me feel like I am remotely competent in the kitchen. So thank you.

 

Overhead vertical photo of No-Kneed Brioche Bread on a wooden cutting board with a jar of raspberry jam.

Stir together this one-bowl, no-mixer No-Knead Brioche Bread in minutes. Let it rise, then shape, bake and get ready for tender, buttery bread that will steal the show for toast, sandwiches or at your next dinner party! Homemade bread, here we come!

This looked and seemed too easy to be true. I live at 10,000+ feet and was sure this would not work. WRONG. It worked perfectly. This is a delicious bread, perfect texture, and taste. Thank you a million. Still going WOW!

 

Vertical overhead photo of loaves of Perfect Banana Bread on a round slate serving tray.

This truly is the Perfect Banana Bread! It’s a super-easy, one-bowl, no-mixer, moist, flavorful, tender-crumbed, recipe with beautiful, consistent results.

My 9 year old granddaughter loves to learn cooking skills with me. We made this today (actually she did). So good!!

 

Vertical closeup photo of small loaves of Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread on a marble cutting board and wooden table.

This Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread definitely earns its ridiculously easy name but, even better… it’s ridiculously delicious!

Oh my! This was my first attempt at any bread – so easy and so delicious!!

 

Vertical closeup photo of Easy Artisan Rolls on a black cooling rack.

These Easy Artisan Rolls truly are unbelievably easy. Stir up the dough then go to bed. In the morning, shape and bake. Unbelievably delicious too!

I just started making bread three months ago. These are the best, easiest rolls ever. Will never buy store-bought again. Thank u!

 

Vertical closeup photo of Ridiculously Easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits on a slate surface.

These tall, flaky, Ridiculously Easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. They will have you quite smitten, at the first bite!

These biscuits are required for every family vacation and holiday. Have already made 2 batches for our beach week -thank you!

 

Vertical closeup photo of a loaf of Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread being cut into slices.

With less than 10 minutes of hands-on time and no kneading, the name Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread says it all! Almost. It’s also ridiculously delicious!

Another fantastic recipe! I can’t believe how ridiculously simple and ridiculously good this bread turned out. Was a bit concerned since I left the 2nd rise for over 3 hours. The bread was perfectly crispy on the outside and soft inside. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Thank you for sharing.

 

Vertical closeup photo of Buttermilk Brioche Buns on a black cooling rack.

These delicious, golden-glazed Buttermilk Brioche Buns have a soft, tender crumb, and come together, start to finish, in less than an hour! They are amazing with this Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork.

Made the buns yesterday, WOW so good! My bread-making skills have mixed results but these were perfect. And, done in an hour as promised. The detailed instructions were so helpful I will be making them often. Thanks so much.

 

Vertical photo of Greek Yogurt Turkish Flatbread (Bazlama) stacked on a slate cutting board.

This delicious, pillowy soft Turkish Flatbread is an easy, one-bowl-no-mixer recipe. It’s perfect with hummus, tabouli, for wraps and so much more! It pairs perfectly with this Grilled Chicken Shawarma and this Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad.

What a great recipe, did these last night and everybody including all 4 kids loved them. The instructions make it easy to get right. I remember having a bread like this on IOS and have tried to 30 years to find something similar, and now I have. Thank you!

 

Overhead photo of Ridiculously Easy Seeded Focaccia Bread on a wooden cutting board with a dish of olive oil.

Loaded with healthy seeds and a generous scoop of whole wheat flour, this ridiculously easy, one-bowl, no-knead Seeded Focaccia Bread is also ridiculously delicious!

I feel as though I’ve just had a spiritual encounter in my kitchen as I sit here devouring the first loaf, and will soon be on to the second if I don’t put it out of sight. My children are in agreement. I love how adaptable it is as well, with the ability to use any seeds/herbs/seasonings I have on hand. I can’t thank you enough for this insanely simple recipe that I’m sure will be a staple in our household from now until forever.

 

Vertical closeup photo of Cheddar Herb Savory Irish Soda Bread on a wood cutting board.

This unique, delicious Cheddar Herb Savory Irish Soda Bread goes well with soups, salads and just about any entree and yet comes together in well under an hour! It always brings rave reviews from young and old alike, Irish or not!

Awesome!!! Took half a loaf to our Irish neighbour – she had never heard of putting cheese in Soda Bread but was smitten after one bite. Love getting your recipes.

Vertical closeup photo of a loaf of Pumpkin Bread topped with pepitas and sliced thick.

This bread isn’t just better than Starbucks it’s absolutely phenomenal!! My family are obsessed with this yummilicious pumpkin bread!

Vertical overhead photo of Cinnamon Raisin Focaccia Bread on a round wooden cutting board.

With a sweet, cinnamon-laced dough, lots of plump raisins and a crisp sugar topping this EASY Cinnamon Raisin Focaccia requires no kneading and takes less than 10 minutes of hands-on time!

Ciao Chris,
As an Italian from Ligurien, home of focaccia, I do have to say after trying your recipe I will incorporate it into my recipe booklet.

Vertical overhead photo of a sliced loaf of Ridiculously Easy Biscuit Focaccia on a round wood cutting board with bowls of raspberry jam and fresh butter.

In the time it takes to preheat the oven, you can have this, crisp, buttery, FABULOUS Biscuit Focaccia stirred together and ready to bake! Serve it for breakfast, brunch or in the bread basket for dinner. NO ONE has to know the ridiculously easy part!

I am thrilled with two of your recipes that I tried this weekend. The Ridiculously Easy Biscuit Focaccia is absolutely delicious and it’s so easy! I made it to give to neighbors but after my husband and I had to many sample bites (to be SURE it was good!) I decided not to share just half of the Biscuit Focaccia. It’s so ridiculously easy that I’ll make another one today and be sure it gets across the street.

 

Overhead vertical photo of One-Bowl, No-Mixer Naan on a round wood cutting board with bowls of herbs and butter.

This One-Bowl No-Mixer Homemade Naan is soft, puffy and impossibly delicious! It rivals the naan at your favorite Indian restaurant and you can make it yourself at home with minimal effort!

Okay. I’m a well-seasoned cook (I make everything from scratch and I’m very picky; i.e everything has to turn out perfect). This recipe is PHENOMENAL. I’ve made it more than 10 times already. I make it maybe once every couple of weeks and I quadruple the recipe so I have extra in the freezer for lunches etc. I make the recipe as written with no changes. It’s perfection. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world!

So, let’s make some homemade bread, your family and friends will be thrilled and you’ll be a rock star!

Thought for the  day:

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

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Horizontal closeup photo of a loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Brioche Bread on a wood cutting board.

If you enjoy any of these recipes, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear your results, adaptations, and ideas for variations.

15 Super Easy, Lifechanging Homemade Bread Recipes