Easy Bread Recipes Anyone Can Bake
If you're intimidated by homemade bread, these simply delicious recipes are the perfect jumping-off point.
35 Easy Bread Recipes
Best Ever Banana Bread
“Whenever I pass a display of bananas in the grocery store, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of this easy bread recipe. It really is that good!” —Gert Kaiser, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Swiss Beer Bread
“This recipe is a favourite because it isn’t greasy like some cheese breads I have tried. It will not last long!” —Debi Wallace, Chestertown, New York
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Favourite Irish Soda Bread
“My best friend, Rita, shared this easy bread recipe. It bakes up high, with a golden brown top and a combination of sweet and savoury flavours.” —Jan Alfano, Prescott, Arizona
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Crusty Homemade Bread
“Crackling homemade bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favourites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits.” —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Crusty Homemade Bread.
Chocolate Quick Bread
“My husband and I both enjoy cooking, but the baking is left to me. Our sons loved this chocolaty quick bread when they were little… and still do as grownups!” —Melissa Mitchell-Wilson, Wichita, Kansas
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Basic Homemade Bread
“If you’d like to learn how to bake bread, here’s a wonderful place to start. This easy bread recipe bakes up deliciously golden brown. There’s nothing like the homemade aroma wafting through my kitchen as it bakes.” —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York
Get the recipe for Basic Homemade Bread.
Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread
“You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and put all the sauce ingredients in the pan so it’s ready for the morning. You can sprinkle chopped nuts in with the dough pieces before pouring the sauce on and baking.” —Diana Kunselman, Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
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Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
“A touch of cinnamon helps blend the flavours in this tender pumpkin chocolate chip bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy.” —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas
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“If you’re looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden brown rolls bake up tall, light and tender. They’re good on their own, but taste even better served warm and spread with butter or jam.” —Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
Get the recipe for Fluffy Biscuits.
Tart Cranberry Quick Bread
“My mother always made this cranberry bread. I usually stock up on cranberries when they’re in season and freeze them so I can make this year-round.” —Karen Czechowicz, Ocala, Florida
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These four-ingredient rolls from Glenda Trail of Manchester, Tennessee are ready in no time. And they taste great with herb butter or jam.
Get the recipe for No-Fuss Rolls.
Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread
“I’m always busy with three active sons, so this rich quick bread is a favourite. I like to wrap these loaves to give as gifts.” —Sharon Walker, Huntington Station, New York
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“It’s a pleasure to serve this moist cornbread to family and guests. Honey gives it a slightly sweet taste. Most people find it’s difficult to eat just one piece.” —Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
Get the recipe for Honey Cornbread.
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bread
“My family loves quick breads. This one is moist and spicy. If you don’t have mini loaf pans it works just as well in regular size pans.” —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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“My kids love to help me make this delicious bread recipe. It’s quite easy, and they enjoy the fact that they can be eating fresh bread in less than two hours!” —Denise Boutin, Grand Isle, Vermont
Get the recipe for French Loaves.
Dutch Apple Loaf
“Being of Dutch descent, I knew I had to try this recipe for a moist, fruity quick bread. It freezes well, so I often have a loaf on hand for church bazaars.” —Gladys Meyer, Ottumwa, Iowa
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Golden Honey Pan Rolls
“A cousin in North Carolina gave me the recipe for these delicious honey-glazed rolls. Using my bread machine to make the dough saves me about two hours compared to the traditional method. The rich buttery taste of these rolls is so popular with family and friends that I usually make two batches so I have enough!” —Sara Wing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Herb Quick Bread
“This simple bread is especially good with soups and stews, but slices are also tasty alongside fresh, green salads. The herbs make it a flavourful treat any time of the year.” —Donna Roberts, Shumway, Illinois
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Elvis Banana Bread
“As a toddler, my son loved bananas, so we always had them in the house. We didn’t always eat them all before they were too ripe, so we experimented beyond basic banana bread. That’s how we came up with Elvis bread!” —Liz Somppi, Greenfield, Wisconsin
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“I remember my mom making these rolls almost every Saturday so they’d be ready to bake on Sunday for company or someone just dropping by. Although they take a little time to prepare, they’re really not all that difficult to make. And there’s nothing in the stores that can compare to them!” —Jean Fox, Welch, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Icebox Rolls.
Pina Colada Zucchini Bread
“At my husband’s urging, I entered this recipe at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and won first place! I think you’ll love the cake-like texture and tropical flavours.” —Sharon Rydbom, Tipton, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves
“This bread is irresistible! A friend gets mad when I make it because I give her a loaf and she can’t help but eat the whole thing!” —Lisa Christensen, Poplar Grove, Illinois
Get the recipe for Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves.
Bread Machine Naan
“Chewy yeast-raised flat bread is a snap to make in a bread machine. Serve naan with your favourite Indian dish to soak up the curry and sauces.” —Shannon Ventresca, Middleboro, Massachusetts
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“This cornbread is richer and sweeter than others I’ve tried, and especially luscious alongside ham and beans.” —Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
Get the recipe for Cowboy Cornbread.
Potato Pan Rolls
“My family loves these rolls and requests them often. They don’t take long to make because you use quick-rise yeast.” —Connie Storckman, Evanston, Wyoming
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Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread
“Coming from Oregon, a state famous for its cranberries, this bread is a given at our house. Each fall my husband and I scrounge around for walnuts to go in it. It’s a regular on our table, and not just at Thanksgiving. I freeze the berries so I have a ready supply all year long.” —Elaine Kremenak, Grants Pass, Oregon
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Cheesy Garlic Herb Quick Bread
“This could be the perfect bread for any dish. The sharp cheddar cheese makes it irresistible.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter
“My savoury walnut bread filled with bacon bits and blue cheese dressing is complemented by the sweetness of honey-flavoured butter. Cut yourself a thick slice, slather on the butter and enjoy!” —Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
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“Most people tell me what they like best about these rolls is they’re so moist. I like them because they’re simple to make, freeze well and because I grew up on oatmeal and still love it!” —Jeanette Fuehring, Concordia, Missouri
Get the recipe for Oatmeal Rolls.
Parmesan Zucchini Bread
“This loaf has a rugged, textured look that adds to its old-fashioned appeal. The mild Parmesan flavour nicely complements the zucchini, which adds bits of green colour to every tender slice.” —Christine Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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Seeded Whole Grain Loaf
“My husband and I want whole grain bread, but we don’t like the spongy store-bought whole wheat breads. I drastically altered one of my favourite batter bread recipes to create this earthy bread. It is crunchy, chewy and easy. The add-ins are just suggestions. Sometimes I use pepitas, sesame seeds or even 1/4 cup of a multi-grain hot cereal mix.” —Amber Rife, Columbus, Ohio
Get the recipe for Seeded Whole Grain Loaf.
“My family loves this as a pizza crust. But with a touch of olive oil and fresh herbs it makes a lovely flatbread appetizer.” —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Rosemary Flatbreads.
Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread
“If you’re from the South, you have to have a good cornbread recipe. Here’s a healthier version of my mom’s skillet cornbread.” —Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas
Get the recipe for Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread.
Sour Cream Chive Bread
“This savoury loaf mildly flavoured with chives is delicious when served warm with a meal, soup, salad or stew. It also tastes wonderful toasted the next day for breakfast.” —Deborah Plank, West Salem, Ohio
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Swirl Cinnamon Bread
“If you like cinnamon, you’ll love this quick bread! It’s crusty on top, soft and moist inside. Make extra loaves for the holidays and give them to family and friends.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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