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35 Easy Bread Recipes Anyone Can Bake

Intimidated by homemade bread? Don't be! These easy bread recipes are perfect for beginners!

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Best Ever Banana Bread recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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

Get the recipe for Best Ever Banana Bread.

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Swiss beer bread recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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 recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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 breadPhoto: Taste of Home

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

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Chocolate quick bread recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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 recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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

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Sticky cinnamon-sugar monkey bread recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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 recipePhoto: Taste of Home

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

Get the recipe for Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.

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