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Homemade Rustic No Yeast Bread

This easy No Yeast Bread is perfect when you don’t have time for a traditional yeast bread or you don’t have any yeast. It’s delicious plain or even toasted. Made in a one bowl so clean up is a breeze! No need to live without bread!

loaf of bread on a wire rack with a knife


 

Homemade No Yeast Bread

So it seems we are getting to the point where it is extremely difficult to find yeast, so what’s the next best thing? Yup bread without yeast, so why not make a Sourdough Starter and while you wait until it is active enough to use, you can always make your bread and eat it too with this recipe.

My daughter has already made this bread three times and loves it. She toasts it and of course like any good Italian tops it with her favourite Hazelnut Spread.

 

The best thing about this bread is it’s made in one bowl, no heavy kneading needed and of course no rising time.

loaf of bread with 2 slices and some jam on a slice with a knife

How to make No Yeast Bread

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then add the water and mix together, either with a fork or spatula.Sprinkle a flat surface with a little flour, place the dough on top and knead until smooth.

mixing in a bowl and forming into a dough ball

Gently flatten with the palm of your hand into an oval shape, then fold like an envelope. Sprinkle with flour if needed.

folding the dough like an envelope on a wooden board

Then form into your preferred loaf shape and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes.

ready to bake on a baking sheet

Let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Why cool bread on a wire rack?

Bread should be cooled on a wire rack and not in the pan because the loaf will become moist, soggy, and sponge-like quite quickly, because the moisture in the pan condenses onto the bread. So be sure to immediately move the bread to a wire rack to cool.

loaf with 2 slices on a wooden board

More Delicious No Yeast Recipes

No Yeast Pizza Dough

Irish Soda Bread

Easy Bannock Bread

La Piadina – Italian Flatbread

Easy Homemade Beer Bread

So whenever you need or want a quick bread recipe, why not try this Homemade No Yeast Bread. Take Care!

loaf with 2 slices on a wooden board
loaf with 2 slices on a wooden board

Homemade Rustic No Yeast Bread

Rosemary Molloy
This easy No Yeast Bread is perfect when you don't have time for a traditional yeast bread or you don't have any yeast. It's delicious plain or even toasted. No need to live without bread!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 926 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup water (lukewarm no-chlorine)*

*Lukewarm temperature 80F (26F).

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 425F (220C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then add the water and mix together, either with a fork or spatula.
      Sprinkle a flat surface with a little flour, place the dough on top and gently knead for a minute or two until smooth.
      Gently flatten the dough into a small rectangle with the palm of your hand and fold it like an envelope. Sprinkle with flour if needed.
      Then form into your preferred loaf shape, score the top and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes then lower the temperature to 350F (180C) for another 10 minutes.
      Let cool on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

    Video

    Notes

    To help with the dense crumb adding a tablespoon of olive oil with the water, should help soften it. 
    I have no idea why this bread will work some and not for others, it could be the oven temperature, it might be off, it could be the type of flour used in different countries, even the water, . All I know is it works for me, other readers (and no the comments aren’t fake) and it also works for my daughter (as per the video). Thanks! 🙂

    Nutrition

    Calories: 926kcal | Carbohydrates: 197g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 12mg
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    Updated from April 20, 2020.

    307 Comments

    1. 4 stars
      i added some olive oil to the dough & topped with an egg wash and some rosemary and thyme. turned out great! it is definitely dense though

      1. Nicole, yes because there is no yeast it is dense. This was really shared during the pandemic when yeast was rally hard to find. πŸ™‚

    2. 5 stars
      I just made it for the first time and it’s a good base to start playing with. It baked just as suggested but my dough was a bit wet so it took an extra 10 minutes at 350.

      Thank you for the recipe, I may add some cinnamon or things like that to give it a little more flavor.

    3. So, when you drop from 425 to 350, do you just take it out or drop it to 350 and count from 10 mi utes there?

    4. 5 stars
      Amazing and easy bread to make! I used the correct amount of water but it was not holding together. I added a little extra and the bread turned out amazing. Thank you!!

    5. 4 stars
      Very easy to make. Simple ingredients. I like that it’s vegan. It was a little dense but still good. Next time I will try it with the olive oil. This might just be my new go to recipe.

      1. Hi Sylvie, thanks so much, glad you liked it, and yes it is dense because it doesn’t have yeast in it. Take are and have a great weekend!

    6. Your recipe says it will be a nice ciabatta, yet in a reply to someone’s comment you said there will not be any holes because there is no yeast. So this is really just a dense loaf. So how did you get the airholes that no one else was able to get?

      1. Hi Valerie, you aren’t going to get the airy holes that you would with a yeast bread, but if you added a bit more water and some oil, and made it flatter, it would probably be a bit closer to a ciabatta bread. πŸ™‚

    7. 2 stars
      I cannot comprehend the positive reviews. I followed the recipe EXACTLY, including the no-chlorine water. Mine looked nothing like the videos nor pictures. It didn’t rise much, it didn’t brown up, and worst of all, it didn’t taste good (unless you like communion wafers). The only positive is that it didn’t need yeast, otherwise nothing good about it.

      1. Hi Kathy, I honestly have no idea why it didn’t work for you, I make it quite often and it always turns out, my daughter also. Could be the flour, the water your oven. No idea. Take care!

      2. 100% agree. I followed the recipe to a T a few times over and each time it came out horrible. I bought brand new ingredients thinking perhaps mine were old, used water with zero chlorine and my oven is new…so I have zero idea what the issue is. From now on I’m going to stick with 2 ingredient dough recipe which consists of self-rising flour (a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt) and Greek yogurt – it never fails me.

    8. I had to put mine in the oven multie times to get it to finish, I did three servings, might want to add 30 minutes or so to it.

    9. I’m so excited to try and make this bread. I can’t eat yeast and haven’t had bread for a whole year. I miss it so much. I also saw you have a no yeast pizza base which I’m anxious to try too!

      1. Hi Faith, I hope you enjoy it, try adding some olive oil (written in the notes) this will help soften it up. Let me know how it goes. Take care.

    10. Hi! Getting ready to make this bread (in a loaf pan), and wondering if brushing the top with egg wash would be ok ??

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