English Muffin Bread Loaf Recipe
English Muffin Bread Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

English Muffin Bread Loaf Recipe

Read Reviews
5 19 19
Publisher Photo
Many years ago, a good friend gave me her mother's recipe for this delightful bread, and I've made it ever since. It's perfect for a hearty breakfast, especially when smothered with you favorite jam. —Jane Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups warm milk (120° to 130°)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • Cornmeal

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 83 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Add warm milk and water; beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Do not knead. Grease two 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle pans with cornmeal. Spoon batter into the pans and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks. Slice and toast. Yield: 2 loaves.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze one loaf to enjoy weeks later.
Originally published as English Muffin Bread in Reminisce May/June 1994, p51

Reviews for English Muffin Bread Loaf

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Jon User ID: 9101511 265325
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"This is FANTASTIC. I make this at least once a month if not more."

Rainbow User ID: 8992947 258426
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2016

"For the last 8 years I've tried to get this recipe to 'rise', have made it at least 75 times. YOUR version says to use electric mixer-THAT solved the problem. Now it rises to the occasion.

Try this...add 1 1/2 - 2 cups white raisins...I even have used whole wheat flour!"

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 252307
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"This bread is delicious! I followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this again,

thanks for sharing."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 245659
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"Awesome! I've never made actual english muffins but buy them often, and this is much better and homemade tasting. Fairly easy recipe too with only one rising. Toasted with butter and jam it is to die for :)"

Survivor8503 User ID: 6361250 223756
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"I made this and oh my gosh! It was sooo good! I gave a loaf to my sister and she loved it too. I love English muffins so this is something I plan to make a lot so that I always have some on hand. I'll never buy them again. The next time I make it, I'm going to divide the dough and make half with cinnamon and raisins and replace cornmeal with a cinnamon sugar mixture."

petra61994 User ID: 8275587 221718
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Made this recipe for Sunday morning brunch today, easy to make but found the bread way to dense. I'm looking for a lighter texture and prefer it to taste more like the Thomas muffins you purchase, a gluten free version wold be a major plus."

Simplegardener User ID: 7092709 217891
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Excellent and very easy to make. You can slice at the thickness you want. I won't be buying muffins again!!"

JeanineE User ID: 8080383 39608
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"This is a great recipe! Te bread is full of holes just like an english muffin, and it's nice and chewy. Really easy to make as well."

jmscanlan User ID: 6907828 16304
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Amazingly easy and SO GOOD! A hit with the whole fam, even the picky eaters! WAY easier than making individual muffins and tastes even better! Thank you! This is a staple in our home now! Love that I can make one and freeze one!"

princessgracie User ID: 2642062 31642
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"My family lives this bread, and so easy to out together. Having tonight euthanasia breakfast for dinner"

Loading Image