20 Easy Bread Recipes for Beginner Bakers
Out of all the bakes out there, bread can be the most intimidating (especially the yeasted kind!). These easy bread recipes, though, will get you started fuss-free.
Quick breads—bread without yeast—are the perfect place to start for beginner bakers. This chocolate chip quick bread is made even easier by using just one bowl. Plus, it’s delicious!
You only need four ingredients and 25 minutes to make these quick rolls. They don’t require yeast, so they are a cinch to make—just grab your favorite muffin tin.
Making yeasted bread can be intimidating. Start with this simple recipe and be sure to brush up on how to proof yeast and how to knead bread before you start and the process will be smooth sailing.
Love yeasted bread but are scared of kneading? This no-knead bread is for you. Plus, it only requires a short time to rise, so you can get it on the table fast.
Refrigerated biscuit dough is the base for this bread recipe. Shortcut ingredients like these can help make the prep work and cook time go fast, so don’t be afraid to rely on them for last-minute appetizers and treats.
This bread recipe a great place for when you want to experiment a bit. The base here is very simple to tackle (almost no kneading!) and serves as a good canvas for herbs, cheese and more.
When you are just starting to bake bread, don’t fuss with a lot of extra mix-ins or unusual ingredients. These rolls are simple, but a great recipe to master before you move onto more complicated (and equally delicious) dinner roll recipes. And if you find yourself having trouble proofing, check out our tips for how to proof bread when it’s cold.
If you love bread but are intimidated by it, try a bread machine. These appliances take a lot of guesswork (and elbow grease) out of the baking process. You can make a tasty seeded loaf like this one and plenty of other easy bread machine recipes.
These rolls start in the bread maker to make the process simple.
Zucchini bread is a great place to start for beginners since it can be very forgiving. This pina colada-flavored one is a favorite among our baking club members. Join in on the action with Bakeable.
This beer bread uses just four ingredients and takes only five minutes to stir up. If you don’t have self-rising flour on hand, you can make it yourself.
Come fall, a good pumpkin bread recipe is indispensable. This basic recipe is a great place to begin, but be sure to try this chocolate chip pumpkin bread, too.
Once you get a handle on yeast, you can make so many kinds of bread. These herb and cheese breadsticks are a great departure from simple loaves, but still are very manageable for beginners.