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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.

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One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

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!

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Best Ever Banana BreadTaste of Home

Best Ever Banana Bread

Banana bread is also another easy place to start with bread baking. You can stir up this recipe with slightly overripe bananas. It’s people-pleasing and simple to master.

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No-Fuss RollsTaste of Home

No-Fuss Rolls

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.

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Basic Homemade BreadTaste of Home

Basic Homemade Bread

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.

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Cheesy Garlic Herb Quick BreadTaste of Home

Cheesy Garlic Herb Quick Bread

Break out your cast-iron skillet for this bread! You can stir up a yeast-free savory bread that pairs well with soups and salads for dinner. You can easily switch out the herbs and cheeses as well to suit your tastes.

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No-Knead Casserole BreadTaste of Home

No-Knead Casserole Bread

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.

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Bacon Pull-Apart BreadTaste of Home

Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

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.

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Honey CornbreadTaste of Home

Honey Cornbread

Homemade cornbread is almost as easy as stirring up a batch of the boxed stuff. This recipe has a hint of honey which goes beyond basic recipes (but is still simple).

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Crusty Homemade BreadTaste of Home

Crusty Homemade Bread

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.

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Perfect Dinner RollsTaste of Home

Perfect Dinner Rolls

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.

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Mom's Chocolate BreadTaste of Home

Mom's Chocolate Bread

It’s OK to use shortcut ingredients when you’re just starting to bake (or when you’re in a rush). This chocolate chip loaf uses packaged crescent rolls as a base.

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Seeded Whole Grain LoafTaste of Home

Seeded Whole Grain Loaf

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.

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Golden Honey Pan RollsTaste of Home

Golden Honey Pan Rolls

These rolls start in the bread maker to make the process simple.

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Herb Quick BreadTaste of Home

Herb Quick Bread

Many quick bread recipes are sweet, but this recipe is rather savory thanks to plenty of herbs. Serve it up with soups for an easy dinner. If you’re craving more savory quick bread, try these recipes.

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Pina Colada Zucchini BreadTaste of Home

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

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.

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Honey Beer BreadTaste of Home

Honey Beer Bread

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.

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Classic Irish Soda BreadTaste of Home

Classic Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread recipe creates an impressive loaf of bread without the fuss of yeast. Baking soda and powder give it all the lift it needs. And yes, baking powder and baking soda are different.

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Pumpkin BreadTaste of Home

Pumpkin Bread

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.

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Tender Garlic Cheese BreadsticksTaste of Home

Tender Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

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.

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Chocolate Chip Cranberry BreadTaste of Home

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread

This cranberry quick bread has a few components: the batter, streusel and a glaze. Each, though, is simple to make, and once assembled this loaf is as impressive as it is easy. Plus, it can double as a dessert!