How to Make Bread Without Yeast + 5 Recipes

Making bread is all the rage! Stuck at home, bakers are taking on projects out of necessity (no bread in stores) or just plain fun. However, it seems like everyone has the same idea, and because of that, yeast is hard to come by. So how to make bread without yeast? Thankfully there are a few different ways of skipping the yeast and making delicious homemade bread.

How to Make Bread Without Yeast

There are a few ways to make an easy bread recipe without using yeast. If you have some time, you can make your own sourdough starter or salt-rising bread, but if you want no yeast bread on the table within the hour, quick bread is the way to go.

What is Quick Bread?

Unlike yeast bread, quick bread is leavened with chemical leavening agents such as baking soda and baking powder. Most quick breads use the same preparation technique. All wet ingredients are mixed in one bowl while all the dry ingredients (like all-purpose flour, salt, and chemical leavening agent) are blended in a separate bowl. The ingredients are then added together and poured into a baking pan and baked. You have probably made a quick bread recipe before and not even realized it! Brownies, cookies, and pancakes are all considered quick breads as well as muffins, biscuits, Irish soda bread, and scones.

5 No-Yeast Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Soda Bread

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Sally's Baking Addiction

Made with only 6 ingredients, this crusty loaf is a perfect substitute for grocery-bought sandwich bread. Simply combine the dry ingredients with honey, melted butter, and buttermilk and knead slightly in a large bowl. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown.

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Beer Bread

Gimmie Some Oven

Flour, baking powder, a teaspoon salt, honey, beer, and melted butter is all you need for this easy recipe. Simply mix up the ingredients and pour the batter into a loaf pan. Substitute whole wheat flour if desired.

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No Yeast Dinner Rolls

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Kirbie Cravings

Fluffy and light, these dinner rolls make it easy to have fresh bread on the dinner table. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and roll the dough into balls. Bake on a baking sheet or in a cake pan until golden brown.

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Peppery Cheese Bread

The Southern Lady Cooks

Served straight from the oven, this quick bread requires no kneading and goes great with a salad and a bowl of soup.

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Cinnamon Quick Bread

Inspired by Charm

Tasty and sweet, this cinnamon quick bread is perfect with a steaming mug of coffee. To add a swirl into the bread, run a bread knife through the batter once or twice. That's all it needs to get a decorative swirl!

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