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No Need to Knead Bread

Don't let staying at home keep you from getting your bread fix. These no-fuss loaves will ease you into the wonderful world of baking, and are easy on the arms too!
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Who doesn't love a warm slice of bread fresh from the oven? Well, good news! Homemade bread is not only totally delicious, but also way easier to make than you might think.

Baking just happens to be the perfect skill to master while social distancing, so you don't have to miss out on all that carb-y goodness you usually pick up from your local bakery or supermarket. Check out some of our favorite breads below and get going!

Done in Five

PEANUT-FREESHELLFISH-FREE
Artisan No Knead Bread
Thank God I Bake

This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only four ingredients and five minutes to come together...you won't believe how easy and delicious it is!

Soda-licious!

EASYCOMFORT FOOD
Irish Soda Bread
Alexandra's Kitchen

This is a traditional loaf of Soda Bread that really gets you immersed in the dough making process, perfect for weekend baking.

Pardon My French

BEGINNERNUT-FREE
Easy Crusty No Knead Artisan Bread
Mi Terruno Food

This loaf has a crusty outside and soft inside, just like proper French-style bread. The only hard work in this recipe is mixing the flour, but no kneading needed!

Sweet and Sour

VEGETARIANSHELLFISH-FREE
Fraudulently Easy Sourdough
Lady and Pups

Use a sharp and tangy yogurt for that “sourdough” effect we all love so much. If your store-bought yogurt isn't tangy enough, let it sit in your fridge for a few days to make it tarter and thicker.

The Breadwinner

NUT-FREEPESCATARIAN
Seedy Sandwich Bread with Sprouted Wheat
Alexandra's Kitchen

This is a basic sandwich bread with a sweet and nutty flavor. Make it in advance, then ride out the week on delicious, easy to put together lunches.

Acting Kinda Seedy

NUT-FREEFISH-FREE
Seed Loaf
SideChef

A delicious, dense Seed Loaf, perfect as is with a smear of butter or piled high as a sandwich!

Bring the Heat

TOMATO-FREECHRISTMAS
Hatch Green Chili Bread
Garlic & Zest

This bread is sweet with a subtle heat, great served alongside chili, for breakfast or brunch, or just to munch on as a snack. Totally addictive!

Carbs Be Gone

FISH-FREEKETO
Quick and Easy Keto Bread
SideChef

Most keto bread recipes are full of hard-to-find ingredients, but this one is made up of things most people on the keto diet will already have in their pantries! It's perfect for sandwiches, morning toast, or just getting that bread fix without the carbs.

Rock and Bowl

GLUTEN-FREEWEEKEND PROJECT
One Bowl Paleo Keto Bread
The Fit Mediterranean

A bowl, a few simple ingredients, and an oven are all you need to make this easy, low-carb, high-fat Paleo Keto Bread.

Catcher in the Rye

BAKINGNUT-FREE
Rye Bread
Bake with Paws

This Rye Bread is soft, delicious, and sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Beginner-Friendly

BAKINGEGG-FREE
Parmesan Rosemary Focaccia Bread
Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

This version of Parmesan Rosemary Focaccia Bread is so simple to make that it doesn’t take a master bread maker to get it right.

Mother Knows Best

EGG-FREEBUDGET-FRIENDLY
My Mother's Peasant Bread
Alexandra's Kitchen

This is a no-knead bread that can be started at 4:00 pm and turned out onto the dinner table at 7:00 pm. It is not artisan bread, and it’s not trying to be. It is peasant bread, spongy and moist with a most-delectable buttery crust.

Second to Naan

DAIRY-FREEWEEKEND PROJECT
Garlic Naan Bread
K33 Kitchen

This is a great recipe to have on hand. It only requires a few essential baking ingredients and is technically a flatbread, which means it doesn’t have a long rising time.

One a Penny

KID-FRIENDLYDAIRY-FREE
No Knead Spelt Hot Cross Buns
Gather & Feast

These Hot Cross Buns are perfect served warm with cultured butter and a cup of tea.

Double Trouble

FISH-FREEVEGETARIAN
Double-Tomato Focaccia
SideChef

This focaccia is packed back to back with tomato! Tart and flavorful sundried tomato on the inside and sweet juicy cherry tomato on the outside with a refreshing olive oil fragrance that you won’t be able to resist.

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