Anyone have an easy, yeast-free bread recipe?
April 2, 2011 7:55 PM   Subscribe

looking for recipes for easy, yeast- free bread not using a bread machine. i am impatient and don't like waiting for dough to rise, punching it down, etc.... (examples of similar recipes would be beer bread or soda bread)
posted by peykron to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
This CHOW recipe for Irish Brown Bread is easy and really delicious.
posted by annaramma at 8:18 PM on April 2, 2011

Oat soda bread from!

Fast, tasty, delicious, can be taken in a million directions.
posted by rockindata at 8:22 PM on April 2, 2011

I use a lot of recipes at They have some great bread recipes. Here are their Top 20 quick breads. Hope this helps get you started!
posted by garnetgirl at 8:29 PM on April 2, 2011

No time bread does have yeast in it, but the whole thing takes about an hour from pulling out a mixing bowl to slicing into hot bread.
posted by rhapsodie at 8:44 PM on April 2, 2011 [3 favorites]

I second 101cookbooks' oat soda bread - fast, tasty, delicious indeed!
posted by marlys at 9:17 PM on April 2, 2011

I always direct friends to this beer bread recipe, which is fast and tastes amazing. You can even mix it directly in the loaf pan if you're really serious about saving time / cutting down on dishes. Try it with a nutty flavored brown beer for best results.
posted by doogan nash at 3:15 AM on April 3, 2011

Bannock Bread


2 1/3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp shortening
3/4 cup mashed potatoes (leftover or instant)
1 cup cold water

Combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the potatoes. Stir in the cold water and mix, using a pastry blender, or if you don't have one, a fork.
Knead gently, 8-10 times, on a lightly floured board, working in any extra flour that may be required to overcome the stickiness of the dough.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet and pat down to form an oval shape, about 3/4 to 1" in thickness.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 17-20 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.
posted by orange swan at 4:41 AM on April 3, 2011 [2 favorites]

No-Knead Bread takes has yeast and takes a day to make... so maybe not exactly what you're looking for... In any case the process is quick and easy - toss ingredients in bowl, stir for 30 seconds, return hours later, bake.
posted by JPDD at 5:30 AM on April 3, 2011 [2 favorites]

There's also the Grant loaf, which makes divine toast for marmalade.
posted by YamwotIam at 6:12 AM on April 3, 2011

2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
12 oz can or bottle of beer
stir together and pour into greased loaf pan
350 degrees 1 hour
You can melt butter and sprinkle onion salt on top when done
posted by PJMoore at 6:55 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

You can also search using the term "quick bread", which refers to bread made with leavening other than yeast.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:20 PM on April 3, 2011

Mark Bittman's molasses-wheat quick bread is very good, and not really sweet despite the molasses, so it can be a dinner or sandwich loaf rather than a tea loaf as many quick breads tend to be. The variation with honey is also very tasty but definitely sweeter.
posted by palliser at 12:35 PM on April 3, 2011

I just made the no-time bread that rhapsodie linked. It's delicious, took less than an hour from the time I started the dough to the time it was in the oven, and only about 5 minutes of that was hands-on time. The only time I even touched the dough was moving it from my mixing bowl to the microwave-able bowl and then to the cassarole dish I baked it in.
posted by kro at 2:50 PM on April 3, 2011

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