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    The 40 BEST Bread Recipes

    Bread… This post is dedicated to all the bread lovers out there. There’s nothing like a loaf of fresh, homemade bread piping hot right out of the oven.

    It fills your home with the most wonderful aroma and when it comes out all glistening and golden brown, it’s a thing of beauty!! 

    The hardest part is waiting for the bread to cool so that you can cut it and pair it with your favorite soup, stews or just enjoy it warm and fresh out of the oven.

    They can be crusty warm outside and chewy soft inside, or they can be moist and buttery soft. There are literally tens of hundreds of bread recipes out there, so we decided to make this fabulous Bread Recipes list featuring some of the most popular and most delicious breads on this planet.

    Bread making takes some practice, some tips and tricks to create that most perfect loaf out of your oven. But don’t get intimidated by the idea of making your own bread. Most of the times you don’t need a fancy bread maker or any tools other than a mixing bowl, wooden spoon and some baking pan, or even just a skillet or dutch oven.

    The 40 BEST Bread Recipes

    This list has breads for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just getting your feet wet in the baking world, we have some amazing easy and quick bread recipes, as well as some old world classics for all of you.

    From easy no knead breads of several varieties to French baguettes and brioche, to Italian classics like Ciabatta and Pane Bianco, to regular white and multigrain varieties, there are tons to choose from. Grab a cup of coffee and decide for which loaf to bake for your next cup of coffee… 🙂

    1. No Knead Bread

    We’re starting this fabulous list with one of our favorites, which is baked often in our home… this No Knead Bread!! This artisan quality bread can happen very fast and is super duper simple. You end up with a thick crispy crust and a chewy center with big fat holes like sourdough!

    It’s very forgiving and only takes 3 minutes of active effort. Now that sounds unbelievable, right? Not so. Try it yourself today.

    Get the Recipe

    2. No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

    You can create the same magic with whole wheat with this recipe. This No Knead Whole Wheat Bread requires just 5 ingredients and gives you a healthy and delicious whole wheat crusty bread. You really can’t make an easier bread than these no knead varieties.

    Perfect for all the soups and stews and anything that needs soaping up.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    3. Herbed Focaccia Bread

    This Easy Herbed Focaccia Bread is such a simple recipe, but it tastes so good! This bread is light and airy, and the flavor from olives and fresh herbs bring the whole loaf to life. Use it as a side for your favorite soups or stews or make great sandwiches! 

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil

    4. No Knead French Bread

    Don’t get intimidated with French breads. We have an easy French bread recipe for you. When you want a fresh crusty loaf, this recipe is gold.

    It’s kneaded in the food processor for 45 seconds, how easy is that? The crust is super crispy and the inside is soft. Quick French bread at its best!!

    Get the Recipe @ vintagekitchennotes

    5. Bloomin’ Onion Garlic Bread (pull apart bread)

    If you need an easy appetizer to impress your family or friends, try this Bloomin’ Onion Garlic Bread (or Pull Apart Bread)! It’s super cheesy with two types of cheese baked. Get the fun going when pulling it apart and see it finished off in a few minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    6. Simple Sourdough Bread

    Can Sourdough Bread can be simple? Yes! It is, thanks to this recipe. It will walk you through with easy, step by step methods and even has a video to show you how it’s done. All the tips and tricks to make the simplest of simple sourdough bread right in your very kitchen.

    Get the Recipe @ alexandracooks

    7. Classic French Baguette

    This French baguette recipe gives a step-by-step process to bake the perfect artisan homemade baguettes! They’re crispy on the outside and soft in the center. 

    Your very own homemade French baguette is so much better and satisfying that any you will ever buy in the store. Just that freshly baked aroma, when it comes out of the oven will make you reach for some butter and polish it off.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbettie

    8. Skillet Cheese Bread

    What is cheese bread? It’s a combination of two of your very favorite things, cheese and bread! It goes so good alongside your favorite soup. It’s made in a skillet and turns out super crusty!

    Get the Recipe @ easyweeknightrecipes

    9. Classic Dinner Rolls

    These homemade Dinner Rolls are fluffy, soft and buttery. They require very little effort, and go great with any meal! This recipe will become one of your favorite go to bread recipes in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    10. Wreath Bread

    Baking bread into a Christmas Wreath Bread is so beautiful and special for holidays. It looks gorgeous and tastes gourmet, so holiday worthy! It has a crispy crust and a super soft center. Serve it as a centerpiece on your holiday table to impress your family and guests. What a unique bread recipe idea!!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    11. No Knead Multigrain Bread

    Another great no knead bread, this time a multigrain bread version. It’s a super easy whole wheat loaf coated with a mixture of seeds. It’s super flavorful and has great textures! 

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    12. Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

    These soft and fluffy homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are absolutely delicious! They have a tropical flavor from ginger, pineapple, and coconut. So YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    13. Moist Banana Bread

    This is IT… The moist Banana Bread recipe you’ve been searching for! The secret to the super moist and perfectly fluffy bread? Sour cream!! It’s full of banana, but not too overpowering. And it’s easy to make!

    I promise, you are going to return to this banana bread recipe again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    14. Asiago Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Quick Bread

    This Asiago Cheese & Sun-dried Tomato Bread is a savory bread recipe made without yeast. You can make it with asiago cheese and fresh basil or parsley, or you can customize it with your favorite flavors. Create the loaf you LOVE.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    15. Flaky Honey Brioche Bread

    This soft and buttery brioche bread is swirled with hints of sweet honey. It goes so great with your morning coffee and makes absolutely delicious French toast!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    16. Classic Brioche Bread

    Brioche is a bread of French origin and whose high egg and butter content gives it a rich and tender crumb and a dark golden crust. It can come in many forms: dinner buns, hamburger buns or loaves. This bread would take some time and attention from you, but the results are absolute BREADWORTHY…

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    17. Ciabatta Bread

    Authentic Italian Ciabatta Bread, meaning slipper bread, is is made with an overnight starter. It’s cooked on a pizza stone. This Italian bread is perfect for sandwiches, bruschetta, or just to dip in your favorite olive oil.

    Get the Recipe @ ciaoflorentina

    18. Garlic Knots

    Your favorite pizza shop side dish, made in your very own oven! Basil and garlic transform this basic roll into a delectable treat. As the aromas drift through your kitchen, you will be waiting eagerly to pop them in your mouth as soon as they come out of the oven.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Best Challah Bread

    Challah, also known as “egg bread” is a special bread in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, usually braided and typically eaten for ceremonies and holidays. Because of the added eggs and fat, it has an extra rich flavor and texture. You have to try these gorgeous braided loaves in your own home!

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    20. Olive Garden Bread Sticks

    These Olive Garden copycat bread sticks are even better in homemade form! They go great alongside your favorite soup or Italian dinner. They’re soft, fluffy and chewy, and and have a great garlic butter topping!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    21. Irish Soda Bread

    This Irish soda bread is light and tender with with plenty of raisins throughout. and baked to golden brown perfection. It’s super easy and has has the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors.

    A perfect contender for St. Patrick’s Day, or just any old weeknight during the cold weather months. A great recipe if you want to try something other than your regular bread.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    22. No Knead Olive Bread

    A delicious artisan with a crusty outside and soft interior studded with chunks of kalamata and castelvetrano olives. How good does that sound? A great addition to any antipasto dinner along with your favorite wine!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    23. Dark Chocolate Chip Raspberry Banana Bread

    Now here’s an amazing banana bread recipe! Your favorite moist and tender banana bread loaded with dark chocolate chips and raspberries. All banana bread lovers, this is one if for you to try and marvel in every single bite.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    24. Cinnamon Bread

    This home baked Cinnamon Bread is your new favorite breakfast companion! Light and tender homemade bread with a cinnamon sugar swirl. Great alongside scrambled eggs or as the base for French toast… Yummm.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    25. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Now look at this decadent loaf. Moist and chocolatey zucchini bread loaded with chocolate chips. It’s easy to make and will become a regular in your dessert rotation!

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    26. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

    Calling all pumpkin lovers! This moist and delectable pumpkin bread is packed full of great pumpkin flavor and gooey chocolate chips. Make this classic fall treat in your own kitchen!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    27. Spinach & Feta No Yeast Bread

    This homemade Spinach and Feta No-Yeast Bread is quick to make and packed with great flavors from spinach and feta! BTW, this recipe uses NO YEAST. So easy!

    Get the Recipe @ easyweeknightrecipes

    28. Sourdough Ciabatta Bread

    Sourdough ciabatta is an Italian white bread with a thin, crispy crust and large, irregular holes, called an open crumb. It will take some time and effort, but it’s the perfect Italian sandwich bread for paninis and so much more.

    Get the Recipe @ alexandracooks

    29. Cheesy Garlic Bread

    This Cheesy Garlic Bread is soft on the inside and super crispy on the edges. It’s slathered in the perfect amount of garlic and butter, then a blend of two cheeses, mozzarella and parmesan, is sprinkled on top. YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    30. Pull-Apart Pumpkin Bread

    Meet your new favorite fall bread! This Pumpkin Bread is like cinnamon rolls combined with pumpkin pie and topped with an irresistible cinnamon glaze. This one is great for breakfast or dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    31. Buttery Beer Bread

    No yeast? No problem! This six ingredient recipe substitutes beer for the yeast. Don’t worry, the beer bakes right out of the bread, no no beer taste and no buzz!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    32. Honey Oat Bread

    Here’s a super easy and delicious recipe you’ll love. Honey Oat Bread is soft and mildly sweet. Great for sandwiches or buttery toast.

    Get the Recipe @ happymoneysaver

    33. Lemon Blueberry Bread

    This Lemon Blueberry Bread is full of bright flavors! It’s a refreshing and tender lemon bread studded with bursts of plump blueberries. So Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    34. White Bread

    Sometimes simple and basic is what you crave. This white bread recipe comes out perfect every time and is so much better than those store bought loaves.

    Get the Recipe @ platedcravings

    35. Multigrain Sandwich Bread

    This Seeded Multigrain Sandwich Bread is a light and fluffy base with plenty of added texture from whole grains and a crunchy, seedy topping. This one is great for all your favorite sandwiches.

    Get the Recipe @ seasonsandsuppers

    36. Marbled Rye Bread

    This Marbled Rye Bread is easier than it looks and is great for sandwiches or toasted with butter. This one is a must for Reubens!

    Get the Recipe @ gatherforbread

    37. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

    Do you need a new cornbread recipe? Put your Jiffy mix away, this made from scratch (but still easy) loaf is packed with flavor. It starts with bacon, how can you go wrong? Add in some cheese and jalapeño and your bowlful of chili has a new best friend!

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    38. Glazed Lemon Bread

    This Lemon Bread has a moist with a tender crumb and packs great lemon flavor in every bite. The glaze on top is the perfect addition. This loaf is great for breakfast or dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    39. Cheese Loaf Bread

    Cheddar and parmesan cheese combine to make the ultimate cheesy loaf. This cheese bread is great alongside your favorite pasta.

    Get the Recipe @ womanscribbles

    40. Pane Bianco with Tomato, Basil, and Garlic

    Now we’re wrapping this amazing bread compilation with an Italian classic. This Italian Pane Bianco (Italian for “white bread”) is shaped into a figure-8 and filled with sundried tomatoes, cheese, fresh basil, and garlic.

    Don’t be intimidate by this gorgeous loaf, it’s easier than you think!

    Get the Recipe @ lanascooking

    So, all you home bakers, this is a list you need to save by either bookmarking it or pinning it for all the future bake times. There are so many delicious, crusty bread varieties along with moist and soft ones. Once you make these loafs in your very own oven, your dinners, lunches and breakfasts suddenly get so much better.

    Bake through all of these bread recipes and come back to your favorites again and again. Have fun baking those dream loaves…

    Bread recipes.

    The 40 BEST Bread Recipes

    Yield: 1 loaf
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    You'll be baking up a storm with this great collection of homemade Bread Recipes!


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