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15 Bread Recipes Without Yeast

Yeast isn’t your thing, but you love bread. Great! If you want to learn how to make bread without yeast, check out these recipes.

You might be wondering if it’s possible to make bread without yeast. It’s possible! It also doesn’t mean that you have to settle for sugary fast bread. By the way, here’s the truth about bread.

While yeast may seem an essential ingredient in your bread-baking, many recipes do not require yeast to rise. Also, Keto Breads is a book about healthier bread recipes that don’t require yeast. 

There are plenty of yeast-free bread recipes that work well when you want to make a loaf but don’t have any of the traditional leavening agents available, or you don’t want to use yeast on your bread.

So, if you’re ready to eat your freshly baked bread without yeast, continue reading.

1. No-Yeast Dairy & Egg-Free Bread

If you’re in desperate need of bread, just have a few ingredients on hand. Then this no-yeast bread recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings uses flour, baking soda, salt, water, and vegetable oil to make the perfect emergency bread. 

If you are a person who has dietary limits who wish to consume bread without eggs or dairy, then this is perfect for you!

The blogger suggests baking this rustic bread on a pizza stone to get a lovely crust on the outside. If you have those items on hand, she also recommends using melted butter instead of vegetable oil and milk rather than water to make a richer, more aromatic loaf.

2. Bread Made Using Only 2 Ingredients

Yes, you read it right. It is possible to create bread with only two ingredients, as one is ice cream and self-rising flour. It’s almost magical! 

Simply Bakings’ two-ingredient bread recipe is a fun and easy method to make a whole loaf of bread with the bare minimum of ingredients. To do that, all you have to do is give up a couple of scoops of ice cream.

3. Rye Soda Bread

You can make several variations on classic bread by using different types of flour. Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe calls for rye flour, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda to make nutritious soda bread. Slice it warm and toasty right out of the oven for a delightful treat with butter or jam.

4. No Yeast Potato Bread

If you’re looking for a loaf of thick, chewy bread, Savory Experiments’ recipe for no yeast potato bread is a great place to start. 

It mixes cooked potatoes, milk, oil, eggs, and sugar to make a nice bread loaf. Also, if you have any leftover mashed potatoes from last night, this is a terrific way to avoid wasting them.

5. Brown Butter Soda Bread

If you’ve ever cooked with brown butter that’s been cooked over medium heat until it turns a lovely golden brown, you know how tasty it can be. This soda bread recipe from Budget Bytes has a deep, nutty flavor, thanks to brown butter and oats.

6. Olive Oil Bread

This olive oil bread recipe from the site I Heart Vegetables is unique in that it asks for frying the bread in a skillet rather than baking it in the oven. The bread will be thick and hearty without yeast, and it will have a crusty appearance when cooked in a pan.

7. Basic Quick Bread

Because the texture is more crumbly like a cake, you shouldn’t use this bread to make a sandwich without toasting it first. But if you have a craving for bread, this quick bread recipe from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs is simple to make and bakes up quickly.

8. Artisan Sourdough Bread

Can you use an active, mature sourdough even if you don’t have yeast?  If that’s the case, try A Beautiful Plate’s artisan sourdough bread recipe.

Baking sourdough bread takes a long time and a lot of patience to get all of the processes precisely correct, but the result is well worth the effort.

9. Flax Sandwich Bread

Power Hungry’s vegan sandwich bread recipe is also suitable for you if you are on a keto or grain-free diet. 

Flaxseed meal, baking powder, and water mix to produce a dense bread loaf that can be cut and used in sandwiches, toast, or eaten straight from the oven.

10. Easy Garlic Flatbread

This yeast-free simple garlic flatbread dish from Cafe Delites is ideal if you’re looking for a Mediterranean-inspired supper. Flattened bread discs are flavored with garlic powder, olive oil, and Greek yogurt, thanks to the presence of these ingredients.

11. Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

Southerners understand how delicious a hot slice of cornbread straight from a cast-iron skillet can be. If you cover it with butter, you’ve got yourself the ultimate comfort food. This Bake Love Give recipe for buttermilk skillet cornbread is a perfect way to satisfy your bread craving without using yeast.

12. Irish Potato Bread

Bunny’s Warm Oven’s Irish potato bread recipe is unique because it doesn’t call for yeast and because it uses boiled and mashed potatoes alongside raw shredded potatoes for a different texture. Because it stands up well against various wet ingredients like tomatoes, onions, mustard, and other condiments, potato bread provides a hearty bun for burgers or sandwiches.

13. Beer Bread With 3 Ingredients and No Kneading

The Seasoned Mom’s beer bread recipe simply calls for three ingredients: beer, self-rising flour, and sugar. The author suggests using room-temperature beer, but you can use any beer you have on hand to make this mildly sweet bread with a light, soft texture that doesn’t require any kneading.

14. Beer Bread Using 5 Ingredients

You can create this beer bread recipe from Half Baked Harvest in one bowl with only five essential ingredients and have a fresh loaf of bread in less than an hour. 

If you have flour, baking powder, salt, beer, and honey on hand, you’ll have everything you need to make a delicious bread that gets a little fluffy thanks to the yeast in the beer.

15. Savory Sweet Potato Bread

This savory sweet potato bread recipe from Kiip Fit is a delicious way to use up any sweet potatoes you managed to get on your last grocery run, and it’s a fun twist on traditional potato bread. Whole grain flour, flaxseed meal, and olive oil add to the bread’s health benefits and make it vegan-friendly.

People Also Ask

Is it healthy to eat bread without yeast?

By eating gluten-free, yeast-free bread, you can reduce the symptoms of Celiac and also the side effects of Candida. This is because your body will make less sugar and yeast.

What happens if bread doesn’t have yeast?

If you tried to bake a bread loaf without yeast, it would just not rise. It would be very dense, and it would require a long time to bake through. However, after baking it may have a texture similar to shortcrust pastry; that is, dense and crumbly without being quite as buttery or rich.

How long does it take for bread to rise if there is no yeast?

We recommend giving it a couple of hours to rise, but if it doesn’t, you should start over.


Many yeast-free bread recipes work well when you want to make a loaf but don’t have any of the traditional leavening agents on hand. You only need to do a little research to see if you can develop a unique recipe.

Some options are quick and simple, while others need more effort. You can also use your favorite cast iron skillet in some recipes.

Chef Mike DeCamp of Borough and Parlour in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, says that bread baked without yeast uses carbon dioxide to aerate the dough. He also mentions that you can use eggs to leaven bread chemically. Baking soda and powder are more common and much easier to use.

So, what yeast-free bread recipe do you want to try? Let me know in the comments!