36 Bread Recipes Made From Scratch
Bread is a staple in many homes and the foundation for some of our favorite recipes. It's also something that many people love to make themselves.
Whether you are looking for something easy, vegan, or just want to make your own bread from scratch there is a recipe here for you. So take a look around and enjoy! The best part? You don't need a bread machine for any of the recipes you find here!
Types of Bread
We will look at three different types - yeast, quick, and sourdough bread and provide you with a variety of recipes that will suit your needs.
1. Yeast Bread
This is the most versatile type of bread and can be used for sweet or savory dishes. From pizza to cinnamon rolls, yeast dough is the basis of many delicious recipes that we all love so much.
Baking with Yeast
Yeast dough can be made with instant yeast, active dry yeast, and fresh yeast. Fresh yeast is stored in the fridge and isn't widely available. For this reason, many homemade yeast recipes are made with either active dry or instant yeast.
The longer I bake with yeast, the more I prefer instant yeast for yeast dough, as you add it directly to the other ingredients without activating it in warm liquid first. Many of my recipes require overnight proofing to improve the taste and texture of the yeast dough. Therefore, it is preferable to keep the dough cold, which is difficult when using a warm liquid.
If you have enough baking experience, you can easily swap one type of yeast for the other as you wish.
Yeast Bread Recipes
These are my favorite yeast recipes and I want to share them with you! From croissants to brioche rolls, there is something for everyone here. Enjoy!
There's just something about Cinnamon Rolls that makes your day better!
These soft and delicious Pretzel Buns can be used as burger buns, sandwich buns, or hot dog buns!
A secret ingredient makes these Dinner Rolls super fluffy and keeps them soft and squishy for days!
These Hot Dog Buns are perfect for any hot dog, sausage, or bratwurst.
Serve some of your favorite sandwiches in a delicious and unique way with these New England Hot Dog Buns.
Challah is a traditional Jewish loaf that is sweet and soft with aromas of honey and vanilla.
These buttery and light Brioche Buns are perfect for any type of burger.
You love pizza, don't you? This bubbly and airy pizzeria-style Pizza Dough is just perfect for your next pizza dinner!
What to do with pizza dough?
Prepare these easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls the night before and enjoy them with your family the next morning.
How about you having Krispy Kreme-style doughnuts for breakfast without leaving home? Air Fryer Donuts are the answer.
Trust me on this one. There's not much more satisfying than freshly baked Chocolate Rolls straight out of the oven.
If you love donuts, then these Glazed Doughnuts are a must-try. Just 11 ingredients and only 45 minutes of rising time!
The time has come to make your own French Croissants at home. Because who wouldn't want those buttery and flaky goodies for breakfast?
Bee Sting Cake is one of those quintessential German desserts, a yeast dough filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped off with honey almonds.
Oven-baked Yeast Donuts are healthier than fried ones and they're even easier to make!
These Baked Beignets are like soft and airy little clouds. You won't even believe they aren't deep-fried!
2. Quick Bread
These types of loaves don't need yeast to rise and can be made in large quantities, ideal for sharing with friends and family. They are perfect if you're looking for an easy recipe that won't take too much time or effort on your part.
Why is it called a Quick Bread?
Because they are quick and easy to make, with minimal prep and no kneading. These are simple no yeast breads that usually use baking soda and / or baking soda as a leavening agent. Typically, they are sweet baked goods made from staple foods such as flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and oil.
Quick Bread Recipes
These quick loaves are perfect for meal prep, potlucks, family time, or just a quiet time alone. You can't go wrong with one of these delicious recipes!
This Sourdough Banana Bread is moist, delicious, and loaded with bananas.
Air Fryer Banana Bread is the perfect recipe to quickly and easily satisfy your banana cravings.
Celebrate fall flavors with this moist and delicious Apple Bread!
What to do with zucchini? This rich and chocolaty Chocolate Zucchini Bread of course!
You only need 9 ingredients to make this soft and sweet Blueberry Bread recipe!
How about if I show you how to make the Banana Bread of your dreams?
3. Sourdough Bread
Sourdough is perfect for people who want to avoid chemical leavening agents or commercial yeast, as it only contains natural wild yeast. It has a distinctive taste that can be more or less tangy, depending on the recipe.
How to make a Sourdough Starter
Sourdough loaves require a sourdough starter. A sourdough starter is a fermented mixture of flour and water that provides the natural yeast and lactobacilli needed to turn bread dough into delicious, well-risen, hearty loaves.
Learn everything you need to know to make a Sourdough Starter and grow your own natural yeast cultures.
Sourdough Bread Recipes
Baking with sourdough might be a little trickier for beginners. But don't worry, I'm here to walk you through each recipe so you can bake beautiful and delicious loaves in your own home!
Its mild-tangy taste and ultra-soft crust make this Sourdough Sandwich perfect for sandwiches, toast, or even French toast.
This Sourdough Brioche is mild-tangy and not too sour thanks to the moderate addition of leaven starter and a shorter fermentation time.
Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked Sourdough Bread. It's a simple everyday loaf and perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
This Sourdough Pizza Crust is just amazing! It's crispy and chewy, with a hint of sourdough flavor.
Recipes with Bread
You may be wondering what to do with leftover and stale bread? In addition to freezing, there are other delicious ways to use leftovers. Prepare a delicious breakfast for your family using the following recipes.
This Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the grown-up version of the good ol' sandwich we all love so much.
Making Air Fryer French Toast is a great way to use up your leftovers and give yourself a breakfast or snack option that's quick and easy.
Bread and Butter Pudding is made of buttered bread slices, sweet vanilla custard, and raisins.
This Blueberry French Toast Bake requires minimal prep work and is super easy to make!
Need more breakfast inspiration? Check out my breakfast category as well!
How To Make Bread - Video Tutorials
Baking bread at home has never been easier! Each recipe posted on Also The Crumbs Please includes a video tutorial so you can successfully recreate any recipe in your kitchen!