Easy Homemade Bread No Yeast Recipe (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna
no yeast homemade bread

While I absolutely love my whole wheat homemade bread recipe that tasted better than any store-bought bread and was made with 100% whole wheat flour, this no yeast bread is a winner of a recipe when you want bread quickly.

No yeast homemade bread

Since yeast is hard to come by, this bread that I made with a combination of whole wheat flour and plain flour is pretty good though not as fluffy as the yeast one is. It is denser but light and very delicious. And best of all this easy homemade bread without yeast uses just a few ingredients that you may find in your pantry easily. This recipe is classic Irish soda bread recipe that uses no eggs, butter or yeast.

No yeast homemade bread

Here is the super simple no yeast bread recipe:

Ingredients

2 cups plain flour

1.75 cups wholewheat flour

1.5 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. honey

1.75 cup buttermilk

2 tbsp. flour (if needed)

1 tsp. oil for greasing your baking pan

2 tbsp. mixed seeds or oats for sprinkling on top (optional)

Recipe:

Preheat your oven to 200 C or 400 F for 7-8 minutes.

Mix together both the flours, salt, baking soda and honey.

Now add buttermilk to it and mix together till you get a dough. In case you don’t have buttermilk, refer to pro tips below for a quick and easy shortcut.

Knead the dough a few times and form a round shape. In case your dough is too sticky to knead add a bit of flour to make it more manageable. Don’t overknead though. Just 8-10 times to form a round shape is enough.

Now with a knife make a cross going through the center of the bread and about 1 cm. deep. This is important so that your bread cooks through the center evenly.

No yeast homemade bread

Now transfer to a greased baking tray or even a cast iron skillet and bake for about 40 minutes. Baking time may slightly vary depending upon your oven so do keep an eye on the bread after about 35 minutes.

Irish soda bread

To check if the bread is done, tap the bottom (I know it is hot) and it should sound hollow when cooked.

Take it out of the oven and let it completely cool down. Takes about 30 minutes.

no yeast baked bread

Then slice with a serrated knife. Your delicious homebaked no yeast bread is ready. Have it with butter, peanut butter or whatever you fancy. It is deliciously soft with a nice dense crumb inside and a thick crust outside. Enjoy!

Pro Tips:

  1. You could use only plain flour for a less dense crumb if you so like.
  2. In case you don’t have buttermilk, take some cold milk (about 1.75 cups), add 2 tsp. lemon juice to it and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes so that it congeals slightly. Use this in place of buttermilk in the recipe.
  3. You could replace honey with sugar if you so like but I prefer honey.
  4. This crusty bread is best toasted.
  5. This bread stays at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the fridge for a week. You can shrink wrap it or store in an airtight container in your fridge.

This homemade bread with no yeast is super easy even if you have never baked before. Just follow the instructions and have this delicious Irish soda bread.

no yeast homemade bread

Easy Homemade Bread No Yeast Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This delicious homemade bread needs no yeast and just a few easily available ingredients in your pantry. This is a spin on the classic Irish soda bread recipe. Super tasty. Do try.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breads/Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 14 slices
Calories 149 kcal
slices

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1.75 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1.5 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1.75 cup buttermilk
  • 2-3 tbsp. flour if needed
  • 1 tsp. oil for greasing your baking pan
  • 2 tbsp. mixed seeds or oats for sprinkling on top optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 200 C or 400 F for 7-8 minutes.
  • Mix together both the flours, salt, baking soda and honey.
  • Now add buttermilk to it and mix together till you get a dough. In case you don’t have buttermilk, refer to pro tips for a quick and easy shortcut.
  • Knead the dough a few times and form a round shape. In case your dough is too sticky to knead add a bit of flour to make it more manageable. Don’t overknead though. Just 8-10 times to form a round shape is enough.
  • Now with a knife make a cross going through the center of the bread and about 1 cm. deep. This is important so that your bread cooks through the center evenly.
  • Now transfer to a greased baking tray or even a cast iron skillet and bake for about 40 minutes. Baking time may slightly vary depending upon your oven so do keep an eye on the bread after about 35 minutes.
  • To check if the bread is done, tap the bottom (I know it is hot) and it should sound hollow when cooked.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it completely cool down. Takes about 30 minutes.
  • Then slice with a serrated knife. Your delicious homebaked no yeast bread is ready. Have it with butter, peanut butter or whatever you fancy. It is deliciously soft with a nice dense crumb inside and a thick crust outside. Enjoy!

Notes

1. You could use only plain flour for a less dense crumb if you so like. I prefer half and half proportion as I have mentioned.
2. In case you don’t have buttermilk, take some cold milk (about 1.75 cups), add 2 tsp. lemon juice to it and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes so that it congeals slightly. Use this in place of buttermilk in the recipe.
3. You could replace honey with sugar if you so like but I prefer honey.
4. This crusty bread is best toasted.
5. This bread stays at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the fridge for a week. You can shrink wrap it or store in an airtight container in your fridge.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Bread No Yeast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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