Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe

Side view of uncut loaf of yeast free oat bread

This easy No Yeast Bread recipe is dense and delicious… and perfect for when you run out of yeast. Or when you want homemade bread using pantry ingredients, quickly.

No rising time, just simple, delicious bread in about an hour.

When you’re hunkering in, making a lot of meals, and going through bread, this is one I find myself making often. 

Delicious sliced thinly for sandwiches or super perfect with soups and stews… or anything that could use a hearty slice of homemade no yeast bread.

side view of sliced no yeast bread

This No Yeast Bread…

  • Bakes in under 1 hour
  • Made with a handful of pantry ingredients
  • Does not use yeast
  • Dense, satisfying and a little crusty
  • Perfect toasted and smeared with honey butter

Sliced No Yeast Bread with Honey Butter

What is No-Yeast Bread?

When you’re running low on yeast but still craving homemade bread, can it be made without yeast?

Absolutely yes. By using the same leavening ingredients used to make cookies and cakes rise, can also be used in homemade bread. And they’re ingredients we most likely have on hand: baking powder and baking soda.

Raw ingredients for Yeast Free Bread

How to Make No Yeast Bread

Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, oil, honey, and egg. Mix until well blended. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes to hydrate.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Once the oat mixture has hydrated, stir it into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined being careful not to overmix so that the bread will remain light. Add a bit more buttermilk if needed to create a loose batter. This measurement generally works for me though.

Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a few oats over the top of the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until raised and golden brown. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the loaf pan to release the bread. Transfer it to a rack to cool completely before slicing.

Front view of sliced No Yeast Bread

 

Other No Yeast Bread Recipes

Quick breasts are also considered yeastless bread recipes. But soda bread is one of my favorite ways to make a yeastless bread.

You can see all our bread recipes here >>

Ready to Bake Yeast Free Bread

Freshly Baked Loaf of No Yeast Bread

Side view of uncut loaf of yeast free oat bread

Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This easy No Yeast Bread recipe is dense and delicious... and perfect for when you run out of yeast. Or when you want homemade bread using pantry ingredients, and have it quickly. This healthy bread recipe is one we're making often.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, oil, honey, and egg. Mix until well blended. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes to hydrate.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Once the oat mixture has hydrated, stir it into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined being careful not to overmix so that the bread will remain light. Add a bit more buttermilk if needed to create a loose batter. This measurement generally works for me though.
  5. Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a few oats over the top of the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until raised and golden brown. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the loaf pan to release the bread. Transfer it to a rack to cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Making Your Own Buttermilk

While I like to keep buttermilk in the refrigerator, it has a way of disappearing at my house. To make your own, measure 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup. Then add milk until it measures 1 1/2 cups. Let sit about 10 minutes to activate.

Which works better? Lemon Juice or Vinegar?

While they both work to create a thick buttermilk consistency, the vinegar gives a more accurate flavor to true buttermilk. But sometimes, lemon juice tastes better. Either way -- it will be delicious!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

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