45 Go-To Recipes for Homemade Bread

Making bread from scratch just got simple. These recipes PROOF that it can be easy and flavorful. Get ready to RISE up and conquer the possible.


"These are SO good. Easy to make, too. I found the flatter, the better. Getting them paper thin to the point of nearly tearing gave them those puffy little pockets like restaurant naan."


English Muffins

"I couldn't be happier with the results. Light and airy with plenty of nooks and crannies."


40-Minute Hamburger Buns

"Bread making can be quite a production but not with this recipe. It makes the best light, fluffy hamburger rolls and is incredibly quick and easy. We are now ruined for store bought rolls."


American Indian Fry Bread

"I grew up on the rez in South Dakota and this tastes just like the fry bread back home! Beautifully bubbly and golden bread!"

-Chef GreanEyes


"I've used this exact recipe for a long time now. It's the best bread ever! My loaves bake up fine. I spray water on the hot oven floor to make a nice crust on the bread. If you don't have a stone, you can go to your local home improvement center and get unglazed quarry tiles to line your oven rack."


Quick Yeast Bread

“I have made this several times now, and it is wonderful! Great flavor and great texture. It makes a beautiful, slightly yeasty bread that is not too sweet, or too savory. It has a very balanced taste that makes it appropriate for dinner bread, breakfast toast or sandwiches.”


Famous Challah

"This has become the challah recipe that I will pass down to my children. Seriously, the best challah I have ever had.”

-Ezzies Mama

Aloo Paratha

"Aloo paratha (potato paratha) is an Indian recipe and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India.Aloo (potato) stuffed Parathas are basically unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato, which is rolled out and cooked on a hot tawa with butter or ghee."

-Aparna Anurag

Home-Baked Bagels

"These turned out wonderfully! I had never tried making my own bagels and these were completely delicious, not to mention easy! I topped half with sesame seeds and half with sunflower seeds.”


Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

"These biscuits were exceptional: tender and moist. The instructions were easy to follow and clear, and my biscuits were perfectly golden brown after the stated 10 minutes. My yield was exactly 24, and the entire plate was devoured."


World's Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread

“Made these last week, and they were a hit. I made two loaves. We had family over for dinner, so we served the bread. My husband didn’t want to share!”


Quick Soft Breadsticks

"Awesome recipe! These are so easy and taste great. I brushed them with butter when they came out of the oven. I dipped mine in marinara sauce, and my husband had honey on his. This is a keeper!”


Thin Crust Pizza Dough

"This recipe is awesome! I’ve had many failed attempts at homemade pizza crust, so the family was not too optimistic tonight. We had a pizza order on speed dial. But I knocked it out of the park. Super simple, super good."

-Kathleen L.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

"This is as traditional as it gets! It's my favorite quick bread and made better with softened Irish butter."

-Jonathan Melendez

Corn Tortillas

"Oh, YUMMY! Thanks for the detailed instructions, they made it quite easy. Funny, it never dawned on me to make my own tortillas until I spotted a metal tortilla press for sale on a very top shelf at Rancho Market."

-Erin R.

Sweet Cornbread

"Perfect cornbread!! I've already had to share the recipe. Moist, slightly sweet and very delicious."

-Marg CaymanDesigns

Rosemary Garlic Focaccia

"Fabulous! I have made this twice and it was excellent both times. I served it with chicken and caesar salad, and then another time at a girls lunch with chicken salad!”

-Arctic Mama

Romano's Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

“This bread turned out amazing. It was my first attempt baking bread in general, and I found it to be a great beginner recipe. Next time, I will add more garlic, I felt it really enhanced the flavor and paired well with the rosemary.”

-Olivia S.

Malaysian Roti Canai

"The recipe is so simple, and of all the slightly different recipes that I have tried, these turn out the best and are the easiest to flip and stretch."


Failproof Bread Machine French Bread

"This bread is the best! The flavor is perfectly balanced, just the right amount of salt, and the crust is amazing- slightly crisp, but not in the least bit heavy.”

-Lieutenant Ducky

The Best Focaccia Bread

"Wow. This is incredibly easy to make, and tastes delicious. It really only took me an hour to make the bread, and it rose and browned beautifully. I topped my bread with the olive oil, parmesan, a bit of sea salt, a light layer of an artichoke & caper tapenade I had in the fridge, and then some sliced fresh tomatoes. Really, you could go nuts with toppings on the bread and try a lot of different combinations!”


Gluten Free French Bread

"This is a great gluten-free bread. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out terrific, though I put the whole thing into a regular loaf pan. It made a lovely loaf of bread for slicing."


Basic Sourdough Bread

"This makes a fabulous loaf of bread! Easy and simple with wonderful results! I used my bread machine's dough cycle for the kneading.”


Buttery Yeast Rolls

“Super amazing! Light, fluffy, rich and buttery. I made them for Thanksgiving, and they were truly the star of the show. And it is true, the dough makes the best cinnamon roll dough.”



"It was moist, held together well, it cut well, it crisped on the bottom but didn't get too done in the middle and best of all, it was hands down the best tasting cornbread I have ever eaten."

-Caryn Dalton

Arabian Pita Bread

"Delicious, quick and easy. I've made these twice now and we love them. I have even wrapped leftover dough balls (already risen) in saran wrap and put them in the fridge for a couple of days."

-Amy V2

Unleavened Bread for Passover

"This was my first time making any sort of bread and it it turned out great and is very tasty. Sweet and a little chewy."


Golden Crust Yeast Bread

“This is a very nice, soft, chewy bread with a nice crust. Perfect for sandwiches. It has a nice flavor to it, and although I have only used light colored beers, I am sure darker beer would be just as good.“


The Best Rosemary Focaccia Bread

"Really good! I was looking for a way to use my last zucchini and fresh herbs. I’m glad I decided on this recipe. It was delish”


Bread Machine Challah

“I have made this several times. My family loves it. I use a bread machine on the dough cycle, and then bake it in the oven in a loaf pan. It doesn’t last long at our house!”


Easy Dinner Rolls

"These were excellent! I thought the taste was wonderful, and they looked beautiful. The dough was so easy to work with and rose just fine for me. I served these as part of my Thanksgiving meal, and everyone commented on how light and fluffy these rolls were.”


Homemade Naan

"Who knew something so delicious could be this easy to make at home?"


Yeast Biscuits

“Amazing! These are so good. Everyone in my family can't believe I made these, since they taste better than the store bought kind. It's now my go to recipe. I do recommend rolling these thick, so then they are bigger biscuits.”

-Cyndi A.

Rustic French Bread

"I'm a newbie at baking bread and I have made this recipe a few times. We loved it. I've added quite a few ingredients on occasion like garlic, cheese, pineapple juice, or even cinnamon and it always turns out great. This is my go-to basic bread recipe."

-Tegan W.

Maple Brioche Rolls

A take on pull-apart monkey bread, with a rich flavor from the eggs.

Sourdough Starter

You can't make sourdough bread without a starter! This not only gives it life and makes your dough rise, but also gives it the delicious taste you ultimately desire.

Bread Machine Hamburger Buns

"This was amazing! The egg wash made them gorgeously golden and the taste was fabulous!"

-crazy but capable

Pumpernickel Quick Bread

“This is a neat little loaf of bread! It goes together quick, and it comes out nice and light, just like cake! It’s great plain, or with butter on top!”


Sourdough French Bread

"There is nothing like fresh bread and this is my version of my all time favorite."


English Muffins

"These were very good! They look just like the muffins you buy in stores, but taste much better. These bake in the skillet on top of the stove, just like pancakes!”


Honey Oat Bread

“I’ve made this a few times, and it has been great each time. It is the best sandwich bread we have found. This is my daughter's favorite bread that I make.”

-Margaret F.

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

"Oh my goodness, these pitas are fabulous, and the recipe is so easy! I put them in a covered bowl to steam while they cooled. The taste and texture is out of this world.”


Caraway Rye Bread

“Is there an OMG rating? If so, this recipe gets it! The loaf rose beautifully, and has a light, crisp crust with a soft, tender interior. We haven’t even started making dinner yet but we’ve eaten half the loaf! We love Reubens, and I know this will be the perfect bread for them.”


Czech Sourdough Rye Bread

“I know nothing about Czech bread, but the taste is all over this. Using the bread machine takes making rye bread to a new ease. It has a great crusty outside, and a light and fluffy interior, with a great rye flavor.”

-Bonnie G 2

Rye Buttermilk Bread

“A very excellent bread for the bread machine. It came out perfect, and was very flavorful. It goes terrific with a hearty meal, or on it’s own as a snack with preserves!”