These 12 Easy Bread Recipes Don’t Need Yeast (or Much Time)

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No yeast? No problem! We’ve hunted up all the best bread recipes with no yeast required, and it’s a baking jackpot. From popover recipes and the best banana bread recipe ever to pizza dough with no yeast, here’s how to fulfill your bread cravings—no rising time needed.

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Pizza Dough without Yeast

Inside the Rustic Kitchen

Need a pizza fix ASAP? Go for this instant pizza dough from Inside the Rustic Kitchen! It skips the rising time of your standard homemade pizza dough and can be whipped up in just about five minutes. Get the kids to help, and you’ll be all set! Snag the recipe here.

Salsa Bread

A Taste of Madness

Color us impressed by this uber-creative idea from A Taste of Madness. Not only is it a bread recipe with no yeast, but it also gets a sneaky dose of flavor from salsa! Pair it with your fave soup or chili for a big dose of comfort food. Get the recipe here. 

Banana Bread

Sajia Hall via flickr

Trust us, the whole fam will go bananas for this easy banana bread. Your little chefs can mix it up themselves—and even throw in some chocolate chips for an extra treat. Click here for the recipe. 

Easy No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

The View from Great Island

Want to make your whole house smell like a bakery? Turn to these cinnamon rolls from The View From Great Island. It’s a no-knead and no-rise recipe, so these rolls are ready to eat in under an hour. Don’t forget the icing! Get the recipe here.


Kitchen Sanctuary

Ready for some fun flatbread? The kiddos will love using this chapati (courtesy of Kitchen Sanctuary) to mop up soup, curries and stew. It only calls for a little bit of kneading and just five ingredients! Find the recipe here. 

Zucchini Bread

Meal Makeover Moms via Flickr

Psst! You can sneak extra veggies into your fam’s diet with this recipe from Mireille Schwartz. Plus, your little sous chefs can get in on the action by grating the zucchini and mixing up the batter! Get the recipe here.

Irish Soda Bread

Dinner at the Zoo

There’s no need (and no knead) to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this Irish Soda Bread from Dinner at the Zoo. It’s perfect for raisin bread lovers and a great option when you can’t decide between sweet and savory. Score the recipe here.

Easy Drop Biscuits

Erin Clarke of Well Plated

Ready for a batch of biscuits that’s no-frills, flaky and fluffy? Trust us, it’s way easier to make than to say. This dreamy recipe from Well Plated is delish as-is, but you can also add extras like cheese and herbs. Get the recipe here.

Gluten-Free Spring Lemon-Herb Popovers

Boulder Locavore

When you’re feeling fancy, try perfecting these popovers from Boulder Locavore. They’ve got fresh flavor and are easily customizable if you have different herbs on hand. Pop over here for the recipe.

Pumpkin Bread

Camilla Salem via flickr

Look, whether or not autumn is in the air, sometimes you just need a pumpkin bread fix. This recipe is chock-full of comforting spices and leaves you with a moist and fluffy loaf. Make your own with this recipe.

Scallion Pancakes

Rasa Malaysia

Forget your standard batter pancakes—these are actually a type of savory flatbread made from dough. They’re super popular in China and Taiwan and a tasty way to bring something new to your dinner table. Get the recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

Sweet Cornbread

Kristine’s Kitchen

There’s a lot to love about this cornbread from Kristine’s Kitchen. One of our favorite things is that the ingredients include unsweetened applesauce for a healthy kick. Try it for yourself with this recipe.

—Abigail Matsumoto



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