BEST BREAD RECIPES ~ Easy Homemade Bread Recipes for Beginners – Butter with a Side of Bread

Best Recipes~ from sweet to savory, quick breads to yeast breads, we love bread! Most popular easy bread recipes we can’t get enough of. If you enjoy making bread, or if you’re a beginner, these recipes are for you!

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Best Bread Pan?

I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are either ceramic, glass or cast iron. These pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking.  I don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so the coloring is uneven. Read more about which bread pan is the best here!

There’s nothing quite like the scent of fresh, homemade bread baking in the oven! Wouldn’t you agree? Slathered soft butter… I can almost taste it! We’ve gathered together a wonderful collection of bread recipes from basic sweet breads to our favorite white bread recipe, rolls, biscuits and more! Enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions via the comment section below too.


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Quick Breads 

How long does it take to bake quick bread?

A regular 8-9″ loaf pan of quick bread will typically bake in about 55-60 minutes. If you like using mini loaf pans, they take 35-40 minutes to bake. If you’d like to adapt these recipes for muffins instead, bake those for 18-20 minutes. Always check for doneness either by measuring the temperature of the bread with a meat thermometer- it should read 200 degrees F- or by inserting a toothpick in the center and having it come out clean.

Did your quick bread sink in the middle?

This happens to me occasionally too! Often it’s because I’ve over mixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only half full each time. You can make 2 loaves of bread, or you can make 1 loaf of bread and 3 mini loaves… or 6 mini loaves. As always, make sure your baking soda isn’t too old- it should only be on your shelf for 6-9 months before purchasing new.

Can you freeze Quick Bread?

Yes! You will want to cool your quick bread completely before wrapping and freezing. I like to first wrap my bread tightly in plastic wrap, place it in a freezer ziplock bag. If I’m freezing mini loaves, I can usually fit 4 or 5 in a gallon sized bag. Your bread loaves and can be thawed completely at room temperature.

Can you refreeze bread that has already been frozen?

While it is safe to freeze and re-thaw bread, we don’t recommend it because it will affect the texture of the bread. If you need to do it anyway, toasting the bread when you are finally ready to eat it will help.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is the perfect pumpkin quick bread recipe!  The vanilla glaze on top is simple and delicious and adds a little bit of extra flavor too! I recently found this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and have already made it several times in the last few weeks!  I love quick breads and now that fall is here, I am trying to pumpkin-ify pretty much all of our food around here so this recipe is perfect! See the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread recipe here!

Apple Pumpkin Bread

Apple Pumpkin Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe made with pumpkin and fresh apples! The crumbly cinnamon and sugar streusel on top adds the most amazing texture and flavor to this delicious pumpkin bread recipe. For the Apple Pumpkin Bread recipe, click here!

Blueberry Muffin Bread Recipe from Frugal Momeh

A classic favorite in an easy quick bread! The best part is it is perfect for breakfast, acceptable anytime, and freezes wonderfully to save for later! Find the Blueberry Muffin Bread Recipe here!

Best Pumpkin Bread that is soft and delicious because it is made with canned pumpkin, vanilla and butterscotch pudding mixes. This pumpkin quick bread recipe is also topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze! If you’d like to try The Best Pumpkin Bread, click here for the recipe!

Easy Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Loaf from Cincy Shopper

Not only is this bread super easy and equally delicious, but there is also something so satisfying about simply pulling a piece of bread off of the loaf for yourself! See the Easy Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Loaf recipe here!

Better Than Starbucks Lemon Loaf from Lil Luna

What is better than making your favorite Starbucks pastry at home for a less but every bit as tasty treat as often as you like? I see it as an all around win! You’ll find the recipe for this Better Than Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe here!

Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread from Recipe Tin Eats

They call it crack bread and I’m not quite sure if it is because of the awesome texture on top or how addicting it is once you try it. 😉 Either way my family is hooked! You can find the recipe for the Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread here!

Lemon Buttermilk Bread recipe made with simple ingredients and topped with a bright, fresh lemon glaze. Buttermilk adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this easy lemon quick bread recipe. Sweet quick bread for anyone who loves baking with lemon! Find the recipe for Buttermilk Lemon Bread here!

Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread from Cooking with Karli

Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread is a light and fluffy bread stick with a buttery garlic and parmesan cheese topping. You won’t know the difference! To make this Copy Cat Little Caesars Crazy Bread at home, click here!

Apple Fritter Monkey Bread from Delish

Bread that tastes just like apple fritters, is a fun pull apart monkey bread, and is as gooey as they come (in the best way of course). I’m completely sold! You can find the recipe for this Apple Fritter Monkey Bread here!

The Best Buttermilk Cornbread from Life Made Simple Bakes

“Life Made Simple” could not have been more spot on about a simple, and delicious, recipe than when they made this amazing cornbread recipe made with buttermilk! Now we just need a big bowl of chili and a little honey and this tender, sweet goodness will be gone! Find the Best Buttermilk Cornbread recipe here!

Pudding Zucchini Bread is made with vanilla pudding mix in the batter! This little twist on a classic quick bread yields perfectly moist and delicious results every time! I’ve had this recipe for Pudding Zucchini Bread in my file to try for a long time now and I finally got around to it! I usually make our popular tried-and-true “Best Ever Zucchini Bread” recipe but I was intrigued by the idea of using pudding mix in a zucchini bread recipe which is why I wanted to try this one out and we love it! See the Pudding Zucchini Bread recipe here!

The Best Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe from Play Party Plan

Not only is this bread delicious and oh so pretty, she has THE cutest (free) printable bread tags for nearly every holiday so you can give them to all of your neighbors and naturally become the favorite of the neighborhood 😉 Find the recipe for The Best Cranberry Orange Bread here!

Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting from A Latte Food

With Bananas, Pineapple, and Coconut as some of the key ingredients, this bread is like a tropical getaway in your mouth. I mean who doesn’t want that? The cream cheese frosting tops it all off so nicely that you really won’t be able to keep it on the table long. See the Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting here!


Buttermilk Bread baked fresh in your kitchen with this easy recipe! Buttermilk Bread is soft and has incredible flavor. Simple bread recipe that everyone loves. 
5 from 1 vote
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Author: Jessica~ Butter With A Side of Bread
Combine buttermilk, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, including yeast. Whisk dry ingredients together to combine, then add to buttermilk mixture in the mixing bowl. (I use a Kitchenaid Mixer.) Mix ingredients until well combined. I like about a quarter sized amount of dough to be sticking on the very bottom. If your dough looks a bit dry, add in another splash of buttermilk. Once you’ve achieved a good consistency, mix the dough on low for about 6-7 minutes. (Or knead by hand about 10 minutes.) Proper kneading is critical to great textured homemade bread!
Once dough is done kneading, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour; until dough has doubled in size.
Punch dough down and knead several times. Shape dough (I like to roll mine, then tuck the ends under) and place in a greased bread loaf pan. Place dough back in the warm spot and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake dough for about 30-35 minutes- until top is golden brown. Let cool and slice.
*You can substitute regular milk + lemon for buttermilk, but you won’t quite get the full texture and flavor of this bread. So add buttermilk to the grocery list; you’ll love it!
Yes you can make this recipe in a bread machine! No changes needed either. Add the ingredients to your bread machine pan in the order listed above. Before you add in the yeast, make a small well in the flour and place it there. I used the “Basic White Bread” setting with a light crust. 
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 Yeast Breads

If you have never baked homemade bread before, here are a few tips:

Homemade Bread made easy with simple ingredients & detailed instructions with photos. Make our best homemade bread recipe and enjoy the great flavor & texture! Homemade Bread is one of my favorite foods of all time. Can you tell by the name of this site?! There really is nothing quite like a warm slice of fresh bread served with a thick pat of butter on top. Mmmmm! This recipe is perfect. It’s simple to follow, takes about 2 hours to make and yields 2 loaves of wonderful bread. It’s quite versatile too, so feel free to use part whole wheat flour if you’d like. Brush butter on top when it’s out of the oven and partially cooled and everyone will thank you! Find the recipe for Easy Homemade Bread here!

Hawaiian Bread made fresh with pineapple juice, ginger and a few other basic ingredients. Simple Hawaiian Bread recipe that is soft, sweet, delicious and easy to make too! Homemade Hawaiian Bread recipe made from scratch with just the right amount of sweetness and flavor! Nothing beats the taste (or smell!) of homemade bread and I’m always looking for new bread recipes. I had never tried to make Hawaiian Bread before, but I was intrigued by the idea of putting pineapple juice in the dough so I decided to give it a shot. Find the Homemade Hawaiian Bread recipe here!

Country French Bread recipe made with simple ingredients & detailed instructions showing how to make bread! Done in just over an hour and is a showstopper! I began experimenting with bread recipes years and years ago and I get SO excited when I find a new one I love! It always amazed me how tiny shifts in ingredients come together and yield such a different result. This french bread recipe is a variation on traditional white bread but I think I love it even more. It’s tremendously soft and has the best texture. See the recipe for Soft Country French Bread here!

No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread from Jo Cooks

Jo Cooks had me at no knead! She was not kidding when she said this is the easiest bread EVER to make! If you feel overwhelmed making your own bread, start with this one. It doesn’t hurt that it is also incredibly delicious! Find the No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread recipe here!

Simple Whole Wheat Bread from All Recipes

This recipe is fool proof! It is so simple to make and yummy to eat! But don’t just take my word for it, there are nearly two thousand people who have tried it and successfully made bread worth raving over! You can get the Simple Whole Wheat Bread recipe here!

Challah Bread from Handle The Heat

If you are interested in making a bread that will impress but isn’t as difficult as it looks this one is for you! Of all the breads this one may be the prettiest one! Find the Challah Bread recipe here!

Basic Sourdough Bread from King Arthur Flour

The actual Kings of flour created this recipe so you know it will be good! It only takes a handful of simple ingredients and is very basic to make! This bread, plus a hot bowl of soup, is all you will need to keep you toasty and happy all winter long! Get the Basic Sourdough Bread recipe here!

No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread from Leites Culinaria

“Truly Revolutionary” are the words used to describe this particular bread recipe! And it is TRUE! All you need is a few ingredients you probably have right now in your pantry and Ta-da! It is done! What are you waiting for? Go try it out, find the recipe here!

Homemade Subway Bread Recipe from Bless This Mess Please

You know how they say homemade is better? That still stands true with this recipe! Treat yourself to a delicious homemade Subway sandwich any day! Find the recipe for Homemade Subway Bread here!

The Easiest, Best Focaccia Bread Ever from Genius Kitchen

There is something wonderful about the different feel this bread brings! It is flat and crunchy on the outside plus it has the drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of cheese on top! Delicious for every single bite! See the Best Focaccia Bread Ever recipe here!

Muffins, Rolls, and Other Bread Recipes

Here are some tips on making the BEST muffins ever:

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins are delicate, flavorful honey cornbread with a cheddar cheese addition! Fun, bite-sized mini cornbread muffin recipe, perfect for accompanying lunch or dinner any time of the year! See the Cheesy Cornbread Muffins recipe here!

Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Bread Recipe from Its Always Autumn

If you have ever been to a Steakhouse then you know that these are up-at-night crave worthy! Now luckily for those of us who can’t be eating at a steakhouse every other night, we can make these at home and enjoy them every bit as much! You can find the recipe for Steakhouse Sweet Brown Molasses Bread here!

New York-Style Bagel Recipe from Sophisticated Gourmet

These New York-Style bagels will make you feel like you are visiting the best bakeries in New York all while staying in the comfort of your own home! See the New York-Style Bagel recipe here!

Cheddar Potato Rolls from Handle The Heat

Cheddar. Potato. Rolls. Can you say comfort food? I mean, they are loaded with cheese and can be made ahead of time. You can thank us later when you become the favorite dinner guest of everyone you know. See the Cheddar Potato Rolls recipe here!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls from Jo Cooks

Anyone who has been to Texas Roadhouse knows these rolls are absolutely irresistible. Those who haven’t been there need this recipe in their lives asap! Find the recipe for Texas Roadhouse Rolls here!

Best Blueberry Muffins that are light, flavorful and full of sweet, juicy blueberries! Family favorite blueberry muffin recipe that’s been perfected over the years. Everyone loves the buttery streusel topping! Go here to find the Best Blueberry Muffins recipe!

Easy Soft Flatbread Recipe from Recipe Tin Eats

The maker of this recipe goes for, “Maximum taste, most tasty outcome with minimum effort – [and] without compromising on the end result.” And I am certain she nailed it because this flatbread made without yeast is exactly that. I’ll take that in a double batch please! Find the Easy Soft Flatbread Recipe here!

Best Bread Recipes~ from sweet to savory, quick breads to yeast breads, we love bread! Most popular easy bread recipes we can’t get enough of. If you enjoy making bread, this is for you!

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