5 Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

Intimidated by homemade bread? Never fear! Here are FIVE of the best bread recipes for beginners! These recipes are all foolproof, easy, and delicious!

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

It’s been my lifelong goal to make rock star bread makers out of everyone I meet.

Disclaimer: not all those people are thrilled with my goals…but I persist! (Ahem, story of my life.)

I truly believe there is no satisfaction quite like mixing together the simplest of ingredients (flour, yeast, water) and ending up with a perfect, golden, fluffy loaf of bread (or breadsticks…or dinner rolls…or cinnamon rolls).

**Moment of silence for that minute when you pull the fragrant, hot, amazing bread out of the oven.**

Easy French Bread Rolls Brushed with Butter

I get a lot (a lot, a lot) of questions about making homemade yeast breads.

I have dozens of homemade yeast bread recipes living on this site, and I try to provide step-by-step tutorials where and when I can.

A loooooong time ago, I even did an overall tutorial on working with yeast (be kind; the pictures are old and I am in the process of updating!), and this has helped answer a lot of questions over the years.

But making yeast bread at home can still be intimidating! And it’s ok if you feel that way! You aren’t alone.

Today, I wanted to highlight FIVE of the best bread recipes for beginners (and delicious enough for longterm bread makers!).

Each post and recipe has tons of information to make these particular recipes nearly foolproof, and most of them have step-by-step tutorials for further help!

Sidenote: Here’s a post I did a few months ago about stand mixers, in case you are interested from a bread making perspective: KitchenAid vs. Bosch {Which Mixer is Right For Me?}

Plus, all these recipes have been made my hundreds of people AND they have 5-star reviews, so you don’t have to take just MY word for it that they are a good place to start!

If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at homemade bread, I just know one of these bread recipes is your ticket to homemade bread rock star status!

Easy, FAST, delicious. So many people have commented that this recipe gave them the confidence to branch out and try other yeast bread recipes! While you can use a stand mixer, this dough is easy to make by hand, too.

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

This recipe is perfect if you are launching yourself into bread making. No mixer, no kneading – this recipe is foolproof and produces the most tender, fluffy rolls ever.

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

Just like the rolls above, this bread recipe doesn’t require a mixer OR any kneading. The dough is a bit sticky, but there’s a step-by-step tutorial and tons of tips in the recipe and comment section. This bread can make anyone feel like a rock star! One of my favorite bread recipes ever.

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

Ultra-fluffy, ultra-easy, ultra-yummy, this easy white sandwich bread recipe is simple and straightforward! I’ve heard from a lot of you that this was your first foray into homemade bread…and it worked out perfectly!

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

Honestly, has there ever been a prettier loaf of bread that’s ever lived? This recipe is one of the most popular on my site, and I think it’s because it is so easy and produces these magically beautiful loaves of bread with very minimal work.

Best Bread Recipes for Beginners

There you go! My vote for the 5 easiest bread recipes for beginners.

There are a handful of other recipes that could probably just as easily fit into this list:

Herb Focaccia Bread (a super easy flat oven-baked bread)

French Bread Rolls (amazingly simple and so fluffy)

Crusty Artisan No-Knead Bread (revolutionary)

Homemade Flatbread (griddle baked!)

Almost all the recipes I’ve highlighted today are whole-grain friendly, so you can experiment adding in whole grains/flours.

However, since baking bread with whole grains can be slightly more finicky, if you are a brand, new beginner, I’d recommend starting with one of the recipes in this post and getting a good feel for making the dough (texture, flour amount, etc) and expand from there.

A few of my favorite whole grain or specialty breads to try when you’re ready:

Whole Wheat Quinoa Bread

Darcy’s Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Sweet Molasses Bread

If you have a second, will you tell me how you feel about making homemade bread?

Do you make it? Love it? Have a favorite recipe? Hate it? Think it’s a waste of time? TALK TO ME!

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Mel

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