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No Yeast Bread

This no yeast emergency bread can be made with just a few pantry staple ingredients. It’s an easy bread that doesn’t require yeast, proofing, eggs or dairy. The rustic bread is great for when you need bread in a hurry.
photo of a loaf of bread

It’s been a crazy few days. I’ve been coping with all the uncertainty by doing a lot of baking. But I have been trying to bake with mainly pantry staples so I can conserve my eggs and dairy and avoid having to go out to the grocery store.

I came across a few emergency bread recipes. It doesn’t require any yeast or proofing. It’s quick and easy. It’s not going to be the best bread you’ll ever make, but it is fresh bread. The bread has a rustic crusty exterior and is quite delicious eaten warm with some butter.
overhead photo of a no yeast bread


  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • water
  • vegetable oil (or melted butter)

Baking Tips

  • This bread will be quite pale when finished. It will turn a light tan color around the edges but it will still look underbaked even when it is finished because of how pale it is.
  • Do not make the dough too thick, otherwise it will not bake all the way through. The dough should be a round disc that is no more than 1.5 inches thick.
  • Bake the bread on a pizza stone or something similar to help it develop a nice crust.

Using Water Instead of Milk

Most of the recipes I came across used milk as the liquid. But I wanted to see if I could make it without milk. If you have milk to spare, then you can use milk and it will make the bread slightly fluffier and make it more fragrant. However, I found that water and a little oil also worked. If you have butter to spare, I recommend melted butter with water. But I also made the bread with water and vegetable oil.
close-up photo of the top of the loaf

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photo of sliced no yeast bread

No Yeast Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
A quick and easy bread recipe for when you need bread in a hurry.
5 from 22 votes


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 310 ml water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly flour a pizza stone.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt. Whisk until evenly combined. Add in water and vegetable oil.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients using a spoon until wet ingredients are absorbed. Use your hands to knead dough a few times until it comes together and has a uniform consistency.
  • Shape the dough into a round disc that is no more than 1 ½ inches thick. Place dough onto floured pizza stone. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the dough, cutting an "X" that is about ¾ inches deep.
  • Place bread into oven and bake 35-40 minutes, or until bread is done. Bread will turn slightly brown on the surface but will remain quite pale and still look undone since this is not a traditional bread. To check for doneness, tap the bottom of the loaf and it should sound hollow. Slice bread and serve warm with butter or use bread for sandwiches.



  • Adapted from Fuss Free Flavors
  • Instead of water and oil, you can also make this bread with milk. If using milk, you do not need to add the oil or butter but you will need to add slightly more than 310 ml of liquid.
  • Make sure the dough is not more than 1 1/2 inches thick, otherwise it will not bake all the way through. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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136 comments on “No Yeast Bread”

  1. Excellent recipe ! Works also fine without oil nor butter. I use 10 ml less water and add (white) vinegar instead. For a more golden crust, you can turn the oven’s fan on for one or two minutes, it makes the job.

  2. Can i use self rising flour instead and will it be the same measurements?

  3. Hi! Was wondering if I can make this bread with gluten free 1:1 flour! 
    I love this recipe because I’m intolerant to yeast but currently doing a CBO cleanse and I have to have gluten free flour! 
    I hope I can because I am missing bread and this awesome recipe! 

    Thank you!

  4. Is there anyway to make these into rolls using a muffin pan? If not can I use a glass pan if I don’t have a metal one? Let me know thanks ? 

    • You can use a glass pan to bake the bread, it may change the baking time so keep an eye on it. We haven’t tried this recipe in a muffin pan so can’t say for sure how that would work.

  5. Amazing. Can whole wheat be used?

  6. can you make this in an air fryer? if so how?

  7. Thank you for the recipe, the bread came out really delicious.

  8. It’s perfect. Thanks a lot ??

  9. My husband made your recipe yesterday iam so excited to find fab tasting bread with No yeast thats just amazing & its quick to make love it thankyou thankyou . Will be baking this all the time ! ?

  10. I tired your no yeast bread, and we loved it. I did drizzle with olive oil like one person suggested in their comments. Yum!!!

  11. That was delicious! I did half the recipe. Just like you said it was pale. Edges were crisp. Ended up using a square pan. Only pan available at the time. Dipped slices in melted unsalted butter. Added italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper & onion salt to it. Very fast, convenient and inexpensive to make. Light & yummy. Thanks!

  12. Just made this for a simple supper of salad, tilapia and this bread. It is AWESOME!
    I substituted 1 cup of almond flour and 1 cup flaxseed mealbwith the 4 cups all purpose flour and fliured with flaxseed meal and a rub of bacon grease.

    It was PERFECT!

  13. I tried this recipe for my daughter who is super fussy and allergic to yeast, this was a life saver. She has missed bread (especially toast) so much. So thanks from a delighted 9 year old and her slightly older mum ?

  14. Hi Kirby – just made my 5th one of these since lockdown – it is a lifesaver this recipe and so easy! Nice as part of a british ‘Ploughmans Lunch’ with Somerset Cheddar and tomato chutney especially when still warm. I will be trying some of your other recipes too. Thank you!

  15. So easy to make, but mine came out a little heavy? Where did I go wrong?

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