15 No-Yeast Breads for Quick and Easy Baking
When you're in the mood to bake but don't have all day to knead, punch, proof, and more, try a no-yeast bread recipe. (These are also godsends when you discover you've run out of active yeast.) Using leaveners like baking soda, baking powder, and even beer, these homemade bread recipes will help satisfy your carb cravings with a lot less time and effort than making classic ciabatta or a crusty baguette. Dig out your flour and preheat the oven — once you lay eyes on these yeast-free bread recipes, you'll want as little time standing between you and these fresh-baked loaves, rolls, biscuits, and flatbreads as possible.
Naan-like Easy Flatbread
When you're devouring a big platter of saucy Indian food for dinner — or really, when you're eating anything at all that needs a starchy side — there's naan better than this no-yeast flatbread recipe. Toasting on a skillet gives the exterior that tasty, bubbly char. Try cumin for a savory version or infuse the batter with cinnamon for a sweet-style flatbread.
Citrus Cranberry Zucchini Bread
This classic cornbread is the ideal complement to a big bowl of chili or your favorite barbecued meat, but we could eat it alone — no spread required. Recipe creator Tim L. nailed it when he described this speedy no-yeast bread as "a sweet cornbread that will crumble in your hand and melt in your mouth." You can bake this as a loaf or as muffins, as shown.
Yeast-Free Cinnamon Rolls
These sweet rolls can be on your table (and more importantly in your hand, ready to eat) in just 38 minutes. Zero yeast, zero waiting for the dough to rise, but all of the satisfaction of a buttery, cinnamon-sugar roll. The secret ingredient? A splash of apple cider vinegar. Ice with your favorite glaze, if desired.
Irish Soda Bread
Banana Banana Bread
Skillet Garlic Flatbread
Tori's Air Fryer Pumpkin Bagels
For years, health-minded bakers have turned to Greek yogurt to lighten up and add protein to their homemade bread recipes. Here, it reacts with the baking powder to puff up the texture of these pumpkin bagels. Not only is the yeast-free bread prep easy, but the cooking is also quick: "bake" them in an air fryer for a craveable texture you'd normally score by boiling then baking the bagels.
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
"This recipe will produce the biggest biscuits in the history of the world," promises recipe creator John P. of this biscuit recipe — and in just 45 minutes, including bake time. Again, this no-yeast bread idea takes advantage of the magical powers of milk and baking powder, and it works well as a base for gravy or a "bun" for breakfast sandwiches.
Cinnamon Bread I
Remarkably moist and loaded with nearly a full teaspoon of cinnamon, the marbled batter of this no-yeast bread makes it almost too pretty to eat. But not quite. A splash of vanilla extract cranks up the dessert-like qualities, and you can add a handful of raisins for even more sweetness, if you like.
Exquisite Yeastless Focaccia
Perk up your next pasta night with a showy loaf of no-yeast focaccia. Staples like flour, baking powder, salt, and olive oil are all you need for the dough, which you can season and dress up as desired to complement the flavors in your meal. We're fans of sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, and a generous shower of Parmesan.
Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread
Fry Bread I
Also known as "Navajo Tacos," Indian fry bread traditionally comes topped with ground beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. But make this four-ingredient no-yeast fry bread recipe at home and you can load it up with whatever you like. (Psst...for a sweet twist, try dusting them with powdered sugar and finishing with a drizzle of honey!)