Microwave English Muffin Bread


Try this microwaved bread recipe for delicate English muffin bread that's baked in your microwave!

close up view of Microwave English Muffin Bread in a glass loaf pan on the stove
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal

  • ¼ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup lukewarm milk

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch microwave-safe loaf pan and sprinkle with cornmeal.

  2. Pour water into a large bowl. Add yeast and stir to dissolve. Add milk, sugar, salt, and baking soda, then add whole wheat flour; beat until well combined. Beat in all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Shape dough into a loaf and place into the prepared pan.

  4. Cook, uncovered, in a 650-watt microwave oven set at 50% power for 1 minute. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Repeat Step 4 one or two times, until loaf has doubled in size.

  6. Microwave on high until top of loaf is no longer moist, 4 to 6 minutes.

  7. Remove from the microwave and let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.


This recipe was developed for a 650-watt microwave. Cook times will vary for different models.

You might also try adding about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of raisins to a batch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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