No-Knead Bread Recipes

No-knead bread makes for a simple bread recipe that is delicious and well worth the wait. Find our top 30 no-knead bread recipes and tips.

Staff Picks

Dutch Oven Caraway Rye Bread

Rating: 4.32 stars
No-fail and easy to make, no kneading, no double-rise. Caraway rye bread the way you like it! Perfect every time.

Whole Wheat and Steel-Cut Oats Bread - A Long-Fermentation Bread

Rating: 3.29 stars
This is a no-knead bread recipe that I put together using ideas from other recipes and my own variations. During the long fermentation period, the grains soften and swell to give the bread a wholesome and satisfying flavor and texture. It has a chewy crust that is crispy when toasted and a soft crumb. This bread is more convenient because it can be mixed one day and baked the next day when you have time. The long fermentation releases the nutrients of the grain and enhances the flavor of the bread.

No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread with Sorghum Flour

This is a yummy variation of no-knead artisan bread with whole wheat and sorghum flours. Even if you are not an expert baker, no-knead bread is easy to make and all you need is a Dutch oven.

Artisan No-Knead Bread with Amaranth

This was my first time baking with amaranth and I am totally sold on its nutty flavor. I prefer baking no-knead breads in a Dutch oven, mostly cause it's so easy and produces a great crust! This recipe makes one large loaf, which I usually cut in the middle to freeze half.

Schlotsky's Bread

Rating: 4.63 stars
The dough will look resemble a batter, almost pourable. Take care not to add too much flour. If using all-purpose flour, use a little less as it is heavier than bread flour. Great to eat hot from the oven with butter.

No-Knead Artisan Style Bread

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a very easy bread to make without any kneading. Bake in a Dutch oven or heavy casserole dish. The bread comes out very crusty and with huge holes throughout, just like at the bakery.

Chef John's No-Knead Ciabatta

Rating: 4.74 stars
This bread is the perfect marriage of a crisp, light crust outside and a chewy yet tender inside. The no-knead part is just a bonus.

No Knead Beer Bread

Rating: 4.77 stars
This really is an easy, fun, and fast recipe, and you'll be amazed at how great the results are, even for the most inexperienced bread maker.

Better-Than-Bakery No-Knead Sourdough

Rating: 4.61 stars
This crusty, chewy, tangy bread can't be beat. You'll be shocked at how simple it is to create such a professional loaf at home. Glossy, crunchy crust. Resilient, airy crumb. Baking inside a Dutch oven (set in your kitchen oven) does an excellent job simulating the effects of a professional bread oven.

No-Knead Cinnamon and Raisin Bread

Rating: 4.33 stars
This crusty, raisin-studded bread can be made with just a few pantry items. It takes little hands-on time to prepare and will make your house smell like a bakery.

No-Knead Country Bread

Rating: 4.44 stars
This delicious and gorgeous loaf is part recipe, part science experiment, and part fun family project when you're all stuck in the house together looking for things to do. Even though it takes many, many hours, the texture you get is just incredible. Spread with butter and jam, if desired.

Slow Cooker Bread

Rating: 4.62 stars
Bread made in the slow cooker actually turns out a decent loaf, and it's very easy because this is a no-knead recipe. It is also quick because it requires only one rise; the second rise happens in the slow cooker.   Adding seeds or rolled oats not only adds flavor, it also makes it easier to release the bread from the slow cooker.

Inspiration and Ideas

No-Knead Artisan-Style Bread

"Very forgiving recipe! I am not an experienced baker and did about everything wrong. While my loaf wasn't very high, the flavor was outstanding. Will make again!" – bebe

Tips For No-Knead Bread

You still need to plan ahead—but this method is so easy.

Flax Seed Wheat Bread

A hearty and delicious no-knead bread.