Yeast Bread Recipes

White or wheat, buns or rolls, classic or something new. Find all the best yeast bread recipes here.

Staff Picks

Angie's Dilly Casserole Bread

Rating: 4.94 stars
This super rich bread bakes up high and is full of flavor. It's a family recipe. It's even better toasted with lots of butter.

Basic Babka

Rating: 4.89 stars
This Jewish treat is a hybrid of sweet roll, swirl bread, and coffee cake. It's a sweet yeast dough that you roll out, fill, and roll up like a jelly roll, then cut, twist, and bake in a loaf pan. Don't worry: It looks fancy (and it IS a little messy), but it's seriously easy to do. And once you get the dough down, you can try it with other fillings.

Za'atar Pull-Apart Rolls

Rating: 4.6 stars
Pull-apart and monkey breads don't have to be sweet! This simple homemade dough is dipped in za'atar (a delicious Middle Eastern herb mix) and baked in a muffin tin. Great served with labneh, olives, and fresh mint for brunch!

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.

Lebanese Mountain Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
This flatbread brings me back to my early childhood when the Syrian lady across the street from my grandmother made it and always gave us some. It's my first food memory. The bread has a unique texture, gorgeous appearance, and fun-to-make technique.

Mustard Wheat Rye Sandwich Bread

Rating: 4.25 stars
This is a great sandwich bread. Makes a great grilled cheese or Rueben sandwich! I like to form this bread in a round circle, and bake free form in the la cloche!

Chef John's Kummelweck Rolls

Rating: 4.81 stars
These rolls are fragrant with caraway seeds and topped with coarse salt, making them the perfect base for Western New York's Beef on Weck sandwiches.

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.

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a great recipe when you don't want to wait for the dough to rise. You just mix it and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then it's ready to go!! It yields a soft, chewy crust. For a real treat, I recommend you use bread flour and bake it on a pizza stone, but all-purpose flour works well too. Enjoy!

Monkey Bread I

Rating: 4.74 stars
Refrigerated biscuits with cinnamon bake in a tube pan. My 7 year old daughter, Leah, loves her Monkey Bread. Enjoy!

Clone of a Cinnabon

Rating: 4.81 stars
You have got to try these. The first time I made them, I thought of how much money I could save by making my own!

Best Bread Machine Bread

Rating: 4.66 stars
This recipe is easy and foolproof. It makes a very soft and tasty loaf of bread with a flaky crust.

Inspiration and Ideas

Asian Water Roux White Bread
"If you enjoy the silky, cotton-soft but expensive loaves from Chinese bakeries, then you will love these!" – Myfrost
"This was so easy to make; my family went CRAZY for it!" – staceyyork74

No-Yeast Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.52 stars

A tasty, quick pizza crust that uses no yeast.