Ahh, bread. We could write an epic poem that chronicles our love for bread. We personally believe that there is never a wrong time to eat bread, but on November 17th we have even more of a reason to celebrate because it’s National Homemade Bread day. Woohoo! We love bread because it can be savory, like this Focaccia With Roma Tomatoes and Onions or sweet, like this Sweet Potato Bread that’s served with agave nectar or maple syrup.
You don’t need a breadmaker to make great bread — all you need is a loaf pan. But, did you know that you don’t even need an oven? That’s right, you don’t have to feel like you’ve missed the bread train even if you are following a raw diet. Read Learn How to Make Raw Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread and try this Raw Carrot and Sun-Dried Tomato Bread. This Raw Cornbread is perfect for the holidays.
Then, get ready, because we have 15 easy homemade bread recipes for you to try.
1. Crusty Whole Grain Bread
Is there anything better than fresh bread? Especially this Crusty Whole Grain Bread, made from brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, millet, and oats. The smell, the texture, the flavor — it’s irresistible. Not only is this bread gluten-free, it’s also yeast-free!
2. Five Seed Sourdough
Once you’ve tried making your own bread, there truly is nothing better than the delicious warming aroma of a home-baked loaf wafting out of your oven. You’ll find this Five Seed Sourdough can easily fit into your busy week too, with only an evening needed to prep (15 minutes), then a few days later, a short burst in the oven and you’re done! It lasts beautifully in the cupboard for up to five days, and equally slices perfectly (no crumbly bits) to be stored in the freezer. Although truth be told, it probably won’t last that long!
3. Caramelized Onion Spinach Bread
This savory Caramelized Onion Spinach Bread combines fresh spinach, caramelized onions, and crunchy walnuts. As the bread bakes, the fragrance and flavor of the caramelized onion grows stronger, and the chopped walnuts add texture. There’s no waiting period as the dough rises, either — beer, along with baking soda and baking powder help the bread achieve its light, airy texture. Enjoy toasted with a spread of vegan butter or garlicky cashew cream cheese.
4. Anadama Rolls
Anadama Rolls are a New England tradition, thought to have originated from 19th-century Massachusetts. This soft bread is made from creamy cashew milk and rich dark molasses. These fluffy rolls would be best paired with all things New England, such as creamy chowders, or they can be used as the bread for a hearts of palm “lobster” rolls.
5. Quick Apple Cinnamon Beer Bread
Beer, apples, and cinnamon may sound like an unlikely combination, but we’re willing to bet that your guests probably wouldn’t even guess this Quick Apple Cinnamon Beer Bread contains beer. So why include it? It adds a subtle, yeasty flavor that makes the bread a stand-out for a quick batter bread. For even more flavor, try a pumpkin ale. If you’ve got about 15 minutes, you can make this gorgeous bread and have it ready to serve with a soup for dinner. Fall doesn’t get any better than this.
6. Pesto Twist
This beautiful braided Pesto Twist, with fresh cashew-basil pesto, will be a new family staple! Its soft and doughy texture makes it ideal for soaking up lots of tomato sauce, making it the perfect bread for pasta night. Mangia!
7. Bolillos: Mexican Rolls
These Bolillos are not only delicious, being crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, but they are really cute to look at, too. Bolillos are famously used to make tortas, or sandwiches, sold all over Mexico. You halve them, dig out some of the soft, fluffy bread to make a shallow hole, stuff it with something equally delicious like refried beans, guacamole, and salsa, and then stuff your face.
8. Walnut, Squash, and Apple Bread
This Walnut, Squash, and Apple Bread is anything but boring. It is soft and doughy thanks to squash (or pumpkin!) purée, nutty from walnuts, and subtly sweet thanks to apples. Enjoy it after dinner with a cup of hot tea and a smear of vegan butter.
9. Italian Ciabatta
Ciabatta bread, as many probably know, is a soft and humid type of bread. It tastes delicious on sandwiches and originated in Italy, where it is often topped with tomatoes and mozzarella. Nowadays, the toppings have expanded immensely, but the traditional bread recipe remains the same. Try out this tasty bread in your next sandwich recipe or rip the loaves apart to form soup croutons.
10. Rosemary Skillet Rolls
11. Easy Yeast-Free Bread
12. Fermented Buckwheat Bread
Did you know that buckwheat is actually not a grain, but a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel? It’s true. And surprisingly enough, despite not being a grain, raw buckwheat groats can be transformed into a delicious bread! In this Fermented Buckwheat Bread, groats are combined with agave, sunflower seeds, and a bit of oregano for an herby bread that pairs well with pretty much anything.
13. Naan Bread
This recipe for Naan Bread is so pillowy, you’d never guess that it’s gluten-free. These breads are best served while still fresh and warm, ready to eat with your favorite curry or biryani recipe. Of course, they’re so good, that you might just want to make a batch to snack on.
14. Quinoa Bread
This Quinoa Bread is gluten-free, nutrient-dense, and delicious. It’s a fabulous alternative to your typical supermarket bread and even better still. This bread is ideal to toast, so enjoy it with lemony smashed avocado.
15. Khachapuri Bread
These little Khachapuri Breads are a traditional staple of Georgian cuisine consisting of bread stuffed with cheese. Not to be mistaken with the state of Georgia, the country of Georgia is a small Eurasian country. These vegan versions of khachapuri are made with a tofu and nut cheese substitute, but taste as fine as the traditional cheese-filled bread.
If you can never get enough bread, then head on over to our vegan bread recipes page for more ideas and inspiration.
Lead image source: Easy Yeast-Free Bread