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Whether you are baking up soft fresh bread or dinner rolls, homemade is always better than store-bought. Any of these tasty yeast bread recipes will hit the spot!

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Collage of yeast bread recipes.

We LOve Homemade Bread!

There is nothing quite like the aroma of fresh-baked rolls or bread filling your home, and warming your soul. With any of these fool-proof recipes, you’ll want to whip up a batch yourself, and here’s why:

  • Flavor. Homemade bread just tastes better! You control the ingredients and you know exactly what is in your baked good.
  • Versatility. Soft, warm bread makes the BEST sandwiches, or toast with butter or Strawberry Jam. It’s also perfect to serve with soups and salads.
  • Easy. I know yeast can seem intimidating, but I have plenty of tips that will make you a pro-baker in no time!
Easy bread recipe that requires yeast.

Yeast 101

  • Active dry yeast should be dissolved in lukewarm water (between 100°F and 110°F) and should start to bubble and foam within 30 seconds.
  • Instant yeast (rapid rise) does not need to first bloom in water.
  • ¾ teaspoon of instant yeast is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
Pretzel rolls wrapped in a black and white dish towel.

Kneading Your Dough

Knead by hand.

  1. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  2. Add a little extra flour right at first, but be careful not to add too much.
  3. Fold the dough in half, and press forward with the heels of your hands.
  4. Turn the dough, fold, and press.
  5. Repeat for about 6-12 minutes unless otherwise instructed by the recipe. 

Use a stand mixer. Use the dough hook, and do not over-knead the dough.

  1. Mix for 5-10 minutes on medium to medium-low speed.
  2. When finished, the dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl. It will feel elastic, and will not break when pulled.
  3. It will keep its shape, and not fall between your fingers when formed into a dough ball. 
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl to rise.
Two slices of wheat bread on a plate with a pat of butter.

Bread Making Tips

Whether you are making rolls or loaves in our favorite loaf pans, use these tips to make your recipes turn out perfectly!

  • Bread flour. Most recipes use all-purpose flour, or use this substitute:
    • Place 1½-2 teaspoons of vital wheat gluten into a one-cup measuring cup.
    • Fill it the rest of the way with all-purpose flour.
    • Sift it together, and use it as an equal substitute for bread flour. 
  • Whole wheat flour will create a denser bread. Start with a 50/50 ration of white and wheat flour.  
  • Shorten dough rise time. Preheat oven to 200°F and turn it OFF. Place the dough in a heatproof bowl, cover it with a warm damp tea towel, and place it in the oven. 

Best Bread Recipes With Yeast

These are our favorite homemade bread recipes with yeast. They are no fail and delicious!

1 Bread Recipe

Bread Bread Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

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4.98 from 900 votes
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2 Naan Recipe

Bread Naan Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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4.99 from 907 votes
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3 Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Bread Cinnamon Bread Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

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5 from 25 votes
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4 White Bread Recipe

Bread White Bread Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

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4.98 from 48 votes
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5 Dinner Rolls Recipe

Bread Dinner Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

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5 from 266 votes
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6 French Bread Recipe

Bread French Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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4.98 from 231 votes
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7 Bread Bowl Recipe

Bread Bread Bowl Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

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4.98 from 73 votes
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8 Olive Garden Breadsticks Recipe

Bread Olive Garden Breadsticks Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

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4.96 from 64 votes
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9 Crescent Rolls

Bread Crescent Rolls
Total Time: 2 hours 32 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 192 votes
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10 Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

American, Bread Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

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5 from 6 votes
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Easy Bread Recipes With Yeast

Yes, yeast can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Just follow each of these easy yeast bread recipes to make some delicious bread. We promise you will be so happy you tried them!

11 Sandwich Bread Recipe

Bread Sandwich Bread Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

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4.94 from 16 votes
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12 No Knead Bread Recipe

Bread No Knead Bread Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 14 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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13 Easy Yeast Roll Recipe

Bread Easy Yeast Roll Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.93 from 26 votes
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14 Yeast Rolls Recipe

Bread Yeast Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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15 Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

Bread Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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16 Italian Bread Recipe

Bread Italian Bread Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

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4.95 from 89 votes
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17 Potato Roll Recipe

Bread, Side Dish Potato Roll Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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4.98 from 76 votes
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18 Pretzel Roll Recipe

Bread Pretzel Roll Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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19 Soft Pretzel Recipe

Bread Soft Pretzel Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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20 Focaccia Bread Recipe

Bread Focaccia Bread Recipe
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes

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4.98 from 237 votes
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Favorite Bread Recipes

Nothing beats homemade bread warm from the oven – you’ll want to give all of these delicious recipes a try!

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