12 Easy Bread Recipes To Try, Because Having A Full Bread Basket Makes Every Meal Better

You don't need to be an experienced baker to whip up a good loaf of bread. While there are plenty of ways you can make your own fancy loaves, baking a basic bread is no difficult feat — and it gets even easier when you're trying one of these simple bread recipes. Baking your own bread will make your home smell amazing, and provide you with a hearty staple food. Not to mention, the amount of money you'll save by skipping the bakery is unbelievable.

Whether you're looking for a simple, no-knead loaf or want the perfect breakfast bread, there's a recipe waiting for you. Flip through to find yours, and get baking.

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Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

With just a little kneading, A Beautiful Mess makes a soft, fragrant loaf that pairs perfectly with virtually any dinner.

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Sunday Morning Seed Bread

You don’t need to give up carbs to have a healthy breakfast. Green Kitchen Stories’ morning seed bread is packed with plenty of protein to start your day off on the right foot.

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Slow Cooker Bread

You don’t have to reserve your Crock-Pot for slow cooker soups and stews. The Kitchn shows how easy it is to make a tasty loaf of bread — no oven required.

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Artisan No-Knead Bread

With a crispy crust and soft white middle, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s artisan bread tastes like something you’d get at a fancy restaurant. Just give it plenty of time to rise, and the rest is easy.

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Seeded Whole Grain Breakfast Bread

Half Baked Harvest’s seeded breakfast bread makes a hearty base for tasty avocado toast. Mix together the dough at night, and let it rise to bake the perfect breakfast in the morning.

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Easy Gluten-Free Bread

A gluten-free diet shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious, freshly baked bread. A Beautiful Mess makes a simple GF loaf using a mix of gluten-free flour and buckwheat flour.

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Perfect French Bread

That wedge of Brie is begging for some fresh bread to go along with it. Steamy Kitchen’s soft loaf is ready in just three hours.

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Dutch Oven No-Knead Herb Bread

Kale? In bread? It may sound crazy, but Green Kitchen Stories came up with this healthy, easy-to-make loaf.

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Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

Leave it to The Kitchn to whip up an easy whole wheat recipe that has us swearing off store-bought for good.

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Basic White Bread

This is no Wonder Bread — The Crepes of Wrath’s basic white bread has the same soft texture as the loaves of your childhood without the many added preservatives.

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NYTimes No-Knead Bread

When Steamy Kitchen tackled the New York Times’ classic no-knead recipe, the result was nothing short of perfection. It’s so easy, a four-year-old can do it — and here’s proof!

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Five Ingredient Beer Bread

Twelve ounces of beer, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and just three other ingredients will get you a tasty beer bread. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!

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