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25 Easy Yeast Bread Recipes

Have you been bitten by the bread-baking bug?

Great! Because these yeast bread recipes are a terrific way to expand your bread-baking repertoire outside basic white bread. 

Challah Bread Topped With Nuts And Almonds, Served On Top Of A Cloth, With Knife, And Butter On Sides.
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From artisan bread and focaccia to naan, babka, and panettone, making Instagram-ready bread at home is easier than you think.

And no, they’re not all Hamilton Beach bread maker recipes, either. For most of these, you don’t need any special equipment. 

These yeast bread recipes are perfect for the holidays, family gatherings, or to hoard all for yourself. 

1. Garlic Naan Bread

If curry is on the menu for dinner, this garlic naan bread will make your tastebuds sing.

It’s light and airy, like any good naan, and the flavors of rich garlic make this naan pretty addicting. 

Grilling each piece of naan in a skillet creates those delicious air bubbles and golden bubbles that deliver a ton of flavor. 

Homemade naan is easier than you think, and it’s the ultimate way to ensure that you leave no curry sauce behind!

2. Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)

If you have never heard of khachapuri, you are in for a real treat.

It’s like savory cheese bread with a runny egg on top. It’s heavenly. 

It pairs fluffy homemade bread with gooey cheese and a sunny-side-up egg. It’s like breakfast pizza!

When you break into that runny egg yolk and it oozes all over that melted cheese, it’s so comforting and delicious. 

3. Cinnamon Rolls

I loved canned cinnamon rolls until I made my own from scratch.

Pre-packaged cinnamon rolls don’t hold a candle to this fluffy, buttery cinnamon roll recipe. 

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Biting into these super soft cinnamon rolls is like eating a cloud- they’re that soft!

With layers of cinnamon and sugar and a gooey cream cheese glaze, it’s hard to eat just one. 

They take a little extra time than canned but trust me when I say it’s well worth the effort. 

4. Cheese Loaf Bread

I made this cheese loaf bread for my family for the holidays, and everyone went a little nuts.

There wasn’t a single crumb left on the plate at the end of the night!

This isn’t your average cheese loaf. While some recipes place cheese on top and call it a day, this recipe goes even further. 

It folds in tones of gooey cheese and fresh herbs right before it hits the oven.

While it bakes, that cheese mixture creates decadent layers of fluffy bread and cheese. It’s simply amazing. 

5. No-Knead Seeded Oat Bread

This no-knead seeded oat bread is rustic, chewy, and perfect for any occasion. 

What I love most about this recipe is that the seeded bread dough comes together in a snap right in the bowl. 

It’s crunchy and nutty on the outside with firm, chewy insides that are perfect for sandwiches or soup.

Bonus points: all those crunchy nuts and seeds make this bread healthy and filling. 

6. Cranberry Walnut Bread

If sweater weather has you in the mood for homemade bread, this cranberry walnut bread delivers delicate fall flavors. 

It’s savory and nutty, with a surprise bite of sweetness from the cranberries in every bite. 

I like to use this bread for tasty sandwiches with Thanksgiving leftovers.

But it’s also great with a generous slather of cream cheese. 

7. Buttery Brioche Bread

I don’t often eat a slice of white bread on its own, but I will make an exception for this butter brioche bread. 

It’s homemade bread at its finest. There are no cheese or additives to the bread dough. It’s just a simple, straightforward recipe.

When done right, these ingredients harmonize in the oven. It’s buttery and rich yet impossibly fluffy and soft.

If I could make it mattress-sized and sleep on it, I would!

8. Jalapeño Cheese Bread

This jalapeno cheese bread is the perfect marriage of spicy, cheese, and delicious. 

Using fresh jalapenos in the cheese mixture sounds bold. But the bread and extra cheese help to mask some of the excess heat. 

Every bite of this savory bread explodes with bright flavor, and it just looks so pretty and marbled when you slice into it. 

9. Blueberry Banana Yeast Bread

Move over, banana; there’s a new bread in town.

Yeasted blueberry banana bread tastes like traditional banana bread, but it’s light and fluffy!

It incorporates a warm brown sugar and blueberry layer that oozes into every bite. 

While the bananas and brown sugar deliver banana bread vibes, the bright burst of blueberry makes it a little tart and sweet. 

10. Cinnamon Swirl Bread

You’ll love this cinnamon swirl bread if you are a big fan of cinnamon rolls. 

Look at that swirl of cinnamon and sugar- it makes my mouth water just looking at it!

It pairs a fluffy white bread recipe (that’s super simple to whip together) with swirls of wonderful cinnamon and sugar. 

Eat it alone, or slather it with cream cheese or honey!

Sliced Squaw Bread on a Parchment Paper on Top of a Wooden Board

11. Squaw Bread

The next time you want sandwich bread that’s not white, try this recipe.

It’s hearty yet light and fluffy, and the mix of whole wheat and rye flours is spot on.

Add a smear of butter and some salty ham, and dig in!

12. Artisan Bread

Making picture-perfect artisan bread at home is easy if you know the tricks and tips. 

This artisan bread has a marbled exterior because it bakes inside a Dutch oven rather than a loaf pan. 

The outside is crispy and chewy, with the most tender and fluffy insides. 

Fire up your Instagram because this Artisan bread demands photos!

13. Chocolate Babka

When I think chocolate babka, I think of Seinfeld. No one wants a lesser babka, they want a chocolate babka. 

And once you whip up this savory, chocolatey treat, you’ll understand the hype.

There is some serious chocolate marbling happening inside this tender, super-moist bread. 

The dense marbled layers ensure that every bite delivers bold, decadent chocolate flavors. 

It melts in your mouth. Don’t settle for a lesser babka. 

14. Korean Sausage Bread

The unusual pairing of ingredients in this Korean sausage bread may have you scratching your head. 

It pairs hot dogs and a mozzarella corn mixture that may sound strange, but it tastes incredible!

The savory, smoky notes from the sausage are the perfect backdrop for a sweet, cheesy corn mixture that’s buttery and delicious. 

If you’re feeling bold, this amazing Korean sausage bread is worth checking out. 

15. Hawaiian Luau Bread

One bite of this Hawaiian luau bread will transport you to the tropical beach of Hawaii. 

It’s rich and savory with sweet notes from carrots, corn, and pineapple.

These tasty additions create such a unique flavor unlike anything else!

The flavors of this bread are so fragrant and fabulous is doesn’t require a slather of jam. 

16. Apricot Yeast Bread with Dried Blueberries 

This braided fruity yeasted bread is perfect for a big gathering.

However, with one bite, you may feel inclined to keep it all for yourself. 

It pairs the sweet and tart flavors of apricot and dried blueberries in a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth buttery blend. 

It bakes to light golden perfection in the oven, and a garnish of pearl sugar makes it so irresistible and pretty. 

It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 

17. Panettone Bread

Panettone is an Italian take on fruit bread, and it’s perfect for whipping up for the holidays. 

It’s so light and fluffy with a bold citrusy punch from lemon and orange zest.

The citrus backdrop amplifies the sweetness of raisins and cranberries. It melts in your mouth with bright citrus and sweetness from the raisins.  

It’s a holiday classic for a good reason. 

18. Keto Soft Pretzels

Looking for something a little lower in carbs and keto friendly?

These keto soft pretzels are a great way to tame your inner carb monster without the carbs. 

Instead of flour, these delightfully chewy soft pretzels incorporate blanched almond flour and coconut sugar.

Thanks to the added yeast, they rise wonderfully after a quick rest and taste delicious!

They’re chewy, cheesy, and so tasty that they don’t require dipping sauces. 

19. French Baguette 

Store-bought French baguettes are good, but homemade is even better. 

This French baguette recipe yields perfectly golden baguettes with a crunchy, hearty crust and bubbly, chewy insides. 

These rustic baguettes are excellent on a charcuterie board or served alongside a hot bowl of soup. 

20. No-Knead Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English muffins taste nothing like the muffins you buy at the supermarket.

And they’re much easier than you think!

This no-knead recipe comes together in a flash and bakes on the stovetop (instead of the oven). 

They’re chewy and crispy on the outside, with all those delicious nooks and crannies on the inside. Slater them with butter and dig in!

21. Hot Cross Buns with Marmalade Glaze

Hot cross buns aren’t just for Easter!

They’re so light and fluffy with a gentle kiss of orange and cinnamon that they’ll be your next favorite midnight snack. 

These hot cross buns bake up to golden perfection in the oven, and the marmalade glaze takes the gentle citrus flavors over the top. 

And don’t worry, making the cross in the buns is as simple as cutting into the dough before it hits the oven. 

22. Challah Bread

Traditionally, challah appears on the dinner table around most Jewish holidays. And for a good reason- this bread is a real show-stopper. 

Its delicately folded design looks fantastic as a centerpiece, but it’s more than just a pretty face. 

Challah has a chewy golden exterior with pillowy insides that are hard to resist. 

23. Soft Potato Focaccia Bread

While most bread is an accent to a meal, this soft potato focaccia may leave you too stuffed for the main course. 

It pairs a soft, melt-in-your-mouth potato bread with rosemary, zucchini, and so much cheese!

It’s dense and buttery and delivers massive flavors in every single bite. 

24. Crockpot Yeast Rolls with Apple Butter

Yes, your handy dandy crockpot also makes terrific bread! Is there anything it can’t do?

What I love most about these crockpot yeast rolls with apple butter is that they are insanely moist. 

With the delicate flavors of apple butter and tender, chewy dough, they’re perfect for the holidays.

25. New York-Style Bagel

Is there anything better than a homemade bagel in the morning?

These New York-style bagels check all the boxes.

They’re tender yet chewy, absorb all your favorite bagel toppings like a champ, and are surprisingly easy to make at home. 

The best part? That powerful punch of fragrant toppings takes these bagels over the top. 

25 Easy Yeast Bread Recipes

You’ll feel like a pro baker with these yeast bread recipes! From naan to brioche to chocolate babka, get ready to get baking!


  • Garlic Naan Bread

  • Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)

  • Cinnamon Rolls

  • Cheese Loaf Bread

  • No-Knead Seeded Oat Bread

  • Cranberry Walnut Bread

  • Buttery Brioche Bread

  • Jalapeño Cheese Bread

  • Blueberry Banana Yeast Bread

  • Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  • Squaw Bread

  • Artisan Bread

  • Chocolate Babka

  • Korean Sausage Bread

  • Hawaiian Luau Bread

  • Apricot Yeast Bread with Dried Blueberries

  • Panettone Bread

  • Keto Soft Pretzels

  • French Baguette

  • No-Knead Homemade English Muffins

  • Hot Cross Buns with Marmalade Glaze

  • Challah Bread

  • Soft Potato Focaccia Bread

  • Crockpot Yeast Rolls with Apple Butter

  • New York-Style Bagel


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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