13 Bread Recipes That Don’t Need Yeast

You don't need yeast to make good bread. Whether you want to make sandwiches, sop up sauce, or simply gnaw on some good buttered bread, these breads will rise to the occasion (without, you know, having to really rise).

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Jalapeno-Cheddar Beer Bread

Your favorite beer gives this dump-and-stir quick bread a boost of flavor, and pickled jalapenos add tangy spice. It's great toasted with butter or served with chili.

Get the Recipe: Jalapeno-Cheddar Beer Bread

No-Yeast Dinner Rolls

A cross between a dinner roll and a biscuit, the dough for this recipe can be mixed and then baked straight away — perfect for a last-minute dinner addition.

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Brown Bread

Ina's stout-spiked recipe is enriched with oats and whole wheat flour. Serve with a schmear or Irish butter.

Get the Recipe: Irish Guinness Brown Bread

Turmeric Flatbread

You don’t need oven to make bread — these sunshine-yellow flatbreads are fried on the stovetop. Tear and dip into curries or dips.

Get the Recipe: Turmeric Flatbread

Pao de Queijo

A gluten-free Brazilian staple these puffy "cheese breads" are great eaten plain as a snack or split and filled with meat and cheese or a little jam.

Get the Recipe: Pao de Queijo

Irish Soda Bread

Don’t wait for St. Patrick's Day: Simple soda bread can be made all year long (and it makes great toast, especially with Irish butter!).

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Mix and Match Biscuits

Up your baking game with this biscuit matrix — the flavor possibilities are endless. Then split them in half to make sandwiches or eggs Benedict.

Mix & Match: Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

Easy to make, then bake in a loaf pan, this savory bread is great served with sunny-side-up eggs for breakfast.

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Dill Flakey Bread

Molly shares her recipe for these unique flakey, griddled flatbreads. Serve them hot!

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You don’t need a special pan to make popovers — they'll puff up in a muffin tin too. Serve with a green salad or soup for lunch or with a roast at dinner.

Get the Recipe: Basic Popover

Quick Injera

Made from the gluten-free grain teff, this fermented Ethiopian staple is cooked on the stovetop into thick crepe-like rounds. Tear off pieces and use as an edible utensil to pick up and eat curries and stews.

Get the Recipe: Quick Injera


These whole-wheat flatbreads are cooked on the stove top. Dip them in hummus or wrap around your favorite sandwich fixings.

Get the Recipe: Indian Whole Wheat Griddle Breads: Chapatis

No-Yeast Whole Wheat Za'atar Bread

This simple whole wheat bread requires no yeast or rising time, so you can have a freshly baked loaf in practically no time at all! The combination of whole wheat and bread flour imparts subtle nuttiness and extra gluten, resulting in a baked loaf that's both chewy and airy. The generous addition of buttermilk also tenderizes the bread without any detectable tang. Finish the dough off with a decent sprinkle of za'atar and white sesame seeds for a perfectly crisp and flavorful crust.

Get the Recipe: No-Yeast Whole Wheat Za'atar Bread