Our Best Bread Recipes

Cranberry Twist Bread
Whether it's banana bread or a hearty wheat loaf, freshly baked bread can complete a meal and bring the family together. These bread recipes offer a flavor for every palate, and a bread for every occasion.

Semolina and Rosemary Boule

Made with high-quality semolina flour, this gorgeous round loaf is perfect for a rustic Italian dinner. Snipped rosemary fills every bite with fresh herb flavor.

Two-Tone Banana Bread

Take banana bread up a notch with peanut butter- and chocolate-infused dough. The decadent swirl of flavors tastes even better when topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Zucchini Bread with a Twist

Zucchini bread is famous for its moist, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Combine that with cranberries and orange zest for a brightly flavored bread recipe that's perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Double-Decker Pumpkin Bread

Cream cheese and sour cream unite for a smooth and sweet filling for this bread recipe. The ginger-spiced cream mixture separates two layers of fluffy pumpkin bread in our sweet twist on a classic.

Whole Grain Sunflower Bread

Try this bold bread recipe when you want something hearty and filling. Whole wheat flour, flax, and sunflower seeds offer great texture and add fiber and protein to your meal.

Chocolate-Zucchini Bread

Two rounds of dark chocolate—one on top and one in the dough—will have guests begging for this zucchini bread recipe. Vanilla and cinnamon boost the sweetness of the batter.

Get more whole grains into your diet with homemade whole wheat bread. We share the special flour mix that helps make the dough soft and tender.

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread

For everyday eating, whole wheat bread is delicious and a healthier option than white bread. Our video teaches you how much whole wheat flour to use when making this bread at home.

Banana Bread

Who can resist the unstoppable goodness of banana bread? Whether you need to use up overripe bananas or you just want a wholesome snack or side, banana bread is the time-honored favorite. Our recipe features a sweet streusel topping for a little extra crunch.

Cranberry-Orange Loaf

Light, fruity flavors star in this simple quick-bread recipe. Each slice is full of orange zest and chopped cranberries. Just spread with your favorite marmalade or jam.

Molasses-Buckwheat Loaf

A robust mixture of rye and buckwheat flour makes dense, rich bread, great for pairing with dinner. The distinct flavor of molasses adds sweetness and a tang, giving this bread recipe an edge over any store-bought variety.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Quick Bread

Why mess with a classic? Our lemon-poppy seed bread recipe is just the luscious, lemony snack you were looking for. In case you want to mix things up, we created tangerine, cardamom, and green tea variations.

Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread

A light drizzle of lemon glaze tops off this deliciously sweet bread recipe. Plump cherries and golden raisins add fruitiness.

French Bread

If you're a first-time bread-maker, this simple six-ingredient French-style loaf is a great recipe to start with. Its soft middle and perfectly crisp crust will convince guests you're an expert baker.

Everyday-Easy Bread

For a tasty homemade white bread, try this simple recipe. Everyone will love the soft consistency—it's perfect with a dab of butter.

Smoked Gouda and Ale Loaf

This hearty no-knead bread is packed with flavor. Each slice is filled with bacon, stone-ground mustard, Gouda cheese, beer, and caraway.

Tuscan Whole Wheat Herb Bread

This recipe makes tender, savory bread flavored with sage, whole wheat flour, and a bit of cornmeal. Add fresh sage sprigs before baking for an artful garnish.

Herb Dinner Bread

A mixture of mashed potatoes and cottage cheese added to the dough makes this hearty bread extra tender. Dill and thyme add punches of flavor.

Four-Grain Bread

Rolled oats, whole wheat, barley, and cornmeal add fiber and nutrients to this quick and easy bread recipe. It's great for making toast or sandwiches.

Ginger and Rhubarb Loaf

This unique bread recipe contains a delicious blend of flavors, including fresh or frozen rhubarb, golden raisins, fresh ginger, and coriander.

Pepper-Parmesan Bread

Peppered dough is rolled around a layer of Parmesan cheese for a zesty loaf with a ribbon of cheese in every bite.

Cranberry Twist Bread

Dig into a breakfast bread filled with cranberries, pecans, and orange zest for a great start to any day. The orange-flavor icing makes morning even sweeter.

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