Best Homemade Bread Recipe Without a Machine!

Best Homemade Bread Recipe Without a Machine!

Craving the taste of freshly baked bread, but don’t have a bread machine?

Don’t worry!

This simple homemade bread recipe will give you the perfect loaf without the need for any fancy equipment.

It’s so delicious and easy to make that you’ll never want to buy store-bought bread again.

Get ready to fill your kitchen with the mouthwatering aroma of homemade bread.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz) instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast.
  2. Stir in the warm water and vegetable oil until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Gently punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place it in a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips and Tricks:

  • If your dough is too sticky, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the right consistency.
  • You can also use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for a healthier option. Keep in mind that this may change the texture of the bread slightly.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per ServingCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydrateDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 slice2004g0.5g0mg200mg36g1g1g5g

Substitution Options:

  • For a vegan option, use coconut oil or olive oil instead of vegetable oil.
  • For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour.

Wine or Beverage Pairings:

This homemade bread is versatile and pairs well with a variety of beverages. Here are some suggestions:

  • Red wine: Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • White wine: Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Beer: Pale Ale or Wheat Beer
  • Non-alcoholic: Freshly brewed iced tea or lemonade