Changes in the world have me posting recipes I’d never thought I would post. But here I am showing you how to make 2-Ingredient Bread with no eggs and no yeast.
What's In This Article
This 2-Ingredient No Rise No Yeast Bread is perfect for those days when you need a loaf and can’t get to the store. Just a few ingredients and 40 minutes to delicious homemade bread!
Some people call this emergency bread, cheaters bread, no rise bread or even yeast free bread. It is true you can make bread without yeast. It is a little denser, rustic and earthy, which makes it perfect for serving with soup, making into garlic bread or using for a sandwich or panini.
Two ingredient doughs are not all that uncommon. You’ll see pizza doughs that don’t need to rise made with Greek yogurt and flour, pita breads made with whole wheat and oil and other similar varieties. This recipe is about as standard as it gets and one of the first you’ll make when teaching yourself to bake bread.
And even though this bread is just about as basic as it gets, it doesn’t mean you can’t add other flavors.
Here are my favorites:
- Roasted garlic
- Powdered garlic
- Caramelized onion
- Fresh herbs
- Caraway seeds
- Italian seasoning
How to Make 2-Ingredient Bread
One thing to keep in mind is that the exact amount of flour will differ by the brand and type you are using. Here we use a homemade self-rising flour with all purpose. And if you watched my Facebook live making it, I needed more water and then subsequently more flour.
In hindsight, I know exactly what happened, I only measured out 1 ¼ cup of milk and I actually needed 1 ½ cups. I used milk because I had it on hand, but it was skim, so I added 1 tablespoon of butter to give it a little more fat.
What Can I Use Instead of Milk?
If you have whole milk or even powdered milk or buttermilk, those will do too. If you don’t have milk, water with 1 tablespoon of butter or oil works too. Aim for a liquid with a little bit of fat.
The bread dough should be slightly wet and tacky, but not such that it doesn’t stay formed. For this type of simple bread, that moisture is going to be what keeps your bread from turning into a brick.
How do I make the actual bread?
It is simple, just mix the ingredients together and you are done. No rising time because there isn’t any yeast.
You also want to avoid overworking the dough. Too much kneading will result in the gluten being overworked and the bread being tough. Therefore, I do not recommend using the bread hook attachment on your stand mixer. Do it the old-fashioned way with your hands.
Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet to prevent sticking and burning. Form it into a round disc no more than 3 inches tall. If it is too tall, the center won’t bake all the way and the edges will be dry.
Then put grooves into the bread in a cross pattern. For this loaf, they aren’t visible in the finished product, but this was also a very wet bread dough. One thing I love about this bread is that it is slightly different every time!
In summary, tips for making no yeast homemade bread:
- Do not overwork the dough.
- Know that you might need to add more flour or liquid depending on the brand.
- Mix until slightly tacky and sticky.
- Use parchment paper to prevent sticking and burning.
- Do not form a disc taller than 3 inches.
- Make grooves in the bread.
Best dips and butters to serve with your bread:
- Homemade Butter
- Carrabba’s Italian Dipping Oil
- Molasses Butter
- Sun Dried Tomato Butter
- Parmesan Garlic Bread Dip
Other breads you might like:
We hope you enjoy this easy homemade bread recipe! Follow our tips and you’ll be sure to have tasty bread in just 40 minutes. We have even more simple recipes using minimal ingredients and pantry staples!
No Yeast Bread Recipe
- 4 cups self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar , optional
- 1 ½ cups whole milk*
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Whisk together self-rising flour with brown sugar. Add milk and mix until just combined and wet. Do not overwork the dough.
- Mold dough into a disc shape about 3 inches high, score an “X” into the dough.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes. Tap the top with a wooden spoon and when it makes a hollow noise, it is done.
- Remove and allow to cool before slicing.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
I read this today and on a whim I decided to make it on a whim. Was pleasantly surprised how good this was! My 12 year old asked for seconds! It was so easy! I used just self rising flour, water, and a tablespoon of oil. Fantastic! Thank you!
You are very welcome!
Can you use evaporated milk?
Hi Rob- great question and I haven’t tried it, but IF I did, I would use 1 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water. Evaporated milk has been condensed so it is much thicker and might create a denser bread. Since this bread doesn’t have yeast, it is already a tighter texture than a fluffy roll. Reducing the milk and adding some water should be similar to whole milk.
Love how simple this was. I only had cups of SR flour and wasn’t sure about using plain flour plus bicarb and cream of tartar or even baking powder. The dough wouldn’t stand 3 inches- more like maybe 2.
However it was delicious!! The bread has stuck to the baking paper – perhaps I should have oiled/buttered it? Still delicious for lunch and the rest in the freezer.
Great! Glad it turned out. Yes, it is a really sticky dough. I used parchment paper and didn’t have an issue with sticking. What type of paper did you use?
I used greaseproof paper. Normally I don’t like to butter or oil it as it can make the base of the bread too greasy but I will try it next time.
I see I missed out the fact I only had 2 cups of flour – I adjusted the milk accordingly. Another time I may try making small roll type breads.
As I have an allergy to yeast, I am thrilled to find such an easy quick recipe, thank you. (Still searching for a sandwich bread recipe too.)
Made my own self rising flour Don’t know if did correct. With one cup of flour was to add 1 and half teaspoon baking powder. In the e four cups of flour for two ingredients bread I put the amount of baking powder for each cup. B atter not wet . Baked and bread loaf had ch singled top and very dense bread. Was able to cut into thick slices. Was ok to taste
Hi Becky, this bread is supposed to a very dense bread. Without yeast, that is what happens. I explained that how different flours can react differently and might need a little more liquid in the intro, but also that you can’t expect sandwich bread. I describe it as hearty bread. Good for sandwiches and dipping oil.
Hi how to make self raising flour thx derek
Hi Derek- you can find instructions on making self rising flour here: https://www.savoryexperiments.com/what-is-self-rising-flour/
I noticed it said u could use water /butter in place buttermilk. Is that 1-1/2 c water with 1 tbsp butter added?
Hi Becky! I’m assuming you meant whole milk (not buttermilk?). Yes, add 1 tablespoons along with 1 1/2 cups water.
Yummy! And this is perfect for this time when yeast is scarce! Appreciate your timely recipe post. My family loves all your recipes and eating anything I try from your website. Glad you can help us have some food comfort at this precarious time!
The best bread! Love how simple it is to make work just a few ingredients!