No Yeast Roast Garlic Bread

Roasted garlic adds a subtle but nutty flavor to this easy no yeast bread.

round loaf of no yeast roasted garlic bread with butter topping


My 2-ingredient bread has been quite popular the last few weeks. With bread sold out at many grocery stores people are resorting to making their own.

No Yeast Garlic Bread is like having the garlicky flavor of garlic baked right on into the loaf so all you need is a pad of butter and there you have it: Garlic Bread!

roasted garlic artisan loaf cut in half

But if you don’t bake regularly, chances are that you also don’t have yeast. Heck, I do bake regularly and when I went to grab a packet of yeast I realized it expired in 2016.

You might be surprised how good bread can taste without fluffy yeast. This No Yeast Garlic Bread is hearty enough to make sandwiches or paninis.

sliced garlic bread

How do I make quick bread?

The rustic loaf is earthy and doesn’t require any kneading, special equipment or rising time. Don’t be put off by the need for self-rising flour either.

ingredients for artisan roasted garlic bread

Self-rising flour is as simple as all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. All ingredients that most people have in their pantry.

I used roasted garlic which equaled a scant 1/2 cup after it was mashed. You can use a little more or a little less. If you don’t have a head of garlic, use 1-2 teaspoons of garlic powder depending on how garlicky you like it.

little girl mixing bread dough
My Daughter Photobombing my Image

Other than that, you mix it, plop it on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake it for 30-ish minutes. 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.

butter basting no yeast bread

You 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.

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!

Slice of no yeast garlic bread

Tips for making no yeast homemade bread:

  1. Do not overwork the dough.
  2. Know that you might need to add more flour or liquid depending on the brand.
  3. Mix until slightly tacky and sticky.
  4. Use parchment paper to prevent sticking and burning.
  5. Do not form a disc taller than 3 inches.
  6. Make grooves in the bread.
close up of roasted garlic bread with dripping butter

Best dips and butters to serve with your bread:

sliced of flavored butter on a wood cutting board

Maitre d’Hotel Butter Recipe

Maitre d'Hotel Butter is a simple compound butter recipe that elevates food with basic flavors: lemon, parsley and mustard. Use it as a finishing butter on meats and vegetables for added pizzazz.
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close up of roasted garlic bread

butter basting no yeast bread

No Yeast Roasted Garlic Bread

4.72 from 14 votes
A spin-off of my most popular bread recipe, this one is laced with butter and roast garlic. No yeast and no rise time and only 6 ingredients!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 slices



Bread Topping:


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Whisk together self-rising flour with brown sugar. Add milk and roast garlic. 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.
  • Whisk together melted butter with garlic powder and dried parsley. Baste over the top of your bread while it is still warm.
  • Allow to cool before slicing.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


Use whole milk or skim milk with 1 tablespoon melted butter. If using water, add 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil.


Calories: 203 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 32 mg, Potassium: 108 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 108 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 53 mg, Iron: 2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 203
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: emergency bread, no yeast bread, quick bread
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    Cutest little photobomber ever!!!! Love this roasted garlic bread recipe because I legit never have yeast on hand! So perfect – thank you!