7 Amazing No-Knead Bread Recipes

No Knead Bread in Loaf Pan

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No-knead yeast bread is crusty, has a fabulous texture, and the flavor is incredible! Over the past few years, we've made dozens of yeast breads and yeast rolls. Here are some of our favorite no-knead versions.

  • 01 of 07

    Easy No-Knead Bread

    No-Knead Bread

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    For this incredibly easy no-knead bread, all you need is some parchment paper, a Dutch oven, and time to let it rise. The bread is made with a very small amount of yeast and rises over a period of 12 to 18 hours. Just combine the ingredients in a mixer or by hand and let the yeast do all of the heavy work while you sleep. 

  • 02 of 07

    No-Knead Beer Rye Bread

    No knead beer rye bread

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    This crusty no-knead beer rye bread is especially flavorful if you add the caraway seeds. If you don't care form caraway seeds, you can leave them out. 

    Use this bread for grilled cheese or Reuben sandwiches.

  • 03 of 07

    No-Knead Jalapeño and Cheese Bread

    No Knead Jalapeno Cheese Bread

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    This Tex-Mex style no-knead jalapeño and cheese bread is amazing in both the flavor and the ease of preparation. Jalapeño peppers, a little cornmeal, and shredded cheese go into the dough, and there's no need to knead!

    Bake this bread to go with a batch of chili or baked beans.

  • 04 of 07

    No-Knead Loaf Bread

    No Knead Bread in Loaf Pan

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    For no-knead loaf bread, try to get away from the Dutch oven shape. Used a little more yeast and let it rise for about 5 hours total. Handle the dough gently when coaxing it into the loaf pan and you'll have lots of beautiful air pockets throughout the loaf.

    Continue to 5 of 7 below.
  • 05 of 07

    No-Knead French Bread

    No knead french bread

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    This is another easy bread. The no-knead French bread recipe follows the same basic method and long rising time, but it is shaped and baked on a baking sheet.

  • 06 of 07

    Peasant Bread

    Peasant bread on a cutting board

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    Peasant bread is a rustic-style bread that requires no kneading and is baked in rounds that can be sliced into wedges and served with any meal.

  • 07 of 07

    Oatmeal Batter Bread

    Oatmeal batter bread

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    Popular batter breads are another fuss-free method for making yeast bread. This oatmeal batter bread is ready in less than 2 hours, and the directions are easy enough for a beginning baker.