20 Baking Recipes That Don't Require Any Yeast

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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

No yeast? No problem! These easy baking recipes require no yeast and bake up quickly in your home oven. Whether you want to bake bread without yeast or try your hand at homemade treats such as cinnamon rolls and scones, but don't have any on hand, these recipes will do the trick.

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    No Yeast Beer Bread

    No Yeast Beer Bread

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Bake a beautiful loaf of bread with only five simple ingredients, including a can of your favorite beer. The yeast in the beer works its magic on the dough—which also includes self-rising flour—omitting the need for any proofing or kneading.

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    Flaky Biscuits

    Flaky Biscuits

    Getty Images / Howard Shooter

    Flaky biscuits are a must-have for sopping up gravy and sauces at special family meals. This winning recipe needs no yeast to bake up perfect, homestyle biscuits that would be right at home on your grandmother's table.

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    No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

    No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Make these last-minute cinnamon rolls with no planning needed on lazy mornings when a sweet pastry craving strikes. They taste just like the classic bakery rolls, including a divine, sweet cream cheese glaze that you drizzle on when the rolls are still warm from the oven.

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    Cake Doughnuts

    Cake Doughnuts

    The Spruce

    Give the corner doughnut shop a run for their money with this easy homemade cake doughnut recipe. Decorate the sweet, nostalgic treats simply with a dusting of cinnamon-sugar or leave them plain for dunking into your morning mug of coffee.

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    No Yeast Sandwich Bread

    No Yeast Sandwich Bread

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Want to try your hand at baking your own white bread for sandwiches but lack yeast in your pantry? This genius recipe uses common baking ingredients to achieve a tall, white bread loaf with the perfect texture. The dough takes mere minutes to come together in the stand mixer and bakes up beautifully in a loaf pan in your oven.

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    Peach Cobbler Bread

    Peach Cobbler Bread

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Enjoy the sweet taste of peach cobbler in this moist, fruity quick bread that packs plenty of visual appeal. A layer of sliced peaches over the top of the loaf makes this easy snacking bread worthy of your Instagram feed.

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    Two Ingredient No Yeast Pizza Dough

    Two ingredient no yeast pizza dough recipe

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Craving homemade pizza, but lack yeast in the pantry? You can still make a crusty pie that rivals delivery with this genius pizza dough recipe that relies on self-rising flour, plus one other, surprising ingredient: yogurt! Assemble in 10 minutes and bake it in 10 more, adorning the crust with your favorite toppings.

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    Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels

    Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels

    Getty Images / Lauri Patterson

    Enjoy a comforting soft pretzel snack without the need to babysit a yeast dough. It takes only 30 minutes to make this easy, cheesy recipe. You'll get 16 soft cheddar pretzels you can munch while doing yard work or eat on-the-go when running errands.

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    Sourdough Bagels

    Sourdough Bagels

    The Spruce / Pete Scherer

    Homemade bagels are a fantastic trick to have up your sleeve. These use a sourdough starter (it's great for sourdough bakers who don't want to waste discard) for a wonderfully rustic tangy flavor and chewy texture. Be sure to allow time for the dough to rise twice, and rest overnight, before boiling, topping, and baking.

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    No Yeast Focaccia

    No Yeast Focaccia

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Focaccia is an Italian flatbread that's typically topped with olive oil and herbs, and cut into squares for eating. Add it to your Italian menus with this easy, classic recipe that dresses the bread with rosemary and coarse sea salt for fantastic flavor and texture.

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    No Yeast Dinner Rolls

    No Yeast Dinner Rolls

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    In less than 20 minutes with just four ingredients, you can bake a batch of fluffy, family-pleasing dinner rolls. Their secret is using self-rising flour (or an easily doctored up basic flour), which helps the rolls rise up nice and high in the oven, with no yeast needed.

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    Blueberry Scones

    Blueberry Scones

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Tender, buttery scones make a wonderful breakfast or brunch treat. Enjoy a burst of bright blueberry flavor with these summery pastries you can make all year round, with fresh or frozen berries. They are easy to mix and bake in under half an hour and freeze well up to three months.

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    Orange Date Bread

    Orange Date Bread

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Orange juice and chopped pitted dates add wonderful sweetness to this delicious quick bread that's even easy enough for older kids to make on their own (with adult supervision). Make an extra loaf for your freezer or freeze individual slices for another day.

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    Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Traditional Irish soda bread relies on baking soda and buttermilk instead of yeast for its signature rise and delicately tangy flavor. It takes only one hour to bake a rustic round loaf with a wonderfully crusty exterior and a dense, soft crumb flecked with chewy currants or raisins.

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    Strawberry Bread

    Strawberry Bread

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Sweet and luscious strawberry bread is a simple, memorable treat that makes a lovely addition to a Mother's Day brunch, afternoon tea, or as after a family meal with the addition of cream cheese icing. It's as simple to make as banana bread with fabulous sweetness from fresh strawberries.

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    Parmesan Buttermilk Scones

    Parmesan Buttermilk Scones

    Ryland Peters and Small

    Parmesan buttermilk scones put a savory spin on classic scones, making them versatile for serving at every meal. Bake enough for the family dinner table in less than 30 minutes with this simple foolproof recipe.

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    Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Filling

    Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Filling

    The Spruce / Ulyana Verbytska

    A delicious, sweetened cream cheese filling makes this spiced pumpkin bread extra special. It's a fabulous way to enjoy all your favorite fall flavors and makes an excellent holiday bread. The recipe yields two loaves—one for now and one to freeze for later (or to share).

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    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    The Spruce / Pete Scherer

    Cheesy zucchini bread is similar to classic cornbread, but baked into a loaf form with shredded zucchini adding extra nutrition and flavor. Serve slices alongside barbecue meats at cookouts or enjoy it as an afternoon snack.

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    Hawaiian Butter Mochi (Mochi Cake)

    Hawaiian Butter Mochi (Mochi Cake)

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Hawaiian-style butter mochi shares the irresistible sweetness and bouncy texture of its namesake Japanese treat, baked into a snacking-cake form. Perfectly sweet and chewy with fragrant notes of coconut and vanilla, it makes a delicious gluten-free dessert for the whole family to enjoy.

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    No Yeast Sourdough Bread

    No Yeast Sourdough Bread

    The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

    Jump on the sourdough bandwagon with this recipe, which makes it easier than ever to achieve the perfect loaf sans store-bought yeast. You only need a few simple ingredients, including sourdough starter, which you can do at home, purchase from a bakery, or barter from a friend. Sourdough takes time, but your patience will pay off with delicious rewards.