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no yeast homemade bread

Easy Homemade Bread No Yeast Recipe

This delicious homemade bread needs no yeast and just a few easily available ingredients in your pantry. This is a spin on the classic Irish soda bread recipe. Super tasty. Do try.
Course Breads/Cakes
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade bread without yeast, no yeast bread
recipe homemade bread no yeast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 14 slices
Calories 149kcal


  • Oven


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1.75 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1.5 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1.75 cup buttermilk
  • 2-3 tbsp. flour if needed
  • 1 tsp. oil for greasing your baking pan
  • 2 tbsp. mixed seeds or oats for sprinkling on top optional


  • Preheat your oven to 200 C or 400 F for 7-8 minutes.
  • Mix together both the flours, salt, baking soda and honey.
  • Now add buttermilk to it and mix together till you get a dough. In case you don’t have buttermilk, refer to pro tips for a quick and easy shortcut.
  • Knead the dough a few times and form a round shape. In case your dough is too sticky to knead add a bit of flour to make it more manageable. Don’t overknead though. Just 8-10 times to form a round shape is enough.
  • Now with a knife make a cross going through the center of the bread and about 1 cm. deep. This is important so that your bread cooks through the center evenly.
  • Now transfer to a greased baking tray or even a cast iron skillet and bake for about 40 minutes. Baking time may slightly vary depending upon your oven so do keep an eye on the bread after about 35 minutes.
  • To check if the bread is done, tap the bottom (I know it is hot) and it should sound hollow when cooked.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it completely cool down. Takes about 30 minutes.
  • Then slice with a serrated knife. Your delicious homebaked no yeast bread is ready. Have it with butter, peanut butter or whatever you fancy. It is deliciously soft with a nice dense crumb inside and a thick crust outside. Enjoy!


1. You could use only plain flour for a less dense crumb if you so like. I prefer half and half proportion as I have mentioned.
2. In case you don’t have buttermilk, take some cold milk (about 1.75 cups), add 2 tsp. lemon juice to it and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes so that it congeals slightly. Use this in place of buttermilk in the recipe.
3. You could replace honey with sugar if you so like but I prefer honey.
4. This crusty bread is best toasted.
5. This bread stays at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the fridge for a week. You can shrink wrap it or store in an airtight container in your fridge.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg