Bread Recipes

From quick and easy breads like banana and zucchini, to yeast homemade breads, you are sure to find the right recipes and tips.

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Dinner Rolls

Rating: 3.5 stars 1119
These warm, buttery rolls only take a little hands-on prep (the yeast does all the work), kids love to help shape them, and they fill the house with a delicious aroma. Even better, the same dough can be used for Cinnamon-Nut Buns.

Chocolate Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

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End brunch on a sweet note by slicing into a loaf of this rich, babka-inspired swirl bread. Enriching the yeasted dough with eggs and milk produces a super tender crumb once baked, but not before becoming the canvas for a cinnamon-spiked chocolate filling. To make sure the filling is infused into every pillowy bite, the dough is braided together before being placed in the loaf pan to proof and then bake.  

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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Rating: 3.5 stars 1896
This homemade pizza crust comes together quickly—give the dough time to rise and a couple of kneads, and it's done! Use it as a base for your favorite pie and have an at-home pizza night.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because it's Martha's go-to banana bread recipe. She included the recipe in her first book, Entertaining, and has been making it ever since. The batter for this easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super-moist texture. Be sure to use very ripe (but not bruised) bananas, and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always uses pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.

Pull-Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread

Think of this four-ingredient side as super-deluxe garlic bread. It's a fun way for the whole family to dig into some nutty pesto swirled together with gooey mozzarella cheese.

Classic French Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 634
Crispy on the outside and custardy inside, French toast makes a delicious breakfast or brunch. It's a simple dish made with basic ingredients: milk or cream, eggs, butter, and bread. When Martha makes our classic French toast recipe, she uses rich breads like brioche or challah that make it extra pillowy, but any white bread will do. Just be sure the bread is slightly stale (a day or two old), since fresh bread won't soak up the custard.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3 stars 800
For a fall breakfast, afternoon tea, or an anytime snack, this cranberry bread can’t be beat. It's an easy quick bread that's studded with fruit and has just the right balance of sweet and tart thanks to the fresh cranberries and brown sugar.

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

You can make this no-knead herbed garlic bread a day in advance, but the pillowy loaves are even better warm from the oven. For an illustrated how-to on the process, see our step-by-step photos.

Classic Cornbread

Rating: 3 stars 182
This cornbread strikes the right balance between tender and crumbly. To use it in a Thanksgiving stuffing, reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.

Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 3 stars 29
This quick bread is the ultimate fall treat that works morning, noon, and night: You'll enjoy it with a cup of coffee before school drop-off and your kids will gobble it up once they return home. The pumpkin bread recipe starts with canned pumpkin purée and uses two different types of sugar—granulated and dark brown. The latter adds a touch of molasses flavor and chewy texture. We amped up the autumnal flavor, too, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. And since the recipe makes two loaves, there's plenty to share.

Cathead Biscuits

The recipe for these extra-large biscuits comes from Virginia Willis, the author of "Secrets of the Southern Table." A phrase her grandfather once used, the name indicates that it's a biscuit as big as a cat's head. Each one is golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside, with a light, airy interior.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Corn-Kernel Cornbread

The addition of frozen corn gives this sweet and savory bread some texture.