If you’re new to baking or just don’t have any instant yeast on hand, it’s still possible to get the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread in your home. Kitchens all around the world have made do by baking different styles of breads without yeast for hundreds of years, and it’s something worth exploring in yours. Get baking with these easy breads that you can make without complicated equipment or ingredients.
Vegan and Dairy-Free Pita Bread
A free-form type of bread with origins that go way back, this pita recipe is great for splitting and filling with sandwich or salad ingredients or sliced into wedges and served with hummus.
Vegan and Dairy-Free Biscuits
No yeast and no dairy? Not a problem. It’s still possible to get a batch of tender biscuits on the table for breakfast. This biscuit recipe only has six ingredients and is a great starting point for novice bakers.
Light, airy popovers are great to serve with a bowl of soup or stew. They’re leavened with whisked eggs and flour, and their texture is perfect for sopping up sauces and gravies — they’re a classic pairing with roasts.
This sturdy breakfast bread comes together and relies on baking soda as a leavener. You can swap out the walnuts and dried currants with any chopped nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have in your pantry.
Breads like banana bread and zucchini bread come together quickly and don’t require any special techniques. Bonus: These types of recipes are great for making use of your ripe produce.
Wheat-Free, Vegan and Dairy-Free Flatbread
Socca, a French-inspired flatbread, is made with chickpea flour and can be used as a base for pizza or served with charcuterie and cheese.