Quick Rustic Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread = Easy

There are few things more comforting than the smell of fresh baked bread. Homemade bread doesn’t require hard labor or hours of preparation. This quick recipe is ready in less than an hour and best of all you don’t have to wait for yeast to rise.

Simple enough for the bread-weary and a fun recipe to make with kids.

This versatile rustic loaf is dense and moist. Delicious topped with butter, jam or dunked in soup.

Dress it up with your favorite herbs, dried fruit, nuts, seeds or cheese to match the mood. Sweeten with additional honey, sugar or a touch of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Quick Rustic Bread


  • 4 cup flour (all purpose, white or whole wheat)
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal, flax meal OR wheat germ
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve honey in canola oil then stir in the milk.
  3. Combine mixtures, stirring until a soft dough is formed. Dough will be wet and sticky.

  4. Pat dough into a ball and place on a lightly oiled or parchment lined baking sheet. OR place into a grease loaf pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. Check after 30 minutes. Loaf should be evenly browned.

  6. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve.

Tip: Test the doneness of a loaf of bead by tapping the bottom crust: it should have a hollow should when tapped.

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shailini 8 years ago from Bangalore, India

simple and easy, just what i expected in a recipe.thumbs up

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Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

Thanks for this - I used to have a similar recipe that I used all the time, but I lost the recipe book when I moved house (and country). I'm sure this sounds very similar - looking forward to trying it!

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MegBot 8 years ago from Seattle, WA Author

Thank you both. It's a great versatile recipe if you like rustic bread.

My favorite variation is oatmeal, chopped dates, 1/4 c slivered almonds and a splash of almond extract. I hope you enjoy it.

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