The Best Homemade Bread Recipe With Only 5 Ingredients (vegan)

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This is the bread. Like, there is nothing better than this. It’s thick, chewy and tastes amazing. It’s really easy to make too and you can’t go wrong no matter what you do to it. It’s very forgiving. I know that there are people out there that are scared of using yeast, but don’t be. The most important step when using yeast is to make sure it’s still alive. Once you know that, you are good to go!

This is the bread recipe that I make every Thanksgiving because everyone loves it. Be sure to add it to your holiday menus.


  • 2 tablespoons, instant yeast
  • 2 cups of very warm water
  • 5+ cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup {for vegan bread}
  • 1 tsp, salt


  1. Add yeast, water and honey into your mixer and give it a swirl. Let it sit for a few minutes till you see bubbles and you know it’s still alive.
  2. Slowly add the flour and salt until it’s just a bit sticky. Sometimes I use the whole 5 cups and sometimes a little more or less. If it’s really warm out I tend to use less and if it’s rainy, then it’s normally more.
  3. Knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Let it rise till it’s doubled, about 20-30 minutes. Punch down.
  5. Separate into 2 parts and place into greased bread pans. Let rise again till doubled.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until you can “knock” on the top of the bread and it sounds hollow.

Let the bread cool for a few minutes and eat warm… it’s so good!

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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