Bread Machine Recipe Without Yeast

My daughter is allergic to yeast. I would like to find a bread recipe to use in my bread machine that contains no yeast, but the bread is not hard.

Thanks for any help you can give,

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geekbearinggifts - March 2, 2011

Unless your bread machine has a “quick bread” setting for breads raised with baking powder/baking soda, I don’t think you are going to be able to make a yeast free bread in it. If you do have a quick bread setting your manual probably has some recipes that you can use as-is or adapt according to the flavors your family likes. For instance, if your manual has a banana bread recipe, you could adapt it using applesauce or pureed carrots instead of banana. Good luck!

Becky B. - March 2, 2011

A bread machine is raelly not suitable to make and bake chemically-leavened bread, using baking soda or baking powder. The kneading will make the bread too touch to not have the rising power of yeast behind it. I’d suggest you use a regular mixing bowl and regular oven so the bread is not tough.

I do have a yeast-free bread recipe or two to share, though:

Onion-Cheese Bread

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup finely diced onion
½ cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1½ cups biscuit mix
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
½ teaspoon onion salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or parsley leaves
Butter, for serving

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until tender, about 7 minutes.

In a large bowl, add the milk and egg to the biscuit mix, stirring just until the mix is moistened. Fold in the onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese.

Spoon the dough into a greased 8-inch round cake pan. Mix the onion salt into the melted butter and drizzle the mixture over the dough. Sprinkle the bread with chives or parsley (or even jalapeno slices) and bake for 15 minutes. Top the bread with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until the bread is cooked through and the cheese top golden, about 5 minutes longer, Cut the bread into wedges and serve warm with butter.

–Paula Deen

Irish Mum’s Brown Soda Bread

3 cups whole wheat bread flour
1 cup unbleached white bread flour (such as King Arthur brand)
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4+ cups buttermilk
2 ounces butter (preferably Kerrygold)
1 egg

Melt the butter over gentle heat. In a medium-sized bowl lightly beat the egg and then gradually add the buttermilk all the while stirring to incorporate the egg. Beat in the butter.
In another bowl sift and mix the dry ingredients as best you can (not really a prob if you can’t find the coarse flour), and then stir in the buttermilk mixture. If you are using a baking tin the mixture should be on the wetter side – (heidi: like a thick brownie mix, something you could pour into the tin, not scoopable by hand really). If your dough is too dry, mix in small splashes of buttermilk until it is the right consistency.

Bake at 400ºF for 50 minutes on the middle rack. You want to hear a sort of hollow sound when you knock on the bottom of the tin. Resist the urge to take the bread out too soon, or the middle of the bread won’t get cooked through.
Makes 1 loaf.

–101 Cookbooks blog


There are 3 secrets to great popovers: Make sure the pan is hot before you pour in the batter, fill each section not more than half full, and no peeking while they’re in the oven!

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus softened butter for greasing pans
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 425º F. Generously grease aluminum popover pans or Pyrex custard cups with softened butter. You’ll need enough pans to make 12 popovers. Place the pans in the oven for exactly 2 minutes to preheat. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, salt, eggs, milk, and melted butter until smooth. The batter will be thin. Fill the popover pans less than half full and bake for exactly 30 minutes. Do not peek! Prick when removing from oven to prevent sogginess.

–Ina Garten

(**I will sometimes add 1 tsp of dry, mixed herbs, like herbs de provence, to the popover batter to make herbed popovers.)

    Michael - August 8, 2013

    Some have cake/quick settings that only mix and bake.

Kathy - March 3, 2011

I’ve had great luck with Banana Bread and Beer Bread (3 cups self rising flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg and 1 twelve ounce beer) in the bread machine. Just dump everything in, push the button and walk away. Mine does have a quick bread setting (please note that it does take longer than if I were to put it in the oven but…I don’t have to heat the whole house for a loaf of bread. I received a bag of bread machine cook books (and a free bread maker sans the paddle) from free cycle and one book was of particular interest; it had an entire chapter on using your bread machine as an oven! It never occurred to me. Mine has a “bake” setting. Good luck GBG.

    Kelvin - February 27, 2012

    Unfortunately Self-Rising flour has yeast. She was asking for a Yeast-free recipe. Using Beer also introduces yeast. That’s how it rises.

      geekbearinggifts - February 29, 2012

      Self-Rising Flour DOES NOT contain yeast. It is all-purpose flour with baking powder and salt added. It is used for “quick breads.”

      If a recipe calls for self-rising flour and all you have is all-purpose flour, make your own by adding 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every cup of flour in the recipe.

      Elizabeth - October 2, 2015

      Beer does have yeast, but it had brewer’s yeast. Baker’s yeast is what is typically found in breads. If someone is yeast free due to a baker’s yeast allergy, then brewer’s yeast should be fine. I am allergic to baker’s yeast, but I’m not allergic to brewer’s yeast.

        Emily - December 29, 2015

        Elizabeth, how did you discover you were allergic to one and not the other?

    Troy - October 11, 2015

    Hey what could I use instead of beer please

jami - March 21, 2012

Although these are not bread machine recipes, they are good alternatives to use for yeast free breads. My family is also yeast free and these recipes work great for us. You can also google soda bread

AMAZING! Yeast Free Honey Wheat QUICK Bread Sticks (soft) tried and true!

1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour (I doubled this recipe and used half whole wheat and half all purpose white)
2 tbs honey
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup milk
3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
2 tsp sesame seeds

Combine dry ingredients
Add honey and gradually add milk to form a soft dough.
Knead gently 3 or 4 times on a floured surface.
Roll out into a rectangle about 10″ x 5″ and cut into 10 sticks.
Put the melted butter onto a baking sheet and turn the bread-sticks to coat them with the butter.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds
Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes turn half way through .
Serve warm.

Amazing herb cheese puffs. They’re easy and delicious! Tried and true.

Homemade Tortillas: can use them to roll up any “sandwich”

4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
a little less than a tsp. salt
1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1 c. warm water

Mix together flour, bakiing powder, and salt.
Add shortening and cut into flour. Add water and mix. Divide dough into 12 balls. Roll into a flat circle with rolling pin. Cook tortilla in a cast iron pan, or griddle on medium heat until it begins to bubble (cooked side should have brown specks). Turn tortilla over and cook on other side until both sides have brown specks (approx 30 sec. to a min on each side) Stack tortillas as you make them to keep them warm and soft.

yeast free pizza dough (makes one pizza)

2c. flour
1tsp salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 c water
approx. 3 tbs oil

preheat oven to 425
grease a baking sheet
mix flour, salt, baking powder, and water
knead for approx 2 minutes until dough becomes workable
spread out on prepared baking sheet
spread the oil over the dough (prevents the sauce from soaking in the dough)
spread with tomato sauce
add your favorite veggie toppings
sprinkle with shredded cheese
bake in the 425 oven for 10-15 minutes

    luckster - March 31, 2012

    Thanks for the recipes. I have been looking for yeast and egg free (allergies) recipes that are easy and good

    yoon pender - July 23, 2014

    What a fabulous tip! Thank you so much and i will use it today!
    Can i bake it as a loaf instead of sticks?

Gigi - July 23, 2012

My machine has a bake setting which simply bakes for 60 minutes(??Temp??) – I imagine any savory or sweet quick bread could be baked using that setting – of course none will give you the texture of yeast raised dough.
The jam/marmalade recipes I have (the recipes that the manual supplies for the bake cycle) suggest turning on the basic setting for a few minutes to allow the ingredients to mix.
I’ve seen recipes for baking cakes in the breadmachine – they suggest using the cake setting if there is one, or the rapid/express bake setting. The thing with the expressbake is that it uses a pretty high temperature – again I don’t know the temp, but know it is hotter than that used by the other cycles.

Jackie - October 12, 2012

For those who can not use yeast (allergies, celiac) you can substitute it for this:
vitamin C -either crushed or the powdered vitamin c supplement ( I use Ester -C)
baking powder
This is what you do:
Just simply divide the amount the receipe calls for regarding “yeast”
between the vitamin c and baking powder.
For example: 2 teaspoons yeast would equal to 1 tsp vitamin c and 1 tsp baking powder

I have used this in my yeast recipes and it works great..whether in the bread machine or the oven.

    Lois - November 23, 2015

    Thank you so much for that!! I too have a yeast allergy will definitely try the vitamin c.

Debbie - November 27, 2012

Thank you so much Jackie that is very helpful!
Do you know of any books dedicated to yeast free baking?
Do you treat the vit C and baking powder in the same manner as yeast such as allowing it to rise if the directions call for it?
Do you just substitute the vitamin C and baking powder in all your regular recipes?
Thanks again.

Angel - January 22, 2013

Good Day, I need HELP urgently. I use to make our own bread using a bread maker. Yesterday I had the children tested for allergies.
I need a recipe with
NO: Wheat / Rye / Yeast / Eggs / Oranges / Potato / Oats / Sugar / Chocolate Powder / Cocao
Can anyone perhaps help, its a TALL order.
Thank you

Sandy - February 10, 2013

you need to go here My daughter put her whole family on this diet and her very ill son is so healthy now. It is called the SCD diet. Specific carbohydrate diet. It calls for some things you may not be able to have but do your best. I will tell you that the first thing you need to do is dump everything that comes processed as in cereals, breads (they start to mold as soon as they are put in plastic), Throw sugar out and never ever bring it back. That diet uses honey only. But at least you can have that,. You will be surprised at how many foods recipes are on the internet.
Eat only organic foods. Actually your list is not as bad as you think. There are alternatives. Start looking. Tons of people in the same boat!

ian - December 12, 2013

Some comments are more helpful than others, but thanks for all the advice:

– There is NO yeast in self-rising flour. Read the ingredience, it’s baking powder and salt. Specifically formulated for biscuits and pancakes, things that don’t fluff as much as bread or cake.

– Bread machines do beat the daylights out of the dough, part of the fun. But you’re right, the speed-setting will minimize that some.

– I use yeast as usual, maybe slightly conservative. My breads have never risen the crazy way described with any flour.

-Self rising could be a big help with whole wheat bread, since it’s heavy and could benefit from more lifting agents.

Thanks again

Steadrock - July 16, 2014

Thanks for your help

Julie - October 19, 2014

I stumbled upon this site by googling yeast substitutes. I have gluten intolerance along with an allergy to yeast. I made a whole wheat raisin bread in the Cuisinart CBK-100 machine yesterday for my husband, forgetting that yeast is an airborne spore, and set my asthma off almost immediately. Duh! So I then put on a surgical mask to put the rest of the yeast in a jar for the fridge. I really really want to be able to use my bread machine to make gluten/yeast free bread for myself. My go to flour recipe is one I put together on my own and consists of 1 cup Sorghum flour, 1cup brown rice flour and 1 cup tapioca flour all sifted together with 1&1/2 tsp. xanthan gum. I make wonderful cookies, banana bread and other things with it. I just add extra vanilla and wet ingredients. Do anyone have a good bread recipe without yeast and gluten for a bread machine? Eggs and dairy are ok. My machine also has gluten free and quick bread settings.
Thank you in advance for your help. I’m so glad I found this!

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