Yeast Pan Bread – Quick and Easy

  • 2 cups whole wheat or white flour or a combination
  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons yeast or 1 packet of yeast
  • 1/3 cup dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup warm tap water

In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, yeast and dry milk powder. Mix it up with a whisk or a fork until it is well blended. Add the oil, egg and warm tap water. Stir again, making a nice smooth mixture, along the consistency of cake batter. Turn the batter into a well oiled 8 or 9-inch, square or round pan. Set the pan aside in a warm place and allow the yeast to work for about 30 minutes. It won’t look like it has risen very much. That is alright. Bake the bread at 400° for about 20 minutes. It will rise up golden brown and very pretty. Remove it from the oven when the top is medium dark brown. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean. Cut the bread into 12 pieces and serve hot with margarine. This yeast bread has a texture similar to muffins. You could even bake it in a muffin pan if you were so inclined. The flavor is so heavenly, your guests will beg for the recipe and never believe how easy it is to prepare. Excellent with any meal calling for a simple hot bread.

Here is another excellent hot bread recipe that’s fast … cornmeal muffins. They are excellent with soups, stews and of course chili.

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Sarah - June 2, 2009

Wow! Quick, simple & delicious. This will become a favorite.

Kim - July 5, 2009

My whole family loved this. It was quick and delicious. Thanks–we’ll make it often.

Karen - March 28, 2010

This bread is phenomenal and SO easy – very soft – great comfort food. We’ll be repeating this often. I can’t have any dairy so substituted warmed rice milk and decreased the water by about 1/4 cup. It worked well.

monica - January 3, 2011

Will this bread recipe as well as your beer bread work with sprouted multigrain or sprouted barley flour, substituted for all of the whole wheat flour? also how long would I bake this bread and your beer bread in a Bemco outdoor oven?

LeaG - January 7, 2011

I made this for Xmas gifts! I put the dry ingredients in a jar with the directions to add the wet ingredients and cook instructions taped to it. I put it in baskets with other homemade jar mixes. It was a huge hit!

Becky B. - January 27, 2011

1 packet of yeast contains 2¼ teaspoons of dry yeast, not 1½ tsp as directed in the recipe…. I am curious as to which way you added yeast: measuring spoons from a jar of “bread machine” yeat, or a single packet?

    Shannon - February 9, 2011

    I was wondering the same thing Becky.

    Liz Walters - February 12, 2011

    About the yeast: I regularly use recipes which call for 2 c. flour, 1 c. water, and 1 packet yeast. So I am guessing the ratio would be the same for this. I think you should use 1 packet or 2-1/4 teaspoons yeast with this amount of flour and water. That’s what I intend to do when I make this–I’ll post back and tell you how it worked!

Amanda - February 7, 2011

Hi! This is probably a stupid question, but do you use bread flour or All-purpose or what? I’m new to this bread making stuff!

    Anna - February 9, 2011

    Amanda, I’ve made this bread a ton, and used all King Arthur Whole Wheat flour and it comes out great. This is an easy easy quick bread, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it, if you’re going to use all whole wheat flour, you probably don’t want a course ground one, but other than that, it’s hard to mess this one up 😉

kathy Hodges - July 25, 2012

If I dont have milk powder, how much regular milk would I use?

    Collleen G. - November 15, 2013

    however much water the recipe calls for should work.

Bj W. - October 29, 2012

I did a Google for “quick and easy yeast bread recipes”, a page of links came up, picked this one first, and hit the jackpot! Exactly what I was looking for! Is an awesome recipe, turned out perfect, and precisely like recipe described. Thanks so much for posting such a great, simple, “heavenly tasting” recipe. Will be my “go-to” when I’m short on time, but still want that luscious “yeast” flavor! Thanks again! I’ve been cooking for 42 yrs, and first time ever running across a recipe like this! Wonders never cease! lol!

Jay Melo - November 26, 2015

Heaven in a pan! It has a lovely yeasty flavor and a tender almost cake-like texture. Wonderful stuff.

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