Easy Bread Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Apr 14, 2018 | By:

An easy bread recipe without yeast that takes just 5 minutes hands on time!

easy bread for brunch

We’re big fans of sweet bread, especially on Saturday mornings. It’s easy enough for the girls to help make {and foolproof, too} and requires only a few staple ingredients for an impromptu breakfast.

easy bread recipe

We make sweet bread in a variety of ways to mix it up a bit. Some favorites include Funfetti Bread, Cinnamon Bread and Sweet Orange Bread.

sprinkles in bread

But sometimes you just need to add sprinkles. Pretty sugar crystals give this bread a little crunch, you know, the kind you love when you’re biting into a frosted sugar cookie topped with them.

how to make sweet bread

The sugar crystals add a little fun flair and color, too.

I almost always make this easy bread recipe in mini loaf pans, but you can make it in 2 1 lb loaf pans and increase baking time to 50-60 minutes using the toothpick test.

easy bread for breakfast

I purchase mini loaf pans at Michael’s for just $1 each. If you don’t have access to one, you can purchase them online here, but they sadly are more expensive. They hold better than disposable cardboard options and are reusable. I also love that I can usually find them in seasonal colors, white and cream.

bread recipe

As I mentioned before, this easy bread recipe makes 2 large loaves – enough to feed a crowd. You can split the recipe, but life is sweeter when shared, which is why I make mini loaves! They’re perfect for gifting to friends and neighbors.

You can get my complete guide to easy Quick Bread recipes made with staples here!

easy bread for brunch

Easy Bread Recipe

Author: Julie Blanner
An easy sweet bread recipe with sugar crystals to add a little color and crunch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 141 kcal


  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 2/3 c vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c sugar crystals


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 6 mini loaf pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl/mixer, beat eggs, milk and oil. 
  • Gradually add dry mixture into wet until just moist.
  • Pour batter into pans an inch below the top to compensate for rise.
  • Sprinkle sugar crystals on top {optional: 1/2 tsp sugar for each mini loaf on top}
  • Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or almost clean.


This recipe can be made in two 1 lb loaf pans and increase baking  to 50-60 minutes using the toothpick test.


Calories:141kcalCarbohydrates:23gProtein:2gFat:5gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:10mgSodium:75mgPotassium:103mgFiber:1gSugar:12gVitamin A:35IUCalcium:48mgIron:0.8mg
5 from 2 votes
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