Easy Bread Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Apr 14, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

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 {affiliate link}, 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.

easy bread for brunch

Easy Bread Recipe

An easy sweet bread recipe with sugar crystals to add a little color and crunch.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 36
Calories: 141kcal


  • 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: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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