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Three loaves of vegan bread on a cutting board
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Best vegan bread recipe (3 ingredients)

Easiest, four ingredient homemade bread. Can easily be adjusted to use whatever flour you have on hand.
Prep Time8 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time8 hours 55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1364kcal
Author: Maria


  • 3 cups bread flour see notes
  • cups lukewarm water
  • ¼ teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Measure out the flour correctly by spooning it into a measuring cup, then leveling it off. See the blog post above for photos. In a large bowl, combine the bread flour, salt and yeast and stir. Stir in the lukewarm water. Mix gently with a spoon until all of the flour is incorporated
    3 cups bread flour, ¼ teaspoon dry active yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 1¾ cups lukewarm water
  • Cover with a towel, saran wrap or a dutch oven lid and let it rise for 8 hours - it will puff up and look crazy. I like to store it in my oven (not turned on, of course) with the light on to help it rise.
  • Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees after the 8 hours of rising.
  • Flour a clean surface and place the dough on the floured surface. It helps to get it out with a plain butter knife so it won't stick to your hands. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a little bread flour so it's not as sticky
  • Knead the dough for 30 seconds. Knead it longer if you'd like the dough to be more dense. The less you knead the dough, the more spongy and fluffy the bread is.
  • Oil a bread pan and place the dough in the pan.
  • Cover the bread pan with another bread pan turned upside down (covering the bread while baking allows it to steam and form a crust). You can also bake this bread in a small dutch oven with the lid.
  • Bake, covered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 420 degrees. Remove the bread pan lid and bake uncovered for another 10-15 minutes, or until the top of the bread looks crispy and golden brown.
  • Once it's done baking, take it out of the bread pan and let it cool on a rack



To adjust this bread so it's a little healthier there are a few flour combos you can do:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour and 2 cups of bread flour
- 1 cup of oat flour (just grind up oatmeal in a blender to make flour) and 2 cups of bread flour
- 1 cup of oat flour and 2 cups of whole wheat flour (this will just make the bread a little more dense
When making any of these healthier versions, you may have to bake it an extra 10 minutes covered. So instead of 30 minutes covered, 20 minutes uncovered, cook it 40 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered.
Make this dough before going to bed and pop it in the oven in the morning so you have less waiting time and you can have fresh bread the next day.
After letting the dough rise, it's easier to take the dough out of the bowl with a butter knife, rather than your hands. It will stick to your hands more.
After opening the yeast, store the packets in the freezer. The yeast will last forever in there. Just make sure to put them in a freezer friendly, sealed bag or container if opened.


Calories: 1364kcal | Carbohydrates: 273g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2336mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg