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Making your own bread might seem like a monumental task, but there’s nothing complex about these savory bread recipes. From Indian-inspired naan to classic Thanksgiving dinner rolls, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the process of making bread from scratch. The hardest part is waiting for it to bake—but the scrumptious end result is certainly worth a little patience. So whether you’re brand new to the art of homemade bread or you’re a master loaf maker, these good-for-you recipes will inspire you to break out the whole wheat flour and get baking!

Rosemary-Garlic Biscuits

The crackly tops, tender interior, and savory medley of garlic and rosemary make these biscuits a 10/10 in our book. Serve them with Sunday dinner or enjoy them for breakfast—with or without a hearty serving of mushroom gravy. One satisfied reader says: “Dangerously delicious! Invite people over to share them so you don’t eat them all at once!”

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Festive Sourdough Focaccia

Not only is this recipe delicious; putting it together is a fun activity for the whole family. The tangy sourdough base gets a colorful upgrade by using fresh veggies to create a beautiful garden scene. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients you have on hand. (Just be prepared for the possibility that it might be too beautiful to eat!)

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Classic Vegan Cornbread

A staple of Southern cuisine, cornbread makes a tasty addition to almost any meal. This recipe includes frozen corn and red bell pepper for extra sweetness, color, and texture. Serve by itself, with homemade corn butter, or alongside a stew or chili.

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Homemade Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

Not a fan of thick burger buns or deli-style sandwiches? These sandwich thins are for you. The tender crust and light flavor make them perfect for veggie burgers, falafel wraps or a no-tuna salad sandwich. Naturally sweetened with date paste and made with whole wheat, these are worth taking the time to make at home.

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Garlic-Jalapeño Naan

Use these scrumptious flatbreads to soak up a saucy curry or simply enjoy them as a snack on their own. The fluffy dough is infused with garlic, onion, and jalapeño to create a mouthwatering medley of warming flavors. Garnish it with an extra sprinkle of fresh cilantro to enjoy an added kick of herby goodness.

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Single-Rise Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Orange-hued sweet potatoes add moisture and a delicate sweetness to these delectable dinner rolls. The pretty color and sprinkling of poppyseeds on top make them perfect for a festive feast. Be sure to prepare a double batch if you don’t want them to disappear too quickly!

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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

Just five ingredients will give you tasty homemade pita bread that’s ideal for dipping in hummus, using for wraps, or baking into crispy chips. The fluffy texture—achieved with a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flours—makes them  incredibly satisfying to eat. One reader raves, “So much better than the store-bought ones!”

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Homemade Oil-Free Vegan Pizza Dough

Ditch greasy pizza dough for this healthy and hearty homemade version. Ready in just 20 minutes, there’s no need to wait hours for the yeast to work its magic. Simply whip up a batch and top it with your favorite sauce and veggies! Pizza night never looked so easy.

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Vegan Cheesy Crackers

Bake a batch of these tasty snacks to munch on when you’re craving Cheez-Its! Nutritional yeast, miso paste, and a slew of savory spices give these crispy crackers a rich cheesy flavor.. This recipe is also great to prepare ahead of time when you’re entertaining guests.

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Vegan Potato Bread

You’ll never go back to store-bought potato bread after trying your hand at this delicious recipe. The melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle earthy flavor of this loaf is ideal for bread puddings, sandwiches, or fancy avocado toasts. Be patient with this one: Trust us when we say the three-hour prep time is well worth it!

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Corn Tortillas

Leave bland store-bought corn tortillas behind and discover how easy it is to make a delicious homemade version. Traditional masa harina mixes with a pinch of salt to create the perfect container for taco fillings, fresh salsas, and more. And if they start to get a little dry before you’ve eaten them all, simply cut them into triangles and crisp them in the oven for quick tortilla chips.

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Rustic Bread Bowl with Sun-Dried Tomato and Asparagus Dip

Level up your party-hosting skills when you serve this impressive bread bowl. The delicious dough is sprinkled with sesame seeds to add a toasty, earthy flavor that perfectly complements the savory dip nestled into the middle of the loaf. Hearts of palm, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs are whipped together and dotted with bite-size chunks of roasted asparagus to create your new go-to party dip.

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Whole Grain Corn Muffins

Gluten-free and totally tasty, these fluffy corn muffins are ideal sides for a bowl of piping-hot chili or vegetable stew. Perfect for picky eaters, the moist dough is studded with sweet corn kernels. One reader writes: “My kids LOVE these. They eat them for breakfast and think they are dessert!”

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Caramelized-Onion Focaccia

The tender sweetness of caramelized onions is balanced with briny olives and pickled jalapeños, and the robust aroma of sun-dried tomatoes. Airy focaccia dough forms the perfect freestyle pizza, which you can enjoy right out of the oven or at room temperature. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for extra heat!

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Vegan Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

While traditional tortillas use lard and highly-processed white flour, this scrumptious recipe uses only good-for-you ingredients to create the perfect burrito wrappers. Make a fresh batch of these as part of your meal prep so you can enjoy homemade tortillas for multiple days in a row.

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Quick Cornmeal Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free)

Gone are the days of tasteless gluten-free pizza crusts: This easy cornmeal version is a total game-changer! Gluten-free oat flour, almond flour, flaxseeds, and cornmeal combine to make a savory dough that is sturdy enough to hold all your favorite toppings. Bon appétit!

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Mom’s Baking Powder Biscuits with Almonds

Six ingredients come together in a matter of minutes to make these irresistibly flaky breakfast biscuits. Almond meal adds a warm nutty flavor, while the baking powder makes them extra fluffy. Best when warm, these comforting treats pair perfectly with jam or mushroom gravy. They’re also delicious as sandwich buns for Thanksgiving leftovers.

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bob8 months ago
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Deb1 year ago
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Many of these bread recipes call for white whole wheat flour. I’ve never seen or heard of that. Any brands recommended to look for? TIA

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What brand or mix of “flours” do you use for a gluten-free substitute?

Helen1 year ago
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Almost all of these recipes use whole wheat flour. As I am told not to ingest wheat is there a substitute I could use.

Bev1 year ago
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Can’t use wheat flour? Yes, you can! Those who are gluten sensitive can eat einkorn wheat. The best is sold by Jovial Foods.
I even know of someone whose entire family is celiac and they can eat this wheat. Beware though that there are companies selling emer for einkorn. If you want the real deal go to Jovial.

Alice1 year ago
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tooo much wheat flour

Suzi1 year ago
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Thanks for the einkorn tip, Bev! We’ve been enjoying Jovial GF pastas, jarred tomatoes, beans, etc. Will check this out. I used to LOVE baking till my son found out he was gluten intolerant. Finally gave up trying to bake most things. Vegan + GF was too challenging. If this works, it’ll be so great!

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