Lazy Woman bread recipe is the easiest bread recipe. This simple bread recipe takes just a few minutes to mix up a big batch of bread dough from common bread ingredients and then bake just one loaf at a time. This simple bread baking idea is genius for both big busy families and those who might live alone and can’t eat a whole loaf of bread before it goes bad.

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Let’s bake bread with this easy bread recipe!

Easiest Bread Recipe That Kids Can Help Make

With this easy bread recipe from Kids Activities Blog, you can enjoy freshly baked bread any time. This basic bread recipe is perfect for teaching kids how to make bread at home.

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Lazy Woman Bread Recipe is so easy and efficient is that you can have fresh bread without taking the time to:

  • mix
  • rise
  • punch
  • rise
  • bake
  • etc.

Making homemade bread every day is so tiresome, it literally doesn’t happen at my house without this easy bread recipe.

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Easy Lazy Woman Bread recipe

For this bread recipe, you will need a 10qt/2.5 gal food safe container with a lid to store your bread dough in or you can half the recipe and use a smaller container.

Easy bread recipe that starts off as dough in flour.
Here’s to some lazy baking!

Bread Ingredients Needed to Make Lazy Woman Bread Recipe

Note: If you want more of the fun grains you can replace part of the white flour with more graham flour or add a T of gluten… or enjoy eating a flatter loaf.

Directions to make Lazy Woman Homemade bread

Step 1

In the order listed above, mix with a dough hook in a large mixing bowl. Mix ingredients well. The dough will look wet compared to traditional bread dough at this stage.

Step 2

Dump the mixture into a 10q food safe tub and cover.

Step 3

Let the bread dough sit on the counter for an hour or two until it rises nearly to the lid.

Step 4

Then refrigerate.

Step 5

Take dough out as needed to bake. The dough will keep for over a week in the refrigerator.

Step 6

I usually let the bread sit for about twenty minutes before baking to reactivate the yeast and that will give you the time to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 7

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the bread looks golden.

Also, for a crusty taste, bake it simultaneously with a pot of water in the oven.

Recipe Notes:

  • While it may be tempting to cut the bread when hot or warm, don’t. The steam finishes the cooking process and releasing it prematurely will result in gummy and sticky bread.
  • Wait until the bread is room temperature before cutting.
  • You can use bread flour, all purpose flour, any of your favorite flours in this recipe. But understand it will change the texture and flavor each time.
  • The top of your bread should be golden brown
  • Make sure your oven racks are in the middle so it can cook properly, but don’t put them too close together so there is room for the rising bread.

What Do I Bake My Bread In?

You can use loaf pans or you can use a Dutch oven making a round bread with a score on the top like we did. It looks like artisan bread. Regardless one or the other will work depending on what kind of loaf you want.

Do I Need To Grease My Bread Pans?

Yes, lightly use cooking spray, or butter from wrappers, or use a piece of parchment paper to avoid your bread sticking and tearing to the pan.

Active Dry Yeast vs Instant Yeast

When choosing what kind of yeast you want to use will dependent on how much work you want to put into something. There are some sourdough starters, but that is for sourdough bread and not needed here (that requires a lot of other work).

However, for this bread I would suggest instant yeast. Active dry yeast has to be activated properly before being added to your dough, whereas instant yeast can be incorporated into the mixture.

Toppings For Your Homemade Bread

You followed the instructions and now you have homemade bread. And this bread is great for things like sandwiches, grilled cheese, toast, bruschetta, and more! But there are other things you can put on it like:

  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Jams/Jelly
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Dip it in olive oil with garlic, herbs, and kosher salt
  • Nutella
  • Dip in melted butter
  • Seed Butters

Homemade Bread Recipe

This homemade bread recipe is so easy and it helps you get rid of food in the house with harmful ingredients. And unlike some recipes, you don’t have to wait hours and hours watching the dough rise. Making this bread recipe quick and tasty and much better than store bread. And it’s easier than most knead bread recipes.

Easy Lazy Woman Bread Recipe

{Easy Bread Recipe} Lazy Woman Bread

Wouldn't you love to find an easy bread recipe?   Well here is a recipe that  involves such simple baking it is called Lazy Woman Bread.


  • 6 cups warm water
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/4c yeast
  • 1/4 c powdered milk
  • 6-8c white flour
  • 4-6c fun grains (rye, potato flakes, oatmeal, flaxseed, red wheat, graham, whatever)
  • 1 T salt


    1. Mix well, it will be a bit wet looking for a bread dough.
    2. Dump into a 10q food safe tub.
    3. Let it sit on the counter for an hour or two until it rises nearly to the lid.
    4. Then refrigerate.
    5. Take dough out as needed to bake - it will keep for over a week.
    6. I usually let the bread sit for about twenty min before baking to reactivate the yeast.
    7. Also, for a crusty taste, bake it simultaneously with a pot of water in the oven. It is really the lazy woman’s bread!


 If you want more of the fun grains you can replace white with more graham flour or add a T of gluten... or enjoy eating a flatter loaf.

It is really the lazy woman’s bread! {Giggle}

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