Homemade buttermilk quick bread is perfect for a weeknight meal, or breakfast. The best part is that you don’t even have to own a bread machine or a bread maker to make this easy bread recipe. This classic buttermilk loaf is light, rich and not overly sweet, making it a good match for lunch sandwiches and breakfast toasts.
Quick homemade buttermilk bread basics
You make the buttermilk dough from scratch and use only fresh ingredients. Buttermilk, flour and baking soda. Because it’s made with only wholesome ingredients and no additives, it’s my favorite bread recipe. I also like that it’s a quick bread made without any yeast. No yeast and no kneading. So easy and quick! Just like our recipe for Irish Soda Bread.
Why make bread at home?
Homemade bread is substantially healthier than the store bought because we do not use any additives or preservatives here. We also use healthy fats in this recipe, rather than soybean oil used in most commercial breads.
This buttermilk bread is also tastier than store–purchased bread, it is very inexpensive to make, and it doesn’t take all that much time, either.
This is our favorite sandwich bread! We don’t even buy regular bread much. Because I make jelly and lunch meat sandwiches with it for my son to take to school. He loves it with peanut butter or grilled cheese. Because this bread is filling, flavorful and has such a delicious, soft texture.
Do I need a bread machine?
You absolutely don’t need a bread maker for good bread. Basically, soda serves as a rising agent here and you use a regular loaf pan to make this homemade bread.
What kind of baking pan to use
I used 9×5 inch bread loaf pan. Both non-stick and glass loaf pans will do. I also prefer to wrap the bread in foil once it’s baked. Foil helps with the flavor.
It’s best to store bread at room temperature in a cool dry place for up to 2-3 days. Heat and humidity cause homemade bread to mold. Storing it in the refrigerator turns it stale quickly. To keep bread soft, store in an airtight plastic bag.
Because I use it as a sandwich bread, I store it sliced. It slices up nicely. You can refrigerate it or freeze it.
Super easy! Enjoy!
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Homemade buttermilk bread
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add to the dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Although whatsinthepan.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.