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overhead view of two slices cut from loaf of homemade bread

Easy Homemade White Bread

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This easy homemade white bread recipe is simple enough for beginner bakers and tastes delicious!


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 cups warm (not hot) water
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter to coat top (optional but recommended!)


  1. Spray a large bowl generously with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large stand mixer (affiliate link) bowl combine water and sugar. Add yeast and allow to sit for 15minutess or until frothy.
  3. Add oil and salt and set mixer on low speed with dough hook. Slowly add flour a cup at a time.
  4. When all flour is added and dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl transfer dough to a floured surface and knead lightly for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Transfer dough to greased bowl and flip it over to coat lightly with nonstick spray. Cover loosely with cling wrap and let rise for one hour.
  6. Punch dough to release air and divide in half.
  7. Grease two loaf pans (I use these that are 9″ by 5″) and place half dough in each and again cover loosely with cling wrap for an additional hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Remove cling wrap and bake bread for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and brush top with melted butter if desired. Let cool 15 minutes before removing to wire rack.


  • Keep dough in away from drafts when allowing it to rise.
  • I store this bread in the refrigerator up to a week to make it last longer. On the counter I keep it 2-3 days.

Keywords: homemade white bread