Easy Homemade Vegan Bread Recipe

Fresh vegan bread
Easy homemade vegan bread

Invite the warm smell of baking bread into your home with this easy vegan bread recipe. No need for a bread maker, a simple oven will do!

This vegan bread is easy to make.
Easy homemade vegan bread

Did you know that traditional bread is actually vegan? If you break down the basic ingredients of bread, there are no animal products. Usually, animal products such as eggs and butter are added to create a particular flavor or texture.

It doesn’t have to be hard to find vegan bread, just check out our Ultimate List of Vegan Breads You Can Buy at the Grocery Store! However, it’s always nice to be able to make your own.

Tips to make your own vegan bread

This recipe is super easy and fun to make. If you’re looking for an activity to do with the kids, this is it. Not only will they have fun mixing and kneading, but they will also be working on their fine and gross motor skills. Plus, they’ll be able to eat freshly baked bread that they’ve made themselves. Here are a few tips to help you with the process:

Plan ahead – this bread takes 4 hours to rise

If you’re planning to serve this crunchy bread for dinner, be sure to plan ahead. It takes 4 hours to rise and 55 minutes to cook. If you skimp on the rising time, you might end up with a heavy loaf. If you time it just right, you can bring the bread out as your vegan dinner is cooking. 

Allow enough time for the dough to rise.
Allow enough time for the dough to rise

Activate the yeast in warm water

Before you begin baking, activate the yeast in warm water. The warm water helps the fermentation process which is what will make your bread rise. Skipping this step will most likely result in a brick instead of a loaf. 

Activate the yeast with warm water to help the bread rise.
Activate the yeast with warm water

To prevent the dough from drying, cover it with a damp cloth

While the dough is rising, cover it with a damp cloth. This will prevent the dough from drying out and will also keep it from getting covered in dust. Place the dough in a warm dry spot to rise. 

Cover the dough with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out.
Let the dough rise in a warm place. Cover with a damp cloth.

Cool, slice, and serve!

Serve this bread with your choice of vegan butter and cheese. Store leftovers in an airtight container to use for lunch the next day.

Freshly sliced homemade vegan bread
Fresh crusty vegan bread

Vegan Bread

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Rising Time4 hours
Total Time5 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf


To activate the yeast

  • 3 T warm water
  • ½ t sugar
  • 1 active yeast sachet

To make the bread dough

  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 t sugar
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 T vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling the bowl
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading


To activate the yeast

  • In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons warm water and ½ teaspoon sugar. Mix to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the active yeast sachet, mix, and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.

To make the bread dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ½ cup warm water, sugar, salt and oil. Stir well with a whisk.
  • Add the yeast mixture (after it's activated for 15 minutes) and stir.
  • Gradually add the flour to the water mixture. Keep mixing until it forms a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky. You may need to add a little flour to your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to them.
  • Oil the bottom of another bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • Knead the dough lightly in the bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rise in a warm dry place for about 2 hours.
  • Roll out the dough and place in a bread tin. Cover with a damp cloth and a dry cloth. Leave it to rise for another 2 hours in a warm, dry spot.
  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Bake for 55 minutes in the middle of the oven.
  • Unmold and cover with a dry cloth while it cools.