Under One Hour White Bread Recipe

This simple and easy white bread recipe is ready in under an hour and so versatile–make rolls, pizza crusts and more! 

Simplicity is something that many of us can use. While many of us long for homemade bread and butter, the time and committment it takes can be daunting.  I promise you that this White Bread Recipe is not.

Believe me, I’ve tried the simple route with bread recipes. An overnight setting on my bread maker yielded the toughest bread on the planet–not once but multiple times. After several tasteless loaves, I even opted to quit using the bread bake setting on my bread maker.

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I’ve tried the thirty minute loaf, the no knead loaves, and even the no yeast loaves. None of them seemed to taste like the homemade bread I remember sinking my teeth into.

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When I met this recipe, adapted from the lovely La Fuji Mama, I knew it was perfect. I’ve probably now made hundreds of loaves of bread from this recipe.

hour bread

Literally. And it turns out every time.

hour rolls

It’s your basic bread recipe, and it tastes delicious! It’s a perfectly airy loaf of bread mixed with a light yeasty taste you’ve come to love in a loaf of bread. Spread some butter and jam on top and your loaf of bread is complete!

Other great recipes to try with this recipe:

Under an Hour Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Little Caesar Italian Cheese Bread

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Under One Hour White Bread Recipe

Rating: 51

Yield: 2 loaves

This easy bread recipe takes under an hour to make from start to finish! You'll never need another bread recipe again!


  • 5 1/4 cups bread flour*
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups hot water


  1. In a mixer bowl with the dough hook attached, stir together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast for approximately one minute.
  2. Add the oil and water and continue stirring for one more minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl if necessary.
  3. Turn on mixer to low and mix for five minutes. The dough should be sticky after five minutes. If dough is not sticky, add water one teaspoon at a time, stirring just until dough becomes sticky, then turn off mixer immediately.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and knead a few times until the loaf has a smooth, even consistency.
  5. Place the loaves into two lightly greased bread pans or onto a lightly greased baking sheet as a shaped loaf.
  6. Cover with a towel, or a lightly greased piece of plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm spot for 25 minutes.
  7. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Right before placing the loaves in the oven, slash the loaves several times with a knife, making a 1/4 inch deep cut. (If using bread loaf pans, you do not need to do this).
  8. Bake loaves for 20-25 minutes or until loaves are golden brown.


*I have used unbleached all purpose flour in a pinch and it has worked just fine.


Recipe adapted from La Fuji Mama

Top your bread with our HONEY BUTTER or our RASPBERRY HONEY BUTTER. 


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  1. What a simple recipe and I am absolutely going to try this. Thanks so much!

  2. I’m always on the lookout for a great bread recipe and this looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. This bread was ridiculous!! I made it in bread pans, and I could not stop eating it. 3 warm slices later with butter and honey… oh my. Perfectly dense, and chewy, and flavorful, AMAZING. My kids loved it, the spaghetti loved it. The only thing to not love it will be my scale! 😉 Seriously, I’ve been baking bread for years, and this is probably the best white bread I’ve ever made… and how did it only take an hour?! Thank you for sharing, this will be my new go-to for sure.

    • burntapple says

      I was so worried when I read your first line as I use this recipe ALL THE TIME!! But I took a nice deep breath in when I saw the rest of your comment and am so glad that you have loved this recipe as much as I do. It has been my favorite as I can use it for everything (pizza crusts, bread, breadsticks, rolls, etc) and it works great everytime. And I love that it works good for lazy bread bakers like myself. 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it and let me know what other fun creations you come up with! Have a great weekend!!

  4. Thank you so much for this recipie!! I have only been making bread for a year maybe and the ones I’ve made take well over 2 hrs with two rises and cooking. I needed something quick evaluate of two little boys who love bread didn’t want to wait!! It was delicious! I made one in a loaf pan and one shaped on a stone, they both turned out great!

    • I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. It’s one of our favorite recipes. We use it for everything from rising crust pizza crust to rolls to bread.

  5. James Potter says

    Hi there. As a professional scratch baker myself, looking for a great bread recipe for use at home can be daunting. I will have to try this out and see what the family thinks. I have an old recipe I use for making garlic knots and such, but will try this out and see what the family says. And I am a huge fan of Little Caesars Cheese Bread, and the place I like to get them at has pepperoni cheese bread, and it is to die for. I will let you know what the fam says later.

    • Thanks James, let me know how it works out. I love this bread recipe and use it all the time. And Little Caesar’s pepperoni cheese bread? YUM! Thanks for stopping by!

      • James Potter says

        Just wanted to give you an update. I made the cheese sticks and with the other half of the dough made a loaf of bread. It was simply amazing. We made tuna for the loaf bread and it was gone. And that was our dinner. Going to make a few more loaves this week for the family and for me to take on the road as a truck driver. The cheese bread came out ok, just need to cut it with a pizza cutter instead of a fillet knife. But the kids loved it. Thanks again for a great recipe.

      • burntapple says

        Thanks James, so glad you are loving this recipe. I really don’t use any other white bread recipe now, this recipe is too easy and so versatile for almost everything! (Just made sopapillas with it the other night). Glad you are enjoying the recipe as much as we have. Keep me posted on what else you come up with! 🙂

  6. I’m part of a two member family and while do enjoy bread, we can’t eat too much. Can this recipe be halved or can we freeze part of the dough? This just seems too much for us to make at a time.

  7. Sandra Honer says

    About how much dough do you pull off for rolls, and so you bake them for the same time?

    • burntapple says

      I usually pull off about 3-4 tbsp of dough per roll. I let them rise and then bake them about 17-20 minutes once they’ve risen.

  8. Sandra Honer says

    Any idea what the nutritional value is per slice. I made it and am enjoying but am concerned about over eating it (which is very easy to do) lol

    • burntapple says

      150 calories per slice and 30 carbs. If there are any other nutrition facts you need please let me know. I’m used to the carb counting per slice since my e x was diabetic and I’m always needing the calorie count for me. 🙂

  9. Danny Carrrasco says

    Hi, do you use active dry yeast?

  10. Danny Carrasco says

    Do i use the same amount?

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