I’ve always felt intimidated by the idea of making homemade bread.
It seemed like a task reserved for the ‘perfect housewife’ type – the woman who manages to keep all her plants alive, bake the perfect pie crust and do it all while looking immaculate.
Definitely not me.
But when I was gifted a bread machine for my birthday back in August, I realised just how simple homemade bread can be.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to roll up your sleeves and spend a cosy afternoon baking. There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through your home, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to all those hearty stews and soups that I crave throughout October.
I’ve rounded up a selection of the easiest and most delicious autumn bread recipes. If you don’t own a bread machine, don’t worry – these are all just as simple to make by hand.
So, let’s get baking!
It wouldn’t be autumn without a freshly baked pumpkin loaf, perfectly spiced and dusted with seeds.
This pumpkin loaf recipe by Simple Veganista is guaranteed to give you all the cosy autumn vibes – no bread machine required!
Olive and Herb Bread
I am addicted to olive bread. It might even be my absolute favourite bread of all time.
So obviously, I needed to find a simple recipe that would satisfy my ever-present cravings for fresh, warm olive bread.
Luckily, this olive and herb bread by Baking Mad looks like it might just do the trick. This could be dangerous…
Honey Oat Bread
I love bread. I love oats. And I love honey.
So when I stumbled across Happy Hooligan‘s recipe for honey-oat bread, it was love at first bite.
Seriously, I challenge you to stop eating at one slice.
Cinnamon Apple Twist Bread
We’re lucky enough to have an apple tree in our back garden, which we share with the other residents of our apartment block. I’m always careful not to to pick too many, but day after day I watch the apples fall to the ground and lay there unwanted and unnoticed.
Enough is enough! It’s my duty to showcase those apples in the way they deserve, and this cinnamon apple twist bread by King Arthur Flour is the best way to do it.
If I were an apple, this is how I would want to be remembered.
Braided Pesto Bread
Call me uncultured, but I had no idea that pesto bread was even a thing.
Thankfully, Baked By Rachel is here to educate me with her recipe for the most beautiful braided pesto bread.
Seriously, just look at that marbling. It’s almost too pretty to eat!
Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls
I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this year.
This summer we planted a thriving vegetable patch, and I plan to harvest the fruits (and vegetables!) of our labour in time to create our first seasonal and homegrown Thanksgiving dinner.
And what better accompaniment to my famous kabocha soup than Happy Healthy Mama‘s homemade dinner rolls?
All I can say is, roll on November.
Seeded Multigrain Sandwich Bread
With all these fancy bread recipes floating around, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting about the classics.
I said almost.
Thankfully, Seasons and Suppers came to the rescue with a simple recipe for seeded multigrain sandwich bread – a staple that I’ll be keeping in my recipe repertoire for years to come.
Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
It’s garlic bread, but not like any you’ve ever tasted before.
The perfect accompaniment to a bowl of creamy tomato pasta, this pull-apart garlic bread by Rasa Malaysia tastes even better than it looks.
And it looks pretty damn good.
Even if you don’t have a bread machine, these recipes are simple enough to make from scratch and the end result will ensure that you never buy another supermarket loaf again!
Has this post inspired you to give homemade bread a try this autumn?