15 Easy Skillet Bread Recipes That Are Healthier Than Store-Bought Bread

13. No-knead olive skillet bread The slightly acidic bite that the olives bring to the bread in this recipe makes for a unique flavor that is… Simi - June 7, 2018

13. No-knead olive skillet bread

The slightly acidic bite that the olives bring to the bread in this recipe makes for a unique flavor that is an absolute must for all bread lovers.


  • 2 cups lukewarm water (105°F/40°C)
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 4¹/₃ cups flour
  • 1 cup olives, drained (chopped or whole) with garlic and herbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Dried parsley for seasoning


  1. Use a large mixing bowl to combine water and yeast
  2. Add the salt and 1 cup of flour. Stir in with a wooden spoon until combined. Add olives, herbs, garlic and garlic powder. Add the flour in one cup at a time, stirring thoroughly after each cup is added.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and allow to stand for 1 hour to rise.
  4. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet and rub it into the bottom and sides of the skillet.
  5. Dust your hands with flour, remove the cling film, and transfer the dough to the skillet.
  6. Shape the dough into a disk.
  7. Cover the skillet with a kitchen towel and allow it to stand for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°
  9. Use the remaining olive oil to drizzle over the top, sprinkle with coarse salt and add some dried parsley.
  10. Cut 2 lines across the dough from side to side in an X shape.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top crust is golden-brown.
  12. After removing the bread from the oven, turn it out of the skillet onto a cooling rack.
  13. Allow the bread to cool before serving.

14. Peasant skillet bread

In a hurry? No fancy ingredients? Then this no-fuss, quick and easy skillet bread is just for you. Despite its simplicity, the recipe yields a delicious bread that is without a doubt home-baked and the perfect addition to any meal.


  • 2 cups lukewarm water (use 1 cup hot water and 1 cup cold water combined)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Butter (at room temperature)


  1. Put the sugar in the water and allow it to dissolve completely. Add the yeast. Don’t stir it at all. Put the bowl one side for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
  2. Put the flour and salt in a big bowl.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and salt. Stir until the flour has been absorbed completely.
  4. Grease your skillet thoroughly with the room temperature butter.
  5. Ease the dough out of the bowl and directly into the skillet.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C, then turn it off and let it cool for a few minutes. Put the skillet with the dough into the oven and let it stand there for about an hour so that the dough can rise and double in size.
  7. Pull the skillet out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425°F/220° Bake the bread for 15 minutes with the lid of the skillet on (or cover it with foil).
  8. Turn the temperature of the oven down to 375°F/190° Remove the lid or foil from the skillet before baking it for another 15 minutes.
  9. Put the bread on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes before serving it.

15. Cheddar bacon beer skillet bread

As the name suggests, this is a richly flavored bread which can be served as a meal on its own. It’s a great way to add extra flavor to a soup meal. The sharper the flavor of the cheddar cheese you use, the richer the cheese flavor will be. The inclusion of beer in the bread adds a unique taste. This recipe is quick to make because it does not contain yeast which must be given time to rise.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 chopped slices of bacon
  • bottle of lager beer
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°
  2. Cook the bacon in the skillet at a medium heat. Remove it when cooked and let it drain on paper towels.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add the bacon, chopped onions, and shredded cheese. Stir it all together.
  4. Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour the beer into it. Stir until the dry ingredients are moist but no more than that. It will make a batter-like dough mixture.
  5. Use cooking spray to liberally coat your skillet before transferring the dough into it. Use a spatula to spread the dough evenly across the surface of the skillet.
  6. Bake the bread for about 50-55 minutes.
  7. Check that it is baked by inserting a knife or toothpick into the bread and making sure it comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to cool slightly before serving it.