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

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… Simi - June 7, 2018

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.