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No-Knead Homemade Bread in a Jar Mix

Here’s an easy and inexpensive recipe for homemade bread in a jar to gift a healthy bread recipe to loved ones and friends! Just add a few ingredients and have fresh homemade bread in an hour!

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Homemade Bread in a Jar

This is such a great recipe to have on hand or to give to those who like bread and aren’t gluten-sensitive. Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh loaf of fresh with dinner? People who can’t enjoy gluten I guess.

This recipe is truly something of a baking wonder. It’s quite literally a “dump-bread”. You dump all the ingredients in the bowl, add a few liquids, mix and bake for a bit and then you are in heaven.

It’s just a little bit naturally sweet, making it taste like a biscuit more than your typical sliced bread. That’s why this is actually a great gift. Send it along with a soup or chili mix to friends and family.

Homemade Bread in a Jar and Moroccan Lentil Soup

This gift goes really well with The Healthy Maven’s Moroccan Lentil Soup in a Jar! I love this stuff. We usually make our Moroccan lentils recipe using green lentils but I actually prefer red ones. I can’t wait to make this recipe.

If you are giving this as a gift, your recipient will loooooove you for this homemade bread in a jar. Once they make this bread and their families think they slaved over it for hours they are going to say you gave them the best gift ever!

sliced bread in a jar

You literally just put ALL of the ingredients in the bowl together! I know, usually when you make yeast breads you have to be careful about mixing the yeast, but not in this Easy Kid Friendly No Knead Homemade Bread Recipe recipe. If you have a KitchenAid Mixer you can throw everything in and mix it up. Otherwise, you can use a spoon and mix just until dough is too stiff to stir anymore.

So here you just take the jar and gather the other liquid ingredients as pictured below.

bread in a jar ingredients

Then you simply mix everything on high in the kitchenaid mixer for a few minutes and it will look like this.

bread in a jar mixture

Add the sticky dough to the greased pan and let rise in a warm spot for an hour.

bread in a jar let dough rise

Bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown.

bread in a jar baked golden brown


Homemade Bread in a Jar Recipe Mix

Ingredients
1 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 packet instant yeast
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 cups White Whole Wheat or Bread Flour

Directions
For the jars or bags:
Add the flour, dry milk powder, salt, and place yeast packet on top.

Baking instructions:

  1. Dump the dry ingredients and yeast into bowl. Add 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup melted butter, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 cup lukewarm water.
  2. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes; an electric mixer set on high speed works well here. You should have a very sticky dough.
  3. Scoop it into the prepared pan.
  4. Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise for 60 minutes; it should just about rise to the rim of the pan.
  5. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Uncover the bread, and bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, tenting it with aluminum foil after 20 minutes.
  7. The bread is done when it’s golden brown on top.
  8. Remove it from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack.
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Homemade Bread in a Jar Recipe Mix

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 
1/4 cup orange juice
  • 
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 
3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 
1 packet instant yeast
  • 
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

  • 3 cups White Whole Wheat or Bread Flour

Instructions

    For the jars or bags:


    1. Add the flour, dry milk powder, salt, and place yeast packet on top.

    Baking instructions:

    1. Dump the dry ingredients and yeast into bowl. Add orange juice, butter, maple syrup, and water to dry ingredients.
    2. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes; an electric mixer set on high speed works well here. You should have a very sticky dough.
    3. Scoop it into the prepared pan. Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise for 60 minutes; it should just about rise to the rim of the pan.
    4. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F.
    5. Uncover the bread, and bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, tenting it with aluminum foil after 20 minutes.
    6. The bread is done when it's golden brown on top.
    7. Remove it from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack.

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Linda C

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Is there a substitute for the orange juice? Also, I am low sodium. Will this still work if I reduce the salt or even eliminate it?

Thanks!

Vicki

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Hi Linda! The orange juice helps make the bread light and fluffy since this is a no-knead bread. I haven't experimented leaving it out but you could try. As far as the salt, you could cut down on the salt but I would not eliminate it altogether. It needs some salt to help the gluten in the dough time to develop and get crusty. I hope this helps!

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