English Muffin Bread

I posted a question to my FB fans, asking what I should make with the quick rise yeast I had.  One gal posted a link to an English Muffin Bread Recipe and that got me thinking.  I love English Muffins……so I’m sure I would love English Muffin Bread! After looking at the recipe, it looked great and all, but it required something like 11 cups of flour, and I wasn’t sure I had 11 cups of all purpose flour without needing to also use my wholewheat flour……..and I didn’t want to mix them.  And it made 4 or more loaves of bread.  This chubby girl doesn’t need 4 loaves of homemade bread around the house and I’m not certain I would have had the strength to give them away. I also only had one Bread Pan.

English Muffin Bread Recipe

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I found a recipe at About.com that seemed to have the amount I needed.

This recipe looks simple enough, but of course I didn’t read that you should add the ingredients in order as they are written. My bread turned out denser than the recipe implied, but it’s still very very good!  I’ll make it again…..and again…..and again.  It didn’t seem to rise as much as I thought it would, but again…….I think it’s because I didn’t follow the directions perfectly.

What I really like is how well it toasted up the next morning. Oh My Goodness! With a little honey drizzled on top, it was pretty much perfection.

English Muffin Bread
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • cornmeal
  1. Mix all ingredients, except cornmeal, in the order they are given to form a very sticky dough.
  2. Grease your loaf pan (8.5x4.5) Sprinkle with cornmeal to prevent the loaf from sticking to the pan.
  3. Spoon dough into prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 min.
  4. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when you tap on the bread top.
  6. Turn out the loaf onto a baking rack and allow to cool.

If you’re out of quick rise yeast, but you’re now in the mood to bake, try my Apple Cream Cheese quick bread.  Mouth watering!

For more recipe ideas, check out  my Favorite Recipes Pinterest Board.



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    This looks delicious! I have pinned it to try later. I had a recipe similar to this, but misplaced it and have been wanting to find a new one to try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    That piece with the melting butter is just calling my name. I think I’m going to have to make a loaf. It sounds delicious!

  3. says

    Hi there, I followed the directions exactly (as far as I can tell) and ended up with a very thick dough. Any chance that the liquid ingredients are incorrect, or did I do something wrong?

  4. says

    My mother-in-law just gave me a recipe for this last week! How funny?! I’ve been wanting to try it, and now seeing how yummy it turns out, I know I will. Thanks so much for sharing and always having a wonderful place to link up and party!! I appreciate it!