Breads/ Recipes

English Muffin Bread

Yum. This has to be one of my favorite breads to date!

It’s hard to choose favorites, but I would probably say it’s a tie between this and the oatmeal sandwich bread I made a couple months ago. If you haven’t noticed by now, I really like soft white bread covered in jam. I mean, what else do you need in life? Besides a good cup of coffee, that is.

Like English muffins, this bread is full of beloved nooks and crannies that hold oozing butter and jam. It’s soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and is a great “beginner” bread because it’s so easy to make!

Homemade bread makes everything better.

Have I convinced you yet?!

The key to this bread is RapidRise yeast — or “instant yeast”. It goes by a few different names at the store. This yeast will make your English muffin bread rise extra high!

We used to make a bread just like this at the bakery I worked at in Tampa, and it was always my very favorite because of how puffy it gets during proofing. It’s seriously like a science experiment or something; I’ve never seen another bread rise as high as this English muffin bread does.

The original recipe for this bread comes from none other than my good friend, Rebecca. Remember her? She’s the one with the killer tikka masala. I’m itching to visit her in New York and learn to make all the delicious cheeses and canned goods that she makes from scratch. I had been eying this bread on Tasty Kitchen for weeks before I finally took the plunge. All I can say is that I can’t believe I waited so long. This stuff is GOOD.

I’m thinking that day old English muffin bread would make absolutely fabulous French toast! If you go that route, please report back. And invite me over for brunch. I’ll bring the doughnuts and bloody marys!

Head to The Tasty Kitchen Blog to grab the full recipe!

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  • Clizia
    October 12, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Hi Jenna! Do you reckon it would be possible to use sourdough instead of yeast for this recipe?

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    October 12, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Fleischmann’s is such a good yeast. I had so much trouble with Red Star yeast.

  • Kim@hungryhealthygirl
    October 12, 2012 at 5:30 am

    No more convincing needed the pictures alone did the trick!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    October 12, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I know what you mean, every time I publish a new recipe I end up saying it’s my favorite. It happens a lot around here what with all the new things I try on a daily basis!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    October 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Genius idea!

  • Chrissy
    October 12, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I used howsweet’s pumpkin spice english muffin bread for french toast recently – it was fantastic!

  • Abby@ Totes Delish
    October 12, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Ohh french toast?! I know what is for breakfast in our house on Sunday!

  • Caroline L.
    October 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

    This looks amazing! Bread’s my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Elisabeth
    October 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I love any bread with a good coating of raspberry jam! πŸ˜‰

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    October 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Homemade bread does really make everything better, especially when the weather is cooler. I want to make bread this weekend – maybe I’ll give this a try!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    October 12, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Jenna so crazy that I have just ventured into bread baking and I just made English Muffin bread this week! It was delicious and I’m going to blog about it soon. I love the thick layer of jam on yours – and yes, soft white bread, jam, and coffee. Cannot go wrong! Hope your weekend is off to a good start at the conference!

  • Addy@ Six-Kick Switch
    October 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I am totally with you – fluffy-fluffy white bread with gobs of good jam and coffee on the side. Hard to beat it! This bread looks so delish, especially the crust (my favorite!)

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    October 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Love this idea! What a pretty bread πŸ™‚

  • Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats
    October 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    This bread has been a staple in our family for years! We love it. We toast it nice and dark then slather on butter and homeade strawberry jam:)

  • Tara@Sugar Spice and Bacon
    October 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Yum! English muffins with loads of peanut butter are totally my guilty pleasure:) Now I can have it it bread form too!

  • Lia
    October 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I find my self saying “oh my godd!” just about every time I go to your blog. I LOVE English Muffins, but vegan ones are kinda hard to find. This bread is just perfect!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    October 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    For some reason, this reminds me of the Friends’ episode when Joey is eating jam out of the jar with a big spoon. But regardless, the bread sounds amazing!

  • Kate
    October 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    There’s a recipe for this that I pulled out of my great grandmother’s collection a couple years ago. It suggests baking it in 2 coffee cans so the loaves come out round like english muffins, but I never buy coffee in cans so I was kind of stumped on that part and never made it πŸ™‚

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
    October 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    This has been on my to do list for easily the last year – I need to bump it up.

  • luv what you do
    October 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I have read about English Muffin bread but never tried to make it. Yeast intimidates me! But I think I should give it a try!

  • Jessica
    October 13, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I’ve been eying this on Tasty Kitchen as well! You definitely have me convinced.

  • Madison
    October 13, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Delish! I love all those nooks and crannies! Who even came up with the word “crannie”? Whoever did is awesome. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • jan
    October 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Oooh yum, I bet that would be amazing French Toast! I hate French toast with mushy bread.

  • Haley
    October 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hey Jenna! Made this bread yesterday and it was a great success. Usually yeast breads and I don’t get along too well, but this was so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  • Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
    October 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Homemade bread totally makes everything better. I’m wondering if I could do this with whole wheat or white whole wheat flour… either way this sounds incredible!

  • Tami@nutmegnotebook
    October 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Bread making makes me think of my Grandma. She was the nest bread maker ans she would also make a couple pans of dinner rols on bread making day. Those were my favorite to eats arm slathered in butter!

  • Life's a Bowl
    October 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Yum! I love a toasted English muffin with jam, bet a loaf of it would be delic!

  • Wendy
    October 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I love that you shared this one. I make this on a regular basis since it is so easy and always turns out! It works with half whole wheat bread flour as well, and gives a nice sweet crunchy crust when toasted.

  • Sonal
    October 15, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I’ve never made bread before and if this is a great beginner bread, maybe it should be my first try! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  • MyThy as in "Mighty"
    October 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I love to make English Muffin bread when I’m too lazy to make actual English muffins!

  • Faith
    October 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I made this yesterday and it is SO GOOD. It’s even better toasted with butter and honey–the nooks and crannies hold up better than an English muffin! I’d note that you need to use a really big mixing bowl. Like, really, really big. Mine bubbled so much that it overflowed the bowl πŸ™‚

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