Easy Bread Recipe | No Sugar

If you want a delicious artisan wholemeal loaf that doesn't need kneading, try this no sugar bread recipe. There's no need for sugar in wholemeal bread

Easy Bread Recipe

Does wheat bread have sugar? Surprisingly since whole grains are a healthy option, the answer is often yes when we look at the ingredients, and this is more often done with whole wheat flour than white. This seems to be because the sugar is added for a faster rise. Can you make bread without sugar? Yes!

Quick Brown Bread Recipe

This wholemeal bread recipe is so easy, you might not buy bread again. You do need a little time to allow it to rise but there is no kneading, and it's all done without a bread maker. Leave the dough in the bowl, cover it and leave in a warm place.

How To Make Bread without Sugar

There are endless variations of bread with no sugar you can make with this recipe. Just swap the pumpkin seeds for any other nuts or seeds you like. If you want to miss out the oats, reduce the water to 400ml.

No Sugar Bread Recipe | Sugar Free Bread UK

This no sugar bread recipe is so lovely just with butter, or we eat it all the time toasted as a starter drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

How To Make Bread Without A Bread Maker

Many recipes advise to add sugar, especially in whole wheat bread recipes, but it's really not necessary, the sugarless bread will still rise on it's own. The warm water helps to activate the yeast for a faster rise. There's no need for an exact temperature, just hand hot - so that it's not too hot to touch, but not luke warm either.

Quick Brown Bread Recipe without Sugar

There's even no need for a loaf tin, it will hold its shape just fine while baking and you get an impressive-looking whole wheat artisan rustic loaf.

Quick Brown Bread Recipe No Sugar

Just before your no sugar whole wheat bread goes in the the oven, you can brush with water and press seeds into the crust.

This sugar free wholemeal bread recipe is perfect for a plain salad sandwich, simple and healthy! Or serve your whole wheat bread toasted and buttered to dip in soup.

Easy Brown Bread Recipe without Sugar

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Easy Bread Recipe | Whole Wheat Bread Without Sugar

Recipe Category: Bread

Recipe Cuisine: International

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Servings: 12

Calories: 222

Rating: 4.96 from 26 votes


  • 500g (3 1/4 cups) Wholemeal Flour
  • 2 tsp Dried Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 100g (3/4 cups) Pumpkin Seeds
  • 100g (1 cup) Oats
  • 450ml (2 cups) Warm Water


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Add the warm water and mix with a knife
  • Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for around 1 hour
  • Dust with flour and roll into a long loaf shape
  • Bake at 200 degrees celcius (gas mark 7 or 390F) for 35 to 40 minutes, until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom

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Comments (12)


4th of September 2023

Would you convert to US measurements? I tried but couldn’t because you need to know the density of each.


4th of April 2023

Hi, trying to find recipe for Fatty Liver. This is new to me thanks


25th of January 2023

Love this recipe. I’d be interested in other sugar free recipes. Thank you.

Kelly Jans:

9th of March 2022

Can I use quick rise yeast

Dauna Coffin:

5th of March 2022


Eva Cameron:

15th of December 2021

I make this recipe using Allison Dried Active Yeast, Would it still work if I used Easy Bake or Timesaver yeast?

Lydia okpuzor:

14th of July 2021



24th of May 2021

I made this loaf without oats and used sunflower seeds. I gave it a one hour rise and then decided I'd knead it a little (about five mins) as I like a slightly firmer loaf. I then let it rise again for another 30 mins. It was delicious! Froze well too.


4th of April 2021

Hi. Interested in anything without sugar thanks.


31st of December 2020

Just making it will let you know how it turns out


27th of December 2020



7th of September 2019

Love this bread

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