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Basic White Bread - vegan| ElephantasticVegan.com

Basic White Bread

You can use this basic white bread recipe for all kinds of breads: bread loaves, burger buns, flatbread, pizza crust, bagels, pretzels,... Anything is possible!
Course Basics, Bread
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 984kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt. Then add the olive oil and water and stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it comes together in a smooth dough*.
  • Let it sit, covered with a clean kitchen towel, in a warm spot until it doubles in size (about 1 1/2-2 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 400 °F.
  • Form a bread loaf and carve the surface of the dough lightly with a knife (I've made one long cut across the bread).
  • Then bake the bread in the oven until the surface is golden**. You can knock on the bottom of the bread and when it sounds hollow it's done!


*Adjusting the dough: If the dough is too crumbly, add a bit more water. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. 
**Baking times: How long the bread needs to be in the oven depends on the form you're making. Loaves need about 20-30 minutes, rolls 15-20 minutes.


Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 984kcal | Carbohydrates: 195g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 11.9mg