Soft and fluffy Amish white bread, perfect for your everyday bread needs. Slice thin for sandwiches or thick for French toast. Give Amish white bread a try and never buy store-bought again!

Homemade White Bread

How to Make Amish White Bread

In a small bowl, stir the water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, or until bubbles form. The bubbles indicated that the yeast is active. If you do NOT see any bubbles, the yeast may be dead and you will want to stop and get new yeast.

Using your stand mixer (this is not Amish per se, but is an easy convenience that will save time!) fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the flour, salt, and oil. Pour the activated yeast mixture on top and turn the mixer on to medium-low (setting 2 on my stand mixer) and allow the bread dough to come together. This can take up to 10 minutes.

Remove dough from the mixer bowl, roll tightly, and set into a greased bowl to rise for about an hour. It should double in size.

After the hour, punch the dough down and then move to a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Let rest for another hour or so.

When you are ready to bake, heat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and when tapped with a finger, sounds hallow.

Remove bread from the oven, brush with melted butter, and then let it rest for 10 minutes. (That’s important!)

Then enjoy!

4.99 from 69 votes


Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Soft and fluffy Amish white bread, perfect for your everyday bread needs. Slice thin for sandwiches or thick for French toast. Give Amish white bread a try and never buy store-bought again!


  • 1 cup warm water, 110-120°F
  • Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 packet, 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • In a small bowl, stir together the water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbles form.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the flour, salt, and oil. Pour in the yeast mixture. Turn the mixer to medium and allow to knead until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, about 10 minutes.
  • Roll into a tight ball and transfer to a greased bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a dark, warm, draft free place for 60 to 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Deflate and shape into a log to fit in a 9x5 loaf pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a dark, warm, draft free place for 50 to 60 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F about 20 minutes before the second rise is done.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Brush the crust with melted butter and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove loaf from pan and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely

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  1. 5 stars
    OMG!! The easiest and best tasting bread I have ever made. This is going to be my go to from now on. I am currently obsessed with everything bagel seasoning and added it to the top of the loaf before baking! Absolutely delicious!!!

  2. 5 stars
    My family loves this bread! Toasted with butter! So good.
    I currently have a load in the oven now and I added everything salt free bagel seasoning to it!

  3. Wow this bread turned out great
    Very fluffy. I’ve never had good luck with bread but now I’m hooked on this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    This is the third bread recipe I’ve tried and by far THE BEST. It’s so easy and it comes out perfectly everytime when other recipes have been very inconsistent.

  5. 5 stars
    I make a double batch of this bread ever other week. We LOVE it. It freezes well and has great shelf life. Sure, it does dry out a bit by the end of the week because I leave in on the counter, but so what? Then it’s great toast!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and delicious. Can you add Cheddar/jalepeno to this recipe? Will that mess up the rise?

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a number of times and it is delicious!! However, every times my dough is very sticky. It never gets to the point where is isn’t sticking to the side of the bowls while mixing. I weigh out my flour. What might be going wrong?

    1. If your dough is sticky add a tablespoon of flour at a time, until it’s not sticky. Mine always comes together in 5 minutes using my stand mixer. This bread is our favorite bread and it’s really easy to make. My daughter won’t eat homemade bread but this one she will, she loves it!

  8. I’m new to bread making. Yeast scared me until I worked in a restaurant and learned a lot. I have an Amish bread recipe for a bread maker and the bread maker died. So I want to try this recipe. 1 packet yeast is the same as 2 1/4 tsp?

  9. I’ve made this bread twice now. So good! I substitute honey for sugar and add an extra 2 Tbls of butter to the bread dough. I also use low flavor olive oil. This time I used a 12×5 bread pan and it worked great! Will be making this bread a lot in the future.

    1. Did you do a 1:1 substitution of honey? Also was the butter in the dough melted? I’m interested in making this bread with honey instead

  10. This bread is so delicious and definitely foolproof. Since I found your recipe on Pinterest, I have stopped buying sandwich bread. My husband loves a slice with butter while the bread is still warm. That’s definitely a compliment since my husband is a retired cook. Awesome recipe keep them coming.

  11. 5 stars
    This bread is soooo good and foolproof. I usually make sourdough bread but wanted a change. Now I’ll be alternating between this recipe and my sourdough loaf. This is delish!!

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