How to Make a Simple Microwave Bread: 11 Steps

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How to Make a Simple Microwave Bread: 11 Steps
How to Make a Simple Microwave Bread: 11 Steps

Know that it is possible to bake bread in a microwave! You will not use the same ingredients you use to make traditional bread. In fact, this recipe is similar to a cake without sugar. It is possible to bake a simple bread in the microwave in five minutes, plus mixing time.


  • 5 tablespoons of wheat flour.
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of milk.
  • 2 tablespoons of water.
  • An egg.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional).


Yeast-based bread bakes best in an oven or a bread maker. In this case, most microwave bread recipes use chemical powdered yeast instead of the natural yeast, yeast. In the microwave, the bread does not form a brown crust and also grows more during baking, which can cause a texture problem: it can become uneven due to the rupture of gas bubbles that form during growth. Remembering again that the recipe used in the microwave may not be the same as the common bread.

Part 1 of 2: Mixing the ingredients

Make Bread in the Microwave (Simple Method) Step 1

Step 1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl

First add 5 tablespoons of white wheat flour. You can also include other types of flour: almonds, buckwheat, whole wheat, etc. It is optional to mix these other types of flour with wheat, but be aware that each type of flour has its own moisture content and cooking properties. Changing the flour can change the recipe.

If possible, use chemically treated white wheat flour. This flour contains less protein than whole wheat flour and is best for quick-fermenting breads

Step 2. Mix 1 teaspoon baking powder and vanilla

The baking powder will make the bread "go up", increasing the volume of the dough. Don't add too much yeast or the dough can get out of control. Vanilla is optional as it will not make a difference in the baking process, but it can give the bread a very pleasant sweet taste.

Step 3. Add an egg

Break an egg and mix it well into the mixture. The size of the egg doesn't matter, but a large egg will make the bread a little more moist. Be careful not to let any pieces of eggshell fall into the dough.

Step 4. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of milk

You can use any type of milk: cow's, almond, rice, coconut, hemp, etc. Thicker milk will make the bread a little richer. The main function of milk is to moisten the dough so that the flour sticks.

Make Bread in the Microwave (Simple Method) Step 5

Step 5. Add 2 tablespoons of water

Mix the water in the bowl with everything else. Like milk, water serves to moisten the dough, make the flour stick and keep the bread from getting too dry.

Step 6. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil

You can use olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or whatever you like. The main function of olive oil or oil is to thicken the dough and moisten the bread, so the flavor can be the biggest difference between the oils.

Part 2 of 2: Baking bread

Step 1. Knead the dough

Keep your hands clean to further mix the dough and stabilize its consistency. Massage it firmly and try to leave the same moisture throughout the dough. Knead it for between two and five minutes or until you can stretch it without it falling apart.

Step 2. Shape the dough

With clean hands, gently mold the dough into a ball or egg shape. This will be the final form of the bread, so see if the bread has to be in a specific shape before putting it to bake. Mark the top of the dough with an X so it doesn't break as it grows.

Step 3. Place the dough in a microwave dish

Most ceramic and glass containers are safe, but never put metal into the microwave. Many microwave safe containers carry this statement on the label. The plate has to be shallow and flat-bottomed so that you can take out the bread after it's done.

Try using a large ceramic mug. It's a microwave safe container, it's the right size, and it's easy to remove without burning your hands. The mug is best suited for individual servings

Step 4. Microwave the dough on high heat for five minutes

When you take the bread out of the microwave, it should be ready to eat. If the microwave has an observation glass, check the dough periodically to ensure it doesn't overcook or get out of control. A dough that starts to dry out, flaky, or shriveled means it has overcooked and the moisture has evaporated. Cut the bread and serve it on a plate.

Make Bread in the Microwave (Simple Method) Step 11

Step 5. Enjoy the bread and good appetite


  • Use a knife to see if the bread is baked. When the blade comes out wet, the bread is not ready and will need to bake for a while longer.
  • Try making a chocolate donut by modifying the recipe slightly. Add 2 tablespoons of powdered chocolate and 1 tablespoon of sugar and shape the dough into a donut shape. Cook it for the same amount of time as the bread.


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