Delicious Vegan Peasant Bread Recipe

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If you are looking for a super Easy Peasant Bread Recipe, look no further. Honestly, who doesn’t love a freshly baked delicious bread?!

I have made this recipe countless times and have perfected it so that it comes out perfectly every singe time. Since it’s just my husband and I, the recipe is the perfect size for two people. What I’ve noticed about other peoples peasant bread recipes is that it always is meant for four people. If that is the case for you, I recommend that you double the recipe. Just add an extra 10 minutes to the cooking time if you double the recipe and use a slightly larger pan.

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What is Peasant Bread?

the name peasant bread is the old-fashioned way of referring to it. When it was first created, it was generally made over open fire places or a large brick oven. Today, it is most often made in modern ovens. I don’t know about you but I don’t have a large brick oven in my household. So, it basically means a delicious bread with a thick and crusty exterior, and a soft delicious interior.

Is Peasant Bread a Sourdough Bread?

No, it is not. It is typically a white bread that does not have any sourdough tones.

Can you Make Whole Wheat Peasant Bread?

Yes! However, my suggestion is to do half white flour and half whole wheat flour. That way, you still get a lot of that fluffiness that you normally get with this recipe, but with some healthier interiors that come with whole wheat. This is particularly helpful if you suffer from inflammation since whole wheat is an anti-inflammatory food. Whole wheat also has more nutrients and phytonutrients than white flour. That being said, it is still healthier than bread you get from the grocery store no matter how you make it. There are no preservatives in this bread.

How Long Will Vegan Peasant Bread Last?

We recommend eating it within 48 hours of baking it. Since it is fresh and does not have any preservatives, it is most delicious one in his freshly out of the oven. What I normally do is I start making it in the morning and it is ready to be eaten with dinner in the evening. Sometimes, I will save some and have it with some delicious homemade jam in the following morning (click here for a delicious and easy berry jam recipe!)

Make Croutons with Leftovers

If you don’t finish it within 48 hours, my suggestion would be to cut it into tiny little squares and to make croutons out of it. That way you can still be enjoyed and not wasted. I absolutely hate food waste and love finding creative ways to not waste food. Croutons are SO delicious and easy to make. Just toss the little squares into a. bag with some rosemary, thyme, and salt and you’re good to go.

What Yeast Should I Use for this Vegan Peasant Bread?

I highly recommend the Premium Gold Instant Dry Yeast from Scratch. For many years I used the packets of yeast that are really easy to find grocery stores. They are a pain, and comparatively don’t work as well. I find that my breads and baked goods all rose a lot better with this specific yeast. Also, 8 ounces is a lot of yeast and will last you a really long time (depending on how much bread you make, obviously!) You get a lot more for your money when you buy in bulk like this and I highly recommend it for the budget conscious bread maker.

Best Flour to Use for Vegan Peasant Bread

I use Bob’s Red Mill Flour for literally all of my baked goods. For one, they’re local to me here in Oregon and I can just drive to the factory and pick some up. Also, it’s just a brand that I trust to not cut corners on quality. When you’re cooking bread at home, you want the absolute best ingredients because each ingredients quality matters. They also make a wonderful Whole Wheat if you wanted to use it.

Vegan Peasant Bread Recipe

This delicious Vegan Peasant bread Recipe will please even the pickiest of eaters! With a delightful and crusty exterior, and a soft pillowy interior – this will be a favorite and a staple in your kitchen moving forward.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 Cup Water


  • Turn on oven to 200 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients into bowl, cover with cloth or saran wrap and let rise for 1-2 hours. Let it sit on top of the oven so that it gets warm by sitting there and rises a little easier.
  • Mix again (It might be chunky feeling – that's okay!) and let rise for another 1-2 hours. The longer you let it rest, the fluffier it will be. The key with this recipe is patience (And we promise it's worth the wait!)
  • Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees
  • Grease an 8 x 8 pan and put your dough into it. Push edges into corners to form a square shape (A nicely shaped loaf is easier to cut into slices later on)
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Take loaf out of pan and flip over to cook directly inside the oven for another 25 minutes. The top should be nice and golden at this point
  • Put your finished loaf back into the pan you cooked it and let it sit, covered with a cloth, for another 25 minutes.
  • Slice your bread and enjoy it – as mentioned, best within 24-48 hours
Keyword Easy Vegan Peasant Bread, Peasant Bread Recipe, Vegan Peasant Bread

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