No Oven Stovetop Bread

No-Oven Stovetop Bread


In the realm of homemade bread, there’s a delightful simplicity to creating a loaf without the need for an oven. Whether you’re an aspiring baker, facing a broken oven, or simply craving the rustic charm of stovetop bread, this recipe is your gateway to aromatic, freshly baked goodness. Embrace the joy of kneading dough and the satisfaction of savoring warm, homemade bread straight from your stovetop.

Why No-Oven Stovetop Bread? The beauty of no-oven stovetop bread lies in its accessibility and versatility. You don’t need any fancy equipment or a perfectly calibrated oven to achieve fantastic results. Plus, this method allows you to whip up a loaf in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional oven baking. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, this recipe offers a fuss-free way to enjoy homemade bread at its finest.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup milk (any type works)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter


  1. Prepare the Dough: In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar (if using). Mix well to ensure even distribution of the dry ingredients.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk and olive oil or melted butter. Use a spoon or your hands to gradually incorporate the wet and dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the Dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. This step helps develop the gluten in the dough, resulting in a better texture for your bread.
  4. Shape the Loaf: Once the dough is properly kneaded, shape it into a round or oval loaf, depending on your preference. You can also divide the dough into smaller portions to make individual rolls or buns.
  5. Preheat the Pan: Place a non-stick skillet or cast-iron pan on the stovetop over medium heat. Allow it to preheat for a few minutes until it’s evenly heated.
  6. Cook the Bread: Carefully transfer the shaped dough to the preheated pan. Cook the bread for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until it’s golden brown and cooked through. You can cover the pan with a lid to help trap steam and ensure even cooking.
  7. Check for Doneness: To ensure the bread is fully cooked, insert a toothpick or skewer into the center. If it comes out clean, the bread is ready. If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes.
  8. Cool and Serve: Once cooked, transfer the stovetop bread to a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Enjoy it warm with your favorite spreads or as a side to soups, salads, or stews.