Easy Greek yogurt bread recipe (no yeast + no knead)

Posted: January 8, 2024
Easy Greek yogurt bread recipe (no yeast + no knead)

This is a very easy recipe to make your own Greek yogurt bread. There is no yeast involved and there is no need to knead the dough. Just mix the simple ingredients together in a large bowl, shape the dough into buns and bake them. After that, your homemade bread is ready to eat.

No knead bread recipe

I love bread recipes that are really easy. For this recipe, you don’t need a stand mixer with a dough hook. A large mixing bowl and a spatula or wooden spoon will do. You can use a hand mixer if you like, but it’s fine to make the dough without one.

Bread dough without yeast

Yes, you read that right! No instant yeast is needed in this recipe. This means you can form the dough and bake it immediately. There’s no need to let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in volume.

To make sure the dough rises in the oven, you need a leavening agent. I use baking powder in this recipe. Two teaspoons is enough.

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What kind of Greek yogurt should I use?

I prefer plain Greek yogurt, but you can use a fruit flavored yogurt if you like. From blueberry to coconut yogurt. You can try all the flavors you like.

Also: remember to take your yogurt out of the fridge a while before you want to make the dough. You want all the ingredients to be at room temperature. Don’t forget your milk as well!

Greek yogurt substitutions

The first time I made this recipe, I did not use Greek yogurt. I used quark. It’s an ingredient you see a lot in the Netherlands and many other countries in Europe. If you manage to find quark in your local grocery store: try it sometime, it’s delicious!

I like to try different things, so I once made this bread buns with Greek yogurt instead of quark and that worked perfectly fine as well. I really like the end result.

You could also try this recipe with regular yogurt, but I would advise using a little less of it. This is because plain yogurt has a different structure, but also a different amount of fat and moisture. If you use regular yoghurt and you think the dough is too wet: add a little extra flour to it.

Questions about Greek yoghurt bread

Can I use self-rising flour for this recipe?

You can, but you’ll still need to add some extra baking powder to get the proportions right. By using all-purpose flour and baking powder, you are making your own self-rising flour. But in this recipe, there is slightly more baking powder than in standard self-rising flour.

Can I flavor the dough?

Of course you can! As you’ve already read you can replace the plain Greek yogurt with a fruit flavored one. Other options include adding seeds or bagel seasoning on top of the buns.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Although this is not a gluten-free bread recipe, it is perfectly possible to make it gluten-free. Just substitute a gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour. I have to say that I have not tried this myself, but I have heard many readers adapt this recipe to make it gluten-free and enjoy their gluten-free rolls.

Can I make yogurt flatbreads with this recipe?

The recipe is a little different, but it’s possible. Just use a rolling pin to roll out the pieces of dough to make Greek yogurt flatbread.

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How to serve Greek yogurt bread?

I like these little yogurt buns for breakfast. With a little jam, like this rhubarb jam, or even with some cheese.

They are also delicious to serve with soup. If you’re feeling fancy: try this recipe for braided bread. It is also is delicious with soups and pairs well with these little buns.

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Easy Greek Yogurt bread recipe (no yeast + no knead)

Start your day off right with homemade Greek yogurt bread. They are easy to make and, most importantly, incredibly delicious. Enjoy!
Servings: 10 servings


  • 300 gram all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • zest of half a lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp fine granulated sugar
  • 0,5 egg M
  • 150 gram Greek yogurt
  • 60 ml milk + extra for brushing
  • 60 ml sunflower oil


  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, lemon zest, salt and sugar. Mix with a spatula.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk well. Pour the yogurt mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula (or hand mixer if necessary) until you have a ball of dough. Knead the last bit by hand. You don’t have to knead for long, as soon as the dough is smooth and even without lumps, you can stop.
  • Divide the dough into 10 parts and form balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush them with a little milk.
  • Bake at 180°C/350℉ (convention) for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
How to store

The buns are best eaten immediately (warm). You can also bake them the day before and reheat them in the oven for a few minutes. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

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