The Best Bread Recipes for Spring

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Spring is here! That means the weather will be warming up a bit, the flowers will be in bloom and oh my goodness winter sports have come to an end (at least that is what is happening in my family)! For us, spring time actually means more time spent at home relaxing and spending time together. One thing that we do more often during the spring is baking! I especially love opening the windows and doors on nice days and mixing up bread recipes for spring.

There’s just something about the start of a new season that makes me love baking like this:

The Best Bread Recipes for Spring

Before we talk about the best bread recipes, let’s talk a little bit out why you should make your own bread at home.

  • It’s delicious! Seriously, biting into a fresh baked loaf of bread is just so yummy!
  • It’s cheaper. When you bake bread often the cost drops a lot over the cost of individual loaves of bread, especially if you want delicious specialty or gourmet foods.
  • It smells amazing. Have you ever walked up to your house after bread has been baking all day? Oh my goodness it tastes amazing!
  • It’s a great bonding experience. Baking together with kids is such a great way to spend time bonding! It’s also a great way to relax.
  • It’s healthy! Here is the thing, bread gets a bad rap sometimes, but the reality is that it can actually be quite good for you! Here are just some of the health benefits of homemade bread:
    • You know what the ingredients are. Here’s a little tip for you. Don’t ever look at the ingredient list on your store bought bread, there are way too many ingredients that you just won’t recognize. When you make your own bread, you know exactly what is going into it.
    • Lower sodium. Many of us have far too much sodium in our diets and most pre-packaged foods are full of it!
    • More whole grains. Many people can benefit from whole grains and when you are making homemade bread you can add in just what you need!
  • Allergy friendly. If you have eating restrictions or allergies you can easily work around it and tailor your recipes to meet your specific restrictions. For example, my daughter and I both have to follow a gluten free diet for health reasons and I very rarely buy gluten free bread (it’s so expensive!) so making it homemade allows us to actually enjoy bread again!

If you are ready to make the best bread ever, check out this list of some of my favorite recipes:

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  • oblong proofing basket
  • Bread whisk
  • rectangular marble and mango wood board

I hope you all have lots of fun baking your favorite bread this spring! I know I am looking forward to it.