The finished English muffin bread on a rectangular plate.
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English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread is full of nooks and crannies just like an English muffin but in a loaf form. It's dense yet airy, chewy and makes fabulous thick-sliced French toast.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: English Muffin Bread
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornmeal (for pan, or more corn meal if needed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter (for pan, or more butter if needed)
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda


  • Heat milk, water, and olive oil in a microwave-safe container to 110 to 115 degrees F. Add the yeast and sugar. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • Allow yeast to activate and become foamy.
  • Prepare a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with a thin coat of butter. Sprinkle a light layer of cornmeal on the sides and bottom of the pan and set aside.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking soda to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add the activated yeast mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Using the dough hook attachment, mix the ingredients on low speed for 1 minute and increase to medium speed for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  • The dough should be smooth, slightly sticky, and soft.
  • Carefully remove the dough and place in the prepared pan and use a silicone spatula to smooth until level. Cover with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Allow dough to rise until it comes just above the edge of the pan, about 1/2 inch. The dough takes about an hour to rise.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until bread is golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow bread to cool in the pan for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Transfer bread from the pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) slice of bread when the loaf has been cut into ten (10) equal sized slices. Actual calories will vary. The English muffin bread can be stored on your counter in a sealed container for up to four (4) days.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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