Easiest Clay Pot Bread (No Knead, Vegan, Dairy Free, Brunch Recipe)

Simple homemade clay pot bread is delicious and easy to make at home!  Warm, crusty, and great for breakfast or brunch.

It’s no secret, I love baking bread and trying new ways to make it!  I recently tried my Cast Iron Skillet Olive Oil Bread (YUM!) and my go-to of 4 Ingredient Dutch Oven No Knead Bread is a weekend staple.  I also love cooking in my Romertopf clay pot!  Our Romertopf Clay Pot Chicken & Vegetables recipe is a favorite for sure!

What’s In This Clay Pot Bread?

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • ….. it couldn’t be easier!

I decided to give my dutch oven a rest, and test out my Clay Pot as a vessel to bake bread in.  And the results?  Absolutely delicious, warm and chewy bread with a crunchy crust.  So basically, perfect consistency!

I also love baking chicken in the clay pot… if you are looking for a foolproof recipe, this Romertopf Clay Pot Chicken & Roasted Vegetables is our favorite!

This Clay Pot Bread Is:

  • Crunchy on the Outside
  • Soft in the Middle
  • Aromatic
  • Easy to Make
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free

bread in a clay pot romertopf

The great thing about this bread is that it is super versatile!  You can toast if for breakfast or turn it into Garlic Lover’s Baked Garlic Bread.  If you have stale leftovers, it’ll work perfectly in Tuscan White Bean & Kale Ribolitta Soup!

This can be cooked as Romertopf bread or a different brand clay pot cooker…. I’ve even seen clay planters being used to bake but haven’t tested that out yet!

How Do I Make Clay Pot Bread?

  1. The previous night, add the yeast and water to a large mixing bowl.  Add in the salt and the flour one cup at a time, stirring frequently.  The dough should be shaggy when finished.  Cover with a tea towel and allow dough to rise for 8-18 hours.
  2. Transfer the dough to a floured proofing bowl or to a glass bowl, and lightly dust with flour.  Allow dough to rest for another hour.
  3. Fill the sink with lukewarm water.  Submerge clay pot, and soak for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Remove the clay pot from the water, towel dry, and line with parchment paper.
  6. Add the dough to the pot, and place in the oven with the top on for 30 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove the lid, and allow the bread to bake for another 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, place the bread on a clean surface to cool, and wait 15 minutes before slicing!

bread in a clay pot romertopf

Whats great is that you can bake this bread with any flavors you want.  Add lemon and rosemary, or olive oil and thyme, or garlic and chopped olives, etc. etc. the possibilities are endless.

I love this romertopf bread because of how simple it is to make!  I actually use the backing method for sourdough bread too, using my Simple Sourdough Starter Guide and recipe for baking your first loaf!

What Do I Serve With Clay Pot Bread?

Easy Blackberry Chia Seed Jam (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Vegan Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup, Ribolitta (Vegan, Gluten-Free Option)

Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

easy no knead bread

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bread in a clay pot romertopf

Easiest Clay Pot Bread Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free)

Simple homemade clay pot bread is delicious and easy to make at home!  Warm, crusty, and great for breakfast or brunch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 45 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Easiest Clay Pot Bread Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free)

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups flour of choice I usually use a mix of 2 cups bread flour and 2 cups all-purpose
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon herbs for flavor like rosemary, garlic, everything bagel seasoning, etc. Optional

Instructions
 

  • The previous night, add the yeast and water to a large mixing bowl.  Add in the salt and the flour one cup at a time, stirring frequently.  The dough should be shaggy when finished.  Cover with a tea towel and allow dough to rise for 8-18 hours.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured proofing bowl or to a glass bowl, and lightly dust with flour.  Allow dough to rest for another hour.
  • Fill the sink with lukewarm water.  Submerge clay pot, and soak for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove the clay pot from the water, towel dry, and line with parchment paper.
  • Add the dough to the pot, and place in the oven with the top on for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the lid, and allow the bread to bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, place the bread on a clean surface to cool, and wait 15 minutes before slicing!
Keyword Boiling Water, Clay Pot Bread, flour, Romertopf bread, romertopf bread recipe, Salt, yeast
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5 Comments

  1. When I’ve seen this recipe with a cast iron pot/Dutch oven, it always says to preheat the pot in the oven before you put the dough in it? Is it the same with my clay pot?

    • Hi Linda, no you don’t have to preheat the clay pot. You can put it directly in the oven with the bread dough in it. I do usually preheat my Dutch oven when making bread, but not the clay pot as I want it to keep the moisture in it from soaking. Let me know how the bread turns out!

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