How to Make Vegan Bread in the Instant Pot- this easy, no-knead bread is crusty on the outside and wonderfully soft on the inside.
Never made bread before? No worries- the Instant Pot makes it easy! Baking a loaf of bread may sound intimidating and time-consuming. First of all, there’s the yeast. Many people are wary of using yeast because it can be fickle. If the water you mix the yeast with is too hot, it will kill the yeast. If the water is too cold, the yeast will not activate and rise. In both cases, you’re left with a dense, flat loaf of bread. The ideal water temperature for yeast to activate is 110 to 115 degrees. Many bakers will use their finger to test the temperature. This has never worked for me! I’ve found that the easiest way to achieve perfect water temperature every time is to use a candy thermometer.
The next hurdle when baking bread is the kneading. This recipe eliminates the kneading! You simply mix the ingredients in a bowl, let the yeast work its magic, proof in the Instant Pot, and then bake.
How to Make Vegan Bread in the Instant Pot
Proofing is an essential step in bread making. No-knead bread takes a long time to rise- around 18 hours. The Instant Pot cuts this time down to only 4 hours! Simply line the Instant Pot pot with parchment paper, spray with oil and cook on the “yogurt” setting for 4 hours.
After the dough is finishing proofing, place it on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Form into a tight ball and then place inside a covered Dutch oven. Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on and 15 minutes with the lid off.
Serve warm & enjoy!
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