No-Knead Multigrain Bread {In a Jar!}

CATEGORIES: Bread Loaves, Printables, Sara

There’s a trend that’s been floating around the foodie world for a little while now – it’s the No-Knead bread phenomenon. It’s not necessarily a new technique- in fact it’s pretty ancient, but it’s recently been brought back to American kitchens and has revolutionized the way people make bread at home. The book at left, “Kneadlessly Simple” by Nancy Baggett explains the concept behind the no-knead technique and gives loads of delicious recipes to try it out. Keep reading because one of you gets to have a copy of that book for your very own! It’s pretty amazing actually, you really can make artisan style bread at home. I’m talking about the kind you only see in bakeries, with thick crusty tops, and perfectly tender centers. I was blown away with my first attempt- and guess what? It’s E.A.S.Y. Like, really easy. Here are some of the reasons why (bread & yeast-o-phobes, listen up- you’re gonna like this!)

1. No equipment necessary. All you need is a bowl and a spoon. No kneading, no kitchenaid mixing, nada.

2. You use ice water. Got that? ICE water! No worries about getting it the perfect temperature or proofing/killing yeast or anything, you just dump in ice water and it does its thing.

3. You’re not bound by the clock. At first glace this may seem inconvenient because of the long rise times noted, but that’s actually the wonderful thing about it. Since the process works as a slow, cold rise, you can work it around your schedule. You’ll notice the first rise time in this recipe says 3-10hours, and then 12-18 hours. That means you can whip it up, leave it overnight, and not have to worry about getting it in the oven at the exact perfect moment. I love that aspect about this process. So…let’s make something!

When trying to decide which recipe to feature, I decided to go out of my comfort zone a little. (Comfort zone here being recipes such as Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bread, Make-Ahead Streusel Cake, Pecan Sticky Buns, and Apple Cream Cheese Pastries) Besides the fact that a hearty, multi grain bread sounded healthy and satisfying, it’s a kit you can make in a jar 🙂 And you KNOW I can’t pass that one up! I love things made in jars and I know you guys do too. This one calls for some interesting ingredients, but ones you can easily find. Brown rice flour for example:

You should be able to find this in a lot of normal grocery stores. If not in the baking section, in the gluten free section, or heath food section. I bought mine at Fred Meyer. You can also find it at places like Whole Foods, and certainly any health food store if you’re having trouble finding it.


Note: This giveaway is now closed.


  1. YUMMERS! I've been feeling "bored" with my bread recipes lately- I'd love to find some great and new ones 🙂

  2. Your recipes are the bomb-diggity! That's what my son says anyway. Pick me, pick me! I must have that book! 🙂

  3. This sounds a lot easier than I ever would have thought! I'm going to have to give this a try and def. add this to my holiday gift ideas!!

    Thanks so much!

    melodyvalentine (@hotmail) .com

  4. I am definitley going to try this ! I've not had much luck with bread recipes, so this looks interesting! I would love a chance for the book. Thank you! Michelle

  5. It looks really good Sara. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it at some point when life slows down and I'm back home. 🙂

  6. This book sounds perfect for me. I am always scared to make bread, and in that case I don't do it very often! This sounds like what I need, plus will save me loads of money at Panera Bread!!

  7. I just LOVE Nancy Baggett. Her Cookie book is my absolute fav, and I'm expecting her bread book to be fantastic as well! Your photos of the multigrain bread are just terrific.


  8. I have no knead bread on its final rise right now for dinner with the missionaries tonight. Would love other recipes!

  9. Oh, you have got to be kidding me! This looks delicious. I would love to get my hands on this book, especially by winning it!

  10. Some time ago Fleishmann's was giving away a bread recipe booklet and it was this method. I'm not patient enough to wait several days for my bread LOL so I never made any. I've heard great things about though, yours looks great!

  11. I have tried a few "no-knead" breads and they have turned out beautifully…would love the book..thank you

  12. Oh Wowo! I am going to give this a try! That bread looks amazing and very delicious. I'd love one of those cookbooks! Thanks!

  13. I have got to stop looking at this blog before breakfast! So hungry….

    Jennie 🙂

  14. The book sounds awesome! Thanks for another great giveaway. =)
    Julie H.
    julien {at}

  15. What a great way to up your comments! Just kidding.

    I'd love to get the book, though.


  16. I have read about making bread this way on a few other blogs, but have yet to try it. Your post makes it sound so easy and look so delicious that I now plan to try it this weekend.
    The book looks wonderful. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  17. I would love, love, love to win this! I'm baking bread tomorrow morning!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Talk about motivation to make some fresh bread!!! Sounds delish and I think I've found my special recipe gift for Christmas!! would love the book

  19. Oooh!! Pick me!! I've been wanting to start making more bread, but I'm scared!!! I will definitely pick up some brown rice flour and try out this recipe though!


  20. i have been wanting to make some homemade bread, but i am scared to try. this makes it seem so easy that i would try as soon as i get all the ingredients together!!

  21. Man that sounds sooo good! I don't know if my info is easily available so it would be egregiousnes at gmail dot com

  22. I really really want the book. The thought of warm bread fresh out of the oven just sounds amazing right now.

  23. This bread looks so yummy. I love no knead bread because I am lazy but I love bread. Would love the book.

  24. I'm in love with a no-knead bread recipe by Jim Lahey. Makes some amazing crusty artisanal bread. The crumb is much bigger though than the one you posted. I think all the rising helps to make a more tender crumb?

    Love the idea of the bread in a jar! Love it!

  25. Yum! I have sandwich bread on my list of baking this week. I'll have to try this one out instead of my other recipe.

    Did anyone else notice the author's name?? Baggett—-Baguette?? I'm sure the accents are placed differently…She was born to create bread :O)

  26. What a great gift idea! Just add a new bread pan and some handmade potholders and it's the perfect gift for a friend who likes to bake!

  27. This sounds great! I've been afraid of making bread in anything other than my bread machine, but I might have to try this. I'd love the book, too.

  28. Question. Your Comfort Zone list: "Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bread, Make-Ahead Streusel Cake, Pecan Sticky Buns, and Apple Cream Cheese Pastries." Where those other recipes in the book, or the ones you have already done?

    I don't need this book (gluten free family), but the idea of no kneading (like GF recipes) and the slow rise is very interesting to me. I may have to give this recipe a go with a gluten free flour mix.

  29. You read my mind! I just tried making a french baguette last night for the first time & I was kicking myself in the foot because of all the waiting time… took so long, we didn't have it with dinner!

  30. SO far I've only tried the basic New York Times no-knead bread recipe but it's so great that I'm really excited to expand to try others! emilysbarrett AT hotmail DOT com

  31. This looks so good and what a great Christmas gift! I can't wait to go shopping on Friday So I can make a few loafs this weekend!

  32. This bread looks perfectly yummy. And ideal for sorry people like myself who do not own a KitchenAid mixer with dough hooks. Some day…

  33. How fun! My grandmother shared a really great "no knead" artisan bread recipe with me and I've fallen in love with it.

  34. Am I the only one who finds humor in the author's last name???


    Anyway, I'm pretty sure everyone is smarter than I am but I made the mistake of putting a glass pan in the oven and pouring water in that and the thing shattered. So…just a tip to use metal!

    Oh, and this looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

  35. TFS this yummy bread recipe! I'm going to try it- and thanks for your wonderful site! I show up every day!!!!

  36. That looks so yummy! You guys and I are so on the same wave length! Every recipe you post is totally something I can't wait to go home and make!

  37. I would love this book for my mom, she says she is "cursed" when it comes to working with yeast 🙂 being able to use ice water in a bread recipe just might cure her curse! tcole726(at)msn(dot)com

  38. Yum! I can almost smell that warm bread with butter on it. This is such a cute idea for holiday gifts.

  39. I'm inspired! As a baking "dummy" who usually can't get breads right, this looks like something I can definitely handle — while impressing my friends and family along the way!

  40. That bread looks tasty! I think I am going to make some of those jars up and give they out for Christmas presents with a bread pan.

    Oh and PLEASE enter me in the drawing…I need that book!

  41. now this sounds like a multigrain bread i would actually like! i've got a near-constant batch of 5 min a day artisan bread in the fridge, so this will bring some variety in….

  42. I hope I win! Because I am definitely doing that jar idea for Christmas gifts, can give more variety with different recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I LOVE homemade bread with every meal. My husband does even more! This would definitely solve my lack thereof!

  44. I really like how you converted the recipe in to a jar kit. And, this bread looks awesome~ Thanks so much for sharing.

  45. I love this idea as a gift. A much healthier gift compared to brownies and cookies in a jar. Love it, I will probably do it.

  46. Even if I don't make this no-knead recipe, and I probably will, your description of the bread has inspired me to haul out my bread machine for some fresh bread.

  47. This looks like a fantastic Christmas gift! Of course I have to make some for myself too 🙂

    Email lasharp1209 at gmail dot com

  48. The bread and book both look fabulous! I just have a question–I've been told that flax seeds always need to be ground in order for our bodies to absorb them, is that not true? Just curious, I'm sure they add to the texture.

  49. I so want to try this bread. I've been looking for a way to transition to making more of the bread we eat instead of buying since it just seems so much healthier that way- and yummy. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win a cookbook!

  50. I'm a total bread snob! When I pass the bread isle in the grocery store I actually throw up a little bit in my mouth. It's so nasty tasting, plasticky, and full of air. I was making bread every other week but when it didn't turn out just right I was breadless….this may be the answer to my high and mightyness!

  51. Love, love baking bread…and I got the baking love from my daughter! Would really like to have this book!!

  52. The best part of this bread was the delicious crust! Maybe you could just dump it out on a cookie sheet and make a big bread pancake that's ALL crust?? Haha J/K the inside was darn good, too 🙂

  53. This bread looks gorgeous and delicious. I'm very excited that you can make a kit out of it. I've been looking for something to give my friends and V.T. ladies (to go along with their pie in a jar!)

  54. My sister's been making some great no-knead bread, and I've wanted to try, too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  55. Wow…bread has always been a scary thing for me, but I think I'm going to try this recipe…looks so good and not so hard! Thanks!

  56. I'm definitely going to try to make this on the weekend. I love seedy breads but the good ones are so expensive.

  57. Oh I want this book! I love making bread. And this recipe sounds great. I'll definitely be trying it!!

  58. I'm a wonderful cook, cooking 3 meals daily and would you beleive I have never, ever made my own bread. I don't even own a bread maker…so this is right up my alley. I would try it!

  59. Oooohhh, yum. I love homemade bread, but the timing really does kind of hold you hostage. I'd love to try this method.

  60. This sounds great! Love the jar idea too! I hope I win so I can try out some of the other recipes.

  61. Nothing like not having to put in a lot of elbow work for bread. It looks delicious. It is a great excuse to visit Bob's Red Mill since it is based in the city I live in. Thank you much!

  62. That multigrain bread looks delicious! Reminds me of an everything bagel with all the dark, poopy-seed looking spots. 🙂

  63. I love bread. Your bread looks wonderful. I love the ingredients in a jar idea. I want some bread now.

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