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5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot French Bread

Instant Pot French Bread is crusty on the outside and soft and chewy in the center.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 191kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon quick rise yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups very warm water divided
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg white


  • Mix together in a medium sized bowl yeast and 1/2 cup warm water. Mix well and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, salt, oil, and remaining water (2 cups).
  • Once the yeast has bubbled, add in your flour mixture.
  • Using a dough hook on a stand mixer, continue to mix the dough for about 5 minutes on a medium speed.
  • Grease your instant pot inner lid with some oil to prevent your dough from sticking.
  • Transfer to the instant pot. Set your instant pot to yogurt mode. Cover with the lid.
  • At 10 minutes, transfer back to your mixing bowl, and knead for 5 minutes. Transfer back to the instant pot keeping it on yogurt mode. Continue this for a total of 3 times, for 40 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • On a cookie sheet, lightly flour the pan. Transfer your dough to the pan and separate into two portions.
  • Form the bread in a long loaf, like a French loaf. Score the top with a knife. Brush with the egg white to allow your bread to brown.
  • Place your bread in the oven for 10 minutes. Without removing the bread from the oven, turn the oven degrees down to 375 degrees for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy with butter and/or jam!


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg