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Coffee Can Bread

Coffee can bread

Coffee can bread is fun to make. When you’re looking for a dainty sandwich bread or an easy way to make sandwiches that can be served to children, try this idea.  You can use any bread recipe you’d like.  Pick your favorite, whether it’s whole wheat, oatmeal, rye, or basic white bread.  The photo above shows loaves from regular bread pans as well as coffee can loaves.

Mix up the dough and let it rise.  Then, instead of putting the dough into bread pans, use metal coffee cans for your pans.

Make sure you grease the pans well inside.  Put the dough into the coffee can, filling about one-fourth of the can. See this photo below.

Allow the bread to rise as you normally would, until the dough fills about half of the can.  (The angle of the photo makes it harder to see how high the dough has raised at this point.)  I grant you the inside of the can looks dirty, but it’s just where the dough is sticking on the inside from a previous batch.  I wipe out the pans instead of washing them each time, because it make for less sticking to the insides of the pan.

Bake the coffee cans in the oven at the temperature specified in your recipe.

Remove from oven and brush the tops with butter.   When cool enough, slice the bread for sandwiches.  It works great toasted as well.  Enjoy!


It’s been a while since I’ve made this bread. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it. I’m reposting this from seven years ago.

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