This recipe has been a long time coming. This breadsticks recipe is one of my absolute favorite things to make and to eat! They are so easy they can be made in under 1 hour, and without a mixer! Let’s do it all by hand by mixing it all in one bowl! You can make these even on those busy weeknights! They’re effortless, so yummy, and easy to make!
Now, I have to make sure to give credit to my mom for this breadstick recipe. I remember her making them when I was young. She would make them for people around our neighborhood and sell them to make a bit of side money to help pay the bills. She also used to do this with here cinnamon rolls as well as her crescent rolls recipe (both which you can find on my blog).
These breadsticks are super easy to make. I often make them without using a mixer, since that is just one more thing that needs to be washed. I use a large bowl, and a wooden spoon. They take 5 minutes to mix together and you immediately roll them out and let them raise in the pan. You can prep these right before starting dinner and they will be hot and ready as soon as you are!
Homemade Breadsticks Recipe
- 1 TBSP Active Yeast
- 1 1/2 CUP warm water
- 4-4 1/2 CUPs All purpose flour or Bread flour
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1 TBSP Honey
- In a large bowl combine yeast, warm water and honey.
- Allow to stand and it will form bubbles. Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture and mix until it forms a ball(I use a wooden spoon). Knead it a few times
- Roll until apx 9 by 13 inches
- Cut the rectangle in half the short way. Then cut it in half the long way. Next, but each piece into three pieces. You should have 24 breadsticks.
- Spray your 9 by 13 pan with non stick spray or olive oil.
- Lay your breadsticks side by side in the pan making two rows
- Sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese
- Can be baked immediately for more crunchy breadsticks or allow them to raise 15-30 minutes for fluffy breadsticks.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Makes apx 24 breadsticks
Watch this video on how to make these breadsticks!
Lets talk about how to make these easy homemade breadsticks:
First you want to put your warm water, active dry yeast and honey in a large bowl. (you can use a stand mixer if you want to, but I find it so much easier making these by hand in a large mixing bowl). While this sits, gather up your all purpose flour(you can also use bread flour) and salt. Slowly add the flour and salt into the water and yeast mixture until it is all combined. I like to use my danish dough whisk for this. Once it is incorporated I like to mix it further with my hand until it is elastic and smooth, really it only take a couple of minutes. I find that this recipe does not need to be kneaded much.
Once the dough is well combined and smooth, its time to roll it out. I like to bake mine in a 9 by 13 pan, but you can also use a larger jelly roll pan. I use the smaller pan because it makes them puff up taller and be a thicker breadstick. First, oil the pan, I like to use nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
Next, flour your surface(not with too much flour) and lay out your bread dough. Try to shape it like the pan, a rectangle. Now grab that rolling pin. I roll mine out until it is about the same size as the pan 9 by 13, but just slightly shorter since it will stretch when you lay the breadstick dough into the pan.
Using a large knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 4 sections, then cut those into thirds. This will give you 12 breadsticks on either side, making it 24 equal pieces total. Now, carefully transfer each doughy breadstick into the pan starting on one side and placing them right next to each other, do not leave any space. They will rise and bake together and you will be able to out of the pan like pull apart bread.
Now its time to season these breadsticks before baking them. I use a small bowl of olive oil and and brush it generously onto each stick.(You can also use melted butter) Then I like to shake garlic salt over the entire pan, but make sure not to overdo it. I do not measure this, only with my heart. Lastly, generously sprinkle parmesan cheese on the breadsticks. Once again you can measure this with your heart and put as much or as little as you like. My mom always added poppy seeds , but I rarely do, since I do not often have them!
Now, you want to let them raise for a bit. Cover the pan in plastic wrap, and let it sit in a warm place(I put mine on my stove, or near the stove while I am cooking dinner. You want to let them raise for about 15-30 minutes or until they have doubled in size.
Your rise time may change. Just watch them and make sure they do not over proof. If they rise to much they will fall in the oven. You can also bake them immediately if you want a more crusty breadstick, but we love them fluffy and yummy with a crusty top!
Put them in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
You can eat them as soon as they come out of the stove and are handleable! My kids practically eat them as they are coming out of the oven.
Thus homemade breadstick recipe is incredibly easy to make and is super quick in terms of bread recipes! These bread sticks are a very popular side in my house and since they are so easy to make, I do make them often. Its the perfect side dish for pasta dishes, soups, and more! I love the, with my Garden Fresh Tomato Pasta, as well as my Pasta Fagioli Soup. Try them with my homemade spaghetti too!
You can easily double batch or triple batch these breadsticks if you are making for a crowd! They are a hit and I know you will love them! You can store these in an airtight container for 2-3 days. They never last that long at our house, but with any fresh bread, they spoil soon, so enjoy them as soon as you can!
Make sure to give these a try soon!