Quick and Easy Breadsticks

Quick and Easy Breadsticks

Quick and simple buttery bread sticks -- garlic or cinnamon recipe variations included!

Yield: 

8 servings

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 tablespoon oil
3 cups flour (I use part whole wheat, part unbleached)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4-1 cup milk

**See additional notes for ingredients and instructions to make garlic breadsticks or cinnamon breadsticks from this recipe!

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter and oil in 9x13 pan and put in oven so butter melts as the oven heats up. Be careful not to let it burn!

2. Stir dry ingredients together, and gradually add milk, stirring until dough forms and leaves sides of bowl. I don't bother to actually measure out the milk - just add it gradually until there's enough.

3. Knead 5-6 times in bowl; place on floured countertop and roll out into 9x13-inch rectangle.

4. Lay dough in pre-heated 9x13-inch pan, atop the melted butter/oil. Cut into 1/2" strips. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

Quick and Easy Bread Sticks

Quick and Easy Bread Sticks (garlic variation)

Additional Notes: 

Variations:

Garlic Breadsticks (shown above)

1 + 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add 1 teaspoon of the garlic powder and 1 tablespoon parsley flakes to the dough. Then, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the melted butter before placing dough in the pan. Breadsticks may be sprinkled with parmesan cheese before baking.

Cinnamon Breadsticks (shown below)

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of breadsticks before baking. Tastes like cinnamon rolls!

Quick and Easy Bread Sticks (cinnamon variation)

This recipe and photos were submitted by guest chef Abigail Paul. She credits Maggie's Buttery Bread Sticks as the original recipe inspiration source. :)

Abigail notes, "I usually make one batch of garlic breadsticks and one of cinnamon - saves time to make two at once. The garlic ones are pretty much gone by the end of the meal, and we save the leftover cinnamon sticks for snacks or breakfast. Very tasty. :-D"

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Cooking Time: 

20 minutes

Comments

Of course I give this recipe a 10 - it's fun to make, fun to eat, and always yummy. :-D Hope many others will enjoy it, too! Thanks for giving me a chance to share it here, Tammy! :-D

Rating: 
5

This is a great, simple recipe! I liked the cinnamon variation best. When the bread sticks came out of the oven, I separated them and tossed them with cinnamon sugar. :D

I liked the garlic version, also, though I was expecting a slightly different flavor/texture. These do taste different from a yeast bread stick, though still very good!

Overall, this recipe is easy, fast, and delicious! :)

Rating: 
5

I tried the cinnamon version this morning. It was pretty easy-which I like. I dunked mine in syrup like french toast sticks. Pretty good!

Rating: 
4

Tammy my husband and I made these for dinner one night before he left to go on his 10 month deployment. Our daughters and I enjoyed them very much! Thank you!

Rating: 
5

Quick and easy-like the recipe says! We served these with the Sunshine Casserole (also yummy!) and everyone loved them. Makes a nice change from the usual dinner roll. My daughter even requested to take some leftover breadsticks in her school lunch the following day! Thanks Tammy :)

Rating: 
5

Made the cinnamon version of these and even posted the recipie on my blog. They were wonderful!

Rating: 
5

I made baked pasta last night for dinner and was going to make some bread to go with it, but found out I didn't have enough yeast.

I remembered this recipe and put it together. I wondered how they would turn out. They were wonderful. I melted some shredded mozzarella cheese over them during the last few minutes of baking. My children loved them.

I'm going to try the cinnamon-sugar variation for breakfast tomorrow.

Rating: 
5

This bread smelled heavenly while it cooked--I made the garlic version. The flavor was excellent. Maybe I'm used to yeast breads, but this bread seemed a little too heavy. I'm going to experiment with some modifications when I get the chance.

Rating: 
4

How fun and easy these were to make, and the garlic kind went very well with the pasta dish I made.

They are reminiscent of Cheddar Bay biscuits from Red Lobster.

Rating: 
5

I was at a loss as to what to make for dinner tonight. I decided on a quick pasta dish, but wanted something else to go with it besides salad. Then I found these! I made the garlic version and they were so easy to make and very tasty. It was a great treat for the kids as they love breadsticks but I never make them!

Rating: 
5

They all sound great! Esp the cinnamon ones! They'd be good dipped in a powdered sugar glaze.

Rating: 
5

I tried these right after the recipe was posted and I was disappointed--they were tough and heavy. But I strongly suspected it was due to me, not the recipe. When you mentioned these in your recent post they looked so good I had to try them again! This time they turned out MUCH better. They were delicious! I used minced garlic because I didn't have garlic powder. And I ran out of parmesan so I sprinkled mozzerella over the top. They were like something you'd get at a restaurant while your waiting for your meal.:-D Yummy. I think where I went wrong the first time was over mixing. This is probably obvious to everyone but it didn't dawn on me until later that you need to treat this like a biscuit dough, not bread dough. Once I got that through my head I was very careful not to over mix and I think that's why they turned out so much better the second time. I do still prefer a yeast based bread so this doesn't *quite* make a 10 in my book but I think it will be used frequently as a last minute addition to soups and stews in my house.:-)

Rating: 
5

Twice now I've made the garlic version of these and they are awesome. I'm still learning to cook from scratch and it's nice to find simple wholesome recipes that even a novice can follow.

Rating: 
5

I made these the other night with dinner (the garlic version) and was a little disappointed. They were easy to whip up but they seemed like they had something missing. I'm going to try to tinker with the recipe and see if I can place it. It was just... a little bland.

Rating: 
3

I was dissapointed with these bread sticks. Mine turned out hard. Maybe I'll try to make them again, but after trying the Italian Cheese Bread recipe, I don't know if I want to bother.

Rating: 
4

Like another commenter, I think I overmixed the dough because it came out really heavy and tough. I made the garlic variation - and the taste was just awesome!! So I know I would be making these again - I'll try not to overmix next time. =)

Rating: 
4

I just made these tonight! I opted for 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup regular flour. They came out a little chewy, and not as fluffy as your photo, but I think it was either the whole wheat, or I over kneaded it. I play to try again, and see how they come out, since they were super easy and I had everything in the house already - I like quick bread that go well with soup!

However, the guys I had dinner with *loved* them and said they were great. I tend to be a little judgmental about my own cooking. ^_^ Considering how many they ate, I think they were a hit, and will likely become a keeper.

Rating: 
4

I like them!

Rating: 
3

These bread sticks are great. Not super easy with a 3 year old, but wonderful flavor. Nice spongy middle with crispy, buttery edges.

Rating: 
5

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