Communion Bread Recipe

As we participate in holy communion from home, perhaps you are wondering if you can bake your own?

The recipe below is what our own Kate Layzer used for the communion bread for this Sunday’s worship at her house:


Makes 5–6 small or 12 tiny-loaves

Preheat oven to 400º.


Combine in a bowl:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¼ cup white sugar

In another bowl, combine until smooth:

¼ cup EACH water, milk,

olive oil, and honey

1 capful or more of vanilla extract

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with hands until fully combined. Add flour if necessary. Divide dough into the desired number of portions and knead each in floured hands until the dough is smooth.

Roll each lump into disk 1/3-inch thick. Score with the sign of the cross if desired. Bake in 400º oven for 9–10 minutes until it resists an imprint when pressed.

Let cool for a few minutes on the pan before removing.

Bread can be used immediately or frozen for later.

Happy Baking!