How to make bread in Minecraft

Minecraft is easily one of the best games of all time. It presents a MASSIVE, truly open world with nearly limitless possibilities. There is an endless amount of things to do in the game. From mining, to construction, to farming and everything in between. It’s so much that it can honestly be very overwhelming.

That’s why we’re here to step in and help you. In today’s guide we will explain how to make bread in Minecraft. This is a must-have for all players, as bread is a very easy to acquire food source that can help you significantly in the early game. We will see how to get the ingredients and the recipe.

How to make bread in Minecraft

With that introduction out of the way, let’s jump right into this guide on how to bake bread in Minecraft!

Step 1: Collect seeds

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First, you are going to need the ingredients to make the bread. The bread is made with three pieces of wheat. Wheat can be found naturally all over the world. It has a chance to spawn in dungeons, villages, and other naturally spawning structures. But the best, most sustainable way to source wheat is simply to build your own farm! But to get a farm, you will first need seeds.

Seeds can also spawn in chests among naturally spawned structures, but you don’t want to spend all day collecting them from chests. To get seeds more easily, just break the tall grass. Tall grass has a chance to drop a seed. You can go to an open area and hold down the LMB to break blocks, moving your mouse back and forth left and right to break a lot of grass at once.

Step 2: Grow Wheat

How to Make Bread in Minecraft: Growing Wheat
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Once you have enough seeds, it’s now time to create a farm! Simply collect water with a bucket (requires 3 irons, see link for recipe) or find a natural water source, such as a river or pond. Now craft a hoe (requires two sticks and two wood, stone or other material, see link for recipe). Then, use the hoe on a grass block at least four blocks from a water source. This will till the ground, making it ready for use!

Then just collect your seeds and right click on the ground to plant them, and a small green plant will appear in the ground. Be sure to do this above ground so there is sunlight, or place torches or other light sources nearby. Plants need light to grow! After that, wait a few in-game days for your wheat to finish growing. You can harvest wheat by left-clicking when the plant turns golden yellow.

Step 3: Make bread

How to make bread in Minecraft: Crafting Bread
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Now that you’ve got your hands on wheat, the next step is to get crafting! Making bread is a very simple and easy to remember recipe. All you need is three pieces of wheat per loaf of bread. Arrange it horizontally across three squares in the crafting menu (as in the image above). This will produce a loaf of bread for consumption. Bread restores 2.5 hunger bars each time you consume it.

And There you go! At this point, you should have a basic farm to grow your wheat. To get more bread, simply replant the seeds (which drop every time you harvest wheat) into the ground. It’s a good idea to expand your farm as soon as possible to exponentially increase your food supply. I recommend making a bunch of bread before venturing away from your base so you don’t starve.

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