How to Make Bread in Minecraft

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How to Make Bread in Minecraft

Minecraft is easily one of the best games of all time. It features a massive, truly open world with near-limitless possibilities. There is a never-ending amount of things to do in the game, from mining to building to farming and everything in between. It’s so much that it can honestly be very overwhelming!

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

How to Make Bread in Minecraft

With that introduction out of the way, let’s get right into this guide for how to make bread in Minecraft!

Step 1: Gathering Seeds

How to Make Bread in Minecraft: Gathering Seeds
Image: Mojang Studios, Microsoft Game Studios via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

First thing first, you’re going to need the ingredients to make the bread. Bread is crafted with three pieces of wheat. Wheat can be found naturally throughout the world. It has a chance to spawn in dungeons, villages, and other naturally generating structures. The best, most sustainable way to get a supply of wheat is simply to build your own farm! But to get a farm, you’ll need seeds first.

Seeds can also spawn in chests among naturally generating structures, but you don’t want to spend all day gathering them up from chests. To get seeds more easily, simply break tall grass. Tall grass has a chance of dropping one seed. You can go to a wide-open area and hold down the LMB to break blocks, moving your mouse back and forth from left to right to break lots of grass at once.

Step 2: Growing Wheat

How to Make Bread in Minecraft: Growing Wheat
Image: Mojang Studios, Microsoft Game Studios via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Once you have enough seeds, now it’s time to make a farm! Simply gather up some water with a bucket (needs three iron ingots: see link for recipe) or find a natural source of water, such as a river or pond. Now craft a hoe (needs two sticks and two wood, stone, or other tool material: see link for recipe). Then use the hoe on a grass block within at least four blocks of a water source. This will till the ground, making it ready for use!

Then just get your seeds and right-click the ground to plant them, and a little green plant will appear in the ground. Make sure you do this above ground so it has sunlight, or place some torches or other light sources next to it. Plants need light to grow! After this, just wait a few in-game days for your wheat to finish growing. You can harvest wheat by left-clicking when the plant turns a golden-yellow color.

Step 3: Crafting Bread

How to Make Bread in Minecraft: Crafting Bread
Image: Mojang Studios, Microsoft Game Studios via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Now that you’ve gotten your hands on some wheat, the next step is to get to crafting! Making bread is a very simple and easy-to-remember recipe. All you need is three pieces of wheat per loaf of bread. Lay it out on three squares in the crafting menu horizontally (as in the image above). This will produce one loaf of bread for you to consume. Bread restores two and a half hunger bars each time you consume it.

And there you have it! By this point, you should have a basic farm for growing your wheat. To get more bread, simply replant the seeds (which are dropped every time you harvest wheat) back into the soil. It’s a good idea to expand your farm as early as you can to exponentially grow your food supply. I’d recommend crafting a bunch of bread before you venture away from your base so you don’t starve.

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