Some days we’re really torn between baking up a quick or more labor-intensive loaf of homemade bread. But now we have the perfect compromise in these 18 no-knead breads. With variations ranging from pizza crust to loaves made with alternative grains to bread-meets-cake creations, your baking routine just got a whole lot more simple. We’re quite certain that this easy style is only going to continue to rise in popularity, no matter how you slice it.

1. Homemade Sourdough: Start babying your sourdough mother today, and you’ll be ready to bake an outstanding loaf with a touch of sour flavor in only 10 days time. Ahh, fermentation, you really are awesome. (via Silvia’s Cucina)

2. Apple Cider Cheddar Bread: With its nod to a classic pie combo — that’d be apple and cheddar — this hard cider loaf is an excellent no-knead twist on the usual beer bread. (via Devour)

3. No-Knead Hatch Chile Bread: Vary the heat level of this chile-spiced loaf by incorporating as many (or few) seeds as you see fit. (via Food Mouth)

4. Multigrain No-Knead Bread: A combo of millet, oats, whole wheat flour and flax seeds creates a low-maintenance loaf with a lot of flavor. (via Our Fresh Kitchen)

5. Beet, Arugula + Feta Pizza With Honey Balsamic: Earthy beets and peppery arugula work together wonderfully atop these thin-crust pizzas. (via BS’ in the Kitchen)

6. No-Knead Bloody Mary Bread: We happen to have the perfect sip (or 10) to pair with these well-seasoned slices. (via Beth Dunham)

7. Chocolate No-Knead Bread With Nutella Chips: Wouldn’t this chocolate loaf make an outstanding base for French toast or bread pudding? (via Bacon Egg + Cheese{cake})

8. Ciabatta Bread: There’s no question that big things are in store for this classic loaf. Imagine fancy toast, mouth-watering sandos or vessels for delicious dip — the possibilities are endless. (via Silvia’s Cucina)

9. Red Onion + Garlic Focaccia: Highly seasoned with onion, garlic and herbs, this focaccia is best served with some peppery olive oil. Get ready to be left with a mere pile of crumbs… it’s that good. (via Veggie Num Num)

10. Cinnamon-Sugar Crust Cinnamon-Ribbon Bread: Slice into this fuss-free, perfect-for-breakfast bread to reveal a ribbon of cinnamon-sugar running through the center. (via Averie Cooks)

11. Cheddar-Garlic Confit No-Knead Bread (Gluten-Free): Pockets of melty cheddar and soft cloves of garlic confit stud this fragrant, crusty and, believe it or not, gluten-free loaf. (via A Sage Amalgam)

12. Raspberry-Lemon Sweet Roll Cake With Buttermilk Glaze: Think of this cake-slash-bread as a giant cinnamon bun, where a brightly-flavored raspberry-lemon swirl takes the place of the usual spice suspects. (via Baking a Moment)

13. Super Easy Crusty No-Knead Pumpkin Bread Bowls: Fill these pumpkin-y bread bowls with your favorite tomato or hearty winter soup. (via Half Baked Harvest)

14. Single Serving Soft Pretzel: With no kneading required and only a 15-minute rise, this single-serve soft pretzel will be ready for snack time before you can say “Pass the mustard.” (via Top With Cinnamon)

15. Five-Minute Grilled Pizza Dough: There’s nothing quite like homemade pizza, but sometimes it’s just too hot to fire up the oven. For those times, you need this recipe for a quick and easy dough that “bakes” up beautifully on the grill. (via Foodess)

16. No-Knead Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan Bread: No joke: The filling-to-flour ratio here is basically one-to-one. What’s not to like about that? (via Portuguese Girl Cooks)

17. Slow Roasted Tomato Sandwiches: Talk about efficient. The garlic-balsamic-tomato filling for these delicious caprese-inspired sandwiches roast while the buns do their rising. Just think of how amazing your kitchen will smell! (via Simply So Good)

18. Overnight Pear Focaccia: Who wouldn’t love to wake up to this gorgeous pear- and dried-fruit-studded focaccia? (via Cooking Lessons)

Have you jumped on the no-knead breadwagon yet? Let’s chat below!