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How to Make Bread in Minecraft

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Bread is pretty easy to make in Minecraft, as the resource used to craft it is plentiful. As such, it can become a great food source. Furthermore, you can use Bread for another useful task.

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    What You Need to Make Bread

    Making bread with 3 wheat on a crafting table.

    To make 1 Bread, you will need 3 Wheat. Simply arrange the 3 Wheat on a Crafting Table to completely fill any row. Wheat can be grown from Wheat Seeds (just called “Seeds” in the Bedrock Edition).

    To grow Wheat, plant Wheat Seeds in Farmland blocks that are within range of some water (4 blocks away or less). You can make Farmland by using a Hoe on regular Dirt or grassy Dirt blocks. After you plant the seeds in hydrated Farmland, you will need to wait for the Wheat to grow. Wheat Seeds take 60 minutes of real-time to fully mature into yellow harvestable Wheat blocks. Alternatively, instead of growing Wheat, you can often find some.

    Where to Find Wheat

    Here are the naturally-generated structures where you can find Wheat, the potential amount of Wheat you can obtain, and the percentage rate in which it appears.

    Type of StructurePossible Amount of WheatAppearance Rate
    Dungeon1 to 434.1%
    Igloo2 to 355.3%
    Pillager Outpost3 to 572.5%
    Shipwreck8 to 2142.1%
    Underwater Ruins2 to 381% to 85%
    Woodland Mansion1 to 434.1%

    Getting Bread From Villagers

    You can also buy Bread from Farmer Villagers if they have the trade option for it. When they do, you can exchange 1 Emerald for 6 Bread by trading with a Farmer Villager. In the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, you’re guaranteed to come across this trade with Novice-level Farmer Villagers. However, in the Java Edition of the game, you only have a 40% chance of finding this trade.

    Also, if you’re playing the Java Edition, you can potentially get Bread from Villagers for free. If you get the Hero of the Village effect by completing a raid in a Village, Farmer Villagers will sometimes drop Bread around you out of gratitude.

    What You Can Use Bread For

    A farmer villager wearing a yellow straw hat.

    The most common use for Bread is as a food item. When you eat 1 Bread, you will regain 2.5 Hunger Icons worth of your Hunger Meter. As such, Bread does not satisfy your hunger as much as cooked meats but is much more sustainable.

    Breeding Villagers With Bread

    Similar to how you can breed some animals, such as horses or llamas, you can feed Villagers with Bread to make them enter love mode. When a Villager is fed with Bread, red hearts will appear above their head. If 2 Villagers that are fed Bread are close together, they’ll seemingly hug for a few seconds. After separating, a baby Villager will spawn from the location of one of the parents.

    In this manner, you can rapidly increase the population of a Villager. If you make use of the Wheat and Bread that you can find within a Village, this feat becomes even easier. Having more Villagers means that you will potentially have more trading partners. This means easier access to a greater variety of goods. If you’re economically ambitious, you can even build structures in a Village and designate certain places to house different types of Villagers. You can make a fancy farmhouse for Farmers, a lookout for Cartographers, a library for Librarians, and much more.