20 Quick Bread Recipes That Couldn't Be Easier (Or More Delicious!)
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
For the uninitiated, fry bread is a traditional American Indian quick bread that’s equally delectable sweet or savory. Serve it with butter, jam, honey, and a sprinkling of snowy powdered sugar or pair it with your favorite stew or braised beef dish.
Seeking a surefire crowd-pleaser? Look no further than this savory bread loaded with tender zucchini and freshly grated Parmesan. Serve it solo or spread with creamy ricotta cheese for an extra touch of decadence. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try our Zucchini Spice Bread or Zucchini Nut Bread.
It’s a good thing this recipe makes mini individual cakes because no one will want to share! Packed with juicy blueberries, these lemony little loaves make a lovely hostess gift.
Chocolate Marble Bread with Ganache
Serve this chocolaty loaf with milk for the kids and alongside dessert wine for the adults. Everyone will adore it!
Carrot Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Swaths of tangy cream cheese frosting make this quick and easy bread downright irresistible. Bonus: you can sneak two whole carrots in the batter! If you don’t have time to grate the veg, try our Ginger-Carrot Bread that relies on carrot juice and calls for just 10 minutes of prep.
Whole-Wheat Date Nut Bread
Delight one and all with the sweet, nutty flavor of dates and pecans in this whole-wheat no-knead bread. Neufchatel cheese offers a nice tangy counterpoint. Looking for something more firmly in the dessert category? Whip up our walnut-studded Date Cake with Orange-Blossom Syrup.
You know it’s the holiday season when you break out the cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and candied ginger. Put the spices together to make some unforgettable gingerbread.
Irish Brown Soda Bread
Don’t relegate this oh-so-simple quick bread to St. Patrick’s Day! It’s seriously delicious any time of year. We love slathering a slice with butter and jam for breakfast.
Almond-Grape Tea Cake
Grapes probably aren’t the first fruit you think of for a cake topping, but they make this almond loaf a real showstopper. It’ll go in a flash at your next brunch or tea party.
Seeded Savory Quick Bread
Two types of flour -- whole wheat and spelt -- plus four kinds of seeds -- sunflower, black sesame, caraway, and flax -- give this loaf tons of flavor and texture.
Coconut-Pineapple Loaf Cake
A quick bread with a tropical twist, this loaf pairs toasted coconut with canned pineapple chunks.
Apple Quick Bread with Oatmeal-Walnut Crumble and Caramel Sauce
This loaf gets a triple dose of apple flavor from cider, brandy, and cubed McIntoshes. Top with an oatmeal-walnut crumble and drizzle with caramel sauce to take it to the next level.
Quick Rye Bread
The secret ingredient behind this speedy, no-knead loaf? Yogurt! It gives the dense rye bread a pleasant tang.
Mini Cherry-Pecan Streusel Loaves
The hardest part about making these little cakes is giving them away. Wrap these up as holiday gifts or treat yourself!
Clementine-Vanilla-Bean Quick Bread
The batter for this loaf gets its sunny citrus flavor from clementine zest, juice, and segments. Vanilla bean gives the bread a most delicious aroma.