Flavorful Quick Breads
These quick-bread recipes add a special touch to any meal. Choose from our favorite easy-to-make recipes.
This batter can also be baked as 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaves. (You'll need to increase the bake time to about 1 hour.)
Recipe: Banana-Nut Muffins
Try this bread sandwiched with ham and apple slices, or cut it into cubes and toast it to make croutons for salads and soups.
Recipe: Apple-Cheddar Bread
Day-old scones are firm enough to slice open without crumbling. Tuck in a few paper-thin slices of country ham for an unforgettable ham "biscuit."
Recipe: Spinach-Feta Scones
Mix the batter only until the dry ingredients disappear. (Lumps are normal.) Overmixing causes tough or misshapen loaves.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread
Make these muffins into loaves! Spoon batter into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch loaf pans, and bake 55 minutes.
- Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Customize your coffee cake topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.
The Calas Women, as they were called, peddled these hot breakfast fritters—whose name comes from the African word "kárá"—each morning in the French Quarter. The street vendors have vanished, so we honor them here with a classic rice-dough recipe too delicious to ever disappear.
Recipe: New Orleans Calas
This aromatic recipe adds a twist to classic carrot cake with pecans and peaches.
- Recipe: Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
Sour cream is the secret to the rich, moist texture of this praline-apple quick bread recipe. There's no butter or oil in the batter—only in the glaze.
- Recipe: Praline-Apple Bread
Southern Soda Bread is a twist on the Irish classic. Serve it warm from the oven with a cup of tea or to accompany a meal. We especially love it toasted and served with jam or honey butter.
- Recipe: Southern Soda Bread
Enjoy banana bread without all the guilt with this healthy banana bread recipe.
- Recipe: Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
- Recipe: Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread
Sweetened dried cranberries, grated orange rind and orange marmalade add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread.
- Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Bread
This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.
- Recipe: Banana-nut Bread
This two-ingredient bread is terrific any time of day. Pop it in the oven while you're preparing supper, or serve it for afternoon tea. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, toast a few slices for breakfast and serve with butter and jam.
- Recipe: Ice-Cream Bread
This bread has the hearty taste and texture of a fancy artisan bread yet stirs together in a matter of minutes. Baking soda, rather than yeast, gives rise to terrific flavor.
- Recipe: Whole Wheat Date-Nut Bread
Cranberries and a citrus glaze add a sweet-and-tart note to this delicious bread. The recipe makes five mini loaves—great for hostess gifts!