Flavorful Quick Breads
These quick-bread recipes add a special touch to any meal. Choose from our favorite easy-to-make recipes.
Recipe: Banana-Nut Muffins
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: Apple-Cheddar Bread
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: Spinach-Feta Scones
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: Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread
Mix the batter only until the dry ingredients disappear. (Lumps are normal.) Overmixing causes tough or misshapen loaves.
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Make these muffins into loaves! Spoon batter into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch loaf pans, and bake 55 minutes.
Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake
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.
New Orleans Calas
Recipe: New Orleans Calas
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.
Nana's Banana Bread
Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
Recipe: Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
This aromatic recipe adds a twist to classic carrot cake with pecans and peaches.
Recipe: Praline-Apple 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.
Southern Soda Bread
Recipe: Southern Soda 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.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Recipe: Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Enjoy banana bread without all the guilt with this healthy banana bread recipe.
Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread
Recipe: Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread
With minimal prep, you can enjoy this homemade beer bread loaf. Take about 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, pop in the oven, and then enjoy!
Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Bread
Sweetened dried cranberries, grated orange rind and orange marmalade add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread.
Recipe: Banana-nut Bread
This sweet bread has less oil than most traditional recipes, but you won't miss it. Extra bananas keep it moist.
Recipe: Ice-Cream 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.
Whole Wheat Date-Nut Bread
Recipe: Whole Wheat Date-Nut 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.
Mini Banana-Cranberry-Nut Bread Loaves
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!