These 11 quick bread recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as an afternoon snack. Top them with anything you like from butter to jam, hazelnut spread, honey or peanut butter.
Quick bread recipes are easy and perfect for beginner bakers. Most of them only take about 10 minutes to prep and have straight-forward instructions.
They can be either sweet or savory, classic or unique, glazed or plain – there are so many options .…
What is a quick bread?
Let me get this one thing straight: Quick bread does not mean it is quick to bake. In fact, many quick bread recipes take about an hour to bake.
They are called quick breads because they don’t contain yeast and for that reason they don’t need to be proved. Once you have whipped up the batter, it goes right into the oven.
How are quick breads leavened/How do quick breads rise?
For all quick bread recipes, instead of yeast, baking powder and/or baking soda are used for rising.
They can be made with batter (muffins, cornbread, loaf breads) or dough (scones, biscuits).
Quick bread recipes made from scratch:
Orange Bread is a star among all the quick bread recipes on my blog. This simple treat not only smells but also tastes of oranges without being over-powering.
Lemon Lavender Loaf is a tasty loaf with a hint of lavender. Garnished with glazed lemons it makes a pretty and delicious present.
One of the most popular quick breads is without a doubt Banana Bread. You can’t go wrong with this classic quick bread.
But have you ever tried making Poppy Seed Banana Bread? We love the crunchiness of poppy seeds and hope you will too!
Honey Cranberry Bread can be easily made all year round as the recipe calls for dried cranberries.
Cottage Cheese Walnut Bread is a tasty quick bread with low sugar content (in comparison to some other sweet quick bread recipes). The bread stays moist thanks to the cottage cheese and walnuts provide an extra crunch.
Gingerbread Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze is the perfect treat for the festive season so if you are fan of gingerbread-flavored sweet treats, then put this one on your TO DO list.
If you are looking for bread recipes that are perfect for beginners, try making Irish Brown Soda Bread. This is also the only quick bread that is baked without a tin.
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins – Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack, these muffins are tasty and rich in flavor.
If you like trying new flavors or if persimmon is easily available in your corner of the world, then try making Blueberry Persimmon Muffins.
Another Irish quick bread is Irish Barmbrack Tea Cake. It’s packed with raisins and while it’s popular around Halloween, barmbrack can be enjoyed any time of the year.