This page has tons of easy quick bread recipes. It has recipes for banana bread, pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, cornbread, blueberry bread & many more great tasting quick bread varieties.
As you probably know, “quick bread” recipes use faster rising baking soda and/or baking powder (versus slower rising bread yeast). This often results in a delicious muffin-like “bread” that rises & bakes more quickly than a sandwich-type bread that uses yeast. Sweet quick breads are perfect for snacks, breakfast treats or desserts.
Popular Quick Bread Recipes
- Cranberry Bread with Fresh Cranberries (oven baked)
- Pumpkin Cranberry Bread (oven baked)
- Bread Machine Cornbread (sweet cornbread)
- Bread Machine Pumpkin Bread
- Bread Machine Zucchini Bread
Related – If you need an easy vanilla or chocolate glaze for your quick bread, you should try our banana bread glaze. It is perfect for banana bread, pumpkin bread and many other quick breads.
List of Sweet Quick Bread Recipes (Oven-Baked & Bread Machine Recipes)
- Almond – Almond Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Apple – Applesauce Bread (oven baked) – This easy quick bread is made with simple ingredients such as applesauce, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Apple – Applesauce Cranberry Bread (oven baked) – This quick bread is a delicious combination of applesauce and fresh cranberries.
- Apple – Bread Machine Apple Bread – This apple bread recipe uses chunky applesauce and chopped walnuts to create a fun, tasty & crunchy dessert.
- Banana – Banana Bread Recipes – This page focuses on tons of easy banana quick bread recipes such as Banana Nut Bread, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Brown Sugar Banana Bread, No Butter Banana Bread, Bread Machine Banana Bread, Eggless Banana Bread. Vegan Banana Bread, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread & many more!
- Beer – Beer Bread (oven baked) – This easy quick bread is perfect for your favorite beer lover. FYI – I can’t be a real bread dad without a beer bread recipe!
- Blueberry – Blueberry Quick Bread (oven baked) – Your family will love this oven-baked blueberry quick bread. It also makes a great “flag cake” with blueberry stars and strawberry stripes.
- Blueberry – Blueberry Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Buttermilk – Buttermilk Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Cinnamon – Bread Machine Cinnamon Bread – This dessert recipe creates a tasty cinnamon “quick bread” stuffed with chocolate chips. Made with baking powder/soda.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Cornbread – Bread Machine Cornbread – A sweet & buttery northern-style cornbread.
- Cranberry – Applesauce Cranberry Bread (oven baked) – This quick bread is a delicious combination of applesauce and fresh cranberries.
- Cranberry – Cranberry Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Cranberry – Cranberry Bread with Dried Cranberries (oven baked) – This quick bread recipe uses dried cranberries in order to create a sweeter cranberry bread.
- Cranberry – Cranberry Bread with Fresh Cranberries (oven baked) – This delicious “quick bread” is made with juicy fresh cranberries and is bursting with flavor.
- Cranberry – Pumpkin Cranberry Bread (oven baked) – This sweet dessert is a wonderful combination of pumpkin & cranberries. Perfect for Thanksgiving, autumn festivals, etc.
- Gingerbread – Bread Machine Gingerbread – This bread machine gingerbread recipe is perfect for the holidays!
- Gluten Free – Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Gluten Free – Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (oven baked) – Who doesn’t like chocolate??!
- Pecan – Pecan Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Pumpkin – Bread Machine Pumpkin Bread – A deliciously sweet pumpkin quick bread… made with a bread machine.
- Pumpkin – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (oven baked) – This easy sweet quick bread recipe makes a delicious Thanksgiving dessert.
- Pumpkin – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (oven baked) – A fantastic banana bread made with pumpkin puree & chocolate chips!
- Pumpkin – Pumpkin Cranberry Bread (oven baked) – This sweet dessert is a wonderful combination of pumpkin & cranberries. Perfect for Thanksgiving, autumn festivals, etc.
- Pumpkin – Pumpkin Nut Bread (oven baked) – This pumpkin nut bread uses chopped walnuts or chopped pecans. It is delicious as a snack or dessert.
- Pumpkin – Pumpkin Pie Bread (oven baked) – This sweet “quick bread” tastes like a holiday pumpkin pie.
- Raisin – Raisin Banana Bread (oven baked) – Made with delicious golden raisins.
- Strawberry – Strawberry Quick Bread (oven baked) – This oven-baked recipe creates a delicious strawberry “quick bread” stuffed with strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream.
- Vegan – Vegan Banana Bread (oven baked) – This easy recipe creates a delicious & moist vegan banana bread.
- Vegan – Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (oven baked) – Here is a tasty vegan banana bread recipe. It is made with vegan chocolate chips and ripe bananas!
- Walnut – Walnut Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Walnut – Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread (oven baked)
- Zucchini – Bread Machine Zucchini Bread – This bread machine zucchini bread is perfect as a snack. dessert or easy way to deliciously get rid of excess homegrown zucchinis!
If you have any great “quick bread” baking tips or ideas for new quick bread recipes, please post them below in our comment section. We would love to hear from you!
Quick Bread Questions
What are quick breads?
Quick breads are baked goods that use baking soda and/or baking powder to rise. Examples of quick bread recipes include banana breads, pumpkin breads, cornbreads, zucchini breads and beer breads. Quick breads are usually a sweet muffin-like “bread” that is used as a dessert or snack.
Do you use yeast to make quick breads?
No, most sweet quick breads (such as banana bread) use baking soda and/or baking powder as their leavening agents. Yeast is a much slower rising leavening agent and is used to make sandwich-type breads and not sweeter “quick breads”.
What are examples of quick breads?
There are many examples of quick breads such as banana bread, zucchini bread, strawberry bread, blueberry bread, pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, beer bread, cornbread, gingerbread and applesauce bread. You will find tons of delicious quick bread recipes on this website.
Is pumpkin bread a type of quick bread?
Yes, most pumpkin breads are a type of sweet “quick bread”. They use baking soda/powder and lots of sugar to create a sweet pumpkin-flavored & muffin-like dessert or snack. Pumpkin breads are a perfect quick bread treat for Halloween, Thanksgiving and “harvest-based” special occasions.
Is cornbread a type of quick bread?
Yes, most cornbreads are a type of quick bread. Like other “quick breads” recipes, most cornbread recipes use baking powder/soda as the leavening agent and do not use bread yeast. Cornbread quick bread recipes generally focus on either southern-style savory (non-sweet) cornbreads or northern-style sweet cornbreads.
What can I use in a quick bread?
You can use tons of different main ingredients to make unique quick breads. For example, you can use fresh fruit (i.e. bananas or strawberries), dried fruit (i.e. raisins or dried cranberries), nuts (i.e. chopped walnuts), chocolate chips, etc. There are hundreds of different types of quick breads such as banana nut bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, dried cranberry bread, blueberry bread, butterscotch chip banana bread and many many more!
What baking powder does for quick bread?
Baking powder helps a quick bread to rise. Rather than using slowing rising bread yeast, quick breads use faster rising baking powder and/or baking soda as a leavening agent. The use of baking powder in a quick bread recipe results in a moist muffin-like dessert “bread” versus a drier sandwich-type bread. Baking powder also helps to reduce the overall time needed to make a quick bread (versus a sandwich bread) because there is no long wait for the yeast to rise. For more information on baking powder, you should read this Wikipedia article.
Can bread flour be used for quick breads?
Most quick bread recipes use all-purpose flour and not bread flour. All purpose flour is more often used to make sweet & moist baked goods such as muffins, cakes, etc. In contrast, since bread flour has more protein & gluten, it is more often used for making sandwich-type breads. While bread flour can be used as a substitute for all-purpose flour, the texture of the quick bread will not be as good. Therefore, I would suggest sticking to the type of flour called for in a recipe.
What makes quick breads quick?
Quick breads are quick because they use baking powder and/or baking soda and do not use slower rising bread yeast. This means that quick breads do not need any kneading and you do not have to wait for the dough to rise before placing it in the oven. You just mix the recipe ingredients and stick the quick bread in the oven to bake. Between prepping and baking, many quick bread recipes that use baking powder/soda take roughly 1:30 hours to finish. In contrast, breads made with yeast can take 3-4 hours to prep, wait for the dough to rise & bake.
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