Quick Bread Recipes – 30+ Easy Recipes

Strawberry Bread

This page has tons of quick bread recipes. It provides you with recipes for banana breads, pumpkin breads, applesauce breads, cornbreads, beer breads and 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 as a snack, breakfast treat or dessert.

Quick Bread Recipes (Oven-Baked Recipes)

Applesauce Bread

Banana Bread

Beer Bread

  • Easy Beer Bread – This easy bread is perfect for your favorite beer lover!

Blueberry Bread


  • Sweet Cornbread Muffins – These sweet cornbread muffins are very easy to make and they are a great breakfast treat.

Cranberry Bread

No Yeast Bread

  • No Yeast White Bread – Run out of yeast? No problem! This white bread is made without any yeast.

Pumpkin Bread

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Quick Bread Recipe

Quick Bread Recipes

Quick Bread Recipes for Bread Machines

Banana Bread


Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Quick Bread Recipe

Quick Bread Recipes

Quick Bread – Muffin Recipes

Banana Bread Muffins

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 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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