Best Quick Bread Recipes

No need for yeast with these Quick Breads! All easy and all delicious, from an easy Chocolate Chip Bread to the perfect Cranberry and Almond Holiday bread. Make one or better yet make them all!

Here at Breads and Sweets I love to share all my favorite recipes and I must say quick breads are a big part of that. I love how they are perfect anytime, from breakfast to snack to dessert.

If you have never been successful with making these types of breads, don’t worry, with these helpful hints you will be making the tastiest and moistest breads you have ever eaten.

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To start and maybe the most important, don’t over mix batter. Over mixing causes quick breads to be dense, tough and bake unevenly. Stir your wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined and you can’t see the flour. Which mean about 15-16 stirs. I find a rubber spatula to be more gentle when combining! 

Make sure your ingredients are room temperature. This allows your ingredients to fully incorporate into the batter. Cold ingredients should be brought to room temperature and your melted butter cooled.

If your bread starts to brown too quickly just tent the bread with a piece of foil and continue baking.

I love that quick breads are so fast and easy to make and can be enjoyed basically anytime of the day, from breakfast to snack to even dessert! I hope you enjoy these amazing breads just as much as we do.

No kneading or rising time, quick breads are perfect when you looking for something a little different from muffins or even coffee cake.

What Method is Used to Prepare Quick Breads?

Quick breads are usually prepared using three different methods. The method used determines what kind of texture and crumb the bread will have after baking.

  • Blending – The dry ingredients are combined in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another and then the dry are mixed in the wet to create the batter.
  • Creaming – The fat (usually butter or oil) and sugar are beaten together to create an airy and light mixture. The eggs are then added and finally the dry ingredients are folded in to create the batter. This method is usually used to make muffins as well.
  • Biscuit Method – The dry ingredients are sifted together, and then the fat get added to the mix to create a coarse mixture. The dry mix gets added to the wet mix and folded in to create a dense batter which will create a denser, but still flaky consistency.

Whether you’re looking for something to serve over the holidays or during the warmer weather, the following quick bread recipes are everything you need.

All the Quick Bread Recipes you will need!

Homemade Carrot Bread
Flavorful homemade carrot bread is loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, carrots and nuts! Similar to carrot cake but easier to make, this sweet loaf is perfect for brunch or dessert.
Check out this recipe
Carrot bread on a white board with two slices in front.
Chocolate Chip Bread
A breakfast of Champions cannot be called such if it doesn't include this delicious Chocolate Chip Bread! Full of chocolate chips and with the addition of yogurt, it's perfectly moist, delicate and rich.
Check out this recipe
Two slices of chocolate chip bread on a white board.
Simple Eggnog Bread
Moist and tender eggnog bread is an easy to make quick bread that will be a new Christmas favorite! It’s a great way to use up leftover eggnog and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Check out this recipe
Eggnog bread on a white board
Easy Gingerbread Loaf
Perfectly spiced gingerbread loaf is full of classic holiday flavor! Made with ginger and molasses, it’s soft, moist and perfect for a festive breakfast treat, snack or dessert.
Check out this recipe
loaf with cream cheese on top on a white board with two slices in front.
Cinnamon Apple Bread
Is there a better combination than cinnamon and apple for Fall? Together they make for the perfect cozy sweater weather atmosphere. This Cinnamon Apple Bread is packed with chunks of apples, the addition of cinnamon and a sprinkle of granulated sugar makes this a great loaf recipe!
Check out this recipe
Two slices of bread on a white plate and the loaf in the back.
Cranberry Almond Bread
There is no better way to bring in the Holidays then with this moist and delicious Cranberry Almond Bread. This quick bread is made in minutes and believe me it will be gone in about the same time!
Check out this recipe
Loaf on a white board with cranberries around it.
Orange Quick Bread
Quick, easy and delicious, if you like oranges then this is the bread for you! This Orange Quick Bread contains orange zest instead of orange juice, it is moist and the perfect bread to wake up to in the morning!
Check out this recipe
bread on a wooden board with two slices in front.
Perfect Cinnamon Bread
Sweet and moist this cinnamon bread is quick to make and has the most delicious cinnamon sugar swirl both inside and out! With a cake-like texture, it’s perfect for breakfast or dessert.
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cinnamon bread with slices on a white plate.
Strawberry Bread
Moist and sweet strawberry bread is full of fresh diced strawberries! This easy to make quick bread recipe comes together in only 15 minutes and is a great way to celebrate strawberry season. 
Check out this recipe
Strawberry bread sliced.
Guinness Beer Bread
This Beer bread made with Guinness is not only easy to make, but it's also delicious and if you love drinking Guinness, you'll love eating Guinness as well! It goes well as a snack or served with soup for lunch or dinner.
Check out this recipe
beer bread and three slices on a white plate.
Easy Coconut Bread Recipe
Coconut bread is an easy quick bread recipe that's sweet, soft, and full of coconut flavor. It's the perfect breakfast, brunch, or anytime sweet bread that's so easy to make.
Check out this recipe
Sliced coconut bread on a white plate.
Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe that's soft, moist and spiced with cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Top it with cream cheese frosting for the finishing touch!
Check out this recipe
Bread with a slice cut on a white plate.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is easy to make and all about chocolate! It's made with two kinds of melted chocolate plus extra chocolate chips mixed into the batter. It's moist, rich, and delicious any time of day.
Check out this recipe
sliced banana bread with two sliced pieces of banana on the left side.
Walnut Cranberry Bread Recipe
This Walnut Cranberry Bread is a classic quick bread that’s so easy to make.  Bursting with tart cranberries and crunchy walnuts.
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Cranberry nut bread with 2 slices cut.
Homemade Cherry Bread Recipe
Cherry Bread is an easy quick bread that you can serve as a snack cake or breakfast treat.
Check out this recipe
3 slices of cherry bread stacked on a black plate.
Blueberry Bread Recipe
This easy Blueberry Bread with a simple crumb topping is moist and delicious. The perfect quick loaf recipe perfect for breakfast or snack.
Check out this recipe
3 slices of blueberry bread stacked.
Double Chocolate Bread
This Double Chocolate Bread is easy, delicious and made without a mixer. A moist tender quick bread, a perfect snack, breakfast or even dessert loaf.
Check out this recipe
4 slices of bread stacked.

Everything you need to make Quick Breads

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How to store Quick Breads

Breads should be stored wrapped tightly at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days. If it contains dairy or is frosted, then it should be stored in the refrigerator instead. They will keep for up to 6-7 days in the fridge.

How to freeze them

The completely cooled bread should be wrapped in plastic wrap then again in foil or a freezer safe bag. If you use a bag be sure to remove as much air as possible. It will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

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I hope you enjoy all our Quick Bread recipes and be sure to check back regularly as we continue to add new recipes!

2 Comments

    1. Hi Rhonda, You could use maraschino cherries, but you should drain them before adding them and cut back on the sugar since they might be sweeter. Hope that helps 🙂

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