Quick Bread Recipes

All the best quick breads, including banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, and cornbread recipes.

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Chef John's Banana Bread

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Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana-walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

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Nicely spiced with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin, this bread is moist and delicious! Makes 1 loaf or 18 muffins.

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

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Good with soups, chili. Makes excellent toast. Flavor of bread will change, depending on type of beer used. Loaf comes out looking textured on top.

Ginger Pear Muffins

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Pieces of juicy pear inside and a crispy oat bran mixture on top make this tender muffin recipe good for breakfast or even dessert.
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Persimmon Bread II

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Excellent for Christmas gifts, as persimmons are only available for a brief time. Moist spice cake type bread. This is the top seller at our company bake sale at Christmas!

Orange Pumpkin Loaf

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You can try this moist loaf with an orange cream spread, butter, or leave plain. For a variation, try substituting dates for the raisins.

Chocolate-Cherry Scones

These scones are made with Amarena cherries, which refers to a variety of dark wild cherry from the Bologna and Modena regions of Italy. They are typically sold preserved in a sweet syrup. They have an intense sweet cherry flavor, and pair perfectly with chocolate.

Citrus Cranberry Zucchini Bread

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A delicious twist on a summer classic--zucchini bread with a hint of lemon and orange, accented by dried cranberries. My husband just raves about it!

Banana Banana Bread

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Why compromise the banana flavor? This banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Friends and family love my recipe and say it's by far the best! It's wonderful toasted!! Enjoy!
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

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Really, really good and moist- my kids eat it as quickly as I can make it. Bread will freeze well, and keep in refrigerator for weeks.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

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If you like sweet cornbread, this is the recipe for you! My mom made this for me as a child, and now it's my family's favorite.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Bake The Best Quick Breads

One of the great things about quick breads is that you can use the same batter to make muffins, mini loaves, or Bundt cakes. Get more helpful tips.

Yummy Lemon Coconut Loaf

"I love lemon and coconut—a marriage made in heaven. Perfect recipe." – Bren

Best Ever Muffins

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Start with this basic recipe, and add one of several different ingredients for a variety of different muffins.