My motto is that life is more fun with funfetti. With that motto in mind, I created this easy Funfetti Bread recipe for the girls to enjoy. Everything is better with sprinkles, including our favorite quick bread!

This little funfetti loaf is packed full of colorful sprinkles or sugar crystals, your choice! It’s sweet and moist, perfect for breakfast, brunch, and an afternoon snack.

A funfetti bread recipe in a mini white loaf pan on a white marble surface.
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We’re big fans of sweet bread, especially on Saturday mornings. It’s easy enough for the girls to help make {and foolproof, too} and requires only a few staple ingredients for an impromptu breakfast.

It seems everyone loves my easy sweet bread recipe, adults and children alike, but if your kids are like mine, sprinkles are always a win. Especially if they come in pink and purple hues!

I picked up these pretty sprinkles at Home Goods for Easter, but some things can’t wait. They inspired this funfetti bread recipe!

Funfetti Bread Recipe

Funfetti bread is delicious on its own or served warm, smothered in butter. I made it in my favorite giftable mini loaf pans to share with others – it’s the perfect for one for you and one for me since it makes 6-8 miniature loaves!

I pick them up for just $1 apiece at Michael’s, but you can find similar miniature loaf pans here online !

A funfetti bread recipe in a mini white loaf pan on a white marble surface.

As with most of my bread recipes, it only takes 5 minutes hands on time, but spends 40 minutes in the oven acting as potpourri for your home. The aroma is so sweet and amazing that I wish I could capture it in a candle.

Since I can’t do that, I’ll keep baking, and bringing you new recipes! We make sweet bread in a variety of ways to mix it up a bit. Some favorites include Funfetti BreadCinnamon Bread and Sweet Orange Bread.

Why You’ll Love this Funfetti Bread

  • So Easy
  • Pantry Ingredients
  • Customizable
  • Great for Brunch or Snacks
A funfetti bread recipe in a mini white loaf pan on a white marble surface.

You can see how moist and colorful funfetti bread is. If you make it, I’d love to hear what you and your family think! We’ll be making it again for Easter brunch in just a few short weeks.

Funfetti Bread Ingredients

  • Sprinkles – or pretty sugar crystals. You can find pastel sprinkles here or fun sugar crystals here.
  • White granulated sugar – to sweeten this sweet funfetti bread.
  • All-purpose flour – If possible, sift your flour for the lightest, fluffiest bread.
  • Baking powder – The leavening agent in this easy quick bread.
  • Salt – A hint of salt brings out all the other flavors in baking.
  • Eggs – Large eggs, at room temperature, if possible.
  • Milk – For additional moisture.
  • Vegetable oil – The oil is what makes this bread so moist. You can substitute canola oil or melted butter in a pinch.
A white mini loaf pan filled with quick bread topped with sugar crystals

How to Make Funfetti Quick Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease six mini loaf pans.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl/mixer, beat wet ingredients.
  4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until just moist, folding in sprinkles at the end.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pans just over halfway to compensate for rise. 
  6. Add a few additional sprinkles on top.
  7. Bake 40 minutes.
funfetti bread recipe unbaked in a small white loaf pan

Alternative Baking Options

  • Large Loaves – Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this funfetti sweet bread recipe in 2 – 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Make Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12-15 minutes.

For more tips and tricks to store quick breads and keep them as fresh as the day they were baked, don’t skip How to Store Banana Bread.

A slice of funfetti quick bread on a marble surface

Tips for this Funfetti Bread

  • Cream the butter and sugars. This process aerates the butter. The sugar whips through the butter and creates pockets of air. When heated, the air expands, lifting the batter, creating rise in your bread.
  • Sift the flour. It’s certainly not required, but it makes the bread lighter and fluffier. This process will help avoid any clumps and make the batter less dense.
  • Mix dry ingredients separately before incorporating into the wet mixture for even rise.
  • Be careful not to overbake.
  • Use the Toothpick test when in doubt.
A funfetti loaf in a white ceramic loaf pan on a marble surface

Frequently Asked Questions

Does bread need yeast?

Not a quick bread recipe! These breads are actually more of a sweet, loaf bread that can be baked without any yeast for rising.

Why is it called Funfetti?

The term “funfetti” happened in 1989 when Pillsbury added sprinkles into a white boxed cake mix. The term is a portmanteau of fun and confetti.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Cover in plastic wrap and store up to 5 days at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate – You can store this bread tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Freeze – Cool your quick bread completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for up to six months. Leave on counter overnight to thaw.
a small loaf of a funfetti bread recipe with a slice removed onto the marble countertop

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free

I’d love to hear from you! Are you a fan of quick breads like our family?

More Quick Bread Recipes

A miniature loaf of funfetti bread
5 from 3 votes

Funfetti Bread

Easy funfetti bread recipe – a sweet quick bread that adults and kids alike love sprinkled with color.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 36 slices
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 6-8 mini loaf pans.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl/mixer, beat eggs, milk and oil.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until just moist.
  • Fold in sprinkles.
  • Pour batter into loaf pans just over halfway to compensate for rise. 
  • Add a few additional sprinkles on top.
  • Bake 40 minutes.

Julie’s Tips

  • Mix dry ingredients separately before incorporating into the wet mixture for even rise.
  • Be careful not to over bake. Use the Toothpick test when in doubt.
  • Change the colors of sprinkles for different holidays.
  • This recipe can be made in two 1 lb loaf pans and increase baking  to 50-60 minutes using the toothpick test.
Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made 18 mini (micro mini maybe) loaves in the Wilton 18 cavity pan. Perfect amount of batter. Great little Christmas gifts.

  2. Wow, this looks great! Can’t wait to try this out with my little one! If I didn’t make mini loaves and wanted to make one big batch of bread (in a cast iron skillet) would you still suggest the same cooking time?

    1. You’ll want to increase baking time and use the toothpick method. It will require more time, but cast iron gets hotter than a typical baking vessel.