Latte Bread will fill your home with the most beautiful aroma. It’s moist and dense with a subtle espresso flavor that latte lovers can’t get enough of!

This no-yeast bread (which can also be called Espresso Bread) is made with just a few staple ingredients and espresso powder, in just a few minutes!

Bonus! I’m including the sweetest Thanks a Latte printable card, to make these the cutest little gifts!

A quick latte bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.
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Since you all love my bread recipes so much and it seems our friends and family do too when I gift loaves for the holidays, I thought I’d mix up a few new bread recipes for you this holiday season!

This bread is particularly beautiful. Latte bread is based on my Sweet Bread Recipe. Integrating espresso powder not only gives it incredible flavor, but the prettiest hue – perfect for gifting.

Breads are a delicious treat for breakfast or brunch but can also be enjoyed for dessert! Like my other bread recipes, it’s moist and dense with a subtle espresso flavor.

It can be enjoyed on its own, with a little slather of butter or even with a touch of sweet icing slightly warmed to brush on.

An espresso bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.

It comes together in just a few minutes – simply combine wet ingredients, integrate dry, pour into loaf pans and bake! Wrapping them is even easier with the charming printable gift tag I’m including here.

Latte Bread

Any which way you slice it – coffee and latte lovers will love this easy latte bread! Believe me, I ate a latte of this bread. (I couldn’t resist.)

No yeast latte bread is so easy to make and with the exception of espresso powder, it is made with staple ingredients.

Why You’ll Love this Latte Bread

  • Easy to make
  • Subtle flavor of espresso
  • Beautiful for gifts
  • Moist and decadent
  • Great with a cup of coffee!

★★★★★

5 STAR REVIEW

“This bread is wonderful it fills the entire house with the scent of espresso and eaten while it’s warm with butter and it just melts into the bread.”

— KAREN —
An espresso bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Sugar – White granulated sugar
  • Flour – All Purpose flour, bleached or unbleached.
  • Baking Powder – For leavening.
  • Salt – to balance out the sweet.
  • Espresso Powder – I use this espresso powder because it blends so seamlessly into recipes, but if you’re in a pinch with something easy to find in your grocery store, this espresso powder will do, too!
  • Eggs – For binding and rise.
  • Milk – Whatever you have on hand, skim, Vitamin D, even Almond Milk
  • Vegetable Oil – You can substitute melted butter or canola oil, if needed.

Variations

  • For a little less espresso flavor, use instant coffee instead.
  • Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this  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.
  • If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes.
  • This bread is amazing on it’s own, but you can also cover it (or drizzle if you show any restraint) with Glaze or Cream Cheese Glaze
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Swirl in nuts – Walnuts, pecans, almonds.
Gold bakeware on a marble surface

Tools to Use

How to Make this Latte Bread

An overview, see printable recipe card below.

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients.
  3. Incorporate dry mixture into wet mixture until just combined and pour into greased loaf pans.
  4. Sprinkle sugar on top to make your latte bread glisten and bake! It’s SO easy!
A quick latte bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.

Baking Alternatives

  • Traditional Loaves – Try this recipe in two full size loaf pans.
  • Make Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes or use toothpick test.
  • Make it Ornate – Alternatively, you can also bake it in an ornate loaf pan with the same minimal effort!
Two different gold loaf pan sizes on a white marble surface

Loaf Pan Sizes

Not sure which loaf pan to use or how to adapt? Get all the details here!

Tips

  • Don’t Overfill Your Loaf Pan – Fill 2/3 full to compensate for rise.
  • Use the Toothpick Test – Insert a toothpick in the center. When it comes out clean, it’s done.
A quick latte bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are espresso beans and coffee beans the same?

The difference is in the roasting method! Espresso beans are roasted for longer to bring out a more bold, rich concentrated flavor.

Does this latte bread taste like coffee?

This sweet quick bread has a subtle fragrance and flavor of espresso, but it’s not overpowering. I’m not a big coffee fan, but I love this latte bread!

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze – To freeze loaves, wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.

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 variety of miniature quick bread loaves wrapped up for the holidays.

Dietary Considerations

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
  • For Gluten Free, sub with 1:1 gluten free flour

Gifting Suggestions

Miniature loaf pans (as shown) work beautifully for an easy, beautiful, housewarming gift, hostess gift and last minute Christmas gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends and you can even keep one for yourself!

easy bread recipes to gift

It’s so easy to use a simple ribbon or cellophane bag for effortless gifting.

In fact, I have created free printable gift tags for subscribers that say “Wishing you a sweet Christmas”, “Sending you a latte love” and “Wishing you a latte joy”.

You can get them here!

printable "Thanks a Latte" gift tags

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A quick latte bread in a small white loaf pan, on a blue kitchen towel.
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Latte Bread

Latte Bread will fill your home with the most beautiful aroma. It's moist and dense with a subtle espresso flavor that latte lovers can't get enough of! This no-yeast espresso bread is made with just a few staple ingredients and espresso powder, in just a few minutes!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 48
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Grease 6 mini loaf pans and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and espresso powder.
  • Beat eggs, milk and oil.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  • Pour batter into pans an inch below to compensate for rise. Optional: sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Bake 40 minutes.

Julie’s Tips

Substitutions

  • Espresso Powder – Can’t find espresso? Instant coffee will work, too.
  • Milk – Whatever you have on hand, skim, Vitamin D, even Almond Milk
  • Vegetable Oil – Can substitute melted butter or canola oil, if needed.

Variations

  • Large Loaves – You can also make this  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.
  • Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes for mini muffins and 15-20 for full size muffins.
  • Glaze – This bread is amazing on it’s own, but you can also cover it (or drizzle if you show any restraint) with Glaze or Cream Cheese Glaze
  • Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, almonds
  • Chocolate Chips – Semi-sweet, milk or dark chocolate
  • Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
To Store 
  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze – To freeze loaves, wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.
Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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27 Comments

  1. I made this today and my family loved it. I cut the recipe in half and baked it in one metal loaf pan. At 39 minutes it passed the toothpick test. ( I checked in several places.). However, a few minutes later it sunk in the middle and was slightly gooey but still okay. I double checked the ingredients and they were all correct. I did add 1 cup of chocolate chips. Do you know what would have caused the middle to sink? Could it be too many chocolate chips?

    1. Unfortunately that is a result of underbaking…try 50 minutes. I’m not sure why the toothpick came out dry but it wasn’t done. I’m glad you were still able to enjoy it!

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! Quick and delicious. I used half whole wheat flour, 4T of instant coffee granules (instead of 3T espresso powder). This recipe seems super versatile… could add walnuts, mini choc chips, chia, coconut, etc. Will be making again for sure!

  3. I cut the recipe in half and use a medium loaf pan. Any hints on how to adjust the time and tell when it is ready? I keep burning the sides with a really wet middle.

    1. Put the bread in on a lower rack. The top of the oven is the hottest. Put it in the middle or lower. If you still have trouble, I would try lowering the oven temp and keeping it in for longer.

    1. I’m so sorry, I’m not sure what happened to the recipe card but it’s there now. Thanks for letting me know!