Get 40 easy and delicious quick bread recipes!

Quick bread is the family favorite that we return to time and again! Quick bread recipes are simple, foolproof and perfect for breakfast, brunch, snacking and appetizers, and of course, dessert.

Are you ready to bake? Let’s make some fabulous quick breads!

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If you’re in the mood for baking (and who isn’t these days?) I have the solution! Are you ready for this amazing answer to every “what should I make” baking conundrum?

The answer is quick bread. Having a great lineup of quick bread recipes might just change your life! These fast and easy bread recipes are flexible, always easy to customize, and so full of fragrant, warm flavors that will fill your kitchen with joy.

A variety of miniature loaves of quick bread recipes, baked into white ceramic loaf pans on a marble surface.

What is Quick Bread?

First… the answer to the most basic question of all – what is it?

Quick bread is basically any bread that uses chemical leavening agents and no yeast required. They have so many advantages over a traditional yeast bread, in my humble opinion.

  • They come together so quickly and are virtually impossible to mess up!
  • No real baking skills are required, I promise.
  • No struggling with temperature and yeast rising, which can be intimidating even for more seasoned bakers. 
  • They can be baked immediately after mixing – no wait time required! 

No bread machine required! It’s as simple as mixing, baking and enjoying these fast and easy recipes!

A variety of miniature loaves of quick bread recipes, baked into white ceramic loaf pans on a marble surface.

The Ultimate Collection of Quick Bread Recipes

Before we jump into each of the printable recipe links, I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips and tricks with you. These are all the tools you’ll need, shared with years of baking experience in mind!

Tips

Caramel cream cheese bread baked in a gold loaf pan

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get Quick Bread to Rise?

Without yeast, your quick bread will require baking soda or baking powder to rise. Baking soda is a base that requires an acid to activate, and create carbon dioxide in order for your baked goods to rise. Baking powder contains baking soda, plus the acid required to activate and create a rise.

How do you Make Quick Bread Moist?

Several things keep your quick breads moist. Primarily, milk, oil and eggs create the moisture and bind the ingredients together. 

Some recipes will even include sour cream, cream cheese or Greek yogurt for an added boost.

Of course, many of the additions to my sweet bread recipes create additional moisture! Chocolate chips, other candies, fruits and more can add a moist bite of texture. 

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Tools to Use

40 Incredible Quick Bread Recipes

Simple Sweet Bread

The ultimate basic quick bread – this is the recipe that started our addiction many years ago!

Sweet Bread is so incredibly easy to make and only takes 5 minutes hands on time. This easy Sweet Bread recipe requires only staple ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk and vegetable oil!

It’s easy quick bread recipe for breakfast, snack or dessert that also makes a beautiful neighbor, hostess or holiday gift!

A loaf of sweet bread in a white ceramic mini loaf pan.

Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s the ultimate breakfast + snack + dessert combo… it’s chocolate chip bread. With a tender crumb and the perfect balance of textures, this chocolate chip loaf is great for a gift, too!

A chocolate chip bread loaf on a marble countertop, sliced for serving.

Brown Sugar No Yeast Bread

This brown sugar bread recipe is full of flavor and incredibly easy to make. A no yeast bread made with staple ingredients and just 5 minutes hands-on time!

Banana Bread without Baking Soda or Baking Powder

Don’t waste brown bananas! Turn them into a delicious banana bread! Creaming the butter and sugars gives this bread incredible volume and texture without leavening agents.

It creates air pockets inside the batter that expand when the bread is baking, lifting it to make a soft and tender crumb.

sliced banana bread on white surface

Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe

This Apple Cinnamon Bread is the most delicious taste of fall. With the flavors and warmth of sweet baked apples and cinnamon, it will fill your home with fragrance as it bakes!

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Classic Poppy Seed Bread

This poppy seed bread recipe is dense, decadent, and so simple to make. The addition of poppy seeds give this quick bread recipe a nutty, delicate texture your family will love!

Small loaves of poppyseed bread on a marble countertop

Fresh and Fluffy Strawberry Bread

Delightfully easy and moist Strawberry bread recipe made with staple ingredients in just a few minutes hands on time!

You can add a little glaze or leave it just as it is – it’s so simple and yet feels so special, bursting with strawberry flavor.

An ivory platter with a fresh loaf of strawberry bread, knife to the side.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a delightfully moist bread with a touch of tart lemon flavor, bursting with delicate, nutty poppy seeds!

It takes just five minutes hands on time and a few simple ingredients to make 6 miniature loaves for gifting or two large loaves.

lemon poppyseed quick bread

Cinnamon Bread

An easy Cinnamon Bread Recipe that is perfect for breakfast, snacks and gifting to friends, neighbors and co-workers! This Christmas bread makes a beautiful gift wrapped into inexpensive giftable loaf pans.

Mini loaves of cinnamon bread on a marble countertop, next to scissors and twine for a gift.

Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

A Gingerbread Loaf is a sweet bread with a little sugar and spice! This easy Gingerbread Loaf recipe that’s so moist and delicious and will make your home smell like Christmas! A quick bread recipe that’s perfect to gift to friends and family during the holidays.

Slices of gingerbread loaf next to a loaf in a white loaf pan.

Almond Bread

Almond Bread is a moist quick bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. It requires only staple ingredients and takes just 5 minutes hands on time to make!

Almond bread in a white loaf pan

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread is a delicious and festive twist on my Sweet Bread recipe. The addition of cranberries and orange zest elevate it into an elegant Christmas Bread for breakfast, brunch, snacks and gifting. It takes just 10 minutes to prep this quick bread recipe.

Small ceramic loaf pan of cranberry orange bread, resting on a pale blue linen towel.

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 bread (which can also be called Espresso Bread) is made with just a few staple ingredients and espresso powder, in just a few minutes!

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

Orange Bread

Easy and beautiful sweet Orange Bread recipe that takes just 5 minutes hands on time and a few staple ingredients.

Sweet orange quick bread in a white loaf pan.

Easy Cranberry Bread Recipe

This sweet cranberry bread makes a great breakfast, snack, dessert and a beautiful edible gift yielding 6 miniature loaves per batch! This amazing quick bread recipe takes just 5 minutes hands on time!

Cranberry quick bread in a white loaf pan

Cinnamon Roll Bread

Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make with little effort and no yeast! It makes the best breakfast, dessert or gift.

A loaf of cinnamon roll bread, covered in icing and sliced on a marble surface

Funfetti Bread

My motto is, life is more fun with funfetti, so I created this easy Funfetti Bread recipe for the girls to enjoy.

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Lemon Loaf

If you’re a lemon lover, not much is more delicious than the refreshing scent and flavor of an easy Lemon Loaf. This simple Lemon Bread is decadent and divine, full of lemon flavor!

This easy Lemon Bread Recipe takes just 5 minutes hands on time and makes a beautiful breakfast or gift!

lemon loaf on a platter

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread is a quick bread made in just 5 minutes without yeast! You’ll love this easy Blueberry Bread Recipe. It’s perfect for Saturday mornings, Easter and Mother’s Day brunch and so much more!

blueberry bread slice

Carrot Bread (Carrot Cake Loaf)

This sweet carrot bread is the best carrot cake, in bread form. Carrot cake bread is easy to slice, serve and most importantly, enjoy! This carrot cake loaf is covered in a delicious cream cheese glaze for the perfect cake to frosting ratio!

carrot bread on a white plate, fresh carrots in the background

Cookies and Cream Bread Recipe

Cookies and cream bread is our favorite chocolate sandwich cookie in delicious bread form! It’s perfect for breakfast and dessert! This sweet quick bread recipe is straight forward to make with simple pantry ingredients.

oreo cookies and cream quick bread on a blue and white plate

Caramel Cream Cheese Bread Recipe

This Quick Caramel Cream Cheese Bread is so good you’ll wish you had it every day. The ultimate cheesecake bread recipe is easier than you might think. It’s perfect for breakfast, get togethers and of course, dessert!

Caramel cream cheese bread baked in a gold loaf pan

Quick Bread Muffin Recipes

Muffins are just a quick bread in a cuter, more bite sized form! What’s not to love?

Banana Muffins

A secret ingredient makes these easy Banana Muffins irresistible! Who knew Banana Muffins could be so good! Like better than a cupcake good. Like so good, only one muffin remains less than 24 hours later and has been taunting me all morning!

banana muffins in paper wrappers on a white plate

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Incredible Pumpkin Muffin Recipe filled with fall flavor that melts in your mouth. These easy pumpkin muffins will have your guests begging for more – and for the recipe!

Pumpkin spice muffins are the perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert. They’re a great addition to any holiday gathering or fall festivity.

pumpkin muffins on a white platter, with a pale peach real pumpkin in the background

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

This Blueberry Muffin Recipe has a crunchy muffin top that glistens and adds incredible texture. Butter and oil make these easy blueberry muffins an incredibly moist breakfast or snack. Soft bakery style blueberry muffins – without the effort!

how to make blueberry muffins

Strawberry Muffins

Sweet Strawberry Muffins with a tender crumb and crunchy sugar muffin top. This Strawberry Muffin Recipe is made from scratch in minutes!

strawberry muffins

Brown Butter Muffin Recipe

This Muffin Recipe has an incredible twist you don’t want to miss. The addition of brown butter creates an aromatic Butter Muffin that the whole family will enjoy!

butter muffins on plate

Caramel Banana Muffins

These moist banana muffins are bakery level delicious. This banana muffin recipe combines the sweet flavor of banana with a gooey caramel center to create a banana and caramel muffin hybrid.

Caramel and Banana Muffin on a white plate, gold silverware to the side.

Apple Cobbler Muffins

Apple cobbler muffins are the perfect fall dessert for breakfast baked treat. Easy to make, these fruit muffins are wonderfully soft and fluffy and topped with the most delicious sweet and crumbly topping.

Serve them for breakfast or brunch, or enjoy them as an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee.

apple cobbler muffins in a gold muffin pan, bowl of red apples in the background

Easy Carrot Cake Muffins with a Cream Cheese Glaze

Carrot cake muffins are the best carrot cake, in muffin form. They are so easy to make with minimal prep time. Covered in a delicious cream cheese glaze for the perfect muffin to frosting ratio, they are a moist, delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing in muffin form!

carrot cake muffins with a stack of plates and pitcher of frosting in the background.

Meltaway Cinnamon Muffins

These meltaway muffins are a deliciously simple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe made with staple ingredients. They’re rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar, and when warm, they melt in your mouth!

These are perfect mini muffins for a fall breakfast or brunch treat!

cinnamon muffins in serving dish on blue napkin

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

This easy chocolate chip muffin recipe results in perfectly moist bakery style muffins every single time! Ready in less than 30 minutes, these delicious muffins are so fluffy and the top is like a crunchy chocolate chip cookie!

Perfect for breakfast, a mid afternoon snack or as a dessert.

chocolate chip muffins in a serving dish with linen napkin

Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Incredibly moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins loaded with sweet chocolate chips and amazing fall flavor. They make a delicious breakfast or snack on the run.

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in a muffin tin

Savory Bread Recipes

The more savory side of quick breads include corn muffins and corn bread, and an assortment of beer breads. These are perfect for accompanying soups and salads, as well as a variety of appetizers.

Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter Topping

Crispy homemade cornbread topped with an incredible maple butter an easy sweet and savory cornbread. A Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will love! Simple to make, it’s on the table in just 30 minutes!

homemade cornbread with maple butter on white plate with gold fork

Cornbread Muffins With Jalapeño And Cheddar

These easy cornbread muffins are made with jalapeno cheddar for a real pop of flavor. Jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins are a perfect side to serve with meals like chili and soups.

Amazing Cornbread recipe & tips for hosting a pot luck party

The Best Beer Bread

The best Beer Bread is incredibly simple, made from staple ingredients. This beer bread recipe has a buttery crust and the perfect crumb. It’s a one dish, no fuss bread recipe that takes just 5 minutes hands on time!

A loaf of beer bread on a white platter, with a small container of honey butter to the side

Foolproof Honey Beer Bread Recipe

My honey beer bread just takes 5 minutes hands-on time and one mixing bowl. No mess, no fuss, just incredibly good, fresh bread.

honey beer bread, sliced with a bowl of butter nearby

Cheddar Beer Bread Recipe

This cheddar beer bread is comforting, savory, and incredibly delicious with a variety of toppings and dips. You’ll leave your guests craving more – it’s the ultimate party food!

A photo of cheddar beer bread, sliced
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The Ultimate Quick Bread Recipe Collection

Get 40 delicious and easy to bake quick bread recipes! These TRIED + TRUE quick bread recipes require no yeast – only a few minutes of time!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
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Instructions 

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Gather and combine ingredients.
  • Make a quick bread in minutes!

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.
  • Use the Correct Loaf Pan – Learn more about Loaf Pan Sizes here.
  • Learn more about Baking Pan Sizes and Conversions here.
  • For tips and tricks for storing your quick breads for longer, read How to Store Banana Bread.
Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

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

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