Sweet Bread

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 30, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

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!

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I often make it when we’re having last minute guests for a playdate or as a quick hostess gift. You can adapt this simple sweet bread recipe with your favorite fruits, but it’s perfection on it’s own as well. I love to slather a little butter on it for good measure.

sweet bread recipe

This time of year, Michael’s offers miniature ceramic loaf pans for just $1. I always stock up on them in white to use throughout the year. They are more durable than paper loaf pans and make a beautiful gift.

This recipe yields 6 pretty little loaves, if you’re willing to share!

What is Sweet Bread?

Sweet bread is an easy quick bread that doesn’t use yeast! Cinnamon Sweet Bread and Orange Sweet Bread are traditional around Christmas.

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Easy 5 minute sweet bread recipe perfect for gift giving.

How to Make Sweet Bread

  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 Sweet Bread glisten and bake! It’s SO easy!

Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this 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. 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,  Cream Cheese Glaze or Lemon Glaze!. Because it makes 6 miniature loaves, you can try them all! Seriously, soooo good! Through the years we’ve made it in a variety of ways.

I tend to make it as written in the recipe card below for breakfast, brunch or to serve with dinner and add a little glaze to leftovers for dessert.

How to Store Bread

Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days. 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.

I hope this sweet bread recipe makes your holiday entertaining and gifting a little easier. You can find all of my bread recipes here, including beer bread (which I highly recommend smothering with honey butter). 

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5 minute easy sweet bread recipe | perfect hostess gift idea, breakfast for the morning after

Sweet Bread Recipe

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!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 24

Ingredients

  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 2/3 c vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Grease 6 mini loaf pans and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 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.

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Notes

You can also make this in 2 - 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.
Use the toothpick test for the best results.
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