33 Of The Best Quick Bread Recipes

One way to feel happier and healthier in life is to try and home make as much of your food as possible.

While this is a nice idea and concept, some food is just too difficult to make yourself, and if you are working, having the time to cook new things is sometimes just not a possibility. However, this does not mean that it is by any means impossible.

There are some foods which people just assume are too difficult to make or are not worth the effort. However, when you learn to make these foods yourself you will realize just how simple it is to make them, as well as how delicious the results can be if you are making something yourself.

Learning to make certain dishes is also a great activity to do with friends or family and is a great way to feel like you are learning a new skill. 

33 Of The Best Quick Bread Recipes

However, there is still the issue of time and not feeling like you physically will be able to make your own food while still being able to do everything else which you need to do.

This is why it is worth looking into quick versions of recipes which are often simplified to need less of your time, less of your effort, as well as often fewer ingredients. While the results are not always as perfect as if you did the proper version, they are still great and well worth doing.

One food which people assume always needs lots of time to make it bread since it usually needs lots of time dedicated to kneading and proofing, however, there have been many recipes developed to not need this part of the process and instead are baked in different quicker ways.

The quick bread recipes we have chosen for this list cover a wide variety of situations and will be perfect for whatever you need them for. So if you want to start making bread, but do not know where to begin, this list will give you some of the tastiest, easiest, and quickest, quick bread recipes to get you started!

The Best Quick Bread Recipes

1. Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

This is a quick bread recipe which not everyone has tried, and not everyone even knows exists if you love peanut butter and its distinct flavor you will absolutely love this bread.

The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to customize as well with the peanut flavor working great with ingredients like fruit or chocolate!

2. Jamaican Banana Bread Recipe

This Jamaican version of banana bread stands out for using rum as well as the bananas, this gives it a delicious and unique flavor which is well worth trying especially if you are a big fan of banana bread! The addition of coconut for a topping also works super well!

3. Lemon Blueberry Bread

This classic flavor combination of lemons and blueberries is delicious in this sweet bread! If you have never made a lemon bread you are certainly missing out. This bread is super moist and full of flavor and well worth trying if you have never made it before!

4. Basic Scone Recipe (With 7 Different Flavors)

Scones have been a classic for decades for a reason, they are a perfect snack food and can be enjoyed with plenty of different toppings.

Since they are so simple to make, they are something everyone should know how to make. This recipe gives you 7 different types of scones to try making, so there is something for everyone!

5. Monkey Bread Muffins

If you have never made monkey bread, these muffin versions of muffin bread makes making monkey bread even simpler and perfect for sharing. If you want something quick and easy to make for an event using ingredients you already have, this recipe is one of the best!

6. Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Bread

If you love the pumpkin bread which is served at Starbucks but do not love always paying such a steep price for small portions, this recipe will show you just how easy it is to make yourself and for a fraction of the cost.

7. Simple Irish Soda Bread

If you have never made Irish soda bread yourself, this is one of the best recipes to try making it yourself. This soda bread is a perfect side to put alongside any meal and this recipe will show you just how easy it is to try making yourself!

8. Marie Callender’s Cornbread Recipe

If you want an easy way to try making cornbread yourself, this Marie Callender recipe makes this process as simple as possible, and you will still get delicious results! If you have never made cornbread, or have never tried it, this recipe is the easiest way to try it yourself!

9. Zucchini Pineapple Bread

This unconventional sweet bread recipe may sound off putting with the flavor combination of zucchini and pineapple, and it is quite hard to get many people past that. But the zucchini can not be tasted at all and just makes the texture of this delicious sweet bread even better!

10. Starbucks Style Lemon Loaf Copycat

Another amazing Starbucks knock off recipe, if you have never tried the Starbucks lemon load, you are missing out, however, if you do not always want to be paying a steep price for it, this recipe will teach you how to make it yourself!

11. Libby’s Pumpkin Bread

If you want a simple and easy way to make pumpkin bread, this recipe is perfect for you! If you have never had pumpkin bread before this is the best way to try it while saving money. Being able to make this bread without store buying it is also sure to impress!

12. Spiced Apple Muffin Bread

This spiced apple bread is perfect for fall and is great for any events where you need to bring sweet treats. If you have never made an apple bread, this recipe makes the process simple and the spices make it taste even better!

13. Cinnamon Streusel Pistachio Bread

The name of this bread may be more confusing than the process of making the bread itself, when you try this delicious combination of cinnamon and pistachio you will forget that it is a quick bread and will just want to make more! The addition of pistachio makes this recipe even better!

14. Applesauce Muffins

These muffins are super easy to make thanks to the addition of the apple sauce! If you have some applesauce you want to use up and have no idea what to use it on, this recipe is a great way to use it! The sweet flavor of these muffins will make you forget just how quick and easy they were to make.

15. Parmesan Sage Beer Bread

The combination of parmesan, sage, and beer does not sound like it would work, but this delicious savory quick bread will prove otherwise. The yeasty flavor of the beer works perfectly with the herbiness of the sage and the depth of flavor the parmesan has!

16. Simple Blueberry Bread

If you want a fruit bread which is perfect to make in a rush, this blueberry bread is the perfect answer. The blueberries add a delicious sweet flavor which will make you keep going back for more. If you have never made a sweet bread this is a perfect place to start!

17. Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake

The combination of coffee and cinnamon works perfectly for this quick bread and will leave you wanting to make it more and more.

This bread goes perfectly with coffee and is a great snack to have on hand whenever you have a sweet craving. With the delicious fall flavors this is a great dessert dish to make in this season as well!

18. Zucchini Bread

If you have never made a quick bread using zucchini you are missing out. Many assume that this flavor combination would not work because of how unconventional the main ingredient is.

But the flavor of the zucchini fades when it is baked making the texture the best part of it! If you want to try a healthier bread alternative using unconventional ingredients, this is a perfect recipe to try!

19. Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf And Cream Cheese Frosting

If you love the Starbucks gingerbread loaf but do not want to wait for it to be in season, or do not want to keep paying full price for a small slice, you have to try this recipe.

What perfects this quick bread is the addition of the cream cheese frosting as a topping with its delicious flavors complimenting the spices used in the gingerbread leaf!

20. Frozen Blueberry Muffins

If you want some super simple muffins to make in a rush, these blueberry muffins use frozen blueberries to make them as efficient to make as possible! The tangy flavor of the blueberries is delicious and these are some of the easiest muffins to make if you do not have much time!

21. Buttery Cornbread

If you want another simple way to make cornbread, this is one of the most delicious recipes to make it with. As the name suggests, this cornbread is super buttery and makes the texture and flavor of the bread even more delicious!

22. Strawberry Bread

If you have never made strawberry bread then you are missing out! This bread is really simple to make and does not require much effort either. If you love strawberries but have never made this bread before then you are going to be surprised at just how good this bread is!

23. Pancake Mix Muffins

These muffins, as the name suggests are made with pancake mix, so if you have any leftover, this is the perfect snack to make!

These work surprisingly well using a main ingredient which you would expect not to work. If you want to try something unique but simple to make, these muffins are also super easy to customize!

24. Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread

If you love cinnamon swirls, but you do not want to do all the waiting that comes from making them from scratch, but also do not want to keep buying them, this bread is a perfect compromise and tastes delicious too. If you love cinnamon swirls you have to try this recipe!

25. Cheddar Jalapeño Buttermilk Bread

This is another delicious savory bread which is well worth making, especially if you have buttermilk which needs using up. The combination of flavors from the jalapeños, cheddar, and the buttermilk is absolutely delicious and well worth making yourself!

26. Jiffy Cornbread Muffins

If you want another simple recipe which looks harder than it actually is, this jiffy cornbread recipe is perhaps the easiest way to make this quick bread staple yourself. It may feel like cheating using the box mix, but when you taste the results you will be surprised at just how simple it all was to put together!

27. Herb Quick Bread

If you want a delicious savory quick bread which you can put together in no time, you have to try this herb quick bread. You can of course customize which herbs you put in to make it taste perfect for you, but whichever you choose, you will get delicious results and this bread is sure to be a favorite!

28. White Chocolate Chips Raspberry Bread

If you want a great sweet bread that you can make with as little effort needed as possible, this combination of white chocolate and raspberry is popular for a reason. This bread goes great with anything sweet and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

29. Bisquick Drop Biscuits

These drop biscuits are super easy to make if you are in a rush and take practically no time at all. If you want a savory side to bring to an event and do not know what to make, using Bisquick in this recipe is what makes them so simple!

30. Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

The combination of cranberry and pumpkin may not seem natural to most people, but it is part of what makes this bread so delicious. The cranberry flavor which dominates this bread is part of what makes it so unique and delicious!

31. Green Tomato Quick Bread

Another delicious and quick savory bread is this tomato bread. Using green tomatoes gives it a unique flavor which will keep you wanting more and more! If you have never tried a tomato bread, this recipe will help you understand why they are just so popular!

32. Honey Beer Bread

If you have never made a beer bread before, you are probably going to be surprised at how well the yeasty flavor of beer works in bread, but also how easy it is to combine the beer flavor with other complimentary flavors. This recipe mixes the beer with honey and the results are delicious!

33. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Perhaps one of the toughest sells on this list, but combining chocolate and zucchini works better than most would expect!

The moist texture which is gained from the zucchini is perfect for a chocolate cake which can tend to dry out, and since the chocolate flavor is so prevalent you will barely have to taste the zucchini!


Hopefully this list has put into perspective the massive variety of choice when it comes to making your own quick bread! All of these breads will not require much time or effort, so do not be worried about trying the recipes as all of them will be easy!

If you do not know where to start, try finding a few recipes which look appealing to you, see which have ingredients which you already own, and then work your way up from there!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Quick Bread?

The most simple definition of quick bread, is a bread recipe which is made without using yeast.

Yeast is great for traditional bread as it gives it a delicious flavor signature to most bread, however, this also means that you have to work with the yeast which can often be difficult and time-consuming, the main effort being put into kneading as well as proofing correctly.

So quick breads are made to skip this process and instead use raising agents like baking powder or baking soda to rise instead.

This means that you do not have to spend any time kneading or proofing the bread, this does give them a denser texture usually, but this all depends on the recipe. A lot of sweet breads are classified as quick breads as they tend to not need yeast as well.

What Are The Different Types Of Quick Bread?

While there are many different types of baked goods which could be described as quick breads, some can stray quite close to just being cake. However, there are some key ingredients which help certain quick breads be particularly popular.

One of the most common types of quick bread, and one with lots of cultural relevance is Irish soda bread which is of course made with baking soda to rise instead of the standard yeast.

This gives it a specific flavor and is a common side or snack with a lot of Irish meals. It is one of those recipes which is easy to make but hard to perfect. It is very addictive so if you want to start learning how to make it, it could easily become one of your new favorites!

Another quick bread which has lots of cultural relevance is cornbread which has a much more distinctive taste than standard bread, as well as a characteristic color, and a much denser texture.

This bread is popular in a lot of cultures and because of this is a common side in many meals and its flavor compliments a lot of savory dishes. If you have never tried cornbread because it is not common in your culture, you are missing out, and you should definitely try to make it yourself.

Some other common quick bread which use unconventional methods to rise would include beer bread which tastes much closer to standard bread thanks to the yeasty flavor which is characteristic of beer.

This also gives it a strong savory flavor which is well worth trying, especially if you are a beer lover. There are also quick bread recipes which use fruits or vegetables to achieve a bread like texture with two of the most prevalent types being banana bread, and zucchini bread.

While these might sound unconventional to some, especially zucchini since it is much less well-known than banana bread, they keep the bread particularly moist giving it a delicious texture which compliments plenty of other ingredients.

What Makes Quick Bread Different From Normal Bread?

The main difference between quick bread and normal bread is that normal bread is made with yeast and this is the agent which is used to make it rise.

Quick bread uses alternate ingredients to rise like the other ones mentioned on the list here.

If you are short on time quick breads are a great alternative, and they all fit great as sides or as snacks by their own, however it is quite difficult to fully recreate a standard bread texture and flavor without using yeast and going through the process of kneading and proofing.

Different Types Of Yeast?

The main three types of yeast which are commonly used are; instant yeast, active dried yeast, and fresh yeast. 

Instant and active dried yeast are often used in a similar way and some recipes will ask that you put them right into a mix, while others will make you activate or prove them for around 10 minutes.

While some would say it is not worth doing the proving process, it is a good way to check if your dried yeast is still working, and it is usually best to follow recipes for things as specific as bread just to save the heartache of your bread not working.

The other most common form of yeast is fresh yeast. This yeast is usually more expensive and will go bad sooner, however it makes up for this by having the best flavor when you use it.

This is the best yeast to use on special occasions, and is not actually that hard to work with, just make sure to only buy as much as you need as it will go bad quite quickly!

33 Of The Best Quick Bread Recipes

33 Of The Best Quick Bread Recipes

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