28 Sweet Bread Recipes You Need To Try

Everybody loves bread. There are so many different types and textures so there is quite literally a bread out there for everyone.

Savory bread is great, but have you ever had sweet bread?

It is exactly the same as savory bread, but it’s incredibly sweet and it works fantastically as a dessert option.

28 Sweet Bread Recipes You Need To Try

Just like savory bread, there are so many different types of sweet bread, so there’s sure to be a recipe out there that’s perfect for you.

We’ve put together a list of 28 sweet bread recipes you absolutely need to try! So let’s have a look!

1. Fudgy Cardamom Banana Bread

Kicking off the list, we have this beautiful fudgy cardamom banana bread. It’s like normal banana bread, but with a beautiful twist.

As the name would suggest, it is packed with cardamom and it has a more fudgy texture than your standard banana bread.

On top of this, this recipe is high in protein (see also ‘24 Delicious High Protein Desserts‘) and it works really well as a breakfast food.

2. Sweet Plum Bread

If you love the taste of plums and you love bread, then this combination is perfect for you to try.

To enjoy the sweet plum taste, you will be using some beautiful plum jam, which really brings out the sweetness of this bread.

This is an excellent recipe to make if you want something sweet but also light, so you can enjoy it with a nice warm cup of tea.

3. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This is a great recipe for anyone who absolutely loves chocolate. It is fudgy in texture and works remarkably well as a dessert.

The addition of the zucchini gives this bread a moister texture, which really helps in balancing out the thickness of the chocolate.

4. Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an extremely popular recipe, and yes, they 100% count as sweet bread, because they are made in exactly the same way as a bread, with pretty much all the same base ingredients.

You can enjoy this fruity bread with just a layer of butter spread on top and the hot cross buns themselves always taste a bit warm.

5. Cranberry Bread

If you love the taste of cranberries then you definitely need to try this recipe.

You can choose between fresh or frozen cranberries, depending on your preference, but both will taste amazing when cooked.

This recipe is great to use as breakfast food and you’ll definitely want to make this cranberry bread again once you’ve tried it once.

6. Date Nut Bread

While most bread rises because of yeast, this Date Nut Bread gets its rise from the use of baking powder or baking soda.

You can enjoy this date nut bread with butter, but another fantastic option would be cream cheese, which pairs lovely with the dates in this recipe (see also ‘23 Easy And Delicious Dessert Ideas With Dates‘).

7. Italian Easter Bread

Not only does this Italian Easter Bread taste fantastic, but it also looks extremely good.

It is wreath-shaped, made by twisting anise-flavored brioche dough and when it is baked, it will look golden-brown in color.

In Italy, this bread is known as pane di Pasqua, and it is a very common and popular sweet bread that is served around Easter.

8. Hawaiian Sweet Bread

If you love pineapple and you’d like to incorporate it into a sweet bread, then this Hawaiian Sweet Bread recipe (see also ‘Traditional Hawaiian Desserts: 18 Of the Best‘) is perfect for you to try .

This Hawaiian Sweet bread recipe is filled with tropical flavor and will make you feel like you’re sitting on one of the islands as you enjoy every single bite.

It works perfectly as a side dish to accompany your main meal, but it is also lovely if you just want a light snack.

9. Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread

Who doesn’t love the taste of cinnamon? It is a wonderful blend of sweet and spice and is perfect for cold, autumnal nights when you’re trying to get cozy.

This cinnamon bread is definitely a great one to try for the fall. It’s incredibly sweet and that classic cinnamon spice flavor doesn’t get lost in the baking process.

It’s a very thick and crumbly bread that is sure to become a household favorite.

10. Mama’s Southern Sweet Bread

Though this sweet bread is very much bread, it tastes exactly like a cake, just without the icing. It’s golden-brown in color and it’s incredibly soft and sweet.

If you want to add something to give it a little extra flavor, you can use whipped cream or something similar.

11. Mini Apple Croissants

Croissants are very technically bread, so this recipe definitely counts!

It is infused with the beautiful taste of apples and cinnamon, so this is another recipe that is perfect for a seasonal/autumnal treat. 

Because these croissants are mini, they make the perfect snack that you can eat at any point of the day.

They are light but absolutely filled with autumnal flavor.

12. Banana Bread

Yes, that’s right, banana bread is making another appearance on this list, but this time, it’s just the classic recipe!

We’re including this recipe because it’s so popular, and homemade banana bread is definitely something you should know how to make!

It is delicious and very easy to make, so you will be able to make this sweet bread in no time!

13. Lemon Blueberry Bread

It’s incredibly fruity and really zesty, this lemon blueberry sweet bread is a great addition to your recipe book.

This is an especially delicious sweet bread that works for both breakfast and lunch, and will really excite your taste buds.

Once you’ve tried this lemon blueberry bread once, your mouth will start watering at the mere mention of it.

14. Orange Bread

Keeping on the zesty vibe, you have to try this orange sweet bread!

Everything about this recipe centers on orange, from orange zest all the way to fresh orange juice.

If you love chocolate orange, you might want to consider adding some chocolate spread to a slice when it’s ready to serve!

15. Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin sweet bread is great to get you in the spirit of Halloween. It’s also just great for any point in the fall.

Along with pumpkin puree, this pumpkin sweet bread also adds in a whole load of sweet spices, so you will be feeling warm and comfortable with every single bite.

16. Hungarian Nut Rolls

Also known by their proper name, Beigli, these Hungarian nut rolls are made of a brioche-esque dough and are usually filled with either nuts or seeds.

This bread is incredibly delicious and works great as a snack or as part of a dessert.

17. Classic Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a traditional type of bread that comes from Ireland, as the name would suggest. There is no yeast in this recipe, only baking soda.

You can make Irish soda bread with either sweet or savory ingredients, but it’s really easy to change up the recipe to cater to your sweet or savory needs.

Typical ingredients that are used to sweeten this bread are usually different types of fruits.

18. Poppy Seed Sweet Bread

Poppy seed sweet bread may have a lot of ingredients, but it isn’t complicated to make, and once you have the recipe down, you’ll wish you’d tried it sooner!

Along with poppy seeds, this recipe includes apricot jam and vanilla extract, which will really bring out the sweetness and you’ll find it tastes absolutely delicious.

You can eat this poppy seed sweet bread at any time of the day.

19. Sweet Bread With Honey Cream Filling

This sweet bread recipe takes the classic sweet bread and adds in an absolutely delicious honey cream filling.

If you’ve never tried honey cream before, this would be the perfect way to try it for the first time!

This recipe is pretty straightforward and yields beautiful results that will make you want to make it again and again.

20. Soft & Sweet Bread Pudding

Another classic recipe, bread pudding is so popular because it tastes so darn good!

This particular recipe is super easy to make and it tastes absolutely divine.

In this recipe, you will be using vanilla extract and a bit of cinnamon that really added even more depth to the sweetness of this bread pudding.

This bread pudding is perfect if you want to make an easy and comforting dessert for your family that they are sure to love.

21. Vegan Banana Bread

Vegans rejoice! There is a version of banana bread that you can 100% make and eat without having to worry about what’s in it!

There is no dairy included in this recipe, and it is incredibly moist and rich in flavor.

You really won’t be able to tell the difference between this vegan version and its standard dairy counterpart.

22. Fig Bread

If you love the taste of figs, then that is exactly what you’ll get with this fig bread recipe.

Along with fresh figs, you will also find flour, eggs, and buttermilk in this recipe.

It is a great bread to serve at breakfast and you can add pretty much any spread or topping to give it even more flavor.

Some popular choices for toppings include fresh yogurt or cream cheese.

23. Glazed Strawberry Bread

This glazed strawberry bread is an absolute must-try for anyone who has a sweet tooth or just really loves strawberries.

This recipe will make the strawberry bread incredibly moist, and you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying delightful strawberry chunks found throughout the bread.

24. Pineapple Bread

This bread is reminiscent of the flavor of the Hawaiian sweet bread, but it’s got even more pineapple.

It is the definition of tropical in flavor and is perfect for summer.

The secret to why this pineapple bread is so good comes in the form of pineapple juice. It tastes exactly how the juice does!

25. Buttermilk Sweet Bread

If you’ve never used buttermilk in your cooking or baking before, this is a sign that you definitely need to.

This buttermilk sweet bread is thick and crumbly and is sure to fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth in next to no time at all.

26. Chocolate Babka

This chocolate babka is a sweet bread you can make with lots of different fillings and ingredients, but this chocolate variation is incredible.

It really does taste extremely chocolatey, but it still has that bread-like texture that you’re looking for.

27. Honey Wheat Bread With Oats

This honey wheat bread with oats is nice and simple to make and it tastes absolutely delicious.

It is the perfect sweet bread to have for breakfast or as a light snack when you’re feeling a bit hungry.

The inclusion of honey makes this bread nice and sweet, without being too sickly, so this is a great recipe to try if you love sweet food, but your sweet tooth may not be as high as some other people’s might be.

28. Sweet Bread – Yogurt Braids

And finally, we have these sweet bread yogurt braids.

This recipe includes natural yogurt and is blended with lots of vanilla, so it is perfect for breakfast or as a lighter dessert.

It will take you about an hour and 20 minutes to prep and bake, and the finished product will absolutely be worth your time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Make Sweet Bread Moister?

The best way to ensure your sweet bread is moist is to make sure you don’t over-proof it and you also want to make sure you keep it hydrated properly and thoroughly during the baking process.

Whole grain flour will help you keep the sweet bread moister.

Why Is My Sweet Bread So Dense?

One of the reasons your sweet bread might be so dense is because you may not have kneaded the dough mix properly.

You have to be patient and really spend a lot of time kneading the dough and making sure everything is mixed together properly in order for your sweet bread to come out not as dense.

Can You Over-Knead Your Dough?

Yes, you can over-knead the dough. When this happens, it can become incredibly hard to work with and it will be more flat and chewy.

As soon as you see the first signs of over-kneading, it is important that you stop mixing immediately because once the dough has been over-kneaded, it cannot be reversed.

What Does Over-Kneaded Dough Look Like?

If you’re concerned that your dough has been over-kneaded, check to see if the dough feels tight and tough.

If it does, then this is a strong indication that the dough has indeed been over-kneaded.

It will also be a lot harder to stretch and roll in this situation and is more likely to break.


Once you try some of these recipes, you will feel like your life is complete. Each of these recipes is incredibly delicious and not too complicated to make.

Bringing these recipes into your home for your family and loved ones is sure to keep you in their good books!

28 Sweet Bread Recipes You Need To Try

28 Sweet Bread Recipes You Need To Try

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