Who doesn’t love bread? It’s a staple in our lives, and is made even better when a little sweetness is added.
A variety of flavors can be used to make sweet breads, from carrots and zucchinis, to lemons and pumpkins, to chocolate and cinnamon, the combinations are endless!
Below, you’ll find 28 of the best irresistible sweet bread recipes to enjoy as an after dinner snack, or a breakfast pick-me-up!
1. Hawaiian Sweet Bread
Hawaiian sweet bread is an incredibly soft roll that has a velvety texture and a sweet flavor. It’s reminiscent of brioche, but isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
2. Cinnamon And Spice Sweet Potato Bread
This sweetbread has a spongy texture that is fluffy and moist, and the sweet flavors of cinnamon and sweet potato.
The sweet potato makes this bread a little dense, but it is the perfect sweet bread to make in fall and winter.
3. Lemon Blueberry Bread
While this lemon blueberry bread is one of the harder recipes on this list to make, it’s a beautifully balanced bread that really is worth the effort it takes to make it.
The lemon and blueberries are a perfect combination that can be enjoyed throughout the day.
If you would like your bread to be a tad sweeter, then we recommend forgoing adding the lemon glaze. The gorgeous swirl effect is achieved when the blueberries seep into the dough.
4. Braided Sweet Bread
This braided sweet bread is quite impressive! It looks deceptively complicated, it’s actually rather easy to make.
The golden brown sweet bread has a crispy outer crust, but the inside is airy, light and soft. Although the bread is sweet, it isn’t overly sweet making it perfect to serve as a side dish for dinner.
5. Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe
This bread has a lot in common with the braided sweet bread above, but what makes this recipe different is the addition of milk and butter.
This makes for a richer and denser bread that has a more natural sweetness.
6. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
If you’re a fan of zucchini bread then we’re willing to bet you’ll love this chocolate zucchini bread.
This bread is incredibly sweet and moist, and is quite a hefty loaf. This is due to the chocolate chunks and chips that are part of the dough.
An incredibly luxurious and rich bread, this is a bread to make if you want to treat yourself.
7. Pineapple Bread
Pineapple bread is one of the most moist sweet breads you can ever make! This is because of the generous amounts of pineapple juice that are required for this recipe.
Although this recipe calls for a lot of pineapple, you’re not going to be overwhelmed by pineapple flavor.
8. Glazed Strawberry Bread
Glazed strawberry bread is a quick sweet bread to whip up, only taking 2 hours to bake!
You can also add a sweet glaze on the top of the bread to make it extra special, and if you’re making this bread for someone who isn’t a fan of strawberries you can swap the strawberries out for blueberries or raspberries. What’s not to love?
9. Buttermilk Sweet Bread
One of the most traditional sweet breads, buttermilk sweet bread is dense, thick, and rather crumbly.
It is probably one of the more savory breads on our list too, with mild hints of sweetness. It’s also a quick bake too, and can be ready in an hour.
10. Butter Pecan Bread With Butter Pecan Glaze
If you’re a fan of pecans then this is the perfect sweet bread for you! We would go as far as to say this whole recipe is a tribute to pecans.
These nuts provide a rich yet balanced flavor, and the texture of the bread is moist and fluffy.
11. Mama’s Southern Sweet Bread
Golden brown on the outside, soft and spongy on the inside! This sweet bread is perfect to indulge in as an after dinner snack.
12. Dutch Apple Bread
Dutch apple bread is a soft and extremely thick sweet bread, with apple flavors and buttery hints.
But that’s not all, it also has a vanilla glaze and streusel topping! This is a seriously sweet bread, so when it comes to serving, less is more.
13. Sweet Orange Bread
This sweet orange bread is lightning fast to whip up, and can be in the oven in 10 minutes! Plus, the ingredients required are all things that are probably already in your pantry.
14. Pumpkin Bread
This pumpkin bread couldn’t be easier to make. It just takes a bit of stirring and mixing, before placing in the oven and then in around an hour you get a sweet bread that is sure to fill your kitchen with an autumnal aroma.
15. Moist Cheesecake Banana Bread
This bread is absolutely dreamy! It’s delicious, moist and has a surprise cheesecake layer inside, making it the perfect dessert-breakfast hybrid.
16. Lemon Raspberry Loaf
While the flavors of this lemon raspberry sweet bread are distinctly summer, you can make it all year round, and it is especially comforting to make in fall and winter.
17. German Christmas Stollen Bread
The fruits and nuts in this traditional Stollen bread give it an unmistakably Christmas flavor!
It would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. However, it can be enjoyed all year round.
18. Blueberry Breakfast Bread
This recipe pays tribute to a breakfast favorite – the blueberry muffin. It transforms the blueberry muffin into a loaf that is easy to make and easy to slice and toast.
This bread is packed with fresh berries, is moist, and always turns out scrumptious.
19. Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Moist banana, pumpkin, and chocolate chips, what a brilliant combination! This is sure to be a winner at your dinner table.
20. 2-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread
Yes, you read that right! Ice cream bread! All you need is flour and ice cream and you have an irresistibly sweet bread that is incredibly easy to make.
21. Coconut Banana Bread
Coconut gives this banana bread some extra flavor as well as extra texture. This is a brilliant combination that updates an otherwise standard banana bread.
22. Healthy Carrot Cake Bread
Want a sweet bread that is healthy and delicious? Look no further than this carrot cake bread! It is time well spent in the kitchen, and is a great bread to enjoy at breakfast. We can’t think of a better way to start the day!
23. Paleo Dark Chocolate Brownie Bread
Next up we have another bread that is decadent and sweet, but also healthy.
You may think that when you’re on a Paleo diet you can’t enjoy chocolate now and then, but this bread proves that you can. It’s a delicious bread that is packed with rich, dark chocolate.
24. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
These cute loaves are an undeniably delicious bread that has a distinct, tart lemon flavor without being overpowering.
25. Oatmeal Blueberry Bread
If you’ve never had oatmeal sweet bread, this oatmeal blueberry bread is a great place to start. It has bright, fresh blueberries and always goes down a treat.
26. Sweet Potato Bread
Sweet potatoes are a beloved side dish, but adding them to sweet bread allows you and your family to enjoy sweet potatoes at any time of day.
27. Pear Bread With Almond Streusel Topping
If you’re a pear fan, then you’re going to love this rich pear bread. As much as we love pears, they can go extremely ripe very quickly, but this bread is a great solution for too-ripe, leftover pears!
28. Cinnamon Swirl Bread
If you love the cinnamon notes found in coffee cake but want a bread that is a little moister, then this cinnamon swirl bread is definitely worth a try.
This is a simple recipe that is a lot easier to whip up than it looks, and is absolutely delicious.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes Banana Bread Too Moist?
If your banana bread is a little moist then it is probably because you’ve used too much banana.
Too much banana can cause your bread to be too damp and heavy in the middle, and this in turn can make it look undercooked and not appealing to eat.
However, if you have some bananas leftover, we recommend freezing them so you could use them for another loaf.
Is Pumpkin Bread Good For You?
Yes, pumpkin bread is good for you! This is because pumpkins are packed with minerals and vitamins like B vitamins, copper, fiber, iron, manganese, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and E.
It is also rich in antioxidants and can improve your heart health, eye health, and skin health.
What Apples Should You Use For Baking Bread?
The best apples for apple bread are those that are tart yet sweet, and will hold up in the baking process. Granny Smith apples in particular are the best apples to use.
We hope that our article has inspired you to try out some of our 28 simple and irresistible sweet bread recipes, when you’re in the mood for a sweet breakfast or want to spice up your usual side dishes.
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