Quick Bread Recipes

All the best quick breads, including banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, and cornbread recipes.

Staff Picks

Strawberry Bread

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is wonderful hot or cold, for breakfast or as a dessert. A definite family favorite!

Navajo Fry Bread II

Rating: 3.27 stars
As far as I know this is the original recipe for Navajo Bread. It's is great with honey and butter. The Navajo put chiles, cheese, onion, lettuce and beans on it, and call them Nava Tacos.

Jalapeno Green Onion Ale Corn Bread

Rating: 4.42 stars
This sweet and spicy corn bread is perfect for a Mexican meal or grilled food.

Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is my mom's dense, excellent, and definitely unhealthy banana nut bread recipe. It's always completely gone in minutes. This is great at parties, but hazardous at home. HEALTH WARNINGS: EBNB may be habit forming. A very flexible recipe that will accommodate changes based on what you have on hand. Use any type of fat in place of the butter, such as shortening or oil. It works with either brown or white sugar too.

Copycat of Starbucks® Lemon Bread

Rating: 4.24 stars
A Starbucks® favorite that you can copycat in your own kitchen. Recipe shared with me by a friend. Delicious with a cup of fresh-brewed coffee.

Chocolate-Cherry Scones

Rating: 5 stars
These scones are made with Amarena cherries, which refers to a variety of dark wild cherry from the Bologna and Modena regions of Italy. They are typically sold preserved in a sweet syrup. They have an intense sweet cherry flavor, and pair perfectly with chocolate.

Chef John's Banana Bread

Rating: 4.73 stars
Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana-walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.

Plain Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4.39 stars
A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze.

High-Fiber Breakfast Muffins

Rating: 4.4 stars
This delicious muffin makes wholesome eating fun. This muffin is low in fat, and has good carbs and lots of fiber. It's great for heart health and wonderful for diabetics because of the oats, fiber, and low fat. It's also not too heavy like most high-fiber muffins and it tastes great. It just uses one bowl, which make everyone's life easier!

Homemade Arepas

Rating: 4.57 stars
It was at a New York City hole-in-the-wall eatery where I first fell in love with a stuffed white corn cake. Halfway through my first arepa, one stuffed with black beans, beef, plantains, and salty cheese, I vowed to learn how to make these at home. It's a truly magnificent delivery system for any number of your favorite fillings. I went with some spicy pork and avocado, but I made a version a few days later stuffed with caramelized plantains and salty goat feta.

Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Rating: 3.67 stars
These yummy apple fritters can be made in under 30 minutes with the help of an air fryer! Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Blueberry Scones

Rating: 4.23 stars
A good basic scone recipe with blueberries added . . . yummy!!

Inspiration and Ideas

Top Quick Bread Recipes
Quick bread is a bit of a catch-all name for batter breads that rise fast, from sweet loaf cakes to hearty soda breads and everything in between.
Yummy Lemon Coconut Loaf
Rating: Unrated
"I love lemon and coconut—a marriage made in heaven. Perfect recipe." – Bren

Banana Banana Bread

Rating: 4.59 stars

Why compromise the banana flavor? This banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Friends and family love my recipe and say it's by far the best! It's wonderful toasted!! Enjoy!