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These popular quick bread recipes are all simple, take little time, and are great to make—especially if you are out of yeast.

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Collage of quick bread recipes.

No Yeast REquired!

We love quick bread, mostly because they’re SO easy. No dealing with yeast, no rise times, and almost always faster. What’s not to love about them?!

Why we love quick bread:

  • Easy. Making these quick bread recipes from scratch is great for the novice baker!
  • Variety. There are so many flavor variations you are sure to find something that can fit into your meal.
  • Delicious. There is nothing better than a loaf of warm bread straight from the oven!
A loaf of peanut butter banana bread in a parchment lined metal bread pan.

What makes a bread recipe “quick”?

No proofing. Yeast bread recipes need time to proof and rise which can take hours. When bread is made with baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast it doesn’t need time to proof and rise and can be ready in less than an hour!

Simple ingredients. Non-yeast bread options are also great for emergencies when yeast is scarce. These types of quick bread usually call for flour (or cake flour), baking powder, milk, and salt. Many quick breads also call for cake mixes which are a combo of the ingredients listed above.

A loaf of chocolate bread topped with chocolate chips.

Tips + Tricks

  • Dry ingredients. When instructed to mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, don’t skip this step. It will aid in a fluffier texture.
  • Don’t over-mix. Stirring by hand until the wet and dry ingredients are combined is sufficient. FOLD in any additions like berries, nuts, and chocolate chips.
  • Room temp ingredients. Unless otherwise stated, use room temperature butter, eggs, and dairy to help everything incorporate better.
  • Fresh leavening ingredients. Baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar must be fresh otherwise they won’t activate properly.
  • Make it moist. Adding 1-2 tablespoons of applesauce will help make the bread moister.
  • Milk substitute. Try a 50/50 combo of yogurt and water. Whisk the yogurt and water together well for a nice smooth texture. Or use nut or soy milk if that’s more readily available. 
  • Let it cool. Allow the bread to cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan before placing it on a cooking rack.
  • Cracks are okay. Quick bread often develops a crack on the top when the crust sets before the bread has finished rising. When the bread continues to rise the pressure cracks the crust.
  • Adding fruit. Toss berries in flour before folding them into the batter to prevent sinking and bleeding. If using bananas make sure they are over-ripe.
  • Check for doneness. Insert a toothpick in the center to check for doneness. If the bread is browning too quickly on top before the center is done, tent a piece of tin foil over the top for the remainder of the baking time.

Best Quick Bread Recipes

We love to have savory bread. Most of these usually call for yeast, but as you can see below we have a lot of recipes that “cheat” a little bit.

Many of them start with already-made bread and can be changed up to make an even more delicious recipe.

Be sure to check out our favorites for when you’re craving some savory bread!

1 Best Banana Bread Recipe

Bread Best Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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5 from 48 votes
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2 Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

Bread Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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4.94 from 382 votes
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3 Garlic Bread Recipe

Bread Garlic Bread Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.89 from 36 votes
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4 Fry Bread Recipe

Main Course Fry Bread Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

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4.99 from 694 votes
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5 Cornbread Recipe

Bread, Side Dish Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 68 votes
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6 Pistachio Bread Recipe

Bread Pistachio Bread Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.99 from 712 votes
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7 Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe

Bread Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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4.89 from 97 votes
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8 Easy Pumpkin Bread

Bread Easy Pumpkin Bread
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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9 Zucchini Bread Recipe

Bread Zucchini Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 15 votes
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10 Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

Bread Amish Friendship Bread Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.93 from 79 votes
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Savory Quick Bread Recipes

We have several of these recipes on the site because we love them so much. Plus, they’re simple, take little time, and use ingredients we usually have on hand.

11 Mexican Cornbread Recipe

Bread Mexican Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.97 from 109 votes
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12 Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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13 Spinach Artichoke Bread Recipe

Appetizer, Bread Spinach Artichoke Bread Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.95 from 19 votes
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14 Garlic Knots Recipe

Side Dish Garlic Knots Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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15 Cornbread Muffin Recipe

Bread Cornbread Muffin Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 9 votes
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16 Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Appetizer Pull Apart Bread Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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17 Buffalo Chicken French Bread Recipe

Appetizer, Bread Buffalo Chicken French Bread Recipe
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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18 Barbecue Chicken French Bread Recipe

Appetizer, Bread Barbecue Chicken French Bread Recipe
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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19 Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe

Bread Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.92 from 37 votes
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20 Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

Bread Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe
Total Time: 14 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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Sweet Quick Bread Recipes

There’s never a wrong time to whip up a batch of sweet and easy quick bread recipes.

21 Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Bread Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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22 White Chocolate Lemon Bread Recipe

Bread White Chocolate Lemon Bread Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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23 Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Bread Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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24 Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Bread Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

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4.98 from 106 votes
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25 Cinnamon Quick Bread Recipe

Bread Cinnamon Quick Bread Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.77 from 26 votes
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26 Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Bread Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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5 from 9 votes
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27 Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Bread Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 26 votes
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28 Blueberry Bread Recipe

Bread Blueberry Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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4.97 from 32 votes
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29 Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Bread Banana Nut Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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30 Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe

Bread Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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4.97 from 54 votes
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31 Peach Bread Recipe

Bread Peach Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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32 Chocolate Bread Recipe

Bread, Breakfast, Snack Chocolate Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 11 votes
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33 Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

Bread, Breakfast Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.99 from 347 votes
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34 Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Bread Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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Our Favorite Blueberry Bread!

We love homemade bread but especially when it has delicious seasonal fruit inside like this Blueberry Bread recipe.

This blueberry bread recipe is one of our favorites to gift to neighbors. This quick bread is loaded with blueberries and is very simple to make!

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30+ Quick Bread Recipes

By: Lil’ Luna
These popular quick bread recipes are all simple, take little time, and are great to make—especially if you are out of yeast.
Servings: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  • Using parchment paper, line a 9×5 bread loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add butter and sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to blend in between and then add in the vanilla.
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and then add to sugar mixture a little bit at a time, alternating with the ½ cup of milk.
  • Using a fork, crush ½ cup of the blueberries and add to your batter. Fold in the remaining blueberries.
  • Pour batter into the prepared bread pan. Sprinkle sugar over the top and bake for about 65 – 70 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and allow to cool at least 30 minutes.

Notes

Glaze. Want one? Just whisk together 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (sifted), 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 – 2 teaspoons heavy cream. Drizzle over warm bread, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 174mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 306IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Something Quick and Tasty!

These recipes for quick bread are as easy as they are delicious! What are your favorite quick breads? Be sure to let us know!

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