Quick Bread Recipes

A collection of our most popular quick bread recipes. All of these recipes are simple, take little time and are great to make, especially if you are out of yeast.

Be sure to also check out all Bread Recipes.

Quick Bread Recipes

The Best Quick Bread Recipes – No Yeast Involved!

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

Non yeast bread options are also great for emergency situations in which you can’t find any yeast at the stores. These types of quick breads usually call for the following:

  • Flour (or cake flour), baking powder, milk, and salt.
    • Baking powder is our type of yeast for non yeast breads. It is a type of dry leavening agent. 

Many quick breads also call for cake mixes which are a combo of flour, salt, baking powder, dry milk and salt.

Today we wanted to share our favorite collection of quick breads that we love and we’ve broken down into SWEET and SAVORY breads. But first – a few tips and FAQs.

Quick Bread Tips + FAQ

How to store quick breads? Just place in a plastic bag, seal and store on the counter for 3-4 days. Since these breads do not have preservatives, they will not last as long as store-bought breads.

How to freeze? We like to wrap ours tightly in foil or plastic wrap and then place in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.

Can you make quick bread vegan? It is easy to make vegan non-yeast bread. Instead of using cow’s milk you can use any soy or nut milk to substitute it. It may be a little thinner than normal cow’s milk so you may need to add some more flour. 

What to do if you don’t have milk? Try a 50/50 combo of yogurt and water. This allows you to still get the dairy content but won’t completely ruin the texture of your bread. Just make sure that you whisk the yogurt and water together well so that there aren’t any chunks and that it is a nice smooth texture. You can also use nut or soy milk if that’s more readily available. 

Savory Quick Breads

Savory Quick Bread Recipes

We love to have bread that is savory. 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!

Main Course Fry Bread Recipe
Fry Bread or "Navajo Tacos" are crispy pillows of dough with a soft inside. Complete it by adding sweet or savory toppings!
Total Time: 23 minutes
4.63 from 51 votes
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Bread Garlic Bread Recipe
This is by far our favorite Garlic Bread recipe. It takes minutes to put together and is SO cheesy and delicious. It's the perfect side dish for any meal, but especially for pasta and Italian dishes!
Total Time: 17 minutes
4.81 from 21 votes
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Appetizer, Bread Spinach Artichoke Bread Recipe
Deliciously cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bread makes a perfectly yummy appetizer or side!! It whips up in only 20 minutes!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4 from 5 votes
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Appetizer Pull Apart Bread Recipe
This pull apart bread is a favorite appetizer. With cheese, butter and seasonings, there is cheesy, delicious goodness in every bite!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Bread Mexican Cornbread Recipe
This Mexican Cornbread (AKA jalapeño cornbread) is light and fluffy and is filled with cheddar cheese and jalapeño. It has a bit of a nip and a lot of flavor.
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.80 from 20 votes
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Appetizer, Bread Buffalo Chicken French Bread Recipe
This Buffalo Chicken French Bread has the perfect amount of kick. It is great as a side or appetizer for any occasion!
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Bread Buttery Corn Bread
Soft and buttery corn bread that melts in your mouth and especially tasty with soups and chili!
Total Time: 27 minutes
5 from 7 votes
Bread Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe
This Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite bowl of chili. It's creamy, tender and oh so delicious.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.82 from 16 votes
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Bread Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe
This deliciously sweet & spicy Jalapeño Cornbread is so simple and so flavorful! It's perfect with soup or for any celebration.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Appetizer, Bread Barbecue Chicken French Bread Recipe
Delicious Barbecue Chicken French Bread is loaded with chicken, cilantro, cheese, avocados and ranch dressing. It is a quick & easy FAV!
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Sweet Quick Breads

Sweet Quick Bread Recipes

You can’t beat sweet quick beads! In fact, they’re practically cake!

We have so many 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. We hope you love them!

Bread Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe
This Cranberry Orange Bread is easy to make and has a bright refreshing flavor thanks to orange zest and tart cranberries. Perfect for brunch or snacking on!
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Bread Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Chocolate chip banana bread is the best afternoon snack out there! Moist and chocolatey sweet bread that includes the banana + chocolate combo everyone loves. 
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Bread Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe
Delicious Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe that is soft, moist, filled with grated zucchini and lemon juice and topped with a lemony glaze.
Total Time: 47 minutes
4.85 from 139 votes
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Bread Easy Banana Bread Recipe
The BEST homemade Banana bread recipe that is moist, simple, and so delicious. Everyone loves this no-yeast recipe that is easy and perfect to make with over-ripe bananas
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 25 votes
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Bread Banana Nut Bread Recipe
Moist, dense, and delicious banana nut bread to brighten your day! This simple banana bread is filled with chopped walnuts and is the perfect non-yeast bread recipe to make all year long.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
This pumpkin bread is the BEST!! It's super moist, filled with pumpkin spice and bananas and is a delicious, easy fall recipe.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.91 from 33 votes
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Bread Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
This Chocolate Banana Bread is made with cocoa powder, bananas and chocolate chips, so it is loaded with chocolate flavor! It makes three mini loaves, so you can freeze some for later, or share with friends.
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Bread Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Deliciously tender Pumpkin Bread topped with cinnamon and sugar is a favorite fall treat in our family. It's irresistible!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 13 votes
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Bread Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe
Peanut butter banana bread has the most delicious combination of flavors! This sweet and salty bread is destined to be a family favorite.
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
4.93 from 40 votes
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Bread Zucchini Bread recipe
Soft and moist zucchini bread has a hint of cinnamon and is oh so flavorful. It is quick, easy and SO delicious!
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Bread Amish Friendship Bread Recipe
Soft & fluffy Amish friendship bread is covered in an irresistible cinnamon sugar mixture. Make this without a starter using buttermilk!
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.80 from 30 votes
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Bread White Chocolate Lemon Bread Recipe
Soft and flavorful glazed White Chocolate Lemon Bread is bright with just the right amount of lemon. It is SO tasty!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Bread Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is so simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes! It's one tasty quick bread!
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Bread Cinnamon Quick Bread Recipe
This Cinnamon Quick bread is packed with cinnamon and sugar swirled into a moist, delicious no-yeast bread!!
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.64 from 11 votes
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Bread Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe
This Snickerdoodle Bread is so delicious and easy (no yeast involved)! It's filled with cinnamon chips and topped with cinnamon and sugar!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.85 from 44 votes
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Bread Blueberry Bread Recipe
This sweet, yeast-free, cake-like bread is loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with the most amazing glaze! Make a loaf of glazed Blueberry Quick Bread today!
Total Time: 1 hour
4.91 from 11 votes
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Bread Cream Cheese Banana Bread Recipe
No yeast involved for this yummy cream cheese banana bread! Delicious, simple and topped with cinnamon and sugar.
Total Time: 1 hour
4.86 from 21 votes
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Bread Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread is soft and delicious. The almond & lemon flavored glaze takes it to another level of goodness!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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What are your favorite quick breads? Be sure to let us know!

And be sure to also check out all our Bread Recipes.

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