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!
Fry Bread Recipe
Delicious Homemade Fry Bread - aka "Navajo Tacos" or "Indian Bread" - one of the best recipes you'll ever try! Pillows of dough fried until it's a little crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Make it sweet or savory!
This Mexican Cornbread (AKA jalapeño cornbread) is light and fluffy and is filled with cheddar cheese and jalapeño. With a bit a nip and a lot of flavor, this cornbread is the perfect side for any of your soups or chilis.
Shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, white cheddar and blue cheese layered on a loaf of French bread makes for quite the delicious recipe! This Buffalo Chicken French Bread has the perfect amount of kick, and is a great side or appetizer for any occasion!
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.
This moist Pumpkin Bread has become a favorite fall treat in our family! A delicious pumpkin loaf, topped with irresistible cinnamon sugar, and packed with amazing flavor. Best of all, this easy pumpkin bread recipe doesn't require any yeast!!
This peanut butter banana bread is so moist and tender, and has the most delicious combination of flavors! With extra peanut butter swirled on top, this sweet and salty bread is destined to be a family favorite.
Put your bounty of zucchini to good use with this soft and delicious Zucchini Bread recipe (no yeast involved!). The recipe makes two loaves, one for now, and one for later! It is so flavorful and is filled with shredded zucchini, cinnamon and is a hit with the whole family.
Seriously one of the easiest bread recipes you'll ever try! This Amish Bread is super soft, fluffy, and covered in an irresistible cinnamon sugar mixture! The secret to the fluffiness is the buttermilk in the dough!
If you love snickerdoodles, this bread is for you! The wonderful flavors of cinnamon and sugar swirled into a moist, delicious no-yeast batter and baked to perfection. Amazing for breakfast and goes great with your morning coffee or tea!
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