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.

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Quick Bread Recipes

Our favorite Quick Breads – 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!

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!
Total Time: 23 minutes
4.38 from 24 votes
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Cheesy 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
5 from 15 votes
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Spinach Artichoke Bread Recipe
Spinach Artichoke French Bread - a deliciously cheesy appetizer!! French bread covered in cheeses, sour cream, spinach, artichokes, and seasonings! SO yummy!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4 from 5 votes
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Pull Apart Bread Recipe
This pull apart bread is almost too good to be true! With cheese, butter and seasonings, there is cheesy goodness in every bite, making it a favorite appetizer idea.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe
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.
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Buffalo Chicken French Bread Recipe
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!
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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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
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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
4.88 from 8 votes
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Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread - so delicious and so flavorful! It's perfect with soup or any celebration. 
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Barbecue Chicken French Bread Recipe
Barbecue Chicken French Bread - one of our favorite appetizers. Perfect for any party! { lilluna.com } French bread slices topped with chicken, avocados, cilantro, bbq sauce and ranch!
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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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!

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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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 11 votes
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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
4.81 from 96 votes
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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
The BEST homemade Banana bread recipe that is moist, simple, and so easy. Everyone loves this no-yeast recipe that is easy and perfect to make with over-ripe bananas
Total Time: 47 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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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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Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
If you're looking for the best pumpkin bread recipe around - then try this Pumpkin Banana Bread. It's moist, tender, filled with bananas and pumpkin spice, & perfect for fall. 
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.85 from 19 votes
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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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Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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!!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 6 votes
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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe
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.
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
4.87 from 23 votes
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Zucchini Bread recipe
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.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Amish Bread Recipe
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!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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White Chocolate Lemon Bread
This White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe is so soft, so flavorful and topped with a delicious glaze that everyone loves. It has just the right amount of lemon and is so tasty!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread Recipe
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!
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.6 from 10 votes
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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
4.72 from 25 votes
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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
4.8 from 5 votes
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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 14 votes
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Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Delicious Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread - no yeast involved and so good! { lilluna.com } Glaze is made with almond extract, lemon juice, powdered sugar & milk.
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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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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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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