Quick Bread Recipes

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Although delicious anytime, the holidays seem to be the perfect time to bake a variety of quick breads for family and to give as gifts. There are numerous recipes to try, both sweet and savory. This page contains an assortment of quick bread recipes.


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Everyone loves quick bread for the holidays right? Well here are some quick and easy quick breads that can be given as gifts this year. These breads are different from the usual pumpkin, zucchini and banana bread. Hope you enjoy making them. Remember, quick breads are great to make and freeze. It can solve your last minute gift problems. Just wrap in tin foil and put a bow and tag on it.

To store quick breads, place in a plastic bag, seal, and store at room temperature for up to 3 days. To freeze quick bread loaves, wrap them tightly in heavy aluminum foil and then place them in plastic freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, remove loaf from plastic bag (leave in foil) and let thaw at room temperature. To re-heat, leave loaf wrapped in foil. Re-heat in a preheated 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.


Quick Tips

Important: When working with baking powder or baking soda, do not beat the batter; stir only enough to just moisten the dry ingredients. There may still be lumps remaining in the dough, but this is okay. the more you mix a quick-bread batter, the more you develop the flour's gluten, and the tougher the resulting bread.

Bake all quick breads as soon as the ingredients are assembled. since high temperatures are often called for, it is best to bake them in the center of the oven, as the heat in the top third of the oven will be too intense. If you oven tends to overheat, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and increase the cooking time by 5 minutes.

Because glass bake ware retains heat better than metal bake ware, reduce the temperature of your oven by 25 degrees when using glass pans.

If you find that your bread is beginning to brown too fast, cover it with a tent of aluminum foil.


Cool quick breads in the loaf pan for 10 minutes; then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Now, on to the recipes!

Holiday Gingerbread

Cream the butter with brown sugar, add molasses. Sift the spices with the flour. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture mix well. Add soda in boiling water then add the eggs last. Place in a buttered 9 by 13 pan bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a 350 degree F oven.

Apple Bread

Combine fist 6 ingredients and mix well. Add remaining ingredients in order stir well after each addition. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes in 400 degree F oven.

Bible Bread

Pour boiling water over the dried fruit of your choice, let stand 5 minutes. Sift flour with salt, soda and sugar. Combine the dried fruit mixture, egg, and cheese and nuts and then combine with the flour mixture. Mix well. Bake in greased 5x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes.

Blueberry Nut Bread

Mix flour baking powder, salt, sugar and nuts. Add eggs and milk and shortening, mixing well. Stir in blueberries. Pour into a 9x5 inch loaf pan and let stand 30 minutes. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.

Carrot Bread

Combine all ingredients except the carrots and pecans in mixer, mix thoroughly, Fold in carrots and pecans. Place in greased and floured 8x4 loaf pan. Bake for 45 mins at 325 degrees F.

Cheery Cherry Christmas Bread

Sift first four ingredients together in a bowl. Add egg and milk, mixing only until moistened. Stir in walnuts and cherries. Place batter in a greased and floured bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan. Combine first set of ingredients in large bowl with wire whisk. Set aside. In a medium bowl cream the butter until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and combine. Add milk and sweet potatoes. Combine completely. Gradually add dry mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in pan on rack. Remove and finish cooling.

Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine eggs, milk and vegetable oil in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Spoon into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool on wire racks.

In The Pantry Quick Bread

Soak grape nuts in the sour milk for 30 minutes. Add soda water. Add egg and sugar. Sift the dry ingredients together. Add the flour mixture and the butter to the wet ingredients Pour into loaf pan and bake 50 t0 60 minutes.

Orange Bread

Combine orange rind, water and sugar boil down until 1/3 of bulk. Sift flour, baking powder and remaining sugar together, add to the rind mixture. Add egg to milk, combine with dry ingredients. Add nuts and salt. Place in loaf pan and make 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Pineapple Quick Bread

Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder together. Stir in the cereal and walnuts. Add pineapple, egg and shortening. Beat until well mixed. Place in greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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I ran out of bread today, so I tried making up two packets of dumpling mix into a loaf. It came out light and aerated. The texture looked a little rubbery, so I sliced and toasted it.

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December 7, 2005

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine sugar, water, oil, eggs and sweet potatoes; mix well...

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Mix water and egg; beat. Add oil or butter. In another bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder; add liquids and knead lightly. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a 12 inch skillet.

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August 31, 2005

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Drain tomatoes, pouring liquid in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid.

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December 18, 2004

Coat bottom and sides of a 9x9 baking pan with oil. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of the wheat germ, and spread evenly over the oil...

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October 2, 2012

Although good anytime, the holidays intensify our craving for cranberry bread. This page contains cranberry bread recipes.

Sliced Cranberry Bread

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September 18, 2015

Rhubarb makes a great quick bread for the rhubarb lover in your house. This page contains rhubarb bread recipes.

round flat rhubarb bread/cake with slice in foreground

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June 24, 2014

This page contains carrot pineapple walnut bread recipes. The flavors of pineapple, carrot, and walnuts meld together in this easy to prepare quick bread.

Carrot Pineapple Walnut Bread

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April 21, 2014

This is a page about lettuce bread. Don't be put off by the thought of cooked lettuce. This quick bread is loaded with flavor and is sure to be a hit.

Lettuce on a cutting board.

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January 26, 2014

Having sweet bread ready in about an hour generally doesn't take much prep time, but there are things to learn to make sure it turns out perfect. This page is about tips for baking quick breads.

Banana Nut Bread

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August 27, 2013

This page contains fig nut bread recipes. Fruity quick breads are delicious for an anytime treat.

Loaf of Fig Nut Bread

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June 22, 2013

This page contains strawberry banana bread recipes. The flavor of strawberries and bananas melds together to create a delicious quick bread loaf.

Strawberry Banana Bread

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June 18, 2013

This page contains pecan bread recipes. Pecans can be combined with various fruit and spices to make a delicious quick bread.

Pecan Bread

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March 7, 2012

This page contains lemon bread recipes. Lemon bread is a sweet, lemony, quick bread that is easy to make.

lemon bread

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November 8, 2011

This quick bread is sweet and dense, the perfect use for those overripe bananas. It is good as a snack or with breakfast or brunch. This page contains recipes for banana bread.

Banana Bread

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November 24, 2009

By Rachel Paxton

Quick breads are a quick, easy accompaniment to any holiday meal.

For the best-tasting holiday quick breads, here are some helpful

- Only grease the bottoms of the loaf pans or the sides of the
bread will pull away from the sides of the baking pan.

- Bake in the center of the center rack of the oven.

- When adding liquids to the dry ingredients, stir only until dry
ingredients are moistened. Batter will be lumpy.

- Quick breads can be made ahead and frozen from 1 to 2 months.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, sugar, vegetable oil,
and pumpkin, mixing well. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice,
baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center
of the batter and add the pumpkin. Stir in cranberries. Spoon
batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.

Cranberry Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add water to orange juice to make
3/4 cup liquid. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a
greased loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together
vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs. In another bowl, mix together
flour and baking soda. Add flour and pumpkin alternately to the
egg mixture. Add nuts. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for 1

Apple Bread

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all
ingredients until well blended. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf
pans. Bake for about 1 hour.

About The Author:

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of
What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick
easy dinner ideas. For more holiday recipes, organizing tips, home
decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative
Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com.

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