27 Quick Bread Recipes That Are Fuss-Free and Fast
You rode the sourdough wave like a pro and tried your luck at garden focaccia. It was fun, but what about bread that *doesn’t* require kneading and waiting for the dough to rise? That’s more like it. Quick breads don’t require yeast for leavening, meaning you won’t need to wait for the yeast to bloom or the dough to rest. We’re talking banana bread, muffins, scones, soda bread, cornbread and even pancakes. Here are 27 quick bread recipes to try that are totally fuss-free.
1. Easy Zucchini Bread
You eye zucchini every time you’re at the supermarket but never put it in your cart. Consider this recipe the sign you’ve been waiting for.
2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
A loaf that has Halloween brunch written all over it. But to be fair, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice taste amazing all year long.
3. Apple Pie Biscuits
All the pie flavor you crave, but half the work. The filling stars brown sugar, Honeycrisp apples and lots of butter.
4. Double-Chocolate Bread
You can never have too many one-bowl wonders in your recipe box. It also just might make the most decadent French toast ever. Just saying.
5. Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread
Lazy bakers rejoice. Store-bought biscuit dough and the Crock-Pot do all the heavy lifting.
6. Baked Gorgonzola Bites
Meet your new signature party app. Premade pizza dough makes it a five-ingredient breeze, but feel free to show off and make your own.
7. Gluten-Free Cheese and Cauliflower ‘Breadsticks’
OK, so it isn’t technically bread. But our most beloved cruciferous veggie holds its own like a charm under all that mozzarella and Parmesan.
8. Savory Monkey Bread
The only thing easier than premade dough? Bread that’s already baked. Just score the bread and slather pesto and mozzarella in every crevice before baking.
9. Cheddar Biscuits with Caramelized Onion Gravy
A Southern staple minus the sausage. Caramelized onions take over to make the gravy silky and rich. Now, where’d we put that mimosa carafe?
10. ‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls
Yup, the most versatile veggie there is does it again. These only take six ingredients and 50 minutes.
11. Upside-Down Banana-Caramel Bread
Banana bread is still the O.G. fix for mushy, brown bananas. But we’re tired of the same old recipe. Enter this beauty in all her brown sugar-caramel glory.
12. Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Whole-wheat pastry flour makes these healthier *and* fluffier. Make a batch or two on Sunday and consider breakfast for the week covered.
13. Julia Turshen’s Skillet Cornbread with Cheddar and Scallions
Tangy buttermilk. Creamy cheddar. Sharp scallions. Yeah, we’ll get you a plate. Give it a drizzle of honey and serve straight from the skillet.
14. Pecan Pie Scones
We always invite dessert to brunch. Think flaky, buttery scones loaded with pecans, pie crust pieces and caramel filling.
15. Asparagus Flatbread
Oh, store-bought pizza dough, we love you. Bake it indoors or grill it on the barbecue before topping with lemony asparagus.
16. Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread
There’s no need to wait for St. Patty’s Day for a slice. Especially because it’ll be ready in just under an hour.
17. Doughnut Muffins
Two of our favorite things in one feel-good treat. Keep it simple with cinnamon-sugar and powdered-sugar toppings or fill them with your favorite fruit jam.
18. Skillet Blueberry Cornbread
The highlight of the picnic has arrived. Sweet blueberries and brown-sugar streusel make it an easy win.
19. 30-Minute Honey Whole Wheat Skillet Bread
Bye-bye, bagged sandwich bread. Just make a shaggy buttermilk dough, pop it in a skillet and bake. Pass the butter.
20. The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Gluten-free pizza crust this easy counts as quick bread in our book, especially when it’s covered in sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and fresh basil.
21. Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins
Ready for a blast of cornmeal-cheddar flavor with just the right amount of heat? Good. We’ll see you in 30 minutes.
22. Rye and Honey Beer Bread
Those bottles of brown ale in the back of your fridge are getting bored. It’ll only take you an hour to give them a whole new life. Serve with soup, salad or a pat of butter.
23. Healthy Lemon Blueberry Bread
This loaf is secretly good for you, being that it’s made with whole wheat flour and not a grain of refined sugar. Maple syrup and unsweetened applesauce make the bread sweet without it.
24. Easy Cheesy Breadsticks
Meet pizza night’s new centerpiece. It’s as easy as store-bought crust, a few pantry staples and all the mozzarella.
25. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Cranberries
Tart cranberries lend even more brightness to this lemony looker. The boxed muffin mix will be our little secret.
26. Cherry Almond Quick Bread
The key to getting bold almond flavor here is creaming almond paste together with butter and sugar. Snag a bag of dark cherries at the farmers market or use frozen ones.
27. Gluten-Free Chocolate Raspberry Pancake Bread
Boxed GF pancake mix is a big timesaver. And mini chocolate chips and pretty raspberries take us on a one-way trip to our happy place. Win-win.