Quick bread is a delightfully moist, sweet bread product that can be made in practically any flavor! We’ll teach you how to make a perfect quick bread base recipe, as well as how to customize the flavors to fit every occasion!
You’ve probably been making quick bread for years, and you didn’t even know it! If you’ve ever made muffins, cornbread, or banana bread, you have made quick bread — a bread product leavened with baking powder or soda, and without any yeast. Quick breads are some of our most favorite foods, not just because they’re always moist and delicious, but because they don’t even require any kneading or rising time! We love how well this recipe adapts to different flavors and add-ins, and we’re sure you’ll agree. We hope you have enough loaf pans, because you’ll want to make every flavor possible!
Baking Soda and Baking Powder:
We have found that a blend of baking soda and baking powder is best in this recipe. We do not recommend substituting to only use one or the other. Be sure to add both!
The best egg substitute that won’t change the flavor or texture of quick bread is a commercial egg-replacement product at your local grocery store. You should be able to find this near the eggs or in your store’s refrigerated vegetarian section.
Flavors and Add-ins:
There are so many different flavor options out there, you can’t go wrong! However, some of our favorite quick bread flavors are:
Banana bread: A classic quick bread favorite. Make sure to use freshly mashed, overripe bananas, ground cinnamon, and chopped walnuts if you enjoy that bit of crunch.
Pumpkin Bread: Make sure to use pumpkin puree, and not a pumpkin pie mix. Vegetable oil, rather than melted butter, produces the most moist pumpkin bread. Pumpkin pie mix will give a better blend of flavors, and chocolate chips are always a fun add-in for pumpkin bread.
Apple Bread: We absolutely love this quick bread flavor! You can use any applesauce you like, and swap out that granulated sugar for brown sugar. Keep it classic with ground cinnamon, and we prefer to use a blend of 1/2 cup whole wheat flour with 1 cup all-purpose flour. Add some amazing texture with diced or dried apples.
Allow your quick bread to cool completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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I made muffins from this recipe. I did pumpkin muffins and banana muffins. Both turned out great. The recipe went together very easily. I baked the muffins 25 minutes.
I’d either back off the sugar a little, or use salted butter. It is a little sweet which mask the cinnamon flavor a tad
Can I use raspberry (or any) jelly for this recipe instead of fruit puree?
The bread is really easy to make and tasty. I used 1/2 cup of chopped apples and made apple bread with applesauce. It made 2 and a half mini loaves. I gave my aunt a small loaf and she and my uncle really liked it. My dad and I really enjoyed our loaf. I did use 2/3 of sugar instead of 1 cup. Really good, one bowl recipe!!!
Great.. I used 1/2 cup dried fruit to replace half amount of sugar.. very tasty.. thank you 😃
This sounds great, but there is a confusing point in the pre-directions. You say to not to use pumpkin pie mix in recipe, then it says pumpkin pie mix is better for flavor. I think that should be pumpkin pie spice, as indicated in recipe directions. I will have to make this, as I love quick breads.
@Ann Reynolds – hello.
you can use canned pumpkin as your fruit purée, if you do, then you add the pumpkin pie spices in instruction #3.
with banana purée you use cinnamon, etc.
hope this helps!
Not pumpkin PIE mix. PURE canned pumpkin. It doesn’t have spices in it, it’s all pumpkin.