10 Fast and Easy Quick Bread Recipes

Quick breads are easy to prepare and bake. They are similar to muffins, and they make a delicious breakfast bread or snack. Here are some of my favorite quick bread recipes.

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    Pineapple Nut Bread
    Pineapple Nut Bread. Diana Rattray

    Crushed pineapple and a cinnamon-nut topping make this pineapple bread extra-special. I like chopped pecans in this bread, but macadamia nuts or walnuts would be excellent as well.

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    Peanut Butter Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips
    Peanut Butter Banana Bread. Diana Rattray

    Peanut butter powder, chopped peanuts, and mashed bananas flavor this delicious chocolate chip banana bread.  This moist banana bread is the perfect snack or breakfast bread.

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    Pumpkin Bread
    Pumpkin Bread. Diana Rattray

    This big moist pumpkin bread is baked in a Bundt cake pan. Serve it as a breakfast bread with cream cheese or butter, or jazz it up with a sauce or whipped cream and serve it as a dessert. 

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    Orange Date Bread
    Orange Date Bread. Diana Rattray

    Have a delicious, moist date bread in an hour! This flavorful cinnamon-spiced date bread is made with orange juice 

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    Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
    Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread. Diana Rattray
    This zucchini bread is moist and flavorful with sour cream, dried cranberries, orange zest, and optional chopped walnuts or pecans.
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    Peach Cobbler Bread
    Peach Cobbler Bread. Diana Rattray

    This is a delicious peach bread with spiced cobbler flavors. A layer of sliced peaches over the top of the loaf makes it extra-special.

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    Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
    Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread. Diana Rattray
    This zucchini bread has extra texture and fiber from the whole wheat flour, and applesauce makes it extra-moist and flavorful. This recipe makes one loaf of zucchini bread.
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    Classic Zucchini Bread
    Moist Zucchini Bread. Photo: Diana Rattray

    This tasty spiced zucchini bread is made with walnuts, shredded zucchini, oil, and cinnamon. Feel free to make the bread with chopped pecans.

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    Banana Bread
    Banana Bread. Lori Andrews/Moment/Getty Images

    I used pecans in this basic banana bread but it can be made with chopped walnuts or mini chocolate chips as well. The recipe makes two loaves of delicious, moist banana bread. 

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    Apricot Nut Bread
    Apricot Nut Bread. Diana Rattray

     This apricot nut quick bread bakes to a beautiful golden perfection. Apricots and pecans or walnuts give the loaf amazing texture and flavor.