Special Quick Breads and Muffins

Recipes for Every Level of Baker

There is nothing like greeting your family in the morning with the aroma of freshly baked muffins and/or a quick bread. It is always such a treat. It's a treat to the baker, too. Muffins and other quick breads are so easy to make. After cookies, these should be the next baked goods kids can easily learn how to make. I hope you enjoy these recipes.
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    Banana Bread

    Sliced banana bread
    Banana Bread. Strevell/E+/Getty Images

    Whenever I have more than one overly ripe banana, I make this recipe for Banana Bread. I make this recipe the old-fashioned way, in the oven.
    Bread Machine Banana Bread
    Crockpot Banana Bread

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    Blueberry Streusel Muffins

    Blueberry Muffins
    Leah Maroney

    Delicious blueberry muffins are topped with sweet cinnamon sugar streusel topping!

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    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
    Julie Rideout / Getty Images

    I know you'll enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. It's loaded with some wonderful wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and dark chocolate, plus all of the zucchini, too.

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    Applesauce Bread

    Applesauce Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Enjoy the taste of autumn with this applesauce bread recipe. It's made with applesauce, oats, walnuts, and whole wheat flour. The cinnamon and nutmeg give it a great seasonal spice.

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    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer​ 

    Great for breakfast or dinner, this cheesy zucchini bread recipe is delicious. The quick bread includes zucchini, cornmeal, buttermilk, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic, and rosemary. The key to this cornbread-like recipe is to dehydrate the squash first, but it still takes less than two hours to make.

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    Chocolate Banana Bread

    Chocolate Banana Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    This recipe is the perfect solution when you can't decide between banana bread and a chocolate treat. Chocolate banana bread adds unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter, so you get the sweet chocolate flavor without the extra guilt.

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    Banana Oatmeal Muffins

    Banana Oatmeal Muffins

     Kristina Vanni

    What makes these muffins special is the crunchy oat and cinnamon topping, which is the perfect foil to the super moist muffin. An ideal use for those overripe bananas on the counter, this recipe is a satisfying addition to breakfast or the school lunchbox.

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    Jalapeño Cheddar Quick Bread

    Jalapeno and cheddar cheese quick bread sliced.
    Diana Rattray

    This savory quick bread is the ideal accompaniment for Mexican dishes, chili, and hearty soups and stews. The cheddar and jalapeños make this bread a nice combination of cheese and spice.

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    Sweet Potato Bread

    Sweet Potato Bread
    Cinnamon and Spice Sweet Potato Bread. Averie Cooks

    Be sure to add this recipe for Sweet Potato Bread to your quick bread recipe collection.

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    Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

    A pile of lemon poppy seed muffins
    4kodiak / Getty Images

    This recipe for Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins and/or Quick Bread Loaf begins with a cake mix.

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    The World's Best Pumpkin Bread

    pumpkin bread
    Pumpkin Bread. rojoimages / 123RF Stock Photo

    I get asked all of the time, "is it time for pumpkin bread yet?" Of course, in the United States, we generally only eat pumpkin in the fall. What most people don't realize is that canned pumpkin is usually carried in their grocery stores year-round.

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    Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins

    apple cinnamon muffins
    Leah Maroney

    It doesn't get any easier than this. There are only four -4- ingredients in this recipe for Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins.

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    Jalapeno Cornbread

    Jalapeno Cornbread
    Jalapeno Cornbread. Photo: Diana Rattray

    You may not think so, but Cornbread is a quick bread.
    Here are a couple of other cornbread recipes:
    Basic Cornbread
    Philpy, made with wild rice, too
    Hush Puppies - deep fried cornbread

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    Cranberry Orange Bread

    cranberry orange bread
    Leah Maroney

    The flavors of the Christmas holidays are captured in this quick bread recipe for Cranberry Orange Bread.
    Maraschino Cherry Nut Bread