18 Fast and Easy Quick Bread Recipes

Pumpkin Bread
Diana Rattray

Quick breads are easy to prepare and bake, and they make a fabulous sweet breakfast or snack bread. Or serve the bread slices as a dessert. You can jazz a quick bread up with a dessert sauce or icing, or serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream. 

When preparing the batter for a quick bread or muffins, combine and mix the dry ingredients thoroughly and then mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Make sure you have your oven preheated and pans greased and ready. The instant the dry ingredients are mixed with the wet mixture, the baking soda and baking powder begin their work, so get it into the pans and oven as quickly as possible. Mix the batter gently and don't worry about little lumps; an overmixed batter will result in a dense bread. If you use self-rising flour in a quick bread recipe, omit the baking powder and salt.

And don't worry about having too much. Leftover or dry quick bread can be used in bread pudding or layered desserts, like a trifle. Treat your friends and family with these excellent quick bread recipes/