42 Creative Quick Breads

If you think quick bread and automatically assume banana bread – no way.  Expand your baking horizons with these 42 creative quick breads!

After doing a “Quick Bread of the Month” series in 2016, I thought I’d end with a roundup of some of my favorite unique and interesting quick breads.  Quick breads are great because they’re — well — quick.  But they’re also super versatile, and run from savory accompaniments for dinner to decadent desserts.  This list includes some of all of these!

Ready?  Let’s go!

Unique Takes on Banana Bread

Everyone loves a good banana bread, but why not shake it up with some of these unique variations?

Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Banana Split Bread with Strawberries and Pecans from Peas & Crayons


Salted Caramel Banana Bread from Platings and Pairings


Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread from Fearless Dining


Gluten Free Earl Grey Banana Loaf from Nourish Everyday

Pumpkin Quick Breads

Yes, these are getting their own category.  After banana breads, pumpkin is probably the most common quick bread flavor!

Nutella Pumpkin Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Eggnog Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Streusel from Healthy Seasonal Recipes


Rosemary Paleo Pumpkin Bread from Cotter Crunch


Pumpkin Oat Bread with Pepita Praline Crunch from Leelalicious

Fruit-Based Quick Breads

Move over, bananas.  Other fruits are the star of these delicious quick breads!

Lemon Poppy Quick Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery

Cranberry Gingerbread from Fresh April Flours


Peach Bread from Simply Stacie


Coconut Cherry Ricotta Bread from Peas & Peonies


Apple Bread with Cinnamon Crumble from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Pear Gingerbread from The Lean Green Bean


Candied Orange Chia Seed Bread from Tornadough Alli


Blueberry Pie Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Caramel Apple Surprise Loaf from An Italian in my Kitchen


Hazelnut Loaf from Sweet as Honey


Candied Grapefruit Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Blueberry Ice Cream Bread from Sugar and Soul


Orange and Cranberry Quick Bread from The Flavours of Kitchen


Meyer Lemon Bread (Gluten Free) from What The Fork


Cranberry Cider Quick Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Apple Loaf with Caramel Glaze from Savory Tooth


Buttermilk Lime Quick Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery

Vegetable Quick Breads

Yeah, yeah.  Technically squash and zucchini are fruit, because they have seeds. Whatever. I’m calling these vegetable quick breads.

Maple Coconut Butternut Squash Bread (Vegan) from Diary of an Ex Sloth


Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Happy & Harried


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread from Fresh April Flours


Mango Carrot Spice Bread from Running to the Kitchen


Cinnamon Squash Bread from Veggie Inspired Journey

Savory Quick Breads

Think quick breads are all sweet?  Think again.  Try some of these savory quick breads as a side for dinner.

Italian Herb Tomato Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Hatch Green Chili Bread from Garlic and Zest

Bacon Cheddar Chive Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Pesto Quick Bread from Rhubarb and Honey


Olive and Sundried Tomato Quick Bread from Sin-a-Mon Tales

Dessert Quick Breads

These ooey-gooey quick breads are the perfect dessert.  But since it’s a quick bread, it’s perfect acceptable for breakfast too, right?  Right.  Glad we’re on the same page.


Chocolate Buttermilk Quick Bread from Bunsen Burner Bakery


Vegan Triple Chocolate Bread from Contentedness Cooking


Triple Chocolate Banana Bread from Liv for Cake


Hummingbird Bread from Cali Girl Cooking


Tea Glazed Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf from Running to the Kitchen