Quick breads, being simple to make and delicious to eat, are perfect for the holidays. They can be thrown together in a hurry, and are just right as thoughtful hostess gifts, for parties, or holiday potlucks. To help you through the season, we’ve pulled together 11 of our very favorite quick bread recipes. From classic pumpkin to fun takes on traditional banana bread, there’s a recipe for every occasion.
1. CINNAMON PUMPKIN BREAD
Cinnamon sugar is the perfect compliment to this flavorful pumpkin bread made with fresh pumpkin.
Make cinnamon pumpkin bread
2. SWEET POTATO QUICK BREAD
Sweet potatoes make for a surprisingly silky and moist quick bread.
Make sweet potato quick bread
3. 5-INGREDIENT GUINNESS QUICK BREAD
Hearty and rich, this simple guinness quick bread is a refreshing break from the traditional flavors of the holiday season.
Make Guinness quick bread
4. LEMON GINGER QUICK BREAD
Tangy lemons and ginger make for a surprising holiday flavor combination.
Make lemon ginger quick bread
5. CLASSIC PUMPKIN BREAD
Fresh pumpkin makes this classic, moist pumpkin bread absolutely delicious.
Make classic pumpkin bread
6. PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD
This impossibly moist quick bread features sweet bananas and savory pumpkin flavors.
Make pumpkin banana bread
7. BANANA BREAD WITH GINGER AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Forget what you think you know about banana bread. This version has gooey bits of chocolate, and bits of zing from sweet and spicy ginger.
Make banana bread with chocolate chips and ginger
8. PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BREAD
Make this traditional pumpkin bread with a creamy swirl of cream cheese.
Make pumpkin cream cheese swirl bread
9. CRANBERRY ORANGE OLIVE OIL MUFFINS
Quick breads make wonderful muffins too! Olive oil is the perfect counterpoint to the bright and tangy notes of orange and cranberry.
Make cranberry orange olive oil muffins
10. CRANBERRY ORANGE WALNUT BREAD
Bright notes of cranberry and orange make this walnut-studded quick bread special.
Make cranberry orange walnut bread
11. GINGER ORANGE OLIVE OIL MUFFINS
These sweet and spicy muffins are simple and unexpected crowd pleasers.
Make ginger orange olive oil muffins