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My Top 10 Quick Bread Recipes

January 13, 2010

Persimmon Bread

It would seem that you can throw just about anything into an 8×4-inch loaf pan and have some sweet smellin’ magic come out of your kitchen after an hour or so.  What’s more, pulling a beautifully risen quick bread out of the oven is sure to make you feel like your a prime-time, super legit baker.

Here’s a peek at my favorite quick bread recipes.

Oh!  Happy Wednesday to you.  Also… you look pretty today.  I like what you did with your hair.

Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread

Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Bread.  Still moist.  Still all sorts of delicious.  I even counted the Weight Watchers points on this one.  Whaaaat!?  Yea.  That happened.

Raspberry Almond Bread

Raspberry Almond Bread.  Yes, after it’s baked the bread turns a touch blue from the raspberries.  What’s the science on that?  Can we get Bill Nye the Science Guy on this one?

Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread

Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread.  Fresh grated zucchini.  Raw grated sweet potato.  It’s unique, full of spice and delicious.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.  It’s chocolate.  It’s for breakfast.  If this offends you… I’m not sure what you’re doing here.  I mean that with love and respect.

Lemon Soaked Lemon Cake

Lemon Drenched Lemon Cakes.  Ok… so maybe this is more of a pound cake recipe than a quick bread recipe.  This cake is too good to pass up.  Lemon plus lemon syrup plus cake.  I vote:  awesome.

Honey Cranberry Cornmeal Bread

Honey Cranberry Cornmeal Quick Bread.  Have any leftover cranberries in your fridge?  Me too.

Fresh Mango Lime Bread

Fresh Mango Bread.  I never would have thought to put fresh mango in bread until Dorie Greenspan told me it was ok.

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread.  Dense and moist.  Who says you need butter and eggs to make awesome bread!?  Whoever they are… kick ‘em in the toe.  They’re wrong.

Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread.  You are mighty strange persimmon bread, but I love you just the same.

Honey Whole Wheat Pound Cake

Honey Whole Wheat Pound Cake.  Dense.  Nutty.  It’ll charm your pants off.  Be prepared.


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  • Bill Nye? I’m not him. But I can answer your science question.

    Cranberries, or more specifically the chemical found in them called cyanidin,is an acid/base indicator. Remember from science class looking at the pH of different chemicals and using some kind of indicator to tell you what was going on? In my class it was boiled purple cabbage. But cranberries do it too. When they turn blue it’s because the pH has gotten higher (more basic). In a batter, it’s usually from the baking soda or baking powder that we use for leavening.

    I’m on a New Year’s diet, so I can’t eat the breads.. may as well contribute somehow!

  • I’m all over the lemon pound cake!

  • Quick bread was one of the very first things I learned to bake when I was little. Banana walnut was the flavor…it was awesome. I’m emotionally attached to quick bread. And this blog.

  • These all look great! Thanks!

  • Oooooh, thanks for these wonderful recipes. I need some comfort breads during these long winter days.

  • Oh my stinkin’ heck!!! I want ALL of these NOW! =) Yum.

    Oh… and thank you for noticing my new haircut. I like your sweater.

  • Oooh I love quick breads so much. Even though I make my own not so quick bread weekly too, there’s nothing like a quick bread to satisfy that mid-morning snack urge! Thanks for sharing!

  • All of the breads look yummy, but I LOVE the slice of wood that I’ve seen you use as a cutting board, serving platter, etc. Did you cut it yourself? Buy it? I’d like to make one from the fallen tree in my yard if I could. LOVE IT!

  • okay, why do we women just love loaves of freshed baked goodness? i blame loaves for all the extra me i carry around 9 months after my most recent baby!

  • Sweet! Perfect! You read my mind. I bought some fresh cranberries the other day (week) for the first time.. thought about using them in the oatmeal-cherry-white-chocolate recipe instead of dried cranberries. I asked my mom about whether to use fresh or dry and she said to use dry in the cookies, and fresh in a loaf. Well, I didn’t have a cranberry loaf recipe in mind, so I tried some last night on my yogurt.. yeah.. tasty but kind of hurt my tummy!
    Joy to the rescue!
    Also you are the second person to compliment me on my hair today.. thanks!

    Also also.. oatmeal-cranberry-dark chocolate cookies came out great! (got compliments on those too)

  • Great ideas, by the way, what do you think of bread machines? I own one and it helped me a lot. I’d love to hear your opinion!
    Love

  • And I love all of them…thanks for compiling them all here. You’re so right, nothing like a simple loaf pan bread to make you feel like a legit backer :-)

  • Now how am I suppose to decide which one to make first? You can’t do this to me! : )Well, maybe you can ….

  • YUM! I just recently made a chocolate banana bread-I don’t know that there’s anything more sinful for breakfast!

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