Gallery: 11 Quick Bread Recipes We Love

Chocolate Walnut Espresso Loaf
Chocolate Walnut Espresso Loaf
This easy chocolate loaf is made morning-friendly with lots of espresso. Walnuts add slight tannic notes and crunch.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Pumpkin Walnut Cranberry Quickbread
Pumpkin Walnut Cranberry Quickbread
A hearty, hefty pumpkin quick bread is amped up with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts.

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[photograph: Caroline Russock]

Orange Quick Bread
Orange Quick Bread
This quick bread has a nice citrus flavor and just a hint of sweetness. It's fine on its own, but there's nothing wrong with adding a bit of butter.

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[photograph: Donna Currie]

Sticky Malt Loaf
Sticky Malt Loaf
For those unacquainted with the classic snack, malt loaf is a sweet loaf that normally contains some sort of dried fruit. Dense and small, this loaf is served as a snack between meals spread with lots of soft butter beside a strong cup of tea. This particular version has a lighter texture than many malt loaves found across the pond, but has all the sweet malty flavor that is a unique, even craveable, part of this quickbread.

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[photograph: Sydney Oland]

Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread
Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread
This quick bread exemplifies the beauty of apple baking. The bread is moist and cinnamon-y, with just a hint of ginger to round things out. It's not super sweet, but good for everyday eating, either plain or with a pat of almond butter.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Glazed Key Lime Bread
Glazed Key Lime Bread
This bright and tangy bread has a moist crumb punctuated by crunchy poppy seeds and doused in a sweet sugar glaze.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
Though gluten-free, the crumb of this loaf is damp and soft, like a good quick bread should be. Orange juice adds a very subtle hint of citrus that helps the pumpkin flavor shine.

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[photograph: Elizabeth Barbone]

Banana Bread
Banana Bread
This recipe for banana bread is about as simple as it gets, but one of the beauties of banana bread is how well it incorporates odds and ends from the cupboard and fridge. A handful of chocolate chips, some dried cranberries, or even a grated apple can happily be folded into this batter to make a unique (read: pantry cleaning) addition to your loaf of banana bread. Serve banana bread warm out of the oven with soft butter and a big pot of coffee for an easy Sunday Brunch.

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[photograph: Sydney Oland]

Fennel Fig Quick Bread
Fennel Fig Quick Bread
Fig and fennel, an overlooked pair, combine in this Mediterranean-inspired quick bread recipe. The fruity sweetness of the fig and the mature licorice flavor of the fennel are held together by to the addition of a fruity olive oil, serving as the fat component of this loaf.

Fennel Fig Quick Bread

[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Pumpkin Amaretti Bread
Pumpkin Amaretti Bread
Crushed crunchy, almondy amaretti cookies are the secret ingredient to this morning bread. And when the pumpkin, cinnamon, and cookies meld, the bread picks up a spicy, almost gingery flavor that tastes just like autumn.

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[photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Apple Rum Raisin Bread
Apple Rum Raisin Bread
This breakfast pastry may have more in common with a simple cake than a quick bread, but it comes together quickly and gives you a reason to break out some rum first thing in the morning.

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[photograph: Sydney Oland]