Try These Quick Breads

Baking bread is notorious for being a long, tedious process. However, there is a bread subcategory known as quick bread that uses leavening agents aside from yeast, making the process of baking it much simpler. These breads usually incorporate a fruit or vegetable in place of yeast or eggs, and the possibilities are endless. For your next baking & pastry arts project, try one of these quick breads and don’t forget to check out our artisan and quick breads course!

Banana Oatmeal Bread: Banana bread is the king of all quick breads. This recipe puts a little spin on the classic recipe, incorporating rolled oats into the mix, which makes it an ideal breakfast. Try topping a toasted slice of this bread with strawberry jam or cream cheese.

Avocado Bread: The soft and creamy texture of avocado makes it a perfect leavening agent for this bread. Since avocados aren’t very sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest contribute some of the flavor. This is a great way to get your daily omega-3s in.

Zucchini Bread: Zucchini is another popular option for quick bread. Surprisingly, zucchini bread doesn’t taste like zucchini at all. Actually, many people add chocolate chips to this bread to make it more dessert-friendly. However, this recipe calls for chopped nuts instead.

Carrot Bread: Carrot bread, like carrot cake, doesn’t have a veggie-like flavor to it. In fact, carrot bread doesn’t usually come out as dense as a lot of other quick breads. If you’re looking for a bread that turns out a little bit fluffier than your banana or zucchini breads, give carrot a try.

Apple Cinnamon Bread: Apples and cinnamon is a tried-and-true combination that never lets us down, and that goes for this quick bread as well. This recipe keeps it simple, only incorporating some sugar, vanilla and nutmeg into the mix, so the apple cinnamon flavor takes center stage. Try serving a slice warm and topped with some vanilla ice cream and caramel.

Pumpkin Bread: Who says pumpkin bread can only be made in the fall? Luckily, this pumpkin bread recipe calls for canned pumpkin puree, which can be acquired all year round. Complete with clove, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, this pumpkin bread encompasses all of the flavors of autumn, but you can also eat it in your swimsuit by the pool.

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