Breads & Doughs, Roundups

Best Quick Bread Recipes

No yeast? No problem! Whip up delicious homemade bread in minutes and enjoy fresh bread within an hour with my best quick bread recipes!
Strawberry cornmeal bread, hearty no-yeast bread, and simple white irish soda bread side-by-side.

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WHAT YOU GET: In this article, you’ll get all of my favorite quick bread recipes. That means there’s no machine, no kneading, and no rising required, so you can whip up a delicious bread dough in minutes.

I love a delicious, yeast-based bread as much as the next person (maybe more), but sometimes I don’t want to wait hours or days for bread dough to rise so I can bake it off. That’s where quick bread comes in handy. They’re so yummy, so easy to pull together, and there’s no kneading or proofing time involved, so you can bake off these loaves of bread right away! From classic bread like Traditional Irish Soda Bread to dessert bread like my Best-Ever Banana Bread, I’ve got you covered with a quick bread for every mood.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Quick Bread

Two slices of blueberry cream cheese quick bread sit on a plate in front of a cup of tea and the rest of the loaf.

My Blueberry Cream Cheese Quick Bread is the perfect bread to pair with an afternoon cup of tea. The dense but moist crumb combined with the slightly tangy cream cheese flavor and the sweet blueberries makes a delicious and bright summer treat that you’ll want to make year-round.

Mum’s Traditional Irish Soda Bread

A loaf of traditional soda bread, with four slices on a wooden table.

No one makes Irish soda bread quite like my Mum. With her permission, I shared her incredible Traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe with all of you — and I promise it’s the best one you’ll ever try. It’s hearty, yummy, and can be ready from start to finish in just 1 hour!

Strawberry Cornmeal Quick Bread

A strawberry cornmeal quick bread is displayed on a white serving platter with pink roses.

Strawberries, cornmeal, and olive oil are 3 ingredients that you may not think go together but trust me — they do. The cornmeal and olive oil give the bread a lovely, tender crumb while the strawberries add a burst of sweetness. This Strawberry Cornmeal Quick Bread will be your new favorite breakfast or snack.

My Favorite Zucchini Bread

A loaf of glazed zucchini quick bread is sliced in the middle, displaying a tight crumb and bits of the zucchini throughout.

My Favorite Zucchini Bread recipe is the BEST way to sneak in your veggies. Zucchini’s neutral flavor allows it to be added to this cake-like base without tasting it at all! In fact, the zucchini makes it moister and gives it a really lovely texture. This zucchini bread will be your new best friend, especially if you have kids that won’t eat their veggies.

Hearty No-Yeast Bread

An appealing loaf of yeast-free bread is sliced and waiting on a cooling rack. It has a crispy crust with oats on top.

No yeast? No problem! My Hearty No-Yeast Bread recipe is the perfect rustic, slightly sweet wheat bread that can be used for so many things, such as toast, bread for sandwiches, and more. You probably have all of the ingredients necessary in your house right now, so what are you waiting for? Make it!

Rhubarb And Ginger Quick Bread

A loaf of rhubarb ginger quick bread is cut into three slices and displayed on a wooden cutting board on top of a white tablecloth and next to a cup of tea.

You may have heard of strawberry and rhubarb, but what about ginger and rhubarb? The sour rhubarb in this Rhubarb And Ginger Quick Bread fits perfectly with the warm ginger to create a fantastic bread that goes great with a cup of tea.

Best-Ever Pumpkin Bread

A loaf of pumpkin bread with a tight, pleasing crumb, is covered in a white glaze.

Pumpkin bread is an American staple, and I can see why. It’s sweet, moist, and has lots of warm flavors, which make it perfect for the fall. If you love pumpkin bread, you must try my Best-Ever Pumpkin Bread recipe. It combines everything you love about classic pumpkin bread but is topped with a brown butter and maple glaze to bring this dessert to the next level. In addition to this amazing recipe, I have a lot of different, bold takes on pumpkin bread on my website such as Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Banana Bread, and even Healthy Pumpkin Bread.

Best-Ever Banana Bread

A moist banana bread sits on top of parchment paper with four slices cut from the loaf.

Everyone needs a staple banana bread recipe, and with my Best-Ever Banana Bread, you’ll never have to worry about finding the perfect recipe again. It’s moist, sweet, and has a lovely toasty brown crust. And if that doesn’t sound delicious enough already, there are tons of bold banana bread recipes on my website that you’re sure to love, such as Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread, Blueberry Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, and lots more!

5-Minute Authentic Irish Brown Bread

A loaf of 5-minute Irish Soad Bread is cut into three slices. The bread is topped with pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.

This Authentic Irish Brown Bread is so versatile and can be pulled together in minutes. It’s chewy, hearty, dense (in a good way), and packed with fiber and healthy fats. It’s great to dip in soups, is great with butter, and makes a mean grilled cheese sandwich. Trust me, try it once — you’ll never buy bread at the grocery store again.

Croatian Bishop’s Bread

A loaf of Croatian Bishop Bread is slices, displaying nuts, cherries, and chocolate. It is wrapped white parchment paper and a red bow.

I’m pretty sure Croatian Bishop’s Bread could bring world peace — it’s just that good! It’s a nice hearty bread packed with cherries, nuts, and chocolate (but you can add whatever you want). It almost tastes like a light fruit cake — but even if you don’t like fruit cake, you’ll still like this. Also, look how beautiful it is! Although it’s technically part of my holiday baking series, I say it’s perfect for any time of year!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

A circular loaf of loaded baked potato bread sits on a cutting rack with two triangular slices cut out.

My Loaded Baked Potato Bread is far from your average potato bread. It combines the best parts of potato bread with the best parts of a loaded baked potato. It’s cheesy, bacony, chewy, rich, absolutely delicious, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make.

Simple White Irish Soda Bread

A plump white Irish soda bread sits on a cooling rack over a blue and white napkin. Four slices are cut from the Irish soda bread loaf.

If you want to make Irish soda bread but don’t like whole wheat bread, this recipe is for you. My Simple White Irish Soda Bread is such a yummy, hearty (I’ve used this word a lot in this roundup, but it’s true!) bread that can be used for almost anything!

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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