Category: Quick Breads

Quick breads are leavened with baking powder or baking soda, as compared to yeast breads that require long rising times before baking. I have compiled a collection of my best-loved quick bread recipes—from biscuits and scones to muffins and loaves.

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Banana Spice Cake

This is the banana spice cake that I grew up with.  It’s my Mom’s recipe (Granny’s); banana bread with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, making it like a spice cake .  The spice is there, but subtle; not overwhelming....

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Banana Nut Bread

This is my old standby banana bread that my kids grew up with.  Because my kids didn’t like a lot of spices, I had to find a different recipe than the one I grew up with: my Mom’s Banana Spice...

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Lemon Blueberry Loaf

I’m still on a lemon kick!  I had bought such a large bag of lemons, that I was really looking for ideas on how to use them up before they went bad.  I do have a lovely and moist Zucchini...

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Coconut Cherry Loaf

I love loaves because they are easy to make, usually in one bowl, and are easy to eat – just cut a slice, pick it up and eat it out of your hand like a piece of bread.  This recipe is...

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Coconut Bread

Technically a loaf or quick bread, this coconut bread is easy to make, moist, and full of coconut flavour.  Keeps well in the freezer.  I slice it first, then it’s easy to pry off a couple of slices and thaw...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins This is my daughter Chrissy’s recipe for banana muffins – some of the best I’ve ever had. Kids and adults both love the addition of chocolate chips. Just as good made as a loaf, and perfect...

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Cheese Biscuits

Print Yum Cheese Biscuits Ingredients2 cups all purpose flour 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp crème of tartar ½ cup solid (cold) shortening (I use plain Crisco, but butter flavor Crisco or even margarine...

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Mexican Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread This recipe is a cross between the southern (unsweetened) skillet cornbread, and the northern, sweeter cake-type style.  With the addition of the cheese and chopped peppers and onions, it is the perfect accompaniment to chili, beans, or any...

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Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

  Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake I got this recipe in the late 1970’s from a farm wife that we had gone to visit.  I never saw her again, but was lucky enough to score this recipe from her.  It’s easy,...

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Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake

  Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake: 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 ½ cups milk 1 ½ cups sugar 2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt 3 eggs 3 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder Cinnamon Streusel: 1 cup butter or...

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Giant Yorkshire Puddings

  Giant Yorkshire Puddings Make up the batter just before your roast of beef is ready to take out of the oven.  Then crank up the heat in the oven, and cook up these little beauties! Ingredients 3 eggs 1...

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Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits These are a copycat of Red Lobster’s delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Crispy on the outside, tender and flakey on the inside, and topped with garlic butter, they are unbelievably yummy. So quick to mix up, and just...

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Granny’s Zucchini Bread

Granny’s Zucchini Bread One of my Mom’s standby recipes, flavored with cinnamon and nuts.  Moist texture and good flavor.  Most everyone likes this one.  Freezes well. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking...

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf This is rich, moist, not too sweet, and a great way to use up zucchini. This recipe makes 2 loaves or one 9×12 cake. Ingredients 4 cups grated zucchini 2 ½ cups flour 2 Tbsp cornstarch 2/3...

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Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lemon Zucchini Loaf This loaf is nice and moist, with a texture much like a pound cake, and a lovely lemony flavor.  The flavor is in the glaze, so don’t leave that out!  There are two choices for the glaze:...

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Deb’s Hearty Muffins

Deb’s Hearty Muffins servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 heaping cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasted first is best) 1 cup raisins 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1...

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Raspberry Muffins

These were adapted from a recipe originally published in  Birds & Blooms June/July 1999, p55.   For The Recipe: Raspberry Muffins   Raspberry and almond flavor goes well together in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day,...

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¾ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat and ¾ cup white) 1 ½  tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey (or substitute ½ cup brown sugar) 2...

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

After making the Blueberry Banana muffins the other day, I was on a roll.   Those were probably the best fat-free muffins I have ever made.  But………….I wasn’t completely happy with the texture and so I want to play with...

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Rhubarb Muffins

For The Recipe:   Rhubarb Muffins The flavor of the orange rind compliments the rhubarb in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day, freeze cooled muffins in freezer bags to stay fresh for months.  Simple microwave...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s been about 2 months since we started watching our weight, and we finally have been hit by the craving for baking.  We both are bad – if it is there, even if it is hiding in the freezer, it...