Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread

Honeymoon Beer

As nice as a cold beer can be on a hot summer evening, there are other great ways to put it to use and one is beer bread. Beer bread is a type of quick bread that uses – you guessed it – beer as the main liquid in the batter. Beer gives a very nice, yeasty flavor to the finished loaf and you get ... Read More »

Raspberry Almond Swirl Bread

Raspberry Almond Swirl Bread

I love adding fresh berries to breads, muffins and other desserts, but you don’t always need fresh berries to give something a great berry flavor. Often, jam or preserves will do at least as good a job, as their concentrated berry flavor can add a more intense sweetness to some baked goods than fresh berries alone might do. This Raspberry Almond Swirl Bread is a ... Read More »

Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Walnuts, pecans and chocolate chips are probably three of the most common add-ins for banana breads. I know that they’re my default choices, although I’ve been known to branch out into other add-ins from time to time, opting for peanut butter swirls and coconut instead of crunchy nuts and rich chocolate chips. This time around, I opted to add in some fresh blueberries to create ... Read More »

Moist Apple Spice Bread

Moist Apple Spice Bread

Some quickbreads are very moist and dense, while others are a little bit dry and very bread-like. This moist Apple Spice Bread falls into the former category. The bread is ultra-moist and is packed with two cups of shredded apple, from two whole apples! All that fruit makes it a little bit dense, but the bread is tender and flavorful, so that is not a ... Read More »

Oats and Honey Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Oats and Honey Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Irish soda bread is one of my favorite things to make when I want a quick loaf of bread fresh from the oven. Soda bread gets its name from the fact that it is leavened with baking soda, rather than with yeast. This means that very little time passes between starting to mix up bread dough and eating the finished loaf. Irish soda breads are ... Read More »

Cherry Lime Bread

Cherry Lime Bread

If you’ve ever had a glass of cherry limemade, you know what a good combination cherry and lime can be. I used that combination as inspiration for this Cherry Lime Bread. This quickbread is sweet, and zesty, with flavors that you don’t see too often together. It is moist and tender, with a texture that hints at that of a pound cake. There are two ... Read More »

Coffee Chocolate Chip Banana Breads

Coffee Chocolate Chip Banana Breads

Bananas pair surprisingly well with coffee. Even big coffee chains have had banana-flavored coffee drinks over the past couple of years, mixing bananas with espresso, chocolate and/or caramel. I don’t think that these drinks were as popular as some on the menu, but I also bet that not enough people gave them a fair shake. Since I’ve been playing with Starbucks Via lately, I decided ... Read More »

Chipotle Cornbread

Chipotle Cornbread

I’m starting to feel the slightest chill of fall in the air right about this time of year. Granted, I know that some of you have already experienced some early snowfalls, but it’s still fall in my mind. Fall is the start of comfort food season and soups and chilis start to make more frequent appearances in my kitchen. Naturally, I need something to go ... Read More »

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