These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with long rise times. Sweet or savory, find all our best healthy recipes for muffins, tea breads, scones, pancakes, and more—all made quickly without yeast. We compiled a collection of our editors' and readers' best quick bread recipes so that you can find the perfect one for your meal, tea, or brunch. These recipes received the most votes and highest star ratings, making them our best quick bread recipes ever.
Healthy Quick Bread Recipes
Quick breads are leavened with baking powder or baking soda, as compared to yeast breads that require long rising times before baking. We compiled a collection of our editors' and readers' best-loved quick bread recipes—from biscuits and scones to muffins and loaves. Based on research from MyRecipes.com, we pulled the Cooking Light recipes that received the most votes and highest star ratings.
First up: Mixing orange juice in with the powdered sugar creates an easy-to-drizzle glaze that adds a burst of orange flavor to this loaf. Reviewer rmiller2 awarded this recipe 5 stars: "This bread was outstanding. I loved its intense orange flavor with the crunchiness and nuttiness of the pecans. It also had a nice, moist and tender texture."