Healthy Baking Guide

Baking can be very rewarding—especially when the fruits of your labor turn out healthy and delicious. Browse through our best techniques and recipes to start your delectable baking adventure.

30 Best Quick Bread Recipes

Sweet or savory, find all our best healthy recipes for muffins, tea breads, scones, pancakes, and more—all made quickly without yeast.

Orange-Pecan Tea Bread Recipe

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, 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."

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