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.
Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
This recipe first appeared on the cover of our September 2003 issue. Years later, it remains a favorite of many staffers as well as readers. "I'm a sucker for a citrus glaze," says Senior Food Editor Julie Grimes. "It gives this bread an interesting twist."
This banana bread does not have a typical thick quick bread batter. For this recipe, we opted to use an electric mixer versus combining the ingredients by hand.