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Make a delicious and fruity quick bread for breakfast or snacks this week. These breads don’t require any yeast or rising time, so they come together in no time. Whether you use fresh or frozen fruit, ingredients like bananas, strawberries and blueberries help add moisture so your bread won’t dry out. Fruit’s natural sweetness means that these delicious breads don’t require much added sugar either. Recipes like Zucchini-Pineapple Bread and Raspberry Rhubarb Bread are tasty, nutritious and perfect for a fast breakfast or treat.

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

Shredded zucchini and mashed banana complement each other and ensure that this wholesome loaf stays nice and moist. The banana adds sweetness to this quick-bread mashup for just the right flavor without too much added sugar. Source:, April 2018



Raspberry Rhubarb Bread

Sweet raspberries and tangy rhubarb jibe beautifully in this spring-inspired whole-wheat quick bread recipe. Source:, February 2017

Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk Bread


The slight acidity of buttermilk tenderizes and moistens baked goods while allowing you to cut way back on butter or oils. Here, it also lends a slight tanginess to the winning combination of bananas and blueberries. To make muffins instead, see Muffin Variation.


Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread

This lightened-up banana bread packs plenty of tropical flavor. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Apple-Pie Bread


This easy everyday apple-pie bread makes a great breakfast-on-the-go with a cup of coffee. The fragrant spices typical of apple pie and the tender bits of baked apple inside also make it worthy as a healthy after-dinner dessert. Enjoy it warm from the oven with a pat of butter or cream cheese or keep it on your counter to for a tasty treat during the week. Source:, June 2020

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

This easy zucchini-pineapple bread is the perfect healthy breakfast treat! Saving the pineapple juice strained from the can to brush on top of the bread keeps it moist and adds more pineapple flavor. Source:, May 2020



Strawberry-Banana Bread


Give classic banana bread a sweet twist with the addition of juicy strawberries. The combination of the fruits turns this simple quick bread into a bright, sweet breakfast bread, snack or dessert. For an extra-decadent treat, serve each slice with a scoop of sliced strawberries. Source:, March 2019

Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread

Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread

Credit: Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

This easy and healthy zucchini bread recipe is elevated to company-worthy brunch fare with the addition of fresh blueberries to the batter and a simple lemon glaze and toasted almonds on top. A combination of whole-wheat flour and oats in the batter make it more nutritious–and more interesting–than standard zucchini bread, too! Source:, April 2019

Coconut-Rum Banana Bread


In this island-inspired whole-wheat banana bread recipe, coconut, brown sugar and ginger come together for a wonderful twist to make this our new favorite healthy quick bread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


Lemon Bread


This moist lemon bread is perfect for breakfast or a tasty dessert. It’s delicious on its own or topped with the optional lemon-sugar glaze. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Pumpkin Banana Bread


Two favorite quick breads come together in this healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add sweetness to help cut down the amount of added sugar while ensuring this 100-percent whole-wheat loaf stays moist and tender. Source:, August 2018

Fig Bread


Sweet, soft and figgy, this quick bread is reminiscent of a Fig Newton cookie. If you happen to have an abundance of figs, this fig bread recipe is a delicious, creative way to use them up. And just as too-ripe bananas make the best banana bread, very ripe figs are ideal here. Source:, October 2019


Vegan Banana Bread


Mashed bananas, flaxseed meal and almond milk make this healthy vegan banana bread deliciously moist and tender. While this quick and easy bread might be eggless and dairy-free, it’s just as delicious as traditional versions. Add bittersweet chocolate chips for a decadent treat. Source:, July 2018

Spiced Tea Bread with Fresh Plums

Make this quick bread for Sunday brunch, an afternoon snack or as an easy dessert recipe. It’s 100% whole-grain, made with mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour and oat flour, which keeps it moist. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019

Fruit Bread

This moist spiced applesauce bread recipe has a luscious, tangy apricot flavor. Serve it with butter or cream cheese, and add a little sugar-free apricot jam for extra zing. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Cranberry-Almond Bread

This easy bread, filled with cranberries and toasted almonds, makes a festive treat for the holidays. Enjoy it as a snack or give it as a gift. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Banana-Coconut Bread


A unique take on banana bread, this recipe introduces the banana-coconut flavor combination. This creative, diabetic-friendly recipe is the perfect solution for using over-ripe bananas and is easy to make. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Date-Nut Bread


Dates are naturally sweet so no extra sugar is needed in this quick-bread recipe. Toasted almonds add a nice crunch and the optional coarse sugar topping–while it isn’t needed for sweetness–certainly adds to the presentation. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Double Apricot Bread

This low-fat quick bread has twice the apricot flavor! Canned apricots are blended and mixed in to flavor the bread while snipped dried apricots add texture to each bite. Try a slice for breakfast or for a late afternoon snack. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Almond Cranberry Banana Bread

This flavorful banana bread combines almonds, cranberries, orange juice, and honey for a make-ahead snack or breakfast. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Pear-Maple Spice Bread

This simple quick bread, flavored with pear and maple syrup, is a great choice for breakfast or a late afternoon snack. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

Add pizzazz to this healthy banana-bread recipe by mixing in red and green maraschino cherries. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Brandied Apricot Loaves

This quick bread–flavored with brandied apricots and almonds and topped with an apricot drizzle–makes a great snack during the holidays. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Cheesecake Chai-Spiced Banana Bread

Classic banana bread gets a delicious twist with chai spices and a cheesecake layer. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Berry-Almond Quick Bread

This wholesome quick-bread recipe is just what you need; whatever berries you have on hand go into a versatile, whole-grain buttermilk batter that can be baked into muffins, loaves or even doughnut-like mini Bundts. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

Cranberry-Walnut Quick Bread

The perennial bakery favorite gets a healthy makeover. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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