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9 Yummy Quick (and Easy) Breads

Yeast-free loaves take no time to bake. Savor and share!

Sliced loaf of banana bread. Quick bread recipes. (Bon Appetit/Alamy)

This banana bread recipe calls for vanilla, walnuts and a dash of flavorful dark liquor. — Bon Appetit/Alamy

These lovely loaves are bound to be consumed as quickly as you can pop them out of the oven this time of year. Whether sweet or fruity, nutty or savory, quick batter breads — breads that don't depend on yeast or rising time — are perfect to bring to share with a friend or savor at home. Batter up and enjoy!

See also: 10 fall farmers market recipes

1. Date Nut Bread

by Marion Cunningham

This hearty, nutty bread is wonderful, its mild sweetness enhanced by the dates. A combination of all-purpose and whole-wheat flours keeps it light while upping the fiber. Try a slice for breakfast, spread with peanut butter.

Per serving: 363 calories, 3g saturated fat, 52g carbohydrates, 7g protein, 4g fiber, 400mg sodium

2. Cinnamon Raisin Bread

by Bonnie Ross

This bread is made without common allergens. It includes spelt flour, unprocessed sugar and almond milk, as well as sesame seeds and raisins. Slices are delicious toasted with butter.

Per serving: 159 calories, 0g saturated fat, 34g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 4g fiber, 154mg sodium

3. Buckwheat Seed Bread

by Jennifer Katzinger

A multitude of whole-grain flours and seeds make this gluten-free quick bread a nutritional powerhouse, while just a touch of molasses for sweetness keeps it low-sugar. This recipe makes two loaves: one to eat and one to share (or freeze).

Per serving: 126 calories, 1g saturated fat, 22g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 2g fiber, 171mg sodium

4. Pumpkin Bread

by Bernice Hunt

Consider this for dessert, breakfast or a snack. It's a moist, cake-like bread made with pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, walnuts and pumpkin-pie spices. It keeps well in the freezer, so it can be made weeks ahead.

Per serving: 417 calories, 2g saturated fat, 59g carbohydrates, 7g protein, 5g fiber, 427mg sodium

Next page: 5 more no-yeast bread recipes, including banana bread and cornbread. »

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