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!
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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
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
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
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