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9 Yummy Quick (and Easy) Breads

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

5. Banana Bread

by Nigella Lawson

Certainly more dessert than anything else, this luscious banana bread includes walnuts, vanilla and a dash of bourbon or dark rum. A chocolate version replaces two tablespoons of the flour with cocoa powder and adds bittersweet chocolate chunks.

Per serving: 285 calories, 6g saturated fat, 37g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 2g fiber, 294mg sodium

6. Irish Soda Bread

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

This traditional yeast-free bread relies on buttermilk and baking soda for its tender texture. The authors suggest serving it with a bowl of hot soup: Split pea would be delicious with it.

Per serving: 359 calories, 5g saturated fat, 57g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 2g fiber, 864mg sodium

7. Pear, Ginger and Pecan Loaf

by Art Smith

Minced crystallized ginger is the secret ingredient in this recipe, which also incorporates in-season Bosc pears and pear or apple juice for sweetness.

Per serving: 373 calories, 1g saturated fat, 54g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 2g fiber, 261mg sodium

8. Grandma's Creamed Cornbread

by Eric V. Copage

Heating the buttered pan in the oven before adding the batter ensures that this cornbread is crispy and delicious all the way through. Creamed corn makes it cakey and moist.

Per serving: 227 calories, 5g saturated fat, 33g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 493mg sodium

9. Beer Bread

by Sara Moulton

This incredibly simple, rather decadent and almost magical recipe includes only butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and beer. The quality of the beer matters, and the butter should be tasty as well.

Per serving: 311 calories, 7g saturated fat, 43g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 1g fiber, 478mg sodium

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