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Best Homemade Quick Bread Recipes

A treasure of homemade quick bread recipes from scratch. Old fashioned flavor that is tender, moist and so delicious.

Of course you can find a banana bread recipe anywhere, but I am going to post cranberry bread, lemon bread, mango bread, strawberry bread and more below.

Moist Cranberry Quick Bread is a delight with a cup of coffee and a friend.


2 cup flour, sifted
1 cup white sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
2 TBS shortening, melted and cooled
3/4 cup orange juice and grated rind of 1 orange
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
2 cups cranberries, halved

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan; set aside.

Sift the first five ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Now add the beaten and the remaining ingredients. Mix just until moistened (do NOT overmix). Bake for 1 hour. Use a toothpick to test for doneness.

GLAZE (optional)

2 tablespoons cranberry juice
1/2 cup homemade powdered sugar
1 TBS butter, melted

Mix ingredients together and frost loaf.

Cranberry Orange Bread really is a delight. Have a slice for breakfast or take a slice for break. Your coworkers will ask for the recipe. I promise. #misshomemade

This is an excellent homemade quick bread recipe.


2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
3 TBS grated orange rind
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 TBS butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup cranberries

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine egg, vanilla, orange juice, orange rind, evaporated milk and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients just until combined.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Poke gently with fork and cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle with glaze and cool completely. Wrap with foil. Let chill overnight in the refrigerator to ripen.


1 to 1-1/2 cups homemade powdered sugar
1 TBS butter, melted
1/4 (or more) fresh orange juice

Just mix these ingredients together and drizzle over the top.

You can add:

3/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
1 TBS flour (goes with the blueberries)


You may also use cranberries and even small pieces of pineapple with 1/4 cup sweet coconut added to the batter.

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This homemade quick bread recipe for Mango bread is wonderful. You may used chopped nuts if you wish.

As good as it is fresh, it’s even better the next day. One day wrapped in plastic seems to intensify the fruit flavor.

3 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups mango, diced
3/4 cup plump golden raisins (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 8-1/2 inch loaf pan. Place on a baking sheet.

Whisk the eggs and oil together; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt together. Rub the brown sugar between your palms to remove lumps and stir in. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and with a sturdy spatula, mix until just blended.

The batter will be very thick (more like a dough than a batter), but it will soon come together. Stir in the mango and raisins (if you are using them). Pour into the loaf pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.

Bake for 1-1/2 hours, or until it is golden brown and a thin knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread looks like it is getting too brown, cover it loosely with a foil tent.

Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before running a knife around the sides of the pan and unmolding. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up on the rack. Wrapped in plastic, this bread will keep for 4 days at room temperature. A great mango bread recipe. Period.


2 large eggs
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2.25 cups all purpose flour
1.75 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

10 oz crushed pineapple in pineapple juice (half of 20 oz can)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with oil; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition.

Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add 1/2 to the mixing bowl with half of the crushed pineapple in pineapple juice and mix well. 

Add the other half of the dry ingredients to the mixture with the remaining half of pineapple in juice; mixing very well.  Stir in the walnuts (if using).

Pour batter evenly into the loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Depending on your oven, it may take an additional 5 to 10 more minutes to bake.

Remove from the oven and let cool in the loaf pans for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pans and place on a wire rack to completely cool.  You may double this recipe if you wish.

Homemade Strawberry Quick Bread Recipe - try it glazed! #misshomemade


2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
2 cups fresh strawberries, pureed
3-1/8 cups flour
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1 TBS cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Lightly sprinkle your sliced strawberries with sugar and set aside.

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; mix well. Combine the pureed and sliced strawberries together, and mix in the oil, vanilla and eggs.

Next add the flour mixture to the strawberry mixture – blending just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in your pecans. Divide your batter and pour into the prepared loaf pans.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire racks.

Quick Strawberry Butter
1 cup butter, softened
2 TBS homemade powdered sugar
1 cup strawberries, pureed

Use a food processor or electric mixer. Beat the strawberry puree into butter. When fairly smooth, beat in sugar. Pack butter into bowl or a mold. Chill. Makes 1 cup.

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