6 Easy Bread Recipes for Bakers of All Levels

The bread recipes we’ve gathered below may veer more toward the dessert category than something you’d make a sandwich with, but they’re quick, easy to make, and oh so tasty. No matter your baking skills, you’ll have a flavorful loaf in no time.

Kitchen Garden Quick Bread

a loaf of bread sits cut up on a round wooden plate next to apples and blackberries. Kitchen Garden Quick Bread

Fall is harvest time, with farm stands and farmers’ markets overflowing with produce. Make a few loaves of this quick bread recipe and freeze them for the long winter ahead.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread cut into small pieces on a wooden serving tray. The corners show two plates cut in half with a small piece of bread on each
Moist and rich chocolate zucchini bread, perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.

If we are being honest, this is more of a chocolate cake with a bit of zucchini. But hey, at least we’re trying to be more nutritious, right?! So while you sip your coffee in the morning and take a bite of this rich and delicious chocolate zucchini bread, you can feel satisfied knowing that you’re also getting a healthy dosage of vitamin A, manganese, and fiber!

Buttermilk Soda Bread with Fennel Pollen

Buttermilk Soda Bread with Fennel Pollen in a frying pan placed on a napkin, which is placed on a dark black surface with sprinkled flour on it

TABLE Magazine loves Irish soda bread. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s great with just about any meal, any time of year. We recommend that you enjoy our Buttermilk Soda Bread with Fennel Pollen over breakfast or brunch with butter, preserves, and coffee, or invite it to dinner with lamb stew or your favorite braised meat.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Cheese Bread

Roasted Cherry Tomato Cheese Bread placed on a brownish cake board being cut with a knife

You can play around with the types of cheeses (as long as they are fairly firm) and what herbs/spices to add in this delicious bread recipe. You could even play around with throwing some zucchini or onions in with the tomatoes before roasting (just adjust for the weight) — or whatever your garden is offering up at the moment.

Brooke’s Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread sits on a green plate, a few slices are cut from the front of the bread.

This quick zucchini bread recipe does not last long. Its delicious sweetness and dense texture make it irresistible. Slather it with room-temperature butter from a local farm, and enjoy every bite.

Polenta Fruitcake Quick Bread

An aerial shot of a Polenta Fruitcake Quick Bread on a red plate, surrounded by raisins, grapes, and pomegranates. Polenta Fruitcake Quick Bread Recipe

Nutty as a fruitcake? We’re guilty. How about you? If you’re feeling a touch of holiday insanity, try this delicious quick bread recipe. It’s terrific with coffee. In front of the fire. Nice music floating through the air. You know: like a holiday!

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