One of the most delicious parts of fall cooking, in my opinion, is getting to bake those flavorful, moist, sweet loaves of goodness known as quick breads.
From pumpkin bread to banana bread and beyond, these dense yet somehow still fluffy little slices work equally well as indulgent breakfasts as they do desserts, especially when you top them with a drizzle of caramel sauce or cream cheese icing and served alongside a scoop or two or your favorite ice cream.
Here are some outstanding quick breads you can make this fall:
How this bread manages to be so dang moist, rich and sweet while staying healthy and low-fat is honestly beyond me, but the proof is in the pudding. Whether you are watching your calories or not, you'll love this bread to pieces.
This apple bread is beyond delicious, but the cinnamon sugar topping really sends this over the edge into a whole new level of amazingness. Want to make this low cal? Use applesauce to keep it rich while cutting out a bunch of the fat like so.
Can't get enough of those sweet dried cranberries? Mix them into this outstanding loaf that features a double dose of bright orange zest and juice as well as a fun crunch from walnuts, pecans or whatever similar type of nut you have lying around. I can't imagine that chopped pistachios would be too bad here!
A classic! If you like to keep things simple yet delicious, this pumpkin bread recipe is a keeper for years to come.
Creamy, sweet bananas and warm, bold spices are a natural fit for each other. Obviously this is best served fresh out of the oven with a nice milky black cuppa.
You've heard of apple bread, so why not swap out the popular fruit for pear and enjoy a slightly different flavor with every bit as dense and moist of a texture? Try it!
Do you love pumpkin-pecan pie? The two contrasting textures go beautifully together, especially when they are in loaf form. The pumpkin ensures that you get a creamy richness that won't dry out in the oven, while the pecans add a lovely crunch and extra depth of flavor.