What Are Examples of Quick Breads?

Examples of quick breads include banana and fruit breads, biscuits and muffins. Quick breads may be made from batter or dough, and can be poured or dropped in or onto a pan before baking.

Quick breads get their name because they don't require yeast and are quick to make. Batters and dough are made by simply mixing wet and dry ingredients, pouring or dropping and baking. There is no rise time or need for yeast to proof. The breads must be cooked or baked immediately after being mixed because the chemical reaction that makes them rise ends quickly.

Quick breads made from batters include all types of fruit breads, muffins and loaves. Banana bread, blueberry muffins and zucchini loaves are examples of fruit breads. Strawberry muffins, pumpkin bread and apple bread also are made from quick bread batters. Cornbread and cornbread muffins are also made from a quick bread batter.

Dough used for quick breads makes baked goods, such as Irish soda bread, cheese puffs, scones and biscuits. Waffles, pancakes, popovers and all unleavened breads come from quick bread doughs. Other examples of quick breads include doughnuts, dumplings, coffee cake and crepes. Almost any flavor variation can be used to create quick bread batters and dough.