Treat Yourself to Healthy Quick Breads and Muffins


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
9/19/2012 6:00 PM   :  11 comments   :  22,827 Views

Quick breads are a staple in my house, but not the kind loaded with fat, sugar and all purpose bleached flour, which makes it more like cake than bread. My approach is to use healthy substitutes that are rich in whole grains, protein, and fiber, like nuts, chia seeds, Greek Yogurt, etc. Best of all, I can sneak in extra servings of fruits and vegetables and no one seems to mind. These recipes are easy to prepare. Instead of waiting for hours for yeast breads to rise, quick breads use a minimal amount of ingredients and time to prepare. They don’t require fancy cooking tools and the step-by-step instructions make them easy to prepare. Prepare one of the recipes below for a healthy dessert, after school snack, breakfast or give the gift of baking and bring one of these tasty treats to a friend or neighbor. 

Samantha's Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Coach Nicole's Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Zucchini Muffins

Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins

Quick Gluten-Free Bread

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Better Berry Muffins

Harvest Apple Bread

Vegetable Bread

May Family Soda Bread Recipe

Yogurt Herb Quick Bread

Read Light Baking Done Right or Sensational Substitutions for Cooking and Baking for more baking tips.

What healthy ingredients do you add when baking? What are your favorite  breads and muffins?

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