Treat Yourself to Healthy Quick Breads and Muffins

By , SparkPeople Blogger
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


Cloud Bread

Bonus: Cauliflower Breadsticks

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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Comments

ELRIDDICK 8/21/2019
Thanks for sharing Report
ANHELIC 3/12/2019
Great article. Report
thanks Report
Thanks. Report
Nice recipe Report
Thanks for sharing!!! Report
Samantha's Cranberry Pumpkin Bread is awesome!! It makes a great breakfast bread instead of toast with fruit spread. Report
Love to make healthy breads and muffins, both whole wheat ones and gluten free ones. (GF are for grandkids) It bothers me when Coach Nicole says a muffin is really a cupcake ......
I make healthy ones and some are made from her recipes!!! Report
GMAGEE
Going to try the Yogurt Herb Bread (Thanks JenRoy1!). Sounds like a nice change from the usual, sweeter quick breads and something that would be nice to eat with a salad or light dinner. Thanks for sharing these. Report
I looooove loaves and muffins. Looks like some good options here. Tks Report
These look great! Now that it is fall, it will be a perfect time to make them. Report
It's always good to have another recipe for Zucchini Muffins! Report
I Use Flax Seed A Lot and Sweet Potatoes Goes Well Also In Baking. Thanks For The Recipes! I Plan To Explore! Report
NAOLEE
Thank you. Report
yum thanks Report
CHRIS3874
I hope to make these (or cajole someone else into making them ) soon. Report
Thank you for all the bread recipes. They are easy enough to make. Report