Carrot, Coconut and Zucchini Bread
This not-too-sweet quick bread is jam-packed with vegetables and an irresistible toasted-coconut topping.
Goat Cheese, Bacon and Olive Quick Bread
Quick breads like this one by star blogger David Lebovitz are very popular in France, where they're known as savory cakes. This one is packed with olives, cheese and bacon, and infused with cayennne.
Old-Fashioned Banana Bread
This extraordinarily simple and tasty banana bread (with a moist center and crispy crust) is a Ritter family heirloom. "The recipe has been in our family for generations," Lisa Ritter says.
Date Quick Bread with Pecan Streusel
This date-studded quick bread can be made into mini loaves to give as gifts, or it can be baked as a standard loaf for serving at a meal. The streusel topping uses fresh pecans, a traditional gift in the South.
Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts
This moist, nutty bread is a terrific way to use up late-summer zucchini. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat.
Triple Coconut-Black Sesame Quick Bread
This hearty, gluten-free quick bread uses coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut extract. Black sesame seeds give it a grown-up taste.
Black Sesame Chocolate-Banana Loaf Cakes
Blogger Sarah Bolla uses oil and silken tofu to create these deliciously moist, grown-up, dairy-free cakes.
Strawberry-Pecan Quick Bread
As this loaf bakes in the oven, the texture of chewy dried strawberries softens slightly. Buy your dried strawberries at a specialty food shop or health food store that rotates its stock frequently to make sure that they're plump and moist.
This recipe is full of potassium-packed bananas. Instead of processed sugar, it calls for agave nectar, a natural sweetener; a little canola oil replaces the usual butter. The bread is an improvement on the one Erin McKenna often made with her mother when she was growing up: "I thought it was so healthy, because of the bananas. I didn't factor in all the sugar and butter."
Flax seeds add additional nutrients to this gluten-free quick bread made with pureed zucchini and healthful spices.