From zesty lemon and sweet banana to tropical coconut and mango bread, this list of fruit bread recipes will cure that mid-morning slump with just one bite.
Moist, tender, and bursting with fruity flavor, these sweet quick breads are nothing short of amazing.
Some have bright bits of fruit, while others are topped with a fruity glaze.
And being quick breads, you don’t need to worry about kneading, resting, or proofing any dough.
Instead, these fruit bread recipes come together just like cake batter.
Have them with your morning coffee or afternoon tea, or sneak a bite at midnight! Either way, just be sure to cut yourself a nice thick slice!
1. Dark Chocolate Chip Raspberry Banana Bread
How amazing does this bread sound? Sweet bananas, tart raspberries, and sinful dark chocolate all together in one delectable bite.
This banana bread is wonderfully moist and sweet. Plus, the aroma of bananas and cinnamon baking in the oven is so heavenly it’ll drive you crazy.
But it doesn’t end there.
This bread gets an extra punch of flavor from fresh raspberries and dark chocolate, creating a perfect contrast of refreshing and decadent.
2. Healthy Banana Bread with Dates and Walnuts
Dessert for breakfast doesn’t have to be indulgent.
With this healthy banana bread recipe, you can enjoy a nutritious and delicious treat without the guilt.
Loaded with dates and walnuts, each bite is filled with crunchy and chewy bits that go really well with the tender banana bread.
And because the bread uses whole wheat flour, it’s rich in fiber and will keep you full longer.
3. Easy Pear Bread
This bread is not just moist and tender but also has the perfect combination of pears, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
I love how it’s sweet enough to be enjoyed as a dessert but not too rich that you can’t have it for breakfast.
Plus, it can be made with fresh or canned pears, which means you can enjoy it year-round.
And trust me, after one bite, you’ll definitely crave it again and again.
4. Raspberry Banana Bread
Bananas and raspberries are a match made in heaven, and this raspberry banana bread is proof.
The combination of sweet bananas and tart raspberries gives this bread the perfect balance of flavors.
And I just love the bright color the berries bring to the table.
Top-tip: if you don’t want the bread to turn red, use fresh raspberries, not frozen.
5. Zucchini Banana Bread
If you’ve never tried any type of zucchini bread before, I highly suggest starting with this one.
The zucchini and bananas make this bread insanely moist and tender.
And you don’t need to worry about it having a vegetal flavor. I promise you won’t taste a single shred of zucchini here – just the pure goodness of bananas.
6. Vegan Oatmeal Pumpkin Banana Bread
This recipe combines oatmeal, pumpkin, and bananas in one loaf, and it’s phenomenal.
You’ll love how it’s light, fluffy, and full of flavor. It’s almost as if it’s not healthy at all.
But it definitely is. Plus, this bread is gluten-free and vegan!
7. Strawberry Banana Bread
Bananas smell sweet, strawberries smell fresh, and together, they smell like heaven.
This bread isn’t only ridiculously aromatic but tasty, too. Not to mention crazy moist and tender!
I think it’s the complete package. Try it and let me know what you think.
8. Whole Wheat Blueberry Buttermilk Banana Bread
Flavored with buttermilk, bananas, and blueberries, this bread is beyond delicious.
It’s tender, fluffy, and super moist! Oh, and it’s healthy to boot.
Whole wheat flour is used instead of regular, which packs the bread with much more fiber and nutrition.
Nutritious and wholesome, this is the kind of bread you’ll want for breakfast again and again.
9. Lemon Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread is made with almond flour and flavored with lemon. The combination of nutty and citrus flavors makes it incredible.
The shredded zucchini makes it so much more nutritious than other quick breads.
And just like the one above, you won’t taste the zucchini. Instead, it’s just there to add more moisture and the occasional pop of green.
10. Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread
This oatmeal banana bread is dense, moist, and tender. Flavored with ripe bananas, it’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.
The base of the batter is ground rolled oats making it fiber-rich and nutritious.
The recipe is also simple and easy to follow. Besides the oats, you’ll only need four basic ingredients.
11. Vegan Banana Bread
Here’s another banana bread packed with flavor and nutrition!
Made primarily with organic ingredients, this recipe is gluten-free and vegan. But that doesn’t mean it’s no fun.
On the contrary, this bread is incredibly moist, tender, and bursting with sweetness.
While delicious as-is, you can make it even more delectable with chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon.
12. Cranberry Orange Bread
I think cranberries and oranges were made for each other. The fruit and berry combo makes this recipe super refreshing.
It’s bright and citrusy with a hint of tartness. And while the bread is fantastic on its own, the best part is the orange glaze.
Not only does it look stunning, but it adds moisture and a ton of flavor, too. Win-win!
13. Carrot Cake Banana Bread
There’s no need to pick between carrot cake and banana bread anymore! With this recipe, you can have them both in the same bite.
Because this mash-up combines two of the most delectable bakes on earth, expect only the best.
It’s moist, tastes like dessert, and is impossible to resist.
As a bonus, this bread/cake medley is also low-calorie, vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free, which means everyone gets to enjoy it.
14. Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread
Other than pumpkin, apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon are the official flavors of the fall, and this bread has them all.
What makes this fruit bread recipe extra spectacular are the cinnamon-sugar-coated apples in the middle.
They make this extra moist, extra tender, and even more flavorful than ever.
Thanks to this surprise center, this bread doesn’t need any frosting or glaze on top to finish it off. That said, a drizzle of caramel wouldn’t hurt, right?
15. Pineapple Coconut Zucchini Bread
Filled with pineapple, walnuts, and coconut, this zucchini bread bursts with tropical goodness.
The zucchini and pineapple ensure this bread gets a super soft and moist crumb, while the coconut and walnuts offer a nice textural variety.
Top-tip: toast the walnuts on the stove or in the oven to bring out more of their flavor! You’ll absolutely taste the difference.
16. Mango Dates Cake Bread
If you’re looking for exotic (and delightful) flavors, look no further than this mango and date cake bread.
It looks like bread, but it’s so fluffy, tender, and moist, just like cake.
The combination of sweet mangoes and chewy dates is wonderfully refreshing. The flavor is so good you’ll swoon.
Made with wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and flax seeds, this recipe is pretty healthy.
And because the dates and mangoes are already sweet, the sugar is optional.
17. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Bet you never thought you’d see a recipe that combines chocolate and zucchini, eh?
Well, strange as it may seem, you’ll just have to trust me and give this a shot.
Like all other zucchini breads, this doesn’t taste like zucchini. Instead, all you’ll get is pure decadence from cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
Only with this recipe you can sneak some greens onto your kids’ plates, and they’ll never know!
18. Apple Walnut Cake
In the mood for apple pie but don’t want to make the pastry, peel the apples, and wait an hour for it all to cook?
That’s fine; this apple walnut cake has you covered.
While this cake doesn’t have the same textures as apple pie, it definitely has the same flavors.
My favorite part is that you don’t even have to peel the apples! What a time saver!
19. Coconut-Rum Banana Bread
How do you level up traditional banana bread? By adding coconut and rum, of course.
You won’t believe the difference these two simple additions make!
The coconut goes in the batter, plus it’s used as a topping, so you’ll really taste its nutty, tropical flavor.
While there’s also rum in the batter and the glaze, don’t worry – most of it evaporates during baking.
It won’t make the cake boozy – it’ll just enhance its flavor. That said, you might want to save this for when the kids are out!
20. Buckwheat Banana Bread
I know that using buckwheat in a cake doesn’t seem overly appetizing. But you should still definitely give this a try.
First of all, using buckwheat flour instead of traditional flour makes this recipe extra nutritious.
And though you might think it’ll come out dry and crumbly, it’s actually wonderfully tender and moist.
Loaded with the sweet flavors and the aroma of bananas, you’ll forget all about the buckwheat!
21. Lemon Bread
Be it a sweet breakfast, book club, or dinner with the in-laws – you can never go wrong with a simple lemon loaf.
This bread is wonderfully moist, sweet, and bursting with a bright and zesty lemon flavor.
Or, if you want something more colorful, try this zippy lemon blueberry bread!
22. Paleo Breakfast Bread
While bread is often prohibited in the Paleo diet, this breakfast bread is perfectly acceptable.
Not only that, but it’s also freakin’ delicious.
Made with almond flour, bananas, flax seeds, and lots of chopped fruits and nuts, this baby is anything but bland and boring.
On the contrary, this fruit bread will treat your tastebuds to a wonderful variety of flavors and textures!
23. Healthy Hawaiian Banana Bread with Pineapple, Coconut, and Almonds
This Hawaiian bread is filled with bananas and pineapple and topped with coconut and almonds. What more could you ask for?
It’s so scrumptious that it’s hard to believe it’s healthy, too. But it definitely is.
Using wheat flour as the base, this banana bread is high in fiber and pretty easy to make too.
24. Fig Banana Bread
Adding chopped fresh figs to banana bread makes it extra spectacular!
The fruit provides additional moisture, flavor, and a lovely pop of color, to boot.
This fig banana bread is pretty epic as it is, but if you like yours with a little bit of crunch, feel free to throw your favorite nuts into the batter too.
25. Plum Bread
This plum bread has a lovely combo of sweet and tart, with crunch from the pecans and warmth from the cinnamon and cardamom.
It’s also wonderfully moist, thanks to applesauce and Greek yogurt.
As it’s not overly sweet, this bread is perfect for your morning meal.
Just smother it with lots of butter, pair it with coffee, and boom – breakfast is served.
26. Apricot Pecan Quick Bread
This apricot and pecan bread is sweet and tangy with hints of spice from nutmeg and ginger.
It’s also tender and moist, with a crunchy contrast from pecans. It’s topped with rolled oats, as well, giving it an additional layer of chewy texture.
Again, this recipe isn’t overly sweet, but if you’re a sweet tooth, feel free to add a simple glaze and serve it for dessert.
27. Spiced Pear Bread
Apples often overshadow pears, but they deserve just as much attention, in my opinion.
Don’t believe me? This spiced pear bread will prove my point.
I love how pears turn tender yet still have a bit of a chew once baked.
Besides the pears, this bread is also flavored with cardamom for a bit of warmth.
It’s then topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble for the perfect finish. Delish!
28. Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread
If you’re the type who’s not satisfied with just one flavor, you’re in luck. This bread combines three fantastic flavors in one.
Chocolate, cherries, and bananas are thrown together in one phenomenal loaf.
So if you’re looking for a mind-blowing breakfast/dessert, you’ve just found it.
29. Chai-Spiced Banana Bread
Don’t panic – this chai-spiced banana bread doesn’t taste like tea leaves.
Instead, it’s spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to give it that heavenly chai tea flavor!
Serve this spiced banana bread with your favorite tea for a warming breakfast on a cold winter morning.
30. Orange Bread
This fruit bread is wonderfully soft, moist, and brimming with orangey goodness.
The batter is mixed with juice AND zest, so it’s absolutely packed with the full flavor and aroma of oranges!
Plus, it only calls for seven simple ingredients, all of which are, I’m sure, already in your kitchen. Enjoy!
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