8 Quick Breads and Muffins to Share or Freeze

November 27, 2012

As December gets closer, our coats get heavier, and our ovens start calling to us. This desire to bake through the winter coincides nicely with a number of holidays, with gifts giving us one more excuse to preheat the oven and bring out the usual suspects: flour, sugar, butter, and eggs.

Quick breads and muffins are some of the fastest, easiest baked goods you can whip up, and they make fantastic gifts. Presented in a basket or miniature loaf pans, they're certain to please any friend, coworker, or far-flung relative. And if you're feeling like more of a grinch this season, you can always save them for yourself -- they keep well in the freezer.

So heat up the oven, break out your favorite mixing bowls, and bake one -- or all -- of these 8 recipes for quick breads and muffins. Just be sure to double the recipe; someone will thank you later.

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Pear Ginger Walnut Muffins from Ms. T

Pear Muffins

Irish Brown Soda Bread from merrill 

Irish Soda Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from sweet enough

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Mediterranean Olive Bread from merrill 

olive bread

Teddie's Apple Cake from Genius Recipes

Apple Cake

Chocolate Persimmon Muffins from thirschfeld

CHocolate Persimmon Muffin

Banana Bread from merrill

Banana Bread

Wakeup Cocoa Quick Bread from SmallKitchCara 

Cocoa Bread


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Muse November 28, 2012
Wonderful two favorites are the Pumpkin Christmas Bread and the Easy As Pie Apple Cake also!
arielleclementine November 30, 2012
too funny! they are so wonderful!
arielleclementine November 27, 2012
Great list! Two of my favorites are mrslarkin's Pumpkin Christmas Bread and her Easy as Pie Apple Cake. Both are incredibly simple and insanely delicious.