Tea & Breakfast Breads
Find recipes for yeast, tea, and quick homemade breads perfect for brunch, parties, and family meals.
Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Icing
Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread
Top this cinnamon-flavored carrot bread with tangy cream cheese icing and homemade candied carrots.
Apple Butter-Banana Bread
Miniature chocolate pieces are scattered throughout this quick bread, making a little chocolate seem like a lot. Add pizzazz by mixing in red and green maraschino cherries.
Spiral Apple Dumplings
Ripe bananas and apple butter impart a sweet, round flavor and a moistness that can't be beat.
Citrus Breakfast Cake
These are not your typical dumplings. They look like cinnamon rolls, but they're really pastry wrapped around a shredded apple filling.
Overnight Coffee Cake
For a special breakfast treat, drizzle a mixture of powdered sugar and orange juice over this warm cake and top with nuts.
Cranberry Twist Bread
Make this easy coffee cake ahead, refrigerate up to 24 hours, then bake.
English Muffin Bread
Although the orange-flavored drizzle makes a stunning addition to this Cranberry Twist Bread, you can omit it to further reduce the calories.
Apple Strudel Bread
For a can't-miss breakfast or snack, toast slices of this delightfully sturdy bread -- known for its crunchy, coarse texture -- and slather them with honey butter, jam, or spreadable fruit.
Festive Fruit-and-Nut Panettone
The filling boasts the traditional flavors of a classic apple strudel -- apples, raisins, brown sugar, and cinnamon. But thanks to the bread machine, this luscious loaf is much simpler to make.
Sunflower Seed Bread
Originally from Milan, Italy, and served at Christmas and other special occasions, this wonderful fruit-and-nut bread can be served anytime from breakfast to a midnight snack.
Blueberry Muffin Bread
This bread has a wonderful crunch of sunflower seeds and a hint of orange flavor. This hearty loaf is terrific plain or toasted and slathered with butter or orange marmalade.
Cinnamon Swirl Bread for 16
This light and luscious bread studded with blueberries has a whisper of nutmeg. It's a great treat any time of day.
Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread
The aroma alone will tell everyone that this Cinnamon Swirl Bread is special and delicious.
Sour Cream Bread
Orange and Date Pumpkin Bread is an enticing, honey-sweetened treat. It really shines when served with reduced-fat cream cheese flavored with a little grated orange peel.
Lemon Drop Bread
Gooey-good sweetened cream cheese fills this rich and wonderful bread.
Almond Twirl Bread
The lemon flavor comes from both lemon drop candy and lemon peel. Add a lemon glaze for even more flavor and this Lemon Drop Bread could be called Triple Lemon Bread.
This impressive Almond Twirl bread will be the star of any breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea. It's like having home-baked cinnamon rolls in a ring.
Dark Chocolate Mini Muffins
This low-fat bread with a cinnamon-apple spiral is great for breakfast or a midmorning treat. Warm up a slice or two in the microwave and spread with apple butter.
If you don't have enough muffin cups, bake in batches.
Pumpkin Spice Loaves
All the makings of a sinfully, yummy breakfast bread -- warmth, goo, nuts, and cinnamon. What makes Monkey Bread extra special is that it's fun to eat. The cake pulls apart into individual scrumptious rolls.
Apple Pie Bread
Pumpkin bread is always a favorite, and the addition of a nut topping (baked into the loaves at the bottom of the pan) is a wonderful crunchy surprise.
Spiced Pear-Cherry Bread
Move over apple pie! This bread -- with its moist apple flavor and crunchy streusel-nut topping -- may become the new American standard.
Include a container of Spiced Cream Cheese Butter when giving this moist cherry- and nut-studded bread as a gift.
Sweet dates contract nicely with the salty mixed nuts. Be sure to buy whole dates that are not already sugared.
Marble the cinnamon-nut streusel throughout the batter so there's luscious crunch in every bite of bread.
For different flavor combos, choose between dried blueberries or cranberries and between hazelnuts or pecans. Our taste panel was especially fond of the bread's toasty nut flavor.
Looking for a gift idea that is one-of-a-kind and luxurious, yet inexpensive to make? This fabulous bread is sure to delight your friends, neighbors, or teachers. Wrap the loaves in red cellophane and add a sprig of artificial greenery instead of a bow.
Fruited Pumpkin Loaf
Filled with dried figs or apricots, pistachios, and cranberries and touched with a whisper of orange, this loaf stacks up with the best of holiday baking. Choose Calimyrna figs for the prettiest loaf.
Vermont Streusel Cake
Serve this apricot-filled pumpkin bread for breakfast during the Thanksgiving weekend, or present it to your hosts as a treat. You don't have to tell anyone that it starts with a mix.
Cranberry-Black Walnut Coffee Cake
Moist and maple -- two words that fit quite well together. Add in streusel and you have one great cake that makes a wonderful fall dessert, a sweet snack for midmorning coffee, or a special holiday gift.
This is the kind of old-fashioned home baking that makes a cook's reputation and establishes a sweet family tradition. Cut the cake into thick wedges and serve it warm for brunch or as dessert.
For a special treat, serve honey butter with this moist bread that's full of bananas.