16 Easy Sweet Bread Recipes For Your Brunch Table

If you are having folks over for the spring holidays, don’t forget to add some sweet bread to your brunch table. Sweet breads are a great way to add sweet elements to your brunch that will go well with your main dishes and double as a dessert. They are a great way to set the table without having to resent it for dessert. All you have to do is add some ice cream or whipped cream to the table once people are done with the main part of brunch. These sixteen sweet bread recipes are easy recipes you’ll love making again and again.

1. Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten during Easter, but they are just as delicious and comforting as any time of the year. They are sweet, soft, and fluffy buns with currants or raisins mixed in, marked with a symbolic cross on top.

2. Cornbread Muffins

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Enjoy the simple pleasure of Cornbread Muffins, perfect at any time of day. Their moist texture makes them irresistible, especially when served with butter, honey, or alongside fried eggs.

3. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls make your kitchen smell like heaven. They are a delicious start to a weekend morning and make a wonderful dessert as well.

4. Lemon Blueberry Bread

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This Lemon Blueberry Bread is pure, refreshing, and delicious. The lemon gives it a bit of lemony tang, while the blueberries add their sweet, signature flavor. This is perfect for a holiday brunch or just a nice, relaxed breakfast with coffee.

5. Healthy Apple Bread

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If you love apple flavors, don’t miss out on this Healthy Apple Bread. It’s actually more like an apple cake. It’s rich, comforting, and goes really well with a cup of coffee or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

6. Cinnamon Scones

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Cinnamon Scones are a great start to your morning, especially with a cup of coffee or tea. These scones hit a perfect breakfast note with both cinnamon and raisins (optional).

7. Peppermint Chocolate Bread

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This Peppermint Chocolate Bread may seem more like something for the holidays, but I promise, it’s great any time of year. Peppermint lovers will adore this loaf of sweet bread!

8. Cinnamon Bread

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This could be the best cinnamon bread you’ve ever tasted. It’s absolutely warm and comforting from all that cinnamon, and if you choose the right ingredients, it’s gluten-free, too. A slice of this Cinnamon Bread is perfectly paired with a cup of coffee.

9. Lemon Bread

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Lemon lovers will adore this easy Lemon Bread. It’s full of sweetness and a lemony tang and is wonderful for a sweet breakfast or an easy dessert.

10. Irish Spice Bread

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This Irish Spice Bread is a very European style of sweet bread. It’s an amazing bread that is typically made with candied citron (lemon peel), but I opted for the fresh version, and I was not disappointed. You won’t be either.

11. Oat Flour Banana Bread

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This Oat Flour Banana Bread is deliciously gluten-free and has a totally adjustable level of sweetness. You can choose a milder sweetness or a stronger dessert type of sweetness.

12. Mini Pumpkin Banana Bread

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Nothing beats good sweet bread for breakfast, and this delicious Mini Pumpkin Banana Bread is no exception. It’s a sweet way to start your morning and is so much healthier than a donut.

13. Persimmon Bread

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This Persimmon Bread recipe is perfect for using up persimmon pulp and for making delicious gifts. Persimmon bread is a wonderful sweet bread that you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

14. Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

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The best pumpkin bread recipe is one you look forward to making again and again. For us, it’s a quick bread we look forward to all year. This Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread will not disappoint.

15. Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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This Chocolate Pumpkin Bread is perfect for breakfast or dessert. It’s delicious and filling. and it contains real pumpkin and whole grains, which are both totally good for you.

16. Zucchini Bread

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This moist and flavorful bread is a perfect balance of hearty texture and delicious taste, making it a guilt-free pleasure for any time of the day. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert, this Whole Grain Zucchini Bread is a wholesome choice that nourishes both your body and your taste buds.

Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

9 Recipes For Using Up Overripe Bananas

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Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

5 N’ice Cream Recipes You Have To Try

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N’ice cream is a fantastically refreshing dessert option. Made with 100% fruit, you never have to feel guilty about enjoying this treat.

17 Clean Eating Fat Bomb Recipes

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Trying to work a little more healthy fats into your sweet treats? These fat bombs deliver healthy fats while giving you a little something sweet to enjoy.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author. She is also a food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. She has helped thousands of people learn to cook simple, clean, and healthy foods in their own home kitchens. She lives in Maine and loves Elvis, sunflowers, and a good seafood chowder, as well as travel writing.

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