25+ Tasty Fall Breads

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Check out these yummy fall bread recipes. The seasonal flavors of fall are perfect for incorporating into quick bread recipes. Whether it is apple, pumpkin, cranberry, zucchini or maple any of the these tasty fall breads would be perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table!

Fall Bread Recipes

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year for baking. Nothing feels better than walking inside after a cold day and heating up the house with your oven while smelling delicious scents. And quick breads are a great comfort food for fall.

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Quick breads frequently include fruits, vegetables and nuts so it is easy to incorporate classic fall flavors into the fall bread recipes. Here I’ve compiled a list of quick breads using many traditional fall flavors such as pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, maple, cranberry and gingerbread.

Some of these fall breads are more like dessert and some are meant to go along with dinner. Some are in between so you will have to try them out this autumn and see for yourself!

Blueberry Pumpkin Bread
This is a classic autumn recipe for pumpkin bread with some tasty blueberries added!
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closeup of peanut butter bread
Easy Peanut Butter Bread
Fall is back to school time and back to school means peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! This easy peanut putter bread gives you hearty peanut butter flavor perfect for toasting and spreading with jelly.
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slice of zucchini bread
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
I love blueberries, so I like to add them to as many things as possible. Paired with zucchini bread they add burst of color and flavor.
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A slice of apple bread on a cutting board.
Caramel Apple Pecan Bread
Apples, caramel and pecans? Yes! The caramel sauce drizzled over this apple bread makes it a delicious addition to any fall dessert table. Plus with a prep time of only ten minutes this is a quick an easy recipe to help simplify things during a busy time of year.
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pumpkin bread on a wooden cutting board
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
Classic moist pumpkin bread with a lot of chocolate chips stirred in. This bread is my kids favorite and they insist I make it every year for Thanksgiving.
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banana bread ready for eating on wooden cutting board
Five Ingredient Banana Bread with Oats
This is a hearty gluten free bread made with bananas and oatmeal and topped off with walnuts. It tastes amazing for breakfast or lunch.
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
I love this recipe because it is the classic zucchini bread my mom always made. Lots of added chocolate chips combine with moist zucchini for a family favorite.
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pumpkin bread with ribbon of cream cheese
Pumpkin Ribbon Bread
Nothing is more fall like than pumpkin! This tasty twist on traditional pumpkin bread adds a ribbon of cream cheese filling in the middle of the loaf, so it’s a great surprise when your guest cuts it open. I love the flavor of cream cheese and pumpkin in the fall, and this bread also has a hint of orange to keep things interesting.
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zucchini bread with streusel topping
Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is a great way to try to sneak some veggies by your kids – they might never know unless you spill the beans. This zucchini bread also has a delicious streusel on top with nuts and brown sugar, so even if the kids notice the green flecks of zucchini they probably won't care!
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chocolate pumpkin bread with scattered chocolate chips
Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This is another pumpkin bread recipe but…. chocolate! Pumpkin and chocolate are two flavors that are meant to be combined, but instead of just adding chocolate chips to pumpkin bread this recipe has chocolate throughout.
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chocolate zucchini bread slices
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
More chocolate, this time with zucchini bread! The zucchini keeps the bread moist and the chocolate keeps it delicious. This bread uses both cocoa powder and chocolate chips to make a tasty bread topped off with powdered sugar.
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wrapped loaf of gingerbread
Gingerbread Recipe
Probably one of the most classic fall and holiday flavors, this is a gingerbread flavored bread! This dense bread smells delicious and is best served warm or cold with a dash of butter on top. Plus the house smells amazing while it bakes.
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cranberry orange bread on a cutting board
The Best Cranberry Orange Bread
Cranberries are another traditional fall favorite, especially for Thanksgiving. This bread has beautiful colors – the red cranberries contrast so well with the bright orange zest. The two also pair very well together with the tart cranberry and sweet citrus flavor of orange.
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bourbon banana bread sliced
Bourbon Banana Bread
This is a fun way to change up your standard banana bread into an intriguing and different bread. In addition to using bourbon to flavor the banana bread this this recipe also calls for a bourbon glaze to add some sweetness (and an excuse for more bourbon). It makes the banana bread more decadent and moist!
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cinnamon apple bread surrounded by apples
Easy Cinnamon Apple Sweet Quick Bread Recipe
Apples and cinnamon are two great fall flavors that just go well together. I love the crispness of apples combined with the soft texture of bread, and this recipe has real apples baked into it.
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slice of maple walnut bread
Maple Nut Bread Recipe
Maple syrup is a great seasonal ingredient, plus it makes your bread tender and moist. This recipe calls for maple syrup soaked walnuts, which sounds so good! I love having nuts in my bread because it adds a little bit of crunch to the bread.
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pumpkin loaf with maple glaze
Maple Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Loaf
This pumpkin loaf is sweetened with maple syrup for a classic taste. Top it off with more maple syrup in a glaze and it is a sweet and delicious quick bread.
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lemon poppy seed bread with pumpkin
Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
This easy bread recipe combines zucchini bread with lemon poppyseed bread for a fun fall twist. It is delicious and healthy!
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cranberry nut bread with swirls of struesel
Cranberry Nut Bread
Cranberry nut bread combines the traditional fall flavors of walnuts and cranberries into one amazing loaf. Bright red cranberries are scattered through the bread and a walnut streusel is both inside and on top of the loaf!
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Apple Bread with Crumb Topping
This bread has everything – apples in the batter, a sugar crumb topping and a maple glaze! The result is a sweet bread that can easily be served as dessert.
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zucchini pumpkin bread with glaze on top
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
It seems you can combine almost anything with zucchini bread – including pumpkin! This cinnamon flavored bread is full of fall flavor and is topped off with a cream cheese glaze.
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banana chocolate peanut butter swirl bread
Banana Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Bread
This isn't just banana bread, it also has peanut butter and chocolate! I love how the flavors are layered and swirled together in this yummy bread.
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cranberry orange bread
Cranberry Orange Bread
This is a classic bread for the Thanksgiving table. The sweet batter is delicately flavored with orange and studded with tart cranberries and crunchy walnuts.
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healthy pumpkin bread
Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Apple and Granola
This bread makes some simple swaps to make pumpkin bread healthier, like using whole wheat flour and no oil. It is topped with crunchy granola and is proof that healthy food can be delicious.
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apple bread
Apple Bread Recipe
Apples and cinnamon are two flavors that just go together,, especially in the autumn. This lightly spiced gluten free bread is made with apples and applesauce, so the apple flavor shines through!
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Tasty Fall Breads

Published By Anne
Make tasty fall quick breads, from pumpkin to apple to cranberry! This recipe is for delicious chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20
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  • 3 1/2 cup white all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup pumpkin puree 15 ounce can, not pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips semi sweet or dark chocolate


  • Spray two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice
    3 1/2 cup white all purpose flour, 2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, 2 cup sugar
  • In another bowl mix the pumpkin, eggs, oil or shortening and water.
    2 cup pumpkin puree, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup oil, 2/3 cup water
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until the flour is just mixed in. Mix by hand, not with a mixer. Stir the chocolate chips in and mix to combine.
    12 oz. chocolate chips
  • Bake the loaf pans at 350 F for 60-70 minutes.
  • If the loaves start to brown too much on top tent them with foil after 40 minutes.
  • Test for doneness by testing the center with a knife or toothpick. Baking times will vary depending on how wet your pumpkin puree is, so always check the center.
  • Let the loaves cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then take them out and cool them on a baking rack until completely cooled.


  • If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you substitute 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 3899IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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1 thought on “25+ Tasty Fall Breads”

  1. It’s a breezy late summer night in Needles, CA. As I enjoy the cool air tip toeing through my house I think of Fall baking. Your collection of sweet quick breads do not disappoint. I cannot wait to bake the cranberry orange and chocolate pumpkin for my coworkers.


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