23 Mind-Blowing Banana Bread Alternatives

Think outside the banana-bread box by adding other fruits—and maybe even some beer—to your loaves. These creative recipes are perfect for when you're looking for a slice of something new and different to eat as a healthy snack or dessert.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

"Yummy! It's an easy recipe, and it tastes amazing! I served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream."

-Melinda D.

Blueberry Lemon Bread

"The icing was wonderful and added just the right amount of tang to the bread."

-spatchcock

Orange Loaf

"This is a fantastic recipe."

-CFXM7342

Avocado Nut Bread

"That was a tasty surprise. I liked it because it wasn't too sweet I think it would be a perfect compliment to a chicken salad or fruit salad."

-AMOR DE PUGS

Orange Pumpkin Bread

"Delicious bread! Easy to make and smelled wonderful as it was baking. Will definitely make this again."

-Dreamgoddess

Pecan Pie Muffins

"Easy and yummy. A nice crust and a slightly chewy texture make these special."

-Steve_G

Chocolate Sour Cream Banana Bread

"Not overly sweet like some versions tend to be, and it had a lovely, cake-like texture."

-zeldaz51

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

"It was quick and easy to make."

-Baby Kato

Beer Bread

"I made it with hard apple cider instead of beer and a finely chopped apple. It was amazing!"

-ceciliahaynie

Scallion Quick Bread

Scallions add a savory, onion bite to the perfect side dish.

Cornbread

"Straightforward and simple without too much sugar. Everyone around my table loved it."

-kgnunn

Cranberry Bread

"Tart but delicious. I topped with sparkling sugar before baking, and poured over a simple orange juice and powdered sugar glaze afterward."

-karenbrat1

Gingerbread Cake

"Oh, this was so wonderful. The recipe instructions were very easy to follow. Had a delicious flavor and soft, tender texture."

-ratherbeswimmin

Zucchini Bread

"What a wonderful tasty sweet bread. It's now a favorite with us, and it's so easy to make."

-LvOfLife

Easy Pumpkin Bread

"Full of great autumn flavor. We love this bread, and I will make this over and over again in the future."

-chris_tam

Spicy Japanese Persimmon Bread

"A very nice recipe. The proportions of spices and fruits are balanced to bring out the best taste of each one."

-realbirdlady

Banana-Oatmeal Bread

"The oatmeal adds such great texture and flavor to this bread. An easy way to use up bananas."

-Bonnie G 2

Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread

"Wow, this is good! All things autumn in one heavenly slice."

-Mrs. Lumpy

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bread

"The taste of the bread was exceptional. A great balance of flavors between the peanut butter and chocolate."

-HokiesMom

Apple Bread

"Absolutely wonderful flavor and texture."

-Owls Head 8

Sweet Potato Bread

"Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. This will be the perfect bread for holiday gift giving."

-Hadice

Buttermilk Chocolate Bread

"It is such a wonderful quick bread. It forms a delightful crisp crust and it is light inside."

-Chef Buggsy Mate

Chai-Spice Banana Bread

"I added macadamia nuts and a half teaspoon each of nutmeg and clove. Moist, spicy and delicious!"

-myrrh6977

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