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There is nothing like greeting your family in the morning with the aroma of freshly baked muffins and/or a quick bread. It is always such a treat. It's a treat to the baker, too. Muffins and other quick breads are so easy to make. After cookies, these should be the next baked goods kids can easily learn how to make. I hope you enjoy these recipes.

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1. Banana Bread

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Whenever I have more than one overly ripe banana, I make this recipe for Banana Bread. I make this recipe the old-fashioned way, in the oven.

Bread Machine Banana Bread
Crockpot Banana Bread
Banana Bread Making Video

Banana Muffins

2. Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
The lemon curd heightens the flavor of the blueberries in this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Muffins.

Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Streusel Muffins

3. Spicy Ginger Pear Bread

2010 Spicy Ginger Pear Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2010 Spicy Ginger Pear Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Here is a recipe for Spicy Ginger Pear Bread. It's not as sweet as most quick breads, but it's still fabulous. We liked ours served warm and spread lightly with butter.

4. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

2010 Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I know you'll enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. It's loaded with some wonderful wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and dark chocolate, plus all of the zucchini, too.

Zucchini Bread

5. Sweet Potato Bread

2010 Sweet Potato Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Sweet Potato Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Be sure to add this recipe for Sweet Potato Bread to your quick bread recipe collection.

6. Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This recipe for Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins and/or Quick Bread Loaf begins with a cake mix.

Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

7. The World's Best Pumpkin Bread

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I get asked all of the time, "is it time for pumpkin bread yet?" Of course, in the United States, we generally only eat pumpkin in the fall. What most people don't realize is that canned pumpkin is usually carried in their grocery stores year-round.

8. Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
It doesn't get any easier than this. There are only four -4- ingredients in this recipe for Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins.

Apple Muffins

9. Jalapeno Cornbread

2010 Jalapeno Cornbread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Jalapeno Cornbread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
You may not think so, but Cornbread is a quick bread.

Here are a couple of other cornbread recipes:
Basic Cornbread
Philpy, made with wild rice, too
Hush Puppies - deep fried cornbread

10. Cranberry Orange Bread

2010 Cranberry Orange Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Cranberry Orange Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
The flavors of the Christmas holidays are captured in this quick bread recipe for Cranberry Orange Bread.

Maraschino Cherry Nut Bread

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