24 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.

Key Lime Zucchini Bread

This spiced zucchini bread is made with lime juice and features a citrusy glaze made with the lime's zest. It's an unexpected and eye-opening twist on a classic.

Blueberry Lemon Bread

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


Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread

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

-Mrs. Lumpy

Orange Loaf

"This is a fantastic recipe."


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."


Orange Pumpkin Bread

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


Pecan Pie Muffins

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


Chocolate Sour Cream Banana Bread

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


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!"


Scallion Quick Bread

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


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


Cranberry Bread

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


Gingerbread Cake

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


Zucchini Bread

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


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."


Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bread

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


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."


Chai-Spice Banana Bread

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


Easy Pumpkin Bread

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


Buttermilk Chocolate Bread

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

-Chef Buggsy Mate

Banana-Oatmeal Bread

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

-Bonnie G 2