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Best 10 Breads for Gifts

Recipes for Holiday Gift Breads


Need a last minute gift for someone on your list? Not looking to spend a lot of money? These ten delicious gift breads are inexpensive to make and they make fantastic presents for family and friends.

1. Cinnamon Tea Rings

Swedish Tea Ring
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Here are step-by-step instructions that show you how to make a large batch of six tea rings. These breads are stunning and they taste fantastic.

2. Ginger Orange Quick Bread

Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

One of my favorite quick breads to make for gift giving, these three mini loaves of ginger and orange breads are very easy to make. Gift them wrapped and in a basket filled with different teas.

3. Apple Cinnamon Mini Loaves

Cinnamon Apple Mini Loaves
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

This is another quick bread recipe that is baked into three mini loaves. Very easy to make, these mini breads can be gifted alongside the ginger orange quick breads above.

4. Buttermilk Walnut Bread

Buttermilk Walnut Bread
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

This recipe makes 2 loaves of walnut bread. This bread tastes great with coffee and it can be gifted wrapped and in a basket with either different coffees or bags of nuts.

5. Cranberry Walnut Scones

Cranberry Walnut Scones
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Scones are always a favorite quick bread to gift, especially with their growing popularity in the United States. This recipe makes eight round scones - perfect for dividing into two gift baskets.

6. Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Cinnamon Pecan Rolls
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

If you have a lot of adult coffee and tea drinkers on your Christmas list, why not gift them some of these delicious cinnamon pecan rolls? This yeast bread recipe makes 2 dozen rolls that can easily be gifted to four to six people. Place wrapped rolls in a basket filled with other favorite treats, such as coffee, tea, or hot cocoa mix.

7. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Who doesn't love banana bread? This banana bread recipe includes chocolate chips. This is a great bread for chocolate lovers and coffee drinkers.

8. Cherry Walnut Coffee Bread

Cherry Walnut Coffee Bread
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Here's a great quick bread for coffee lovers. This 12-inch loaf can be wrapped and placed in a basket with a few choice coffee brands. It makes a beautiful gift!

9. Ginger Pecan Rolls

Ginger Pecan Rolls
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

A platter of these delicious ginger pecan rolls would make a great gift for any coffee lover on your Christmas list. This yeast bread recipe makes 6 rolls that are filled with crystallized ginger and chopped pecans.

10. Orange Citron Dessert Bread

Orange Citron Dessert Bread
Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

The taste of oranges mixed with glazed citron makes these loaves perfect for the Christmas holidays. This recipe makes three small, round loaves of yeast bread.

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