The fall season means the approach of cold, crisp days and hearty comfort foods. Nothing is quite as comforting as a seductively warm loaf of bread taken glowing and fragrant straight from the oven. To take advantage of fall’s bounty, arm yourself with muffin cups and loaf pans so you can embrace our favorite autumnal flavors with these recipes for delicately spiced muffins and quick breads.
Here are five of our favorite fall breads:
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin and Rosemary Muffins (pictured above)
Brilliant jewels of cubed pumpkin and generous spoonfuls of honey lend a subtle sweetness to these muffins.
Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Pecans
Cocoa and zucchini make an enticing duo in this quick bread with the perfect, tender crumb.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cornbread
For a delicious and unique way to get your pumpkin fix, try baking earthy pumpkin into dense, crumbly cornbread.
Get the Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins
These hearty muffins have it all: applesauce, molasses, shredded carrots, dried plums, and a touch of aromatic cinnamon creates a rich muffin best eaten when spread luxuriously with butter on any autumn morning.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bread
A fall season without pumpkin bread is like Halloween without a jack-o-lantern. Alton Brown’s version uses shredded pumpkin and a kiss of spice for a delicious twist to our favorite fall staple.