One of my friends from high school gave my husband and me a bread maker for our wedding. At first, I thought we’d never use it. But we’ve really enjoyed making homemade bread with it! It’s so easy. You just toss in the ingredients, push a button, and let it work its magic. The result is fresh, delicious bread that melts in your mouth. And now I’ve learned that there are many bread recipes you can make with or without a bread maker. Want to jump aboard the flavored bread making train? Here are some sweet recipes to get you started.

Cream Cheese Strawberry Breadsource: Positively Splendid

1. Cream Cheese Strawberry Banana Bread

A healthy choice that the kids will love, this bread is made with cream cheese for an extra dose of sweetness. With mashed bananas and fresh chopped strawberries, you’ll get in a dose of your daily fruit servings with this recipe.

Get the full recipe over at Positively Splendid.

Cinnamon Sugar Quick Breadsource: Lil’ Luna

2. Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread

I used to love sprinkling my toast with cinnamon sugar for a sweet breakfast. Now you can have that flavor actually baked into your bread! Instead of serving your kids a bowl of sugary Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, try putting a slice of this sweetness on their plate.

You’ll find the instructions for making this from Lil’ Luna.

Blueberry Zuchhini Breadsource: Hoosier Homemade

3. Blueberry Zucchini Bread

I personally don’t like zucchini, but if there’s a way to make it more appetizing, I’ll give it a try. My kids and I love blueberries, so I’m sure the fruity flavor would override any of the zucchini taste in this bread.

Learn how to make this over at Hoosier Homemade.

Double Chocolate Chip Breadsource: Plated Cravings

4. Double Chocolate Chip Bread

This bread could be eaten for breakfast or dessert. Or both. And you know, since it’s full of such chocolatey goodness, the kids will definitely want a slice or two. I once told my son that something brown I was eating tasted like poop so that I could selfishly indulge in it by myself. I might have to try that with this bread too…

Check out the list of ingredients and baking instructions on Plated Cravings.

Carrot Cake Banana Breadsource: A Latte Food

5. Carrot Cake Banana Bread

This is supposed to be a dessert bread, but I’d totally justify eating it for breakfast. I mean, carrots and bananas are mixed in, so it’s totally a healthy breakfast choice! Sure, it’s covered with a cream cheese frosting, but cream cheese is a dairy product and we need two or three servings of dairy a day, so, just sayin’.

Stop by A Latte Food to learn how to make this.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Breadsource: Dear Crissy

6. Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

As if pumpkin bread isn’t tasty enough, this recipe uses cream cheese too. And cinnamon. And pumpkin pie spice. I’m ready to dig in! Pumpkin is my favorite fall flavor, but this bread would be delicious any time of year!

Get the directions for making this from Dear Crissy.

Strawberry Breadsource: Southern Bite

7. Strawberry Bread

Strawberries and pecans…mmm. I love fruit and I love nuts, so this is going into my recipe book ASAP. Luckily my kids love strawberries, but if they didn’t, I bet the pink color would win them over. Top with strawberry syrup for a special treat!

Southern Bite is where you’ll find the info on baking this.

Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar
Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar