Quick breads get a lot of play around the holidays, but they really should be getting attention all year round. While you can always find banana bread -- and we're definitely happy about that -- there are so many other options for this quick rising bread. Why settle for banana when you can have Nutella, honey apricot and even mocha swirl?

Although quick breads more closely resemble a cake than bread, that doesn't mean you can't make them savory too. Try these loafs with cheese, meats and fresh herbs -- you'll be glad you did.

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  • Honey Apricot Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://todaysnest.typepad.com/todays-nest/2011/05/treat-of-the-week-honey-apricot-bread.html">Honey Apricot Bread recipe</a> by Today's Nest</strong>

  • Mocha Swirl Bread With Espresso Glaze

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/2012/09/mocha-swirl-bread-with-espresso-glaze/">Mocha Swirl Bread with Espresso Glaze recipe</a> by Portuguese Girl Cooks</strong>

  • Raspberry- Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.recipeboy.com/2012/05/raspberry-dark-chocolate-banana-bread/">Raspberry- Dark Chocolate Banana Bread recipe</a> by Recipe Boy</strong>

  • Lemon Loaf Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://willowbirdbaking.com/2010/08/23/ina-gartens-lemon-loaf-cake-and-raffaldini-vineyards/">Ina Garten inspired Lemon Loaf Cake recipe</a> by Willow Bird Baking</strong>

  • Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.brighteyedbaker.com/2012/01/12/confession-46-i-have-a-family-of-monkeys-chocolate-espresso-banana-bread/">Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread recipe</a> by Bright Eyed Baker</strong>

  • Ginger Pumpkin Bread With Maple Brown Butter Icing

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyscratch.com/2012/09/ginger-pumpkin-bread-with-maple-brown-butter-icing.html">Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing recipe</a> by Simply Scratch</strong>

  • Biscoff Crunch Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/2012/06/29/biscoff-crunch-banana-bread/">Biscoff Crunch Banana Bread recipe</a> by Table For Two</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://addapinch.com/cooking/2012/09/27/chocolate-chip-espresso-pumpkin-bread-recipe/">Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread recipe</a> by Add A Pinch</strong>

  • Cheese, Olive And Buttermilk Herb Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cherryonacake.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/cheese-olives-and-buttermilk-herbed.html">Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread recipe</a> by Cherry On A Cake</strong>

  • Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/06/21/nutella-swirled-peanut-butter-banana-bread/">Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread recipe</a> by Sally's Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://picky-palate.com/2011/03/31/cheesy-pepperoni-pizza-quick-bread/">Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread recipe</a> by Picky Palate</strong>

  • Almond Joy Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2007/09/09/sometimes-you-feel-like-a-nut/">Almond Joy Bread recipe</a> by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody</strong>

  • Honey Beer Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://lululuathome.com/2011/11/honey-beer-bread-2.html">Honey Beer Bread recipe</a> by Lululu At Home</strong>

  • Sunken Apple Pie Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://nancycreative.com/2012/03/11/sunken-apple-pie-bread/">Sunken Apple Pie Bread recipe</a> by Nancy Creative</strong>

  • Chocolate Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/chocolate-banana-bread/">Chocolate Banana Bread recipe</a> by Mamas Gotta Bake</strong>

  • Biscoff Quick Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://barbarabakes.com/2012/02/biscoff-white-chocolate-chip-quick-bread/">Biscoff Quick Bread recipe</a> by Barbara Bakes</strong>

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