11/30/2012 09:36 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2013

8 Quick Breads And Muffins To Share Or Save

As December gets closer, and our coats get heavier, our ovens start calling to us. This desire to bake through the winter coincides nicely with a number of holidays, with gifts giving us one more excuse to preheat the oven and bring out the usual suspects: flour, sugar, butter and eggs.

Quickbreads and muffins are some of the fastest, easiest baked goods you can whip up, and they make fantastic gifts. So heat up the oven, break out your favorite mixing bowls and bake one -- or all -- of these 8 recipes for quick breads and muffins, brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52.

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8 Quick Breads And Muffins To Share Or Save