Seven Vegetable and Fruit Bread Recipes to Try

Vegetable and fruit bread recipes are a great way to keep your pastry skills sharp. The following are seven delicious recipes to try, from bright pink beet bread to cinnamon-kissed monkey bread that can be made with just about any fruit you have on hand:

1. Beet Bread

Make a statement with this pink beet bread from Tablespoon. The flavor is fairly neutral, making it a good choice for sandwiches. Be sure to try it with some roasted beet hummus.

2. Overnight Banana Sticky Buns With Pecans

If you love bananas, you'll want to give these over-the-top sticky buns from Fine Cooking a whirl. The recipe is written so that most of the work is done the night before, so when you wake up hungry for something sweet, all you need to do is remove the rolls from the refrigerator, let them rise and bake them. The end result is worth the wait.

3. Two-Tone Banana Bread

Speaking of bananas, this striking marbled loaf from Better Homes and Gardens proves banana bread is infinitely customizable. No list of vegetable and fruit bread recipes would be complete without at least one variation on this classic treat. The recipe suggests serving it with a chocolate-hazelnut spread, but you can also take it one step further and make it into French toast.

4. Carrot and Zucchini Bread

Prepared Pantry has a recipe for a bread that blends carrots and zucchini together, with delicious results. It's a great bread for sandwiches, but it has enough flavor and texture to be enjoyed all by itself.

5. Squash Tea Bread

Treat yourself to a warm slice of squash tea bread with this recipe from EatingWell, made with a blend of all-purpose and whole-wheat cake flour.

6. Cinnamon Peach Monkey Bread

Mastering monkey bread is a must for any baker. This recipe from Hip Foodie Mom is a great way to make the most of fresh peaches, but you can swap in other types of fruit, such as nectarines, plums, strawberries or blackberries. This makes it a great recipe to use up leftover fruit before it spoils.

7. Blueberry Lemon Bread

Fresh or frozen blueberries find their way into this delicious fruit bread recipe from Epicurious. Try topping warm slices with butter, lemon curd or homemade jam.

Use this list of vegetable and fruit bread recipes to get inspired to experiment in the kitchen and create something delicious.

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