Season's Best Breads | Midwest Living

Season's Best Breads

Celebrate the fresh flavors of the season--corn, blueberries, tomatoes, zucchini and more--with our 15 tempting recipes for breads, muffins and biscuits.

Cran-Banana Bread

Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make double fruit treat.

Cran-Banana Bread

Asparagus Scramble Biscuits

Great for a brunch, Asparagus Scramble Biscuits use square bacon-flecked cornmeal biscuits you can make ahead. The morning of your brunch, scramble the egg-veggie mixture, fill the biscuits and bake to heat and melt the cheese. The biscuits also are delicious served by themselves!

Asparagus Scramble Biscuits

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

Mix fresh blueberries and finely chopped almonds with ricotta cheese, buttermilk and other ingredients to create a tender, low-fat muffin. The recipe comes from Pete and Mary Larsen of Covered Bridge Farm, a pick-your-own blueberry farm near Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

Spinach Pizza Bread

Frozen bread loaf dough speeds prep time on this savory bread. The recipe was inspired by an Italian bread popular in The Hill area of St. Louis. Serve the spirals with a marinara sauce dipper.

Spinach Pizza Bread

Raspberry Muffins

These moist, sugar-topped muffins taste best when made with plump fresh red raspberries, though you can substitute frozen raspberries when fresh ones aren't in season. Serve warm from the oven for breakfast or brunch.

Raspberry Muffins

North Woods Rye Bread

This hearty raisin-rye bread is based on an old Swedish recipe. Try serving it warm topped with honey or butter.

North Woods Rye Bread

Badger State Muffins

Shredded apples, chopped cranberries, shredded carrot and nuts pack this cinnamon- and coriander-spiced muffin from the M&M Cafe in Monticello, Wisconsin.

Badger State Muffins

War Eagle Mill Buttermilk Biscuits

"My recipes are like my children. I'd hate to single one out as a favorite," says Zoe Caywood, who worked for many years as a miller at War Eagle Mill just east of Rogers, Arkansas. These biscuits are from one of Zoe's cookbooks. The recipe blends wheat and all-purpose flours for a fuller flavor than traditional biscuits.

War Eagle Mill Buttermilk Biscuits

Skillet Corn Bread

Long before corn stick pans and muffin tins, a skillet was the pan of choice for making corn bread. This traditional recipe comes from a bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Skillet Corn Bread

Mama Carolla's Bruschetta

All our favorite Italian flavors--garlic, tomato, basil and cheese--meet in this crunchy bread appetizer. The recipe is from Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis.

Mama Carolla's Bruschetta

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

This sweet-and-tart dessert biscuit recipe comes from berry grower Natura Farms in Forest Lake, Minnesota. "The first time I made this for my family of seven, I doubled the batch, and we had no leftovers!" Natura's Judy Otten says.

Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

Best Potato Rolls

Bake a batch of the homemade Potato Rolls pictured here, and we guarantee they'll disappear as fast at your dinners as they do at Lucia's restaurant in Minneapolis. The Pumpkin-Currant Scones, also in the picture, are from Cafe Latte in Saint Paul. The spiced, moist biscuit complements a dinnertime feast as well as breakfast.

Best Potato Rolls

Pumpkin-Currant Scones

Cran-Banana Bread

Blend mashed bananas with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this easy-to-make double fruit treat.

Cran-Banana Bread

Fresh Cranberry Scones

At Delice European Bakery and Coffee Bar in Omaha, Pastry Chef Heidi Schlict tempts customers with scones. "These scones are very versatile," Heidi says. "They are a great addition to any breakfast table, brunch or tea."

Fresh Cranberry Scones

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