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Winning Bread Recipes

Looking for winning bread recipes? Find contest winning bread recipes including the best rolls, muffins, and more winning bread recipes.

Golden Raisin Bran Muffins

Golden Raisin Bran Muffins

Golden Raisin Bran Muffins

I tried many bran muffin recipes before coming up with this one. My family and friends say these moist muffins, flavored with applesauce, raisins and cinnamon, are the best they have tasted. —Joanne Foote, Harbour Breton, Newfoundland

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

Growing up, I adored my mom’s gingerbread cake with lemon sauce, so I re-created the combination for my family. The spice- and molasses-flavored muffins spread with homemade lemon curd are a new-generation favorite. —Kelly Trupkiewicz, Fort Collins, Colorado

Rhubarb-Ribbon Brunch Cake

Rhubarb-Ribbon Brunch Cake

Rhubarb-Ribbon Brunch Cake

My dad has always had a flourishing rhubarb patch. So when I saw this contest, I knew I should try to create a recipe with his endless supply. This cake can be served as a coffee cake at breakfast or an elegant finish to a special meal. —Mary Blenk, Cumberland, Maine
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Orange-Rhubarb Breakfast Bread

Orange-Rhubarb Breakfast Bread

Orange-Rhubarb Breakfast Bread

I love starting my day with a slice of this fabulous sweet bread alongside eggs, sausage and orange juice. It’s full of tangy flavor and crunchy slivered almonds. —Sonya Goergen, Moorhead, Minnesota

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

This sweet bread recipe has won a blue ribbon at our state fair, perhaps because the crushed pineapple and coconut give it a mild but delicious twist. It makes two loaves, so you can freeze one for a future treat. —Lois Everest, Goshen, Indiana

Appalachian Corn Bread

Appalachian Corn Bread

Appalachian Corn Bread

On this westernmost ridge of the Appalachians, we get abundant rain and sunshine, which allows our children to grow a super-sweet corn crop. With staggered plantings, there is enough to eat from mid-July through August, plus plenty to freeze for the long winter. This corn bread is just one way we use some of the bounty!

Nutcracker Bread

Nutcracker Bread

Nutcracker Bread

This tender loaf has a wonderful sugar and spice flavor. Holiday turkey, ham or velvety cream cheese and jelly sandwiches always taste better on slices of this bread. –Jacqueline McComas of Paoli, Pennsylvania

Swedish Tea Ring

Swedish Tea Ring

Swedish Tea Ring

My mother used to prepare this delightful tea ring in the ’40s, and it’s still a favorite today. Maraschino cherries add a festive touch. –Elsie Epp of Newton, Kansas

Delightful Holiday Bread

Delightful Holiday Bread

Delightful Holiday Bread

The first time I made this braided bread for Christmas, everyone loved it. In fact, when my sister-in-law came for a visit the following July, she asked me to teach her to make it. —Cheri Neustifter of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Festive Poppy Seed Scones

Festive Poppy Seed Scones

Festive Poppy Seed Scones

With their eye-opening citrus burst, these scones are perfect for holiday breakfasts and brunches. I like to serve them warm from the oven. –Lisa Varner of Charleston, South Carolina

Apricot Nut Bread

Apricot Nut Bread

Apricot Nut Bread

My family likes bread, apricots and nuts, so I put the three together to create this recipe. It’s fairly easy to make, and everyone loves it. It never lasts long in our house. –Robert Logan of Clayton, California
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