Bake Sale Classics: Breads

Use these bread recipes and bake sale tips to make your organization's next bake sale tasty, fun, and profitable.

  • Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread
    Howard L. Puckett

    Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

    Filled with sweetened cranberries and topped with sliced almonds, this loaf makes quite an impression when displayed on the bake sale table. Presentation is everything, so be sure to wrap it in clear plastic wrap and tie with raffia or a colorful ribbon. If you need additional choices, see our collection of Bread Recipes.

    Recipe: Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

  • Classic Banana Bread
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Classic Banana Bread

    A perennial favorite at bake sales, loaves of banana bread are a great thing to make because you can bake them a few weeks ahead and freeze until time for the sale. See Banana Bread Bonanza for more banana bread recipes.

    Recipe: Classic Banana Bread

  • Mini Pumpkin Spice Loaves
    Oxmoor House

    Mini Pumpkin Spice Loaves

    The aroma of pumpkin and spices is irresistible to bake sale customers. This recipe makes 12 mini loaves which are perfect for selling as well as gift giving. We suggest pricing the loaves in groups of 3 or 4 and arranging them in festive baskets along with jars of homemade jam.

    Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Spice Loaves

  • Greek Easter Bread
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Greek Easter Bread

    People love to buy breads at a bake sale that they might not ordinarily make for themselves. This lovely braid is a great option if you're having a springtime bake sale, and you can promote the fact that it's enough to feed a crowd at the Easter meal.

    Recipe: Greek Easter Bread

  • Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

    Adding chocolate to your banana bread is sure to increase sales. This versatile loaf can be toasted and served for breakfast, but it's also sweet enough to be dessert.

    Recipe: Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Freezer Cinnamon-Fruit Rolls
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Freezer Cinnamon-Fruit Rolls

    Make these decadent rolls in disposable foil pans, and then sell them in the pan along with a jar of the glaze. Attach a card with the instructions for re-heating and serving. These are sure to be a hit at your bake sale, so be sure to make several pans.

    Recipe: Freezer Cinnamon-Fruit Rolls

  • Sugar-Frosted Cardamom Braid
    Randy Mayor

    Sugar-Frosted Cardamom Braid

    Guarantee sure sales by presenting this sugar-encrusted loaf in a basket and wrapped in a colorful cloth. You can find a variety of baskets and attractive dish cloths at your local dollar store.

    Recipe: Sugar-Frosted Cardamom Braid

  • Simple White Bread
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Simple White Bread

    Since so few people make homemade bread these days, it's a good idea to have a number of yeast bread loaves available. A tasty loaf of homemade bread will be hard to pass up. You won't have to spend much money on expensive ingredients for this basic bread, so your profit margin will be good.

    Recipe: Simple White Bread

  • Honey Yeast Rolls
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Honey Yeast Rolls

    This recipe makes 28 rolls, so sell them in packages of a dozen and save a few for your own enjoyment. Or you can offer samples so that your customers can taste before they buy.

    Recipe: Honey Yeast Rolls

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