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
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.
Classic Banana Bread
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
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
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
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
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
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
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