Unique Bread Recipes You Haven't Heard Of Before

When you're craving carbs, there's nothing better than a slice of delicious warm bread fresh out of the oven or the bread maker. Whether it's dripping with rich butter and slathered with Italian seasonings or incredibly sweet with orange-glazed cranberry morsels, bread is truly a universal language. 

This food most envision being used for sandwiches of all kinds can double as a dessert or even as a side to a plate of pasta — it wears so many hats that its flexibility is unmatched. You've likely whipped up a batch of banana bread or apple bread, maybe even chocolate chip bread at least once. There are so many bread recipes out there to pull from, but we've compiled a handful of recipes that you may not have tried before. 

There are no boring bread recipes listed here! From a hearty beer bread recipe that only requires a few ingredients to the super sweet cookie butter banana bread, we guarantee you and yours will love these bread-y creations.

A delightfully easy bubbly brioche bread recipe

With its multiple bubbles and crisp tops, some people may be intimidated by the idea of baking brioche bread. But this recipe offers an easy approach to having a loaf of this fantastic bread on the table in less than a day. While most brioche recipes take three days, this one expedites the process. 

All you need to make brioche is one-third of a cup of lukewarm whole milk, two and a quarter teaspoons of active dry yeast, four large eggs, three tablespoons of sugar, three-fourths of a teaspoon of salt, three cups of bread flour, and one cup or two sticks of unsalted butter. Be sure to use bread flour specifically, as all flours are different

You'll dissolve the yeast in warm milk, wait for it to foam, and then add in three of the eggs, the sugar and salt, followed by the flour and softened butter. Once the ingredients are mixed thoroughly and the dough is smooth, you'll let it sit, preferably overnight, before baking so it has time to rise. The final steps are to shape the dough into balls giving this loaf of brioche its typical bubbly look, followed by an easy egg wash so it shines. This particular brioche recipe is easy to make, especially if you have a stand mixer, and you won't believe how amazing it tastes.

A magnificent milk bread recipe that'll become a go-to

What's milk bread you ask? It's a bread that uses quite a bit of milk in its preparation. It can be eaten as a side with dinner or as the bumpers in a sandwich. You'll need two and two-thirds cups of bread flour for the main loaf, plus two tablespoons of bread flour for the starter paste. You'll also need half a cup of milk for the bread, along with two tablespoons of milk for a wash. T

he recipe also calls for three tablespoons of water, one tablespoon of instant yeast, one-fourth of a teaspoon of sugar, one teaspoon of salt, one egg, and one-fourth of a cup of butter. The only challenging part of making this bread is working with the dough once it's risen. You'll press the air out of it, divide it into quarters, fold each quarter into a rectangle then fold the short ends in like you're folding a quilt. It sounds labor intensive, but it makes for some incredible tasting bread when you're done.

A cookie butter banana bread recipe for when you're feeling sweet

When that bunch of bananas in the fruit bowl have maybe gone a little too far south to peel and eat, hang on to them for this incredible recipe. While banana bread tastes fantastic, you will love this cookie butter banana bread that takes the traditional recipe one step farther into the realm of sweetness. 

This bread works well as a dessert or even for breakfast. All you'll need for this recipe is all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, mashed banana, and cookie butter. But what's cookie butter? It's like peanut butter, but it's made primarily from Speculoos cookie crumbs and is similar to a chocolate spread. It gives yummy banana bread an extra kick and this recipe quickly will become a favorite in your home. It only takes an hour to bake in the oven and tastes amazing warm and fresh as well as paired with a glass of milk for breakfast the next day.

Zippy zucchini walnut bread with lemon glaze will be your new fave recipe

The lemon glaze that blankets this beautiful loaf of zucchini walnut bread gives it just enough kick that you can't believe how incredible it tastes. While carrots make amazing cake, you may think how odd it is to use another veggie — a zucchini of all things — in a sweet bread ,but it actually is a versatile ingredient, from making veggie noodles to being served up as a fried appetizer

All this recipe requires are eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla extract, zucchinis, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, walnuts that are optional, powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, the zest of one lemon, and finely chopped walnuts for garnish. The walnuts in the batter and sprinkled atop the finished product are optional, so if you're not a fan of this nut you definitely can leave them off. But the lemony sweet glaze drizzled across the top of the loaf of sweet bread is so good you just might steal a swipe of it before finishing the recipe.

A Beer bread recipe that bursts with flavor

An incredibly flexible bread, the great thing about this beer bread recipe is that you can use whatever beer you like to make it. Even better is that the bread only requires four ingredients. Be sure to use a variety of beer you enjoy or else this loaf may not tempt your taste buds — and you can even use a non-alcoholic beer if you prefer. 

Just make sure you have a 12 ounces of beer for this recipe, along with self-rising flour, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Not only does this recipe require a mere handful of ingredients but it takes much to produce a flavorful loaf of beer bread. Simply whisk the self-rising flour and granulated sugar in a large bowl, and then add the beer to the dry ingredients and stir. Scrape the batter into the greased loaf pan, bake and voila! You have a unique beer bread recipe that's totally customizable to your preferences.