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A basic quick bread recipe with stir-in variations
Pecan Date: Combine chopped pecans, 1 cup chopped dates and 2 teaspoons flour in bowl; toss to coat. Gently stir into batter.
Cherry-Cranberry Almond: Omit pecans. Substitute almond extract for vanilla. Combine 1 cup cherry-flavored dried cranberries, 1 cup sliced almonds and 2 teaspoons flour in bowl; toss to coat. Gently stir into batter.
Apricot Walnut: Omit pecans. Combine 1 cup chopped walnuts, 3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots and 2 teaspoons flour in bowl; toss to coat. Gently stir into batter.
Mini Chocolate Chip: Omit pecans. Combine 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon flour in bowl; toss to coat. Gently stir into batter.
Lemon Poppy Seed: Omit pecans. Substitute lemon juice for vanilla. Gently stir 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 2 teaspoons lemon zest into batter. Bake 28-30 minutes.
Orange Coconut Macadamia: Omit pecans. Substitute orange juice for vanilla. Combine 3/4 cup macadamia nuts and 1 teaspoon flour in bowl; toss to coat. Gently stir macadamia nuts, 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut and 2 teaspoons orange zest into batter.
Ginger Spice: Omit pecans. Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg to flour mixture. Stir 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger into batter. Bake 28-30 minutes.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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