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Quick Bread 7 Ways

Quick Bread 7 Ways

A basic quick bread recipe with stir-in variations.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
24
servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup milk

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, cooled

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, slightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour bottom only of 3 (5 1/2x3-inch) mini-loaf pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine milk, sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in another bowl; stir 20-30 seconds. Add flour mixture, one-third at a time, stirring after each addition just until smooth. (There may be a few small lumps in batter.) Stir in chopped pecans.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake 32-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; run knife around inside edge of pans. Remove bread from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

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Nutrition (1 serving)

130 Calories
8 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
105 Sodium (mg)
13 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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