A-Z Quick Bread

Teresa Duncan


Fast and easy! Substitute fruit with whatever you have on hand.

I still make this quick bread and bring a loaf to each of my daughter's house. When they were little this was a routine after school snack-they could smell the just baked smell which was comforting especially on a cold day! It goes together quick and easy and makes 2 loaves!!

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2 c
1 c
vegetable oil (i use canola oil)
eggs, lightly beaten
2 c
a-z ingredients (choose from list)
1 - 2 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
3 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 c
chopped walnuts (traditional-or may substitute almonds or pecans)


2 c
apples, peeled and shredded
2 c
2 c
apricots, (dried)chopped
2 c
banana, mashed
2 c
blueberries (fresh or frozen-stir in carefully or you'll have blue batter!)
2 c
carrots, shredded
2 c
2 c
dates, pitted and chopped
2 c
figs (dried),chopped
2 c
grapes (seedless), chopped
2 c
oranges, peeled and chopped
2 c
peaches, peeled and chopped
2 c
pears, peeled and chopped
2 c
pineapple (canned), crushed and drained
2 c
prunes, pitted and chopped
2 c
pumpkin, canned (not already mixed pumpkin pie in a can) eliminate cinnamon-add pumpkin pie spice
2 c
raisins-golden raisins are nice (they are softer and plumper)
2 c
raspberries, unsweetened fresh or frozen-stir in carefully so color won't smear
2 c
strawberries, fresh or frozen
2 c
sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
2 c
zucchini, peeled (or not) and grated (i add pumpkin spice mixture for spice bread)
2 c
rhubarb, chopped fresh or frozen


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1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs; mix well with whisk. Stir in A-Z ingredients of your choice and vanilla,whisk again or stir with spoon if too chunky.

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2In another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a whisk then stir with spoon (no mixer) into bowl with wet ingredients
JUST UNTIL MOISTENED-don't overmix or the bread will be tough.

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3Stir in nuts. Pour into two greased (spray lightly with Pam) regular metal loaf pans-(8 inch x 4 inch x 2 inch)

Bake at 325 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

**Hint-I use two glass loaf pans-browns nicer than metal-but spray only bottom pan so it will rise in the pan. Not necessary to bake in though-just performs better-and I have made this same recipe for over 30 yrs.

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4Best results are when you wrap it after it's cooled but still slightly warm in foil and wait one day. It will slice beautifully for you-even thin slices!!

Although you can certainly eat it before that! Most of the time it doesn't last that long!!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American