A-Z Quick Bread

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Teresa Duncan

By
@cinamo324

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!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil (i use canola oil)
  • 3
    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
    salt
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (traditional-or may substitute almonds or pecans)
  • A-Z INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 c
    apples, peeled and shredded
  • 2 c
    applesauce
  • 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
    coconut
  • 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

How to Make A-Z Quick Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. Stir 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.
  4. Best 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!!!

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About A-Z Quick Bread

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American



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