How to make it

  • Grease 2 loaf pans, and heat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  • Fold in whatever add-ins you choose.
  • Pour into pans and bake for 55 min to 1 hour.
  • For my bread, I used 2 1/2 cups fresh, pitted cherries, a handful of coconut, and would have liked to use almond extract, but i was all out. Phooey. But still delicious with the vanilla!
  • Variations:
  • BANANA NUT BREAD: Add 2 cups mashed ripe bananas combined with 2 T. lemon juice. And ½ c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans.)
  • ZUCCHINI NUT BREAD: Add 2 cup shredded zucchini and ½ c. chopped nuts.
  • PEACHY NUT BREAD: Add 2 cup of canned peaches, drained and pureed combined with 1½ t cinnamon, ¾ t nutmeg, ¼ t. cloves, and ½ c. chopped nuts.
  • PUMPKIN NUT BREAD: Add 2 cups pureed pumpkin combined with 1 t. cinnamon, 1 ½ t nutmeg; and ½ c. walnuts.
  • SWEET POTATO BREAD: Add 2 cups of mashed cold sweet potatoes combined with 1 t. cinnamon, 1 t. nutmeg, 1 t. cloves; and 1 c. walnuts. Substitute ½ cup granulated sugar with 1/3 c. brown sugar.
  • APPLESAUCE BREAD: Add 2 c. applesauce combined with 1 t. cinnamon, ½ t. cloves.
  • PEARSAUCE BREAD: Add 2 cups pearsauce combined with 1 t. ginger.
  • HAWAIIAN NUT BREAD: Add 2 cups crushed pineapple drained, ¼ c fine coconut; ½ c. nuts.
  • Bonus!!!!
  • All these nut bread variations can be baked in muffin tins (greased or with paper cups inserted). Fill cups to 2/3 full and bake at 350ºF. for 15-20 min.

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    " It was excellent "
    Cohzaku ate it and said...
    Heavenly! I made a mistake and added too much butter (I need new glasses), but the bread still came out wonderfully. Sadly, It broken because I was playing with it too much while it cooled down, but it was still delicious and scrumptious! I can't wait to add my own personal touches to the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks.
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