Holiday Quick Bread


Holiday Quick Bread

1 loaf
50 Min

Holiday Quick Bread is one of those cake-textured breads that can be changed so easily to fit the bill for every season. One recipe, but all seasons.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan and let cool on wire rack; serve.

To make Cranberry Bread: Add 1 teaspoon orange extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1-1/2 cups chopped cranberries to batter and bake as above.

To make Fresh Apple Bread: Use ingredients as above, except divide sugar, and mix together 3/4 cup sugar (of the 1 cup total), vegetable oil, milk, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Toss 2 cups cored, peeled, and chopped apples with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and place apples over batter in loaf pan. Pour remaining batter over apples. Bake as above.


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How would this recipe make using Zucchini?

Hello! It would be fine to make this recipe with zucchini. Adding about 1 cup shredded zucchini will do the trick. :)

Can this be made in a bread machine?

Unfortunately this can't be made in a bread machine. Sorry!

Cranberries are very very tart & sour after choppping them toss with 1/4 to1/2 cup of sugar before adding to batter or you will be biting down on a very sour cranberry ! I love cranberry bread I always add walnuts and this recipe is a great master recipe.. can add many different ingredients if using Splenda use half Splenda & half sugar or your recipes will not turn out can also add some applesauce to make it extra special and moist about 1/2 cup Grandma knows ... MMMMMMMMMMMMM Good!

I am going to try splenda in stead of sugar, egg beaters in stead of egg & use half whole wheat flour & half white flour & use olive oil instead of veg oil. Wil try it one time to see how it does.

I have never used olive oil in baking unless specified in a recipe. Reason is olive oil has a different taste and is heavier. If the oil is a concern,a suggestion in many recipes is to use applesauce as a moistening ingredient. You can substitute all or part of oil with applesauce and I think it would work pretty well in this recipe. Good luck!

You can use melted butter instead of veg. oil, but not Olive oil. I have cooked for more than 60 years and used to bake cakes professionally.

You can use vegetable oil or melted butter/ margarine but NOT olive oil... olive oil has a different taste and will react differently in these kinds of recipes Do not use all Splenda your bread will NOT rise Instead use half sugar & half Splenda that works very well Besides cranberries and walnuts can use raisins, chocolate chips drained cherries, chopped apple, 1/2 cup applesauce drained crushed pineapple cinnamon vanilla almond extract and chopped almonds I always add 2 or 3 Tablespoons melted buteer for moistness and flavor so versatile Its all good!

Why don't u try stevia , artificial sugars like splenda are bad for u. Just saying .


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