Mix and Match Quick Bread Recipe

Here is the recipe I told you about yesterday that is perfect for a wide variety of tastes. You use the basic bread recipe and then mix and match any of the ingredients in the list to make so many different types of quick breads. As I mentioned before, I found this recipe on Dawn’s blog By Sun and Candlelight a few years ago – she credits it to Frozen Assets.

I keep this recipe in my scratch cooking notebook so that it is always handy. I have only used it so far for Pumpkin Nut bread and Banana Nut bread, but want to try a number of other combinations in the future. I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

Mix and Match Quick Bread

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups Mix and Match ingredients (see list below)
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (if desired)

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat eggs; add oil and sugar; cream together. Stir in Mix and Match and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in nuts. Spoon into two well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour. When cool, wrap bread in foil and freeze if desired. Makes 2 loaves.

Mix and Match (one or more of the following to equal 2 cups)

Apples, grated or chopped
Bananas, mashed or chopped
Carrots, cooked and mashed or grated
Cranberries, dry or raw, chopped
Dates or figs, pitted and finely chopped
Lemon, 1/2 cup juice
Marmalade (omit one cup sugar)
Oranges, chopped
Orange juice, 1/2 cup juice
Peaches, fresh or canned, chopped
Pears, fresh or canned, chopped
Prunes, chopped
Pumpkin, canned (or fresh, cooked and mashed)
Rhubarb, finely chopped (add 1/2 cup more sugar)
Strawberries, well drained and chopped
Sweet potato or yams, cooked and mashed or grated
Zucchini, grated and well drained

Pumpkin Bread

Just typing out this list has me eager to try some new combinations ~ especially with some of the summer fruits. We are looking to have a bumper crop of blackberries this year, so I will definitely be throwing some of those in.

Have a wonderful evening!



2 Responses

  1. Oh, this is wonderful, thank you! I’m a devotee of Amy Dazycn’s universal muffin recipe and now I have one for quick breads, too! 🙂

  2. Hi Michelle ~

    I would love to have the muffin recipe! Would you mind posting it on your blog? Or e-mail it to me? (click on Contact Me at the top of the blog).

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