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patrob
Feb 5, 2010 12:02 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
BEST BANANA BREAD
Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
pinch of salt
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
Cream margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and bananas and beat well. Stir dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Spoon into greased 9" x 5" loaf pan. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until firm and browned.
patrob
Feb 8, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
BLUEBERRY OR APPLE MUFFINS
Ingredients

1 egg
2 cups Bisquick
1/3 c sugar
2/3 c milk
2 TBSP vegetable oil
EITHER 3/4 c blueberries, fresh or frozen
OR 3/4 c chopped apples and 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
Beat egg slightly and add remaining ingredients. Pour batter into greased muffin pan or use paper baking cups. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 15-18 min.
12 regular muffins

Source: Bisquick
patrob
Feb 8, 2010 4:39 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
CARROT-COCONUT-PECAN BREAD
Ingredients

2 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c milk
1/2 c vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
3 1/2 oz shredded coconut
2 c shredded carrots
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 c raisins

Instructions
Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Make well in center. Mix milk, oil, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and stir just until moistened. Bake in 350 degree oven in 3 greased 7x3x2 loaf pans for 30-35 minutes.

patrob
Feb 8, 2010 4:57 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
ORANGE-DATE- PECAN BREAD
Ingredients

1 1/2 c orange juice
2 c sugar
1 c dates, finely chopped
1 c pecans, finely shopped
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 TBSP orange zest
1/4 c butter, melted
3 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
For glaze:
1/3 c sugar
3 TBSP frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 c orange sections, chopped

Instructions
Mix together orange juice, 2 cups sugar, dates, pecans, eggs, orange zest, and melted butter. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir into the orange juice mixture. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9X5X3 in loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Turn out on wire rack.
For glaze:Combine orange juice concentrate and 1/3 cup sugar in small saucepan. Cook and stir 5 minutes over low heat. Stir in orange sections. Brush loaves with glaze.
2 loaves
[Last edited Mar 13, 2010 6:38 PM CST]
Quote | Post #21067 (4)
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
APPLE LOAF
Ingredients

3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 c nuts, chopped
4 c apples, chopped
for topping
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Iinstructions
Mix eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix gradually into egg mixture. Fold in nuts and apples. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 1/2' x 4 1/2' loaf pans. Sprinkle half the topping mixture on each loaf. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr or until pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
APPLE MUFFINS
Ingredients

1 egg, beaten
1/4 c shortening, melted
1/2 c sugar
2 1/2 c apples, peeled and finely chopped
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 c milk
1 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
Mix egg, shortening, and sugar well. Add apple and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk. Stir just until moistened. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
15 muffins

patrob
Feb 23, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
PUMPKIN BREAD (like Starbuck's)
Ingredients

1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c canned pumpkin
3/4 c vegetable oil

Instructions
Combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on high for about 30 sec. Add pumpkin and oil and mix well. Pour dry ingredients into wet mixture and mix well. Pour batter into well greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan. Bake about 70 min at 325 degrees or until top is well browned and pick into center comes out clean. Cool in pans.

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patrob
Feb 23, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
CARROT-DATE-NUT MUFFINS
Ingredients

1/2 c margarine, softened
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c oats, quick-cooking
1/2 c dates, chopped
1/2 c pecans or walnuts, chopped
1 c carrots, finely shredded
1 1/2 c flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 c milk

Instructions
Cream margarine and sugar. Stir in eggs. Add oats, dates, nuts, and carrots. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon into greased and floured muffin pans, filling 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min or until pick comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
ORANGE-PECAN MUFFINS
Ingredients

3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 c biscuit mix
1/2 c sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 c orange juice
1/2 c pecans, chopped

Instructions
Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add biscuit mix and sugar. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Bake in greased muffin pan at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 min.
18 muffins

patrob
Feb 23, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
MUFFINS WITH PLUM JAM
Ingredients

1 3/4 c flour
3 TBSP sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c milk
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/4 c plum jam

Instructions
Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Make well in center. Add egg, milk, and oil. Stir until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Drop 1 tsp jam in the center of each. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 min or until brown.
12 muffins.
*I have not tried other jams,,but the recipe should be good with whatever fruit jam you prefer.

patrob
Feb 23, 2010 7:23 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
RAISIN BRAN MUFFINS
Ingredients

3 c raisin bran
1 1/4 c milk
1 egg
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
Mix raisin bran, milk, egg, and oil. Let stand 2 mins. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and stir into raisin bran mixture. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 min.
12 muffins
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 7:29 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
BLUEBERRY-HONEY BREAD
Ingredients

3 c flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c sugar
1/3 c shortening
2 eggs
1/3 c honey
1/2 c water
1 TBSP instant coffee
zest of lemon
1/2 c chopped nuts
2 c blueberries, frozen or fresh

Instructions
Combine first five ingredients. Cut in shortening until like coarse cornmeal. Mix eggs, honey, water, coffee, and lemon zest. Add to dry ingredients all at once. Stir just until blended. Fold in nuts and blueberries. Pour into greased 9' x 5' loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 mins or until well-browned.

patrob
Feb 23, 2010 7:54 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
CHERRY-ORANGE SWEET BREAD
Ingredients

3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBSP orange zest (zest of 1 orange)
1 c butter or margarine, softened
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c orange juice
2 c sweet cherries, fresh or frozen, pitted and halved
2 TBSP flour
2 TBSP sugar

Instructions
Stir together 3 c of flour and the next five ingredients. Cream butter and 2 c sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with juice. Combine cherries and remaining flour and sugar. Fold cherries into batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr and 20 mins in greased and floured 10” tube pan. Glaze with a powdered sugar glaze, if desired.
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 10:10 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
POPPY SEED LOAF
Ingredients

3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 c milk
3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp almond extract
for glaze
1/4 c orange juice concentrate, thawed
3/4 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

Instructions
Beat together eggs, sugar, oil, and milk. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to egg mixture. Stir in almond extract and poppy seeds. Bake 1 hr at 350 in 2 greased and floured 8" x 4" loaf pans. Cool 10 mins in pans.
for glaze
Mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over bread.

Source: Southern Living
patrob
Feb 23, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
PUMPKIN BREAD
Ingredients

3 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
4 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin
3 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 c water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves

Instructions
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and sugar. Set aside. Comobine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir into pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8' x 4' loaf pans. Bake for about 50 minutes. Bake at 350 degress for about 50 min or until pick inserted in middle of loaf comes out clean.
patrob
Mar 13, 2010 8:23 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
APPLE CARAMEL ROLLS
Ingredients

1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c butter or margarine
1/2 c pecans, chopped
2 c baking mix (Pioneer, Bisquick)
1/2 c cold water
2 TBSP butter, softened
1/4 c brown sugar, packed
1 c apple, finely chopped

Instructions
Put 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp butter, and 2 tsp pecans in each of 12 muffin cups. Place muffin pan in 450 degree oven until butter is melted.
Mix baking mix and water and turn out onto floured board. Knead a few times to form a smooth ball. Roll into 15" x 9" rectangle. Spread with butter. Sprinkle with 1/4 c brown sugar and apple. Roll tightly beginning on the long side. Pinch edge of roll to seal.
Cut into 12 slices 1 1/4" thick. Place cut sides down in muffin cups. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10 min. Invert and leave pan over rolls for 1 min.

Source: Janet Harvey
patrob
Mar 14, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
DATE NUT MUFFINS (like Luby's)
Ingredients


2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c chopped dates
1 1/2 c hot water
3/4 c butter or margarine
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c chopped pecans

Instructions
Grease muffin pans or line with paper baking cups. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
In another bowl pour hot water over dates and let sit. Do not drain.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Mix in dates and water.
Add dry ingredients and pecans and stir just until moistened.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 min. If muffins are getting too brown, drape a piece of foil over them after 10 min baking time.
18 muffins

Source: The Dallas Morning News
patrob
Mar 14, 2010 12:20 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
DOUBLE APRICOT BREAD
Ingredients

16 oz can apricot halves, drained
1 3/4 c flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 beaten eggs
1/2 c milk
3 TBSP vegetable oil
1 c snipped dried apricots

Instructions
In a blender or food processor, blend apricot halves until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine both flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
In another bowl combine eggs, apricot puree, milk, and vegetable oil. Add to flour mixture and still just until moistened. Stir in dried apricots.
Spoon batter into two greased 8" x 4" loaf pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 min or until toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min; then remove and place on wire rack to finish cooling.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
[Last edited Mar 14, 2010 12:22 PM CST]
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patrob
Mar 14, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
BRAN MUFFINS WITH APPLE-NUT FILLING
Ingredients

1/3 c chopped apple
1/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP butter or margarine
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 c flour
1/3 c sugar
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c whole bran cereal
1 c milk
1 beaten egg
2 TBSP vegetable oil

Instructions
In a small bowl, mix apple, nuts, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon,. Set aside.
In a large mixing bow;, stir together four, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, mix cereal and milk and let stand 5 min. Add egg and oil to cereal and milk. Pour over dry ingredients and mix just enough to moisten.
Grease muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Spoon about half the batter into the cups and then put a rounded tsp of apple mixture in the center of each.. Top with remaining batter.
Bake in 400 degree oven for about 20 min or until golden brown.
12 muffins

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
patrob
Mar 15, 2010 3:35 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
CHOCOLATE BANANA NUT BREAD
Ingredients

1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c warm water
3/4 c butter or margarine, softened
1 1/3 c sugar
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas mashed
2 c flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions
In a small bowl, combine baking soda and water and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one a time, beating 30 sec after each addition. Beat in bananas.
Turn mixer to low speed and gradually add flour, cocoa, baking soda mixture, and vanilla. Mix until just moistened. Stir in nuts by hand. Pour batter into greased and floured 9" x 5" loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hr or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 min before removing from pan.
10 to 12 slices

Source: The Dallas Morning News

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