In a morning rush, needing a worthwhile breakfast and on the go?
Keeping a loaf of fruit/nut bread around most of the time serves as a quick breakfast, great to carry for lunch or as an after-school snack. And, it’s plenty okay to serve friends. Keep in be mind no kid is neglected if found running out the door with a nice hunk homemade fruit/nut bread in his hand.
A great baking timesaver is putting all your dry ingredients in a good-sized bowl and arrange all other ingredients, including sugar, around your blender. Then, many hours later, whirl up your blender add it to the bowl of dry, mix well and place in a heated oven.
Don’t think you can successfully make any “loaf” item by taking one recipe and packing in what you have on hand. Simply pick a shape you want, then select some nuts, a dried fruit and maybe a texture. _Now. Take the time to SEARCH for this combination and shape you desire. i.e. “Walnut, Cherry, Bran Bread.” _
When we did this, we found:
with several recipes. Feel free to choose interesting combinations. You’ll need a recipe, though, to be sure the liquid, eggs and leavening are in line with your “drop-ins.” Online recipes abound!
You can regulate the sweet taste of the loaf by omitting the vanilla and skimping on the sugar.
Below you choose your pan for the form you want. Then the flour/texture you want, plus the vegetable, the fruit and lastly the nuts. Any toppings are determined pretty much by where you plan to eat.
Pancakes (silver dollar size, finger food)
All Bran cereal
Spice cake spicing
Chocolate bits, etc.