Lemon-Macadamia Nut Bread

Enjoy a light and lemony cousin to banana bread. Mix it up in just a few minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup macadamia nuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
1 1/4
cups milk
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar and the lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Immediately poke holes in top of bread about 1 inch apart, using long wooden pick. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and the lemon juice; drizzle evenly over top of bread. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Loosen sides of bread from pan; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing.

Expert Tips

To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Love a loaf a lot when you can bake it ahead and have it ready in the freezer up to 2 months before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.