Bake this pumpkin bread and muffin mix along with cranberries and pecans to make this delicious bread topped by white vanilla chips and nuts.
(14-oz.) pkg. pumpkin quick bread and muffin mix
cup sweetened dried cranberries
cup chopped pecans
cup white vanilla chips
tablespoons chopped pecans
Heat oven to 375°F. Generously grease bottom only of 8x4 or 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine quick bread mix, water, 3 tablespoons oil and eggs; beat 50 to 75 strokes with spoon until mix is moistened. Stir in cranberries and 1/2 cup pecans. Pour batter into greased pan.
Bake at 375°F. for 40 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf with knife or metal spatula; remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Melt vanilla chips with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil as directed on package. Cool about 3 minutes or until slightly cooled. Place mixture in resealable food storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle topping over cooled loaf. Immediately sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pecans. Let stand until topping sets before wrapping tightly. Store in refrigerator.
Cranberries grow on low vines planted in sandy bogs in the northern United States. Harvested between Labor Day and Halloween, bags of fresh cranberries are common in the produce department during the holidays. Sweetened dried cranberries are available all year. Look for them next to dried fruit in the grocery store's baking aisle or with gourmet dried mixtures in the produce department.
Use dried cherries or currants in place of the cranberries.
Use your favorite nuts in his bread.
This festive bread makes a delicious gift. Try baking the recipe in miniature loaf pans; follow the instructions on the bread mix's label. Whatever the size, wrap the cooled bread in a colorful cellophane bag tied with a pretty plaid ribbon.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.