Cinnamon Nut Bread

Going back to the baking funk everyone seems to be in, I found a recipe out of this book I wanted to try. This publication was originally done in 1964, reprinted in 1969. I am reading over this introduction and it is definitely dated. here is the final part of that introduction:
".....The modern hostess is ever on the alert for new ideas in form and fillings. To her, this book comes as a most welcome addition to her culinary library and an opportunity to add to her reputation for attractive entertaining."
I just cracks me up how sexist this is, however I understand that at the time women are more likely going to be the main audience of this book. I think that even today women are still likely to host a party or gathering (not so much at the time of this publication thanks to coronavirus). This publication leans heavy on party type sandwiches.  There are many recipes in here I want to try. Here is one that I did for breakfast.

It is the Quick Nut Bread recipe. I did added my spin to this and added cinnamon and vanilla. Therefore I call this recipe Cinnamon nut bread.
I could begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this, I will definitely make this again. The nuts I added to this is pecans and walnuts. I used 1/3 cup of pecans and 2/3 cup of walnuts in this recipe. But first you sift the dry ingredients. 2 cups of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Combine 1 cup milk, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of melted shortening. Pour into a greased loaf pan. and baking 1n 350 degree oven for about an hour or until lightly brown.

I clearly did not use a standard loaf pan. I have a favorite oblong baking stone I used, so my baking time was reduced to 45 minutes.

There are many more recipes that I am likely to try and some I am going to stay away from like the Baked Bean and Frank Bunwiches. You might like this one if you are into franks and beans. I am not.

However don't be surprised if you see Pineapple Nut Bread in the future.


  1. I love making quick breads for my family, and this one sounds delicious! Pinned.

  2. Looks like we're both into baking! I'm making sourdough bread now!
    Thanks for linking up at

  3. Yummm! Your cinnamon nut bread looks amazing!

  4. Your Cinnamon Nut Bread looks so good, I need a slice right now! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,483.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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