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Grandmom's Recipe Archives - Breads

Updated on March 25, 2012

These are some bread recipes that have been passed down in our family for generations. Although they may not all adhere to strict 'good for your health' guidelines, they are nevertheless delicious crowd-pleasers, especially if consumed in moderate portions. Enjoy!

Banana Bread

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup Crisco
  8. 3 bananas
  9. 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped walnuts

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Mix the sugar, eggs, Crisco and bananas in another bowl. Once the banana mixture is smooth, slowly add in the flour mixture until everything is mixed evenly. Stir in the chocolate chips, or alternatively, chopped walnuts. Pour into a greased bread pan. Bake at 350o for 60 minutes.

Cranberry Bread

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 3/4 cups sugar
  3. 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
  7. 1 orange - juice + rind
  8. 1 egg
  9. 3 tbs chopped walnuts
  10. 2 cups cranberries

Sift the first five ingredients in a bowl. Combine oil, orange juice and rind in measuring cup, and add enough water to make 3/4 cup. Beat one egg and stir it into the juice mixture, and then add the juice mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix by hand until the flour is moistened. Fold in the nuts and cranberries. Pour into two 3x7 inch greased bread pans and bake at 350o for 60 minutes, or until golden.

Carrot Walnut Bread

  1. 1 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 cups pared, shredded carrots
  9. 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Sift together the first five ingredients. Combine the vegetable oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and then add the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture is moist and then stir in the carrots and nuts. Pour the mixture into a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350o for approximately 55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove the bread from the pan. Sprinkle the bread with powdered sugar before serving.

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Bread

  1. 1 1/4 cups flour
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 1tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  8. 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
  9. 1/2 cup raisins or nuts
  10. 1 1/4 cup apple sauce
  11. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  12. 2 eggs, beaten
  13. 1/4 cup milk

Sift the first seven ingredients together. Stir in the oats and the nuts, and then the rest of the ingredients. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan or 2 smaller pans. Bake at 350o for 35-40 minutes if using in small pans or 55-60 minutes if using a larger pan. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool thoroughly and then wrap in seran wrap to store for one day before slicing.

Herb Bread

  1. 2 cans butterflake rolls
  2. 1/4 cup butter
  3. 1/2 tbs dry onion
  4. 1/4 tsp dry basil
  5. 1/4 tsp oregano
  6. 2 tbs parsley
  7. 1/4 cup caraway seeds

Place two cans of butterflake rolls in a greased 8x4 inch pan side by side. Melt the butter and pour it over the rolls. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the buttered rolls. Bake at 375o for approximately 30 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Serve hot. The rolls just pull apart.


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    • aytab profile image

      aytab 5 years ago

      Oh and by the way I will be making all of the sweet bread here on this page they sound wonderful.

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      Samoa6 5 years ago from San Diego

      Thank you aytab - you are right, that website is fantastic and very thorough when it comes to all things bread! I have actually posted a link back to my recipes on there, and that is where I am getting most of my traffic! Thanks so much for reading, and taking the time to comment. I will return to The Fresh Loaf to begin my adventures with making yeast breads. Cheers!

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      aytab 5 years ago

      Samoa6, might I suggest that you go to it is a massive online forum for bread bakers. Any questions I have regarding bread baking, problems, successes and just a place to vent went something goes wrong this is the website.

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      Samoa6 5 years ago from San Diego

      No, I am actually a relatively inexperienced baker, which is why I love these recipes. They are very easy, and for the most part, turn out pretty well. But I plan to learn more about making yeast breads, and would welcome any suggestions you might have!

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      An interesting assortment of breads. Do you also make yeast breads?