7 Quick Holiday Bread Recipes

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Shine FoodNovember 20, 2012
Double Chocolate Quick Bread
Photo by: Brooke McLay
Double Chocolate Quick Bread
Make double chocolate quick bread
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl by zapping in your microwave for about 60 seconds. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until extremely creamy. Add eggs and melted chocolate then mix together with the butter and sugar mixture. Stir in the applesauce and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; then stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Spoon your batter into four 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans which have been coated with nonstick baking spray. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Quick breads, being simple to make and delicious to eat, are perfect for the holidays. They can be thrown together in a hurry, and are just right as thoughtful hostess gifts, for parties, or holiday potlucks. To help you through the season, we've pulled together 7 of our very favorite quick bread recipes. From classic pumpkin to fun takes on traditional banana bread, there's a recipe for every occasion. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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