Almond Bread

LAST UPDATED: May 18, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 03, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Almond Bread is a moist quick bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. It requires only staple ingredients and takes just 5 minutes hands on time to make! 

almond bread in white loaf pan with ivory ribbon and garnished with berries for gifting

I love baking breads because they make a delicious treat or beautiful gift in just a few minutes. This almond bread is an adaptation of my ever popular sweet bread recipe. It’s so moist and dense with a subtle almond flavor. It tastes incredible on it’s own or with a little slather of butter.

closeup of almond bread

Almond Bread is like a slice of cake – only better! It’s dense and flavorful – you don’t even need a glaze! However, it’s amazing with a beautiful drizzle, too!

It makes a delicious breakfast treat, snack or dessert. Because we call it bread, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy at 8 am. In fact, I encourage it! It’s a really beautiful treat to whip up a day ahead for overnight guests.

This recipe yields 6 pretty little loaves, if you’re willing to share!

This bread is not to be confused with Almond Flour Bread. No keto here! Just delightfully sweet, easy to indulge sweet bread.

bread wrapped with ribbon

Almond Bread Ingredients

With just a few staple ingredients you can whip up a batch of Almond Bread in a few minutes. It’s perfect for last minute guests and gifts!

  • Sugar – granulated sugar makes this bread delightfully sweet. Optional: sprinkling sugar on the batter just before baking for a nice shimmery finish.
  • Flour – all purpose flour is the foundation of this bread. Sifting is ideal, but not required.
  • Baking Powder – the leavening agent for quick bread, without the fuss! It ensures a nice even rise.
  • Salt – a hint of salt enhances the colors, flavors and texture in baked goods.
  • Eggs – large eggs bind the ingredients
  • Milk – milk creates a nice soft loaf. In addition, milk adds flavor to quick breads and gives it a beautiful brown color due to caramelization of milk and sugars!
  • Vegetable Oil – makes the bread incredibly moist, light and delicate.
  • Almond Extract – this essential ingredient for almond bread gives it a sweet, nutty flavor.

How to Make Almond Bread

This Almond Bread recipe is a no yeast bread, making it fuss free! No kneading, proofing or allowing time to rise. Just mix, bake and enjoy!

loaf almond bread wrapped with a ribbon and garnish
  1. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Beat eggs, milk, oil and almond extract.
  3. Gradually add dry mixture to wet ingredients until just moist and bake!

Variations

  • Just before baking, add sliced almonds to the top of the loaf. You can also fold sliced almonds into the loaf.
  • Swirl in a little cinnamon and sugar to make a Cinnamon Almond Bread.
  • Add cranberries, orange extract or zest for a Cranberry Orange Almond Bread.
  • You can also make this in 2 – 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50 minutes. This is perfect for feeding a crowd on Christmas morning!

Tips to Make Bread

Why Does Bread Crack When it Bakes?

It’s not you – it’s incredibly moist bread! The “crust” bakes first while the inside is still rising. It cracks to allow it to continue to rise. It adds a little character.

closeup of a bread crack

How to Store Bread

  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze – Wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.

How to Gift Bread

almond bread wrapped in ribbon

As you know, I love sharing breads. They make beautiful hostess, teacher, neighbor and coworker gifts!

This recipe yields 6 mini loaves, which leaves you plenty to share and enjoy, too! You can purchase miniature ceramic loaf pans like I use or bake them in paper loaf pans.

Wrap your loaf pan by placing it in a cellophane bag or simply wrap it with a ribbon and add a stem of fresh greens to garnish for Christmas.

Are you on the list? Subscribers receive access to my free printable library that includes “Wishing you a sweet Christmas” gift tags. You can join here and receive a copy of my 10 Sweet Bread Recipes ebook as well!

gift warpped bread
almond bread

Almond Bread

Julie Blanner
Almond Bread is a moist quick bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. It requires only staple ingredients and 5 minutes hands on time to make! 
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 106 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Grease 6 mini loaf pans and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat eggs, milk, oil and almond extract.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  • Pour batter into pans an inch below to compensate for rise.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Milk – Use whatever milk you have on hand from skim to vitamin D. You can also substitute with almond milk.
  • Vegetable Oil – Alternatives include canola oil or melted butter.

Tips

Test with a toothpick – when it comes out clean, it’s baked to perfection.

Variations

  • Add Almonds – Just before baking, add sliced almonds to the top of the loaf or fold them into the loaf.
  • Make Cinnamon Almond Bread – Simply swirl in a little cinnamon and sugar.
  • Make Cranberry Orange Almond Bread – Fold in cranberries, orange extract or zest.

Baking Alternatives

  • Miniature Loaves – They’re perfect for gifting! Grease 6 mini loaf pans and bake 40 minutes.
  • Make Muffins – If you prefer to make them into Strawberry muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes.
  • Make it Ornate – Alternatively, you can also bake it in an ornate loaf pan with the same minimal effort!

To Store

  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze – Wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.

Nutrition

Calories:106kcalCarbohydrates:17gProtein:2gFat:4gSaturated Fat:3gCholesterol:8mgSodium:56mgPotassium:78mgFiber:1gSugar:9gVitamin A:25IUCalcium:36mgIron:0.6mg
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