Almond Bread

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  • Almond Bread is a moist quick bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. This easy Almond Bread recipe requires only staple ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract and takes just 5 minutes hands on time to make! 

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    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.

    almond bread

    Almond Bread is like a slice of cake – only better because it’s so dense and is so flavorful you don’t need or want icing! 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.

    almond bread gift

    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!

    almond bread recipe

    1. Preheat oven and grease your loaf pan (or pans).
    2. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
    3. Beat eggs, milk, oil and almond extract.
    4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet ingredients until just moist and bake! 

    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.

    bread crack

    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.

    How to Store Bread

    Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days. To freeze loaves, 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.

    Giftable Almond 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.

    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!

    how to wrap bread

    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!

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    Almond Bread

    Almond Bread is a moist quick bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. This easy Almond Bread recipe requires only staple ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract and takes just 5 minutes hands on time to make! 

    Course Breakfast, Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bread, brunch, dessert, easy dessert, easy recipe, quick bread, sweet breads
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Servings 48
    Calories 106 kcal

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Grease 6 mini loaf pans and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.

    3. Beat eggs, milk, oil and almond extract.

    4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.

    5. Pour batter into pans an inch below to compensate for rise.

    6. Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Recipe Notes

    You can also make this in 2 - 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.

    Test with a toothpick - when it comes out clean, it's baked to perfection.

    Variations:

    • Swirl in cinnamon and sugar
    • Add cranberries and orange extract or zest
    • Fold in or top with sliced almonds
    Nutrition Facts
    Almond Bread
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Saturated Fat 3g15%
    Cholesterol 8mg3%
    Sodium 56mg2%
    Potassium 78mg2%
    Carbohydrates 17g6%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 25IU1%
    Calcium 36mg4%
    Iron 0.6mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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