Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Whole Wheat Apricot Bread

This is a big first for me...
I have never posted anything cooking related on this blog.

Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is cohosting a Holiday Baking Party today, and I couldn't resist joining along.  I think it was this photo that got me.

Here goes...

I am sharing a recipe for Whole Wheat Apricot Bread that I got from my mom.  She was (and still is) a June Cleaver mom.  Things like this were waiting for us when we got home from school.

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dried apricots, snipped
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a medium saucepan, combine water, apricots, and raisins.  Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Cool.
Do not drain.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in the apricot mixture, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
Fold in walnuts.
Turn into a greased 9x3x5 inch loaf pan. (This is what the recipe calls for, but it seems too big.)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.  (I used a convection oven at 325 for 35 min.)
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool.


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  1. So wish I had a slice of this with my morning coffee...can't wait to try!!

  2. This sounds delicious!!!!! You have to cutest blog header ever. Found you at the Holiday Baking Party.

  3. Sounds yummy and I bet the kitchen smells wonderful when this is baking.
    PS: I look forward to seeing your snowman collection.

  4. I've never had Apricot bread and this sounds fabulous. I love breads, so this will be on my list to try. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty


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