Buttermilk Nut Bread Recipe

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Brown sugar and buttermilk give pleasing flavor to this no-fuss quick bread from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. Nuts provide the tasty crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 157 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg. Gradually beat in brown sugar and shortening. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Buttermilk Nut Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p49

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charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 72138
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"Loved this simple quick bread. It had a good taste & the nuts really added a lot to it. I used butter shortening, melted, but did the rest the same. A nice quick bread to make now & then. I think next time, I may add a little ground cinnamon for some added flavor. Thanks for a good recipe."

jonesz User ID: 580232 20406
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This bread was so good I had to hide it from my husband or he would have eaten the whole loaf!! I added some blueberries and will definitely keep this recipe handy!!"

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