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Butterscotch Pecan Bread

 Butterscotch Pecan Bread
Enjoy a slice of this moist, nutty bread with your morning cup of coffee...or bake several loaves to give as gifts. Everyone loves the crunchy pecans and old-fashioned butterscotch flavor.—Angela Ochoa, Lake Elsinore, California
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, pudding mix, baking
  • powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold
  • in pecans.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 254 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 278 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.