Honey Spice Bread Recipe
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Honey Spice Bread Recipe

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The texture of this moist bread is almost like a cake, so I usually serve slices of it for dessert. Plus, the loaf looks so festive with the pretty glaze drizzled on top. —Gaye O'Dell, Binghamton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 187 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In another bowl, whisk eggs, honey, oil and brown sugar mixture until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  3. Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (cover top loosely with foil if needed to prevent overbrowning).
  4. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in plastic wrap and foil. To use, thaw at room temperature. Glaze as directed.
Originally published as Honey Spice Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 187 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Honey Spice Bread

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

Made this a few days ago per the recipe plus I added 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. My husband came home for lunch and ate two slices with cream cheese while the bread was still warm and liked it. However, once it cooled it was dry. I didn't make the glaze because it was a little too sweet for our taste even without the glaze. Since it was good warm, we have been lightly toasting it and it is okay. I decided not to give up on this recipe, so I am going to make it again and will increase the oil to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 cup Greek yogurt. I will also decrease the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and again add the salt and vanilla.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

I also should have read the reviews. Very, very dry.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

Made this last weekend and also did not read the reviews before making. It is very dry and unflavorable. Not a bread I will be making again.

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qwm
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014 Edited Sep. 25, 2014

Made this yesterday. I thoroughly like the taste of it but, as others have stated, it is very much on the dry side. Anyone have an idea/ideas about making this more moist? Thanks in advance. Perhaps someone at Taste of Home could make this and have some suggestions. After all, the description at the top states, "The texture of this moist bread is almost like a cake . . ." and it clearly is not so.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

A bit dry and not as flavorful as I'd hoped.

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