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Nutty Quick Bread Recipe

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Grape-Nuts cereal gives these fast-to-fix loaves their nutty flavor and chewy texture. "The bread is a family favorite because it's so unusual," writes Melissa Walworth of Boise, Idaho. "Warm slices are delicious with butter," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 110 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk and cereal; let stand for 10 minutes. Add egg. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into cereal mixture just until moistened.
  2. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Nutty Quick Bread in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p49

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"I just made this for supper and it was fantastic. Wonderful textue. I'll definitely make this again."

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