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Oregano Quick Bread Recipe

At Christmas, I deliver dozens of these oven-fresh loaves to friends and neighbors. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh oregano

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in the pecans and oregano.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 222 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.