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Pistachio Mini Loaves Recipe

In Carmel, Indiana, Joanne Loefgren bakes up this green-hued bread for any occasion, but it's especially appropriate for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day. The little loaves have a pistachio flavor, light cake-like texture and crunchy topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:25 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes. Add sour cream, eggs, oil and water; beat until blended. Pour into five greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 5 loaves, 25 servings, 5 per loaf.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 183 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.