Apricot-Date Mini Loaves Recipe

Apricot-Date Mini Loaves Recipe
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Apricot-Date Mini Loaves Recipe

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By using a prepared quick bread mix, it's easy to make a loaf of this apricot-date bread for yourself and extras to give to friends.
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.3 ounces) cinnamon streusel quick bread mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates

Directions

Set aside streusel topping packet from quick bread mix. In a large bowl, combine quick bread mix and baking powder. Make a well in the center; add eggs and orange juice. Stir just until moistened. Fold in apricots and dates.
Pour into four greased 5x3x2-in. loaf pans. Top with half of the streusel; cut through with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with remaining streusel; press gently.
Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 loaves (5 slices each).
Originally published as Apricot-Date Mini Loaves in The Best of Country Cooking Annual 2005, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 151 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package (18.3 ounces) cinnamon streusel quick bread mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  1. Set aside streusel topping packet from quick bread mix. In a large bowl, combine quick bread mix and baking powder. Make a well in the center; add eggs and orange juice. Stir just until moistened. Fold in apricots and dates.
  2. Pour into four greased 5x3x2-in. loaf pans. Top with half of the streusel; cut through with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with remaining streusel; press gently.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 loaves (5 slices each).
Originally published as Apricot-Date Mini Loaves in The Best of Country Cooking Annual 2005, p31

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