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Buttermilk Nut Bread

Brown sugar and buttermilk give pleasing flavor to this no-fuss quick bread from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. Nuts provide the tasty crunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • In a bowl, beat the egg. Gradually beat in brown sugar and shortening. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 157 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • charlenepaugustyn
    May 18, 2012

    Loved this simple quick bread. It had a good taste & the nuts really added a lot to it. I used butter shortening, melted, but did the rest the same. A nice quick bread to make now & then. I think next time, I may add a little ground cinnamon for some added flavor. Thanks for a good recipe.

  • jonesz
    Feb 4, 2010

    This bread was so good I had to hide it from my husband or he would have eaten the whole loaf!! I added some blueberries and will definitely keep this recipe handy!!