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Friday, October 19, 2012
Walnut Streusel Bread
In contrast, they think they don't like nuts in things. So when I served this up for breakfast one morning, I just called it "Cinnamon Streusel Bread." And they ate it right up.
But you and I, we're grown-ups. Not only can you handle the walnuts, you'll probably love the bread all the more for them, as I do. Sweet & spicy, soft with a nutty crunch. Amazing.
Walnut Streusel Bread (print recipe)
Makes one 9 x 5-inch loaf
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 T all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
2 T butter, melted
2 T chopped walnuts
9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 T butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fat-free buttermilk
Baking spray with flour
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add 2 T melted butter, stirring until well combined. Stir in nuts. Set aside.
3. To prepare bread, weigh or lightly spoon 9 ounces flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine 5 tablespoons butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Beating at low speed, add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until combined.
4. Scrape half of batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with baking spray; sprinkle with half of streusel mixture. Spread remaining batter over streusel; swirl. Sprinkle remaining streusel on top of batter. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs cleaning. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
Recipe from Cooking Light, October 2012
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