This A-Z Quick Bread is an easy, portable, and versatile quick bread, which makes 2 loaves so you can freeze the other for later. The combinations are endless, so it becomes a different cake every time!
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A to Z Quick Bread

This A-Z Quick Bread is an easy, portable, and versatile quick bread, which makes 2 loaves so you can freeze the other for later. The combinations are endless, so it becomes a different cake every time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: A to Z Bred, cake, quick bread
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups A-Z*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar; mix until incorporated. Stir in the nuts and A-Z of your choice.
  • Pour equally into the loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove your cake bread out of the pans and let cool. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

My favorite combinations of A-Z, as featured:
(1 cup each) canned pumpkin and butterscotch chips
(1 cup each) mashed banana and mini chocolate chips
(1 cup each) grated zucchini and chopped walnuts
(1 cup each) grated apple and dried cranberries
Optional: cool second loaf completely, wrap in foil and place in a freezer-safe ziploc bag; freeze for up to a month.
 
HERE'S THE ORIGINAL COMPLETE LIST OF *A-ZUse a mixture of 1 cup wet ingredients and 1 cup dry ingredients of the following, to equal 2 cups:
*I have not tried many of these. They are merely suggestions.
  • Apples – grated
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots - dried, finely chopped
  • Apricots – chopped
  • Bananas – mashed
  • Blueberries
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Carrots – grated
  • Cherries – pitted and chopped
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut – flaked
  • Dates – pitted and chopped
  • Eggplant – ground up
  • Figs – finely chopped
  • Grapes – seedless
  • Honey – omit sugar above
  • Lemons – use only 1/2 juice
  • Marmalade – omit 1 cup of sugar
  • Mincemeat – omit 1 cup of sugar
  • Oranges – chopped
  • Peaches – fresh or canned, chopped
  • Peppermint – use only 1/2 cup
  • Pears – chopped
  • Pineapple – crushed, well drained
  • Prunes – chopped (use only 1 cup)
  • Pumpkin – canned
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb, – finely chopped
  • Strawberries – fresh or drained frozen
  • Sweet potato – grated coarsely
  • Tapioca – cooked
  • Tomatoes – use 1/2 cup sugar only
  • Yams – Plain or flavored
  • Zucchini – grated, excess water removed