This recipe for nut bread has been handed down from my grandmother and is sooo delicious. It's easy to make and everyone who tries it always asked for the recipe. For best results, mix with a wooden spoon, not with an electric mixer. It will overmix and become tough.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pas.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla until smooth using a wooden spoon. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk just until mixed. Stir in the walnuts. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.

  • Bake for 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pans, and wrap in aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 4.1 g protein; 34.4 g carbohydrates; 16.3 mg cholesterol; 229.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
To anyone who will be making my recipe for nut bread, please make sure you mix everything by hand. Using a mixer will change the texture of the bread and it will not turn out as good. Also something I always do is wait a couple minutes after you take the loaves out of the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. This will keep them moist. My family always eats it with butter on it. Enjoy! :0) Also bake it for 45 minutes and test it to see if it needs to bake a little longer. Everyones oven is different. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2003
I tried this recipe with great hopes...and was very disapointed! The flavor is good very sweet and mild but the texture was very dense and hard. I DID NOT overmix and I used a wooden spoon not my mixer when mixing. Nevertheless the loaves were very pale and did not brown at all on top and they are so heavy and dense I could build a house with them! What a waste of a cup of nuts... Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
To anyone who will be making my recipe for nut bread, please make sure you mix everything by hand. Using a mixer will change the texture of the bread and it will not turn out as good. Also something I always do is wait a couple minutes after you take the loaves out of the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. This will keep them moist. My family always eats it with butter on it. Enjoy! :0) Also bake it for 45 minutes and test it to see if it needs to bake a little longer. Everyones oven is different. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
To anyone who will be making my recipe for nut bread, please make sure you mix everything by hand. Using a mixer will change the texture of the bread and it will not turn out as good. Also something I always do is wait a couple minutes after you take the loaves out of the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. This will keep them moist. My family always eats it with butter on it. Enjoy! :0) Also bake it for 45 minutes and test it to see if it needs to bake a little longer. Everyones oven is different. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is very good the flavor isn't overpowering and my husband loves it! I made one loaf to keep and gave the other away. I will make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
I really liked it. I printed the recipe months' ago so I just now saw the note about mixing by hand. I made one loaf using a mixer being careful not to mix too much. I liked the taste and texture. Next time I'm going to try adding a streusel topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Yummy! I followed the instructions exactly and I didn't have any trouble with it being too dense. I just made sure I kept the stirring to a minimum and they turned out wonderfully. I'm so glad it made two loaves so I could share! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
My family really enjoyed this nut bread. The recipe will go in my keep box and be made over and over. It is great to make for gifts also. Thank you for sharing. It tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2003
I tried this recipe with great hopes...and was very disapointed! The flavor is good very sweet and mild but the texture was very dense and hard. I DID NOT overmix and I used a wooden spoon not my mixer when mixing. Nevertheless the loaves were very pale and did not brown at all on top and they are so heavy and dense I could build a house with them! What a waste of a cup of nuts... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
This was very very good. It also smelled delicious baking in the oven! =) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2009
I had no problems with prep or the quality of the bread it was just very bland. I guess I'm used to quick breads with more ingredients (fruit chocolate etc.) in them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
This comes together very quickly and the flavor is pretty good---maybe a little bland for our tastes. I'm thinking that slathered with butter after toasting will make a difference! My oven is calibrated correctly and I do think I should have taken this out at 45 minutes. As it was I took it out at 50 minutes and it was already dry even though I mixed everything by hand. EDIT: This edit from a 3 to a 5 comes the next day from making the bread. My family all loved the bread and I must admit that the flavors are much better the second day. Toasted with butter made a lot of difference and there is no way that I can overpower the votes of family members!:) Read More
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