January 24, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

BreadRECIPES! Two new quick bread recipes are offered here along with this week’s podcast! You will absolutely love the subtlety sweet, no-added-sugar Harvest of Flavors Bread. Plus Strawberry Pecan Quick Bread makes a fun fruity treat for you and your children! Listen below or click this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2015/01/podcast-family-fun-in-the-kitchen-01-24-2015/


Flavors of Harvest Quick Bread–Wellmark Blue magazine, Winter 2015


½ c. (1 stick) butter, melted

1-1/2 c. white whole-wheat flour

1-1/2 t. ground cinnamon

1 t. baking soda

¼ t. baking powder

½ t. salt

2 eggs

1 c. applesauce (If using prepackaged 4-oz. cups of applesauce, use 2-1/2 of them.)

1/3 c. maple syrup

¼ c. raisins

½ c. coarsely chopped English walnuts, divided


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease sides and bottom of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add raisins to dry mixture and gently stir to coat raisins. Using a fork, mix in eggs, applesauce, melted butter, and syrup until well combined, making sure not to over mix. Add ¼ c. walnuts and gently stir. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top with remaining walnuts. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. If a taller loaf is desired, use an 8-1/2 x 4 inch loaf pan and bake until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 1 loaf.

STRAWBERRY PECAN BREAD–More Kitchen Keepsakes Cookbook


Ingredients (Bread):

3 c. flour

1 t. baking soda

1 t. salt

2-1/2 t. cinnamon

2 c. sugar

4 eggs

1-1/4 c. oil (I use corn oil)

2 tiny drops red food coloring (optional)

1-16-ounce container frozen strawberries in their juice

1/2 c. chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare  two, 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans by spraying with a nonstick cooking spray with flour OR can grease bottom and sides of pan and dust with a fine coating of flour.

In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Add eggs and oil; blend well. Add thawed strawberries and juice and food coloring. Mix only until ingredients are combined. Pour into prepared loaf pans Sprinkle pecans on tops of loaves. Bake about 1 hr. Cool in pans for about 10 min. Turn out of pans and brush with glaze.

Ingredients (Glaze):

¼ c. water

2-3 T. sugar

½ t. strawberry flavor (optional)


Mix ingredients together. Using pastry brush, brush glaze on tops of loaves. Cool loaves completely before slicing.