Bread Win­ners

Trans­form a quick-bread recipe into three fes­tive fla­vors with the help of sweet and savory mix-ins.

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•Take one quick bread and add tasty vari­a­tions.

Herb Quick Bread

This herby, easy-to-make bread is a great com­ple­ment to any main dish or salad. —Donna Roberts, Man­hat­tan, KS Prep: 15 min.

Bake: 40 min. + cool­ing Makes: 1 loaf (16 slices) 3 cups all-pur­pose flour 3 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. bak­ing pow­der 3 tsp. car­away seeds ¹₂ tsp. salt ¹₂ tsp. ground nut­meg ¹₂ tsp. dried thyme 1 large egg

1 cup fat-free milk

¹₃ cup canola oil

1. Pre­heat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, whisk to­gether the first seven ingredients. In an­other bowl, whisk to­gether the egg, milk and oil. Add to the flour mix­ture; stir just un­til moist­ened.

2. Trans­fer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cook­ing spray. Bake un­til a tooth­pick in­serted in cen­ter comes out clean, 40-50 min­utes. Cool in pan 10 min­utes be­fore re­mov­ing to a wire rack to cool.

1 slice: 147 cal., 5g fat

(1g sat. fat), 12mg chol., 160mg sod., 21g carb.

(3g sug­ars, 1g fiber), 3g pro.

Di­a­betic ex­changes:

1¹₂ starch, 1 fat.

For Cheesy Gar­lic Herb Quick Bread,

elim­i­nate car­away, nut­meg and thyme. Pre­pare bat­ter as di­rected, stir­ring 1 cup shred­ded sharp ched­dar cheese and 2 tsp. Ital­ian sea­son­ing into the flour mix­ture. Bake as di­rected.

For Cran­berry Or­ange Al­mond Quick Bread,

elim­i­nate car­away, nut­meg and thyme. Pre­pare bat­ter as di­rected, adding ³₄ tsp. each or­ange zest and al­mond ex­tract to milk mix­ture and stir­ring 1 cup dried cran­ber­ries and

¹₂ cup toasted sliced al­monds into the flour mix­ture. Bake as di­rected. Switch it up and bake this bread in two new ways. For skil­let bread, pre­pare bat­ter as di­rected. Spoon bat­ter into a greased 8-in. cast-iron skil­let; bake at 350° un­til a tooth­pick in­serted in the cen­ter comes out clean, about 30 min­utes.

For muffins, pre­pare bat­ter as di­rected. Spoon bat­ter into nine greased muf­fin cups; bake at 350° un­til a tooth­pick in­serted in the cen­ter comes out clean, about 20 min­utes.

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