Nut Bread

Nut Bread

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Breads, Dessert

Yield: 12

Nut Bread

This is a 1930s recipe from a Westinghouse oven manual. There are ways to manipulate this recipe to make it healthier. See the notes section for suggestions.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sweet milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts
  • 3 1/2 Cups flour (sifted before measuring)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Beat eggs and sugar until light,
  2. combine milk and melted shortening,
  3. add salt and nuts, then mix well.
  4. Fold in the flour which has been sifted with baking powder.
  5. Pour into greased loaf pan and let stand 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to a temperature of 375 degrees F.
  7. Baking time, 40 to 60 minutes (use toothpick or knife to test).


Want to make a healthier version of this nut bread? Try the following suggestions and let us know how it turns out!

Increase eggs to 4 eggs. Replace 1 cup sugar with 3/4 cup coconut sugar and 1/4 cup honey Replace sweet milk with full fat coconut milk Replace melted shortening with 2 Tbsp coconut oil or palm shortening Replace 1/2 tsp salt with Himalayan pink sea salt Replace 3 1/2 cups flour with 4 cups blanched almond flour or 3 1/2 cups of cup for cup gluten free flour blend of your choice

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