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old fashioned nut bread in loaf pans

Old Fashioned Nut Bread

An easy recipe for Old Fashioned Nut Bread that used basic ingredients from your pantry. Very quick to prepare and delicious!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 small loaves
Author Ann Drake


  • 1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together shortening and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture a little at a time, alternating with the milk.
  • Add vanilla and egg whites. Combine well. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into prepared bread pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly in pans and then remove to cooling rack.


I use Baker's Joy to prepare my baking pans.
This recipe yielded 4 small loaves. Pan size: 6 x 3.5 x 2 inches.