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CRANBERRY NUT BREAD

Cranberry Nut Bread - TSLCThis Cranberry Nut Bread made with fresh cranberries is one of my favorite Christmas breads.  I love this bread with coffee during the holidays or just anytime.  It can be frozen without the topping and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator with the topping.  Just reheat in the microwave for breakfast or anytime you want a treat. The fresh cranberries really make this bread.

BREAD:

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter or 1 stick or 8 tablespoons, melted

1/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

1 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts or pecans)

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugars, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Add the melted butter, sour cream, buttermilk, orange juice, vanilla extract and eggs mixing well with a spoon. Fold in the cranberries and nuts.  Spray two 8 x 5 loaf pans with cooking spray or one 9 x 5 and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 40 to 45 minutes. (I like to make two smaller loaves because I give one of them away or you can make the one larger loaf)

TOPPING:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

Whisk together and drizzle over bread. Can add more sugar or more milk to get the consistency you like.

Your friends and family will love this bread.  Enjoy!

You might also like my recipe for Apple Cranberry Bread that uses dried cranberries.

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CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE SNACKIN’ CAKE

Chocolate Mayonnaise Snackin' Cake - TSLC - CopyThis Chocolate Mayonnaise Snackin’ Cake is one of my favorite cakes.  This one will surely satisfy your chocolate craving and you cannot taste the mayonnaise in the cake.  The mayonnaise takes the place of the eggs and oil and just makes a rich, moist chocolate cake.   Just add some ice cream or whipped cream on top for a treat your family and friends will love.

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

1/4 cup 100% cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup mayonnaise (can use Miracle Whip, too)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl until well mixed.  Add the buttermilk, mayonnaise, vanilla extract and chocolate chips.  Stir well to blend with a spoon.  Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until center tests done as ovens vary. Remove from oven and let cool.

Frosting

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup 100% cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup nut pieces (walnuts or pecans)

Combine butter, milk, sugar, chocolate chips and cocoa in a sauce pan on top of the stove.  Bring to a boil and boil one minute stirring often to keep from burning. If you think it is burning turn down the heat and slide to the edge of the burner.  Remove and spread on top of cooled cake.  Sprinkle nuts on top or you can stir nuts into the frosting before putting on the cake.   Makes about 8 to 9 servings. Enjoy!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Snackin' Cake  TSLC - Copy

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Applesauce Snackin’ Cake.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP CREAM CHEESE PUMPKIN BREAD

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips TSLCThis Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread is one of our favorites. We love this with coffee. I am a pumpkin nut and in the fall of the year I just want to make everything pumpkin!  Children will like this bread, too, with a big glass of milk for a snack.

Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 eggs

1 cup 100% pumpkin (Not the pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 cup butter or 1 stick or 8 tablespoons, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup sour cream

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until well mixed.  Add eggs, pumpkin, melted butter, vanilla and sour cream.  Mix well with spoon.

 

Filling

1/2 of an 8 ounce bar cream cheese or 4 ounces, softened

1 egg

1/4 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup nuts, pecans or walnuts, Optional

Using a mixer combine cream cheese, egg and sugar.  Mix well until smooth.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Swirl into your bread batter above. Fold in nuts.

Pour batter into a sprayed 9 x 5 bread pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 65 to 70 minutes until center tests done as ovens vary. Let cool and frost with cream cheese frosting below.

 

Frosting for Bread

4 ounces cream cheese, softened (the other half of your cream cheese used above in the filling)

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 stick or 4 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (Optional)

1/2 cup nuts, pecans or walnuts, Optional

Beat ingredients together with mixer and spread on cooled bread. Sprinkle on nuts.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips - TSLC (2)

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Best Ever Banana Bread.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN PIE BARS

These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bars are so good!  If you like pumpkin and chocolate, you will love this recipe.  These bars are great for a snack with a glass of milk, good with coffee and wonderful with a big tall glass of sweet tea. They are very rich so you only need one to fill your sweet craving. I love having them in the refrigerator for a sweet treat.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bars - TSLC

Crust:

12 whole graham crackers, crushed (I put them in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to crush them and I used honey graham crackers. My crackers came nine to a package and each cracker has 4 sections)

1 cup quick cooking oats or rolled oats, uncooked

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup butter or 16 tablespoons or 2 sticks, melted

1 cup pecans or walnuts, crushed (Optional)

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup chocolate chips

Crush the graham crackers and put in large bowl along with oats, brown sugar and melted butter.  Mix well. If using nuts stir them into the mixture.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and press the graham cracker mixture out to cover the bottom of the dish.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and let cool. Spread miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips out over cooled crust.

Pie Filling:

1 (15 ounce) 100% pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie mix)

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

2 eggs

Stir all the above ingredients together with a spoon until well mixed.  Pour over cooled crust, marshmallows and chocolate chips, spread to cover with a knife. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Remove and add topping.

Topping:

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix together and sprinkle over pumpkin bars after they have cooked 20 minutes.  Return to 350 degree oven and bake another 25 minutes to let the pumpkin pie filling set. Remove and let cool about 25 minutes before serving. These keep well in the refrigerator for several days and makes about 36 bars depending on the size you cut them.   Enjoy!

Note:  The marshmallows will rise to the top during baking and will brown.  You could probably use the pumpkin pie mix in the can,  too, but I have not tried this with the mix. I see no reason why you couldn’t.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bars TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Pumpkin Nut Cake.

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