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5 from 5 votes

Nutmeg Bread

This Old Fashioned Recipe for Nutmeg Bread is absolutely delicious. You could add a glaze, however it's wonderful right out of the oven. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: nutmeg bread, old fashioned recipe
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans


  • Whisk together to flour, soda and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl cream the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla with a mixer.  Combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture, add buttermilk and continue mixing
  • Stir in nuts.  Spray a 9 x 5 baking pan with cooking spray. Add bread mixture and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until center of bread tests done.  Makes 1 loaf.


You could add a glaze to the top of this bread or sprinkle on powdered sugar but it really doesn't need anything else.