Walnut Streusel Bread–#QuickBreadMonday

by cakeduchess on November 19, 2012 · 26 comments

It’s not often that I find myself baking with rolled oats. But I always have them here handy in case I get inspired. I even buy them when it’s buy one get one free. See, I’m really prepared for an amazing oat recipe.

I’ve really had fun these months #TwelveLoaves bread baking project. I’m constantly thinking of bread. With  #TwelveLoaves as an inspiration, I get busy baking more yeast breads and share them here with all of you the first Monday of every month. Some of you rise to the bread baking challenge and attempt a yeast bread and some of you share a delicious quick bread. *Our November #TwelveLoaves challenge is all about Autumn Fruits: Apples and Pears-Join us! Did you know November is also National Bread Month!

If I had the time to bake a yeasted bread every day I really would. Baking breads is something I look forward to every week. Baking quick breads is something I’ve been doing since I was a young baker baking alongside with my mom on weekends.  Now my kids love baking them and love to share their ideas with me.
I’m going to try to share a quick bread recipe every Monday until I can keep up with it. There is a list a mile long from magazines I have and from some of your recipes that you’ve shared with #TwelveLoaves. Right now I am tackling October 2012 Cooking Light magazine; it has 7 delectable quick breads. Let’s see how many I can share in the next weeks in this quick bread series!;) Did you recently bake an amazing quick bread? Link it up below!




This Walnut Streusel Bread recipe was wonderful as it was. I did change up my recipe last week and made it a little healthier by eliminating the eggs and dairy. I did use almond milk mixed with a little apple cider vinegar instead of buttermilk for this recipe. I also used Earth Balance soy free margarine in place of butter. I do sometimes like to add whole wheat flour to my baking and opted to use whole wheat white with this bread. It streusel filling swirled in and on top is delicious! I think you can never have enough streusel. It smells incredible while baking and is a nice way to use up those extra oats you have around.This is another one adapted from October 2012 Cooking Light.
Walnut Streusel Bread

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted (I used Earth Balance Soy free margarine)
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

2 cups  all-purpose flour (I used 2 cups whole wheat white flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, softened(I used Earth Balance soy free margarine)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fat-free buttermilk (I used almond milk with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar)

Preheat oven to 350°. Place a rack in the center of the oven.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with baking spray (or butter and flour) and set aside.
To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter, stirring until well combined. Stir in nuts. Set aside. 
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. In another bowl, beat 5 tablespoons butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until well blended.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Beating at low speed, add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until combined. Scrape half of batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with baking spray; sprinkle with half of streusel mixture.

Spread remaining batter over streusel; swirl.
Sprinkle remaining streusel on top of batter.
Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
Happy Baking! Add your recent delicious quick bread link below!:)


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Georgie November 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

I love the topping, even the batter looks good enough to eat ;)


Kristina @ spabettie November 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Mmm – you know I love your breads and am so happy you will continue to share regularly… the only bad thing is they all go on a list here too – so I have to start making these! ;)

this may be bumped to the top of the list, it sounds fantastic!


Kate@Diethood November 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Boom! <— my jaw hitting the floor. I am going to start with eating the topping and work my way around! Incredible!


Vivian Pang November 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Great looking cake! I love it to go with hot coffee.


Carrian Cheney November 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I never would of thought walnuts could taste so good, but this looks so amazing, can’t wait to try this!


Farmgirl Gourmet November 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Wow Lora….I am loving this quick bread recipe. I’m with Carrian, not much of a walnut lover, but I’d totally eat this. YUM!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Ilove baking with oats, it gives breads an incredible moisture. So this bread with streusel, which I love, is perfect! I like your changes Lora


Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I so agree with you – you can never have enough streusel. Yum!!


Cookin' Canuck November 20, 2012 at 12:10 am

I’ll bet this is so moist from the buttermilk. And really, anything with streusel wins my heart.


Baker Street November 20, 2012 at 4:26 am

I love the crunchy topping and tender crumb – Yum! A slice (or two) would be perfect with my morning cuppa! :)


Carol | a cup of mascarpone November 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

I just made my second cup of coffee, and NEED a piece of this scrumptious bread! Lovely bread, Lora!


Lisa November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Just the word ‘streusel’ makes my antennae pop ;D This quick bread looks sensational! I want a huge hunk of it for breakfast, now! xo


Valerie November 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I love quick breads, and I Looove anything with streusel! This looks fantastic!


Patty November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Love your bread and your idea of baking a series of quick breads, I’ve always enjoyed baking quick breads-they are always a rewarding baking project ;-)


Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks November 21, 2012 at 2:40 am

I love, love, love anything with streusel! A quick bread is always a winner in my book!


The Café Sucré Farine November 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

This looks fantastic – what a delicious breakfast treat and I love the way you were so creative in lightening it up!


Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } November 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

You had me at strussel! This bread looks and sounds amazing. Quick breads are simply the best (and easy too)


Brian @ A Thought For Food November 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

Yeah… I saw that streusel and said… yes, that is totally for me! How wonderful this looks! Have a very happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend! Mwah!


Lizzy Do November 23, 2012 at 1:05 am

Mmmmmm….boy, do I love streusel! And a double layer in your bread makes it twice as delectable! Happy, happy Thanksgiving, Lora!!! xo


Angie's Recipes November 23, 2012 at 5:00 am

Who doesn’t love streusel! The bread looks so tempting!


Paula November 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This has *hearty country* written all over it!


Lemons and Anchovies November 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

It must smell so good in your kitchen all the time. From your sweets to your breads, oh, my!

There can never be too much streusel for me–this recipe’s a keeper and now I know who to run to if I ever run short on oats. :)


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking November 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

You’re a baking queen Lora. Your bread is so beautiful and your creativity always amazes me.


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts November 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

Anything with a streusel is always good. I love baking with oats, but don’t do it nearly enough.


Sherry November 28, 2012 at 4:39 am

Can’t wait to try this! I love that it’s QUICK!!!


Kathy Shea Mormino December 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick


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