Jun 8, 2015

Rustic Wedding Favor Idea - Mini Bread Loaves

Mini loaves - how do you adapt them from a standard quick bread recipe? Many quick breads are baked for 50 to 55 minutes, such as banana nut bread, in a 350 degree oven. If you wanted to use four mini loaf pans, simply give them the old toothpick test at about 25 minutes and every five minutes after that. Thirty minutes at 350 degrees is a pretty safe bet. Keep your little loaves spaced apart in the oven if possible and let stand five minutes before removing from the pans. Freeze up to three months in advance for freshly-made flavor and thaw at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves - A great way to use those over ripe bananas!  A beautiful blend of creamy peanut butter, bananas and chocolate chips combined with the sweet scent of cinnamon make these delicious edible wedding favors easy to prepare - winter, spring, summer or fall.

Lemon Loaf with Zucchini - These lemon mini loaves are loaded with freshly grated zucchini - a great source of potassium that keeps your sodium intake in check.  Substitute, if you like, half white flour and half whole wheat flour (like I usually do) for additional fiber friendly benefits.

Buttermilk Banana Blueberry Bread - Everything I need to make these delicious mini blueberry quick breads I have on hand except for the buttermilk.  An easy substitute is simply add one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to a 1-cup measuring cup and top it off with milk (whole, low fat or skim is fine).  Let it sit for two minutes and you're ready to go!
Orange Pound Cake Mini Loaves - Lovely little loaves bursting with freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest flavors, made rich with fresh unsalted butter and a orange and powdered sugar glaze. 
Cranberry Banana Pecan Mini Loaves - If your wedding is between mid September through early November and you love the idea of homemade mini loaves, consider using freshly harvested cranberries.   Tart and tempting, they are worth their weight in gold for protecting your heart, liver, digestive system as well as fighting off cancer - all this in just 46 calories per delicious cup.  Give a healthy homemade gift this fall with recipe card attached.
Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Loaf Cakes - The richness of sour cream, sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with poppy seeds (a lovely source of B complex vitamins and important minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium and iron) make these delicious mini loaves a well-loved wedding favor gift.
Eggnog Mini Loaves - These lovely mini loaves, made with eggnog and the fresh fragrance of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract, require only a light dusting of confectioners' sugar to make this winter wedding favor both sweet and sensational.
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