February 25th, 2013

Pistachio Bread


Did you know, tomorrow,  February 26,  is National Pistachio Day?  Why not go a little “nuts” {pun intended} and plan a celebration or just bake a loaf of this yummy Pistachio Bread Recipe in honor of the day!  Here’s a couple of fun facts worthy of celebrating:

*  Pistachios are sometimes called the skinny nut because they are right at the top of the lowest fat nuts.

*  Pistachio’s open hull is unique- in the Middle East they are called “smiling nuts” and in China they are called “happy nuts”.

If you don’t plan to join the celebration, you  can enjoy this delicious Pistachio Bread Recipe any day of the week- its beautiful green color makes it fun for parties, showers, and gift giving {think Christmas} and how fun would it be for St. Patrick’s Day which is right around the corner. . .

 

Pistachio Bread Recipe

Ingredients

1 white cake mix
2 small boxes (3 oz) Pistachio Instant Pudding
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup water
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream

Cinnamon Struessel
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients except the cinnamon struessel with electric mixer until smooth (mixture is some-what thick).  Pour half of  the batter into 2 greased loaf pans.  Sprinkle half of the cinnamon struessel on top the batter.  Add remaining batter to pans.  Sprinkle with remaining struessel mix.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack for 5- 10 minutes and remove from pans.

You might also like:

Pistachio Cran Cookies
Glazed Coconut Bread
Double Chocolate Loaf

 


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2 Responses to “Pistachio Bread”

  1. I think my son would love this–thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. This looks so pretty. Can’t wait to make it!!

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