Nutty Breakfast Bread

A wonderful way to start the day, this breakfast bread with a topping of nuts will also make a solid snack any other time of day. For brunch, this breakfast bread is ideal. It's also known as Lancaster Breakfast Bread.

2 cups flour

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

1 cup sugar, scant

2 eggs

1 cup milk

tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

tsp salt


4 tbls soft brown sugar (Demerara)

2 tbls flour

2 tbls soft butter

1 tbls oatmeal

cup chopped nuts (almonds, filberts, Brazil, pecans)

Cream butter with sugar, add eggs, and beat until the mixture is smooth.  Add the milk gradually with the vanilla.  Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture.  Beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended, or use an electric mixer.  Spoon batter into a greased and lightly floured 9” x 9” x  2½” cake pan.
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Blend brown sugar, flour, butter, oatmeal, and chopped nuts with fingers until the mixture is crumbly.  Spread over top of batter.  Pat down gently with fingers. 

Bake in a 350° F oven for 30 minutes or until the loaf tests done with a toothpick inserted in center.  Cool before slicing.


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