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    Gift of the Magi Bread

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    1 hr 10 mins

    15 mins

    55 mins

    Sweet Diva's Note:

    Originally from Taste of Home. I make this during the Christmas Season - It's loaded with scrumptious ingredients such as coconut, mandarin oranges, dates, cherries, chocolate chips and almonds.

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    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    2. 2
      Beat in eggs and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with bananas.
    4. 4
      Stir in the oranges, coconut, chocolate chips, 1/2 cup almonds, cherries and dates.
    5. 5
      Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2009


      This is the BEST quick bread ever! I've made it 3 times using different dried fruit mixes each time and every one was wonderful. I used apricots, peaches and pears. I used raisins, dates, and figs and I used a variety mix of dried berries---all were wonderful and drew rave reviews! Quick and easy to put together. I make them in mini disposable pans and bake them for about 30 minutes. this is a recipe that I will use for years to come! thank you so much for posting this!

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    • on December 27, 2009


      Made this last evening, and it is amazing! Every kind of desirable flavour I could want in a cake..all in one! Very festive - I feel the urge to celebrate as I eat it! I used a tube pan, greased and floured, instead of loaf pans, and it turned out perfectly after 1 hour of baking. It's substantial like a fruitcake, but sunnier somehow, and may lend itself to other special occasions throughout the year. Thanks for posting!

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    • on January 24, 2009


      A friend just gave us a loaf of this bread.It is so fantastic,the comination of fruits and nuts reminded us of a fruitcake.Excellent flavor!This is one recipe we will be using for a long time.Thank you for posting it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gift of the Magi Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1601 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2391.7
    Calories from Fat 953
    Total Fat 105.8 g
    Saturated Fat 57.7 g
    Cholesterol 333.5 mg
    Sodium 1719.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 352.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 22.8 g
    Sugars 222.6 g
    Protein 34.5 g

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    maraschino cherries

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