This recipe has been handed down in the family from mother to daughter for at least 4 generations that I know of. It makes a very moist bread or muffins and my grandmother used to substitute real butter for the oil to make cookies from the same recipe. I put hazelnuts in them sometimes when our tree cooperates and the squirrels don't get them but you could use walnuts, too. You can vary the taste by adding allspice and/or nutmeg if you like. I've tried both ways and it's always yummy. Sprinkle powdered or colored granulated sugar on top for special occasions. I'm making one today for my grandson's birthday tomorrow. My mother is diabetic so I often substitute Splenda for the sugar.