This is my GF adaptation of Recipe 71732, a much loved and devoured quick bread from my pre GF days. I am THRILLED to say that I think this recipe is as close to the original as GF can possibly be. It is moist, has that perfect heavy hearty texture and tastes simply divine! In my experience using an IMMERSION BLENDER, as opposed to a beater style, results in the creamiest, smoothest batter. As anyone who eats GF can attest to, it is hard to make a GF batter creamy and an immersion blender does this.You do have to use a spatula to ensure that you are getting the ingredients off the bottom and sides of the bowl more than you would with a traditional mixer, but that small inconvenience is worth it to me. I have never made this recipe with a traditional mixer.