Almond Bread With Vanilla Glaze
Almond Bread is a simple-to-make sweet quick bread laced with a light almond flavor and topped with a luscious vanilla glaze. Whip it up in minutes with what you have in your refrigerator and serve it for breakfast, dessert or a snack with coffee or tea.
Delicious and dense Glazed Almond Bread is the perfect treat to make with what you have in your kitchen. And it can be transformed by adding a few extra ingredients! It’s perfect for a last-minute gift! You will love this quick bread recipe!
This lovely quick bread is my favorite to make and share!
Cut a generous slice and slather it with butter. This is the best way to eat it with a cup of coffee in the morning. It tastes amazing!
MY QUICK BREAD STORY
Before I began to like baking, my go-to recipes were quick breads. They are easy to make and I could often find all the ingredients in my refrigerator and pantry. And they always were very successful and delicious!
My grandmother and mother could whip up the yummiest quick breads, especially with overripe bananas! See my Streusel Topped Banana Bread recipe HERE.
I have many favorite quick breads, and like my children, I can’t pick a favorite! However, Almond Quick Bread has the most beautiful flavor and is often a base for making other wonderful quick bread!
This bread has a lovely crumble texture and a golden brown top that is covered with a sweet almond glaze.
WHAT IS A QUICK BREAD
A quick bread is different from yeast or enriched bread. You don’t need to knead! No yeast.
A quick bread uses baking powder and or baking soda as a leaven. The addition of eggs also adds to the rise of this bread that easily comes together.
It is not cake-like but has a denser crumb which makes it perfect to eat along with your favorite drink. Slather butter or jam or honey on it and you will love it! It also is great grilled or toasted too.
INGREDIENTS IN ALMOND SWEET BREAD
Just a few ingredients
BEST TIPS FOR BAKING SUCCESS
TIPS FOR THE BEST ALMOND BREAD
Here are a few tips to help you make the best and most delicious Almond Bread.
Preheat your oven first.
Use a mixer. Using a handheld whisk will not give you the same successful results.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl first. I like to sift them together.
Then mix the wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. I like to whip the butter and sugar first until it is light and fluffy in a stand mixer.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture until just combined.
Make sure to grease your loaf pans well. To ensure easy removal from the pans make slings from parchment paper and put them in the pan before adding the batter.
Use the correct size loaf pans and spoon the batter into a prepared loaf pan.
Fill each pan within an inch of the top of your pan.
Cooking times can vary a bit so use the toothpick test to make sure the center of your cake is done.
When the pan comes out of the oven put it on a cooling rack for 10 minutes until you turn the bread out of the pan. Rest the loaves on a wire rack until they are totally cooled.
Don’t worry if your bread cracks. It’s a normal part of the baking process.
When the bread is completely cooled, make the glaze and drizzle it on the loaf.
MAKING THE GLAZE
THIS IS NOT A YEAST ALMOND BREAD OR A KETO BREAD
There are several other recipes for almond bread but here’s a little help so you are not confused.
With just a little tweaking you can transform almond bread into another delicious sweet bread variation.
Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of vanilla extract to the wet ingredients for that lovely familiar vanilla flavor.
Mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon in a bowl to make cinnamon sugar. Add half of the batter into the pan and half of the cinnamon sugar. Swirl with a knife. Add the rest of the batter and repeat.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh cranberries to the batter along with 1 Tablespoon of orange zest to make my favorite Cranberry Orange Quick Bread.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BAKE ALMOND BREAD
WHAT SIZE LOAF PANS TO USE
Almond Quick Bread can be made in various size loaf pan
STORING AND FREEZING YOUR QUICK BREAD
This Almond Bread gets better and better!
16 Servings: 317, total fat 10g (14%), saturated fats 2.4 g (12%), Cholesterol 23mg (2.8%), Sodium 172 mg (7%), Carbohydrates 51.5g (19%), Dietary Fiber .09g (3%), Total Sugars 26.7 g, Protein 4.9g, Vitamin 2.9 mcg (10%), Calcium 126mcg (10%), Iron 2 mg (9%), Potassium 251 mg (5%).
Estimated nutrition information is not guaranteed.
ALMOND BREAD INSTRUCTIONS
DELICIOUS ALMOND QUICK BREADPrint Recipe
For The Quick Bread
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 TBS baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk any kind
- 2/3 cups vegetable oil
- 1 TBS almond extract
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 2-4 TBS milk
- 1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sliced, toasted almonds
Prep For Quick Breads
- Preheat the oven to 350 °.
- Grease two 1-pound loaf pans and make parchment paper slings for each pan and set aside
For The Quick Bread
- Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and set aside.
- In a mixer, add the eggs and sugar. Mix on medium-high until incorporated and a light yellow color, about 3 minutes
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, adding a third at a time.
- Mix until just combined.
- Pour half of the batter into each of the pans.
- Bake for about 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves, comes out clean.
- Remove the pans from the oven to a wire rack. Cool for 15 minutes and remove the Almond Quick Bread from the pans and pull off the parchment slings.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
For The Glaze Drizzle
- Mix 2 cups of confectioner's sugar with 2 TBS of milk in a medium bowl. Add more milk if the glaze is too stiff.
- Stir in the extract to the glaze.
- The glaze should look like thick pancake batter.
- Drizzle the glaze on the top of the bread until it is completely covered.
- Sprinkle the almonds over the top of the bread.
- Let it sit until the glaze has hardened.
- Cut and enjoy!
FAQs ABOUT ALMOND QUICK BREAD
Hugs and Blessings,
Sounds delicious! How many eggs?
How many eggs for the almond bread?
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Hello Yvonne, I love your updated picture! I think you are beautiful and look years younger! You are an inspiration for those of us who haven’t suck with WW…BRAVO!
Your friend Jan from Draper Utah
Oh, how pictures can be deceiving! I’m a huge work in progress. Thanks Jan! Merry Christmas.
I love almond flavoring and will give this a try sometime. Today I’m making our family’s traditional Christmas braided bread (bakes more like a danish) with an almond filling that is to die for! The great thing is it makes 6 loaves – enough to share but so hard to. The question is who will the lucky recipients be?
Yummy! Merry Christmas, Kim
Merry Christmas Yvonne & thank you so much for all the delicious recipes you post!! I know I can count on them being yummy 😋 I made the almond quick bread & gave a loaf to our neighbor & we enjoyed the other one. It didn’t disappoint & was delicious!!!
This was delicious. I had to make some high altitude adjustments and it came out perfect. I also added dried cherries/chopped as i love cherry flavors with Almonds. It was amazing. Thank yo for this, it is a keeper.
The addition of dried cherries works so well with almonds. I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the tip.