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Almond Apricot Bread

My mother, who is a big apricot and almond fan, inspired me to create this recipe. The teachers at our children's school look forward to me making these pretty loaves each Christmas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (7 ounces) apricots with mixed fruit baby food, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/8 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. Set aside 1 tablespoon baby food for glaze. In another bowl, beat the egg, 3/4 cup milk, oil, 1 teaspoon almond extract and remaining baby food. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in almonds and apricots.
  • Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, reserved baby food, and remaining milk and extract until smooth. Drizzle over bread.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 209 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • kmcope
    Dec 15, 2017

    It was tasty but I felt it was a little dry. lindawenger it's pureed baby food in small plastic containers

  • lindawenger
    Dec 8, 2011

    I'm not very familiar with baby food anymore. Is this a dry form or will the jarred food work?

  • erospert
    Sep 18, 2010

    I run a small cottage business from my home baking quick breads to sell at a year round farmers market in our town. This is one of my most requested breads. It comes out perfectly each and every time.

  • cindemarie
    Mar 22, 2010

    My family loves this bread!! Easy to make and it is even good for a year round treat!!