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Coffee glazed walnut loaf bread

Walnut Bread

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Quick bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This recipe was initially published in the Los Angeles Times some 20 years ago, and was republished at the insistence of a reader who remembered it.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter (at room tº)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

For the coffee glaze:

  • 1 cup sugar confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) drip coffee
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat for a minute.
  3. Add vanilla and mix.
  4. In another bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  5. Add dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the sour cream in two additions. Each time mix only until combined. Don't over mix since it will make the bread tough.
  6. Add walnuts. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden, cracked and tester inserted in center comes out clean.


An alternative to the glaze is sprinkling with 2 or 3 Tbs cinnamon sugar before baking. It will develop a delicious crunchy top.

Also, you can add half dried cranberries or raisins to the batter and half chopped walnuts, always maintaining the total 3/4 cup.

Keywords: walnut bread, walnut loaf