Make It Yourself...Quick Bread Mix & Applesauce Bread

When Myrna and I saw this quick bread mix and the recipes that used it in “Crisco Cooking" we knew we had to make it.  I volunteered to make the mix and we split it, both making some recipes from it.  I can say that it worked very well and was easy to make in my food processor.  I am including a half recipe if you want to try a smaller amount first.
This is the easy way to make a variety of gift loaves or pot-luck bring-alongs.      
Homemade Quick Bread Mix
  6 Cups
12 Cups
5 Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour
 - 20 ounces
10 Cups  Sifted All Purpose Flour 
- 40 ounces
2 ½ tablespoons  Baking Powder
1/3 Cup  Baking Powder
2  Tablespoons Sugar
1/4  Cup  Sugar
½ Tablespoon  Salt
1 Tablespoon  Salt
 1 Cups  Shortening
2 Cups  Shortening

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. 
If making a ½ recipe, you can combine dry ingredients in the food processor and pulse a few times to cut in the shortening.
Store in covered container up to 6 weeks at room temperature.  For longer storage, place in freezer.
To measure, spoon mix into measuring cup and level with spatula.
Cost 2012:  $2.42 for 12 cup recipe
Yield:  "12 Cups"

Here's one recipe Myrna made using the quick bread mix, we'll have a couple more coming up in the next two weeks.

 The Homemade Crisco Quick Bread Mix  is good, fast and quick to make. The breads turn out well. I made two different recipes from the share of the mix Sue gave me. If you need something in a hurry, this would be a good way to go. No need to get out the mixer for this recipe. Just a bowl and spoon.
 It is so nice to have a mix on hand to make quick bread when you need that last minute baking, your kid forgot to tell you they need something for school or you have a bake sale you need something for.   The store mixes are expensive and have a lot of preservatives. 
 The texture and flavor is excellent. I am not sure how long it would keep as we ate it so fast.
Nutty Applesauce Bread
2 cups homemade Crisco quick bread mix
½ cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 egg
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x5x3 inch pan. Chop the nuts.
Combine Crisco mix, sugar, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon and nuts in a large bowl. Beat egg with a fork, stir in applesauce. Add to bowl and stir only until dry ingredients are moistened.
  Turn batter into the greased pan. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a rack. Remove from pan and cool slightly on a rack before slicing. Good served with the soft cream cheese.
Shared by Myrna


  1. love keeping homemade baking mix in the pantry....I won't buy store brands many odd ingredients added...when my current batch runs out I will make this recipe...and give it a whirl...

    1. This is a mix that worked very successfully for us...I usually don't bother with mixes, but this one worked well.
      I think you'll like it.

  2. Can you please post the directions for making the bread such as wet ingredients and instructions. Thank you

    1. Tracy,
      We will be posting more recipes we have tried from the mix in the next 2 weeks:
      Here are some we haven't tried that you might like:

      Quick Waffles
      Simple Banana Bread
      Quick Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

  3. Tracy, I am not sure of what you are asking. The directions for the applesauce bread are with the recipe.
    Are you wanting general instructions for the mix?


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