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A delightfully honey-sweetened, nut-packed winter time tradition


1 box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix, 1 cup hot water, 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1 egg, 16 oz. finely ground walnuts, 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, & 1/2 cup honey. Make the nut mixture by mixing the ground walnuts with the brown sugar & honey. 

The Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix used to be sold in a blue box. Now it is in a yellow box. It also isn’t as easy to find in stores as it use to be, or so it seems here in the south. “Thanks” to my local Harris Teeter for gifting me this years box!



Follow steps one, two, three, and beginning of step four on the back of the box. They are: 1) HEAT oven to 375 degrees. Combine contents of box and yeast packet in large bowl; mix well. 2) STIR in hot water, butter and egg until dough pulls away from the sides of bowl. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. With greased or floured hands, shape dough into a ball. 3) KNEAD dough for 5 minutes until smooth. To knead, fold dough over towards you; press down and away with heels of hands. Rotate dough a quarter turn; continue kneading. Sprinkle additional flour over surface to reduce stickiness. 4) COVER dough with large bowl; let rest 5 minutes.


After resting 5 minutes, cut dough in half, keeping the other half under the bowl. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough and roll into a rectangle. Fill with 1/2 the nut mixture. Carefully seal by folding the sides over, one side at a time. Pinch the ends closed.


Place on a lightly greased large baking sheet with the seam side down. Repeat with the other half. Bake 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.



Best the same day or within two days of baking.



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I love starting my day with this bread. It’s another family favorite. 🙂


1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 & 1/2 cups flour *

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

dash salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup mashed bananas ( about 3 medium / past their prime kind)

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in oil, eggs, and bananas. Stir in chocolate chips.

{Walnuts can be added, too. 1/2 cup either coarsely ground or finely ground. Sometimes I add a few tablespoons of whole ground flaxseed meal.}

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, loosely tent with foil.

Cool loaf in pan.

* I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Perfect with a glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee!



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