Yummy Pistachio Bread, perfect for Christmas!
Remember the super yummy and easy Pistachio Bread I mentioned I made for our neighbors in Monday’s Post? Today I am going to share it with you! My friend and former neighbor has made this bread for years and my kids loved when the doorbell would ring, they would open the door and there was our annual loaf of Holiday Green Pistachio Bread with red sprinkles on top! I think my boys and husband had the loaf gone in less than 5 minutes! For many years, I never even got to taste the bread, because I knew how much they loved it, so I let them have as much as they wanted.
Then, last year, when we moved, I decided I would take a break from making my annual gift of holiday toffee and instead make the bread. After giving away multiple loaves last year and realizing how EASY the bread was to make, I decided I’d make it again this year, especially because we have just been crazy busy. Easy was priority!
Everyone seems to think my Pumpkin Dump Bread is easy, well, let me tell you this Pistachio Bread takes even less time to mix up! If you have 5 minutes, then you have enough time!
I like to make mini loaves because they are the perfect size to give away and they freeze nicely! The kids can grab one out of the freezer and they thaw quickly and are just the right size for them to share. And, of course, it’s fun to wrap them nicely to give away!
Don’t forget the FREE printable Holiday Gift tags to use when wrapping up your bread!
- 1 yellow cake mix (I use Dunkin Hines)
- 3 boxes instant pistachio pudding (3.4 oz)
- 1 c. hot water
- 3/4 c. oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 drops green food coloring
- red sprinkles (optional)
- Dump everything together (except sprinkles) in a large bowl.
- Beat until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour in bread pans (fill 1/2-3/4 full).
- Shake red sprinkles on top of batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 min. depending on the size.
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Approximately how many mini loaves does this quantity make?
I have the Pampered Chef mini loaf pan, and I usually get about 5-6 loaves from one batch..depending on how full I fill each loaf!
Heather, this recipe looks perfect for Christmas giving this year. Thank you for sharing. Is that the Pampered Chef stoneware mini loaf pan? Do you like it better than an aluminum pan?
YES! It’s the Pampered Chef stoneware mini-loaf pan! I actually have 2 of them! I like how the loaves bake up better than aluminum–no crunchy outside/bottom!
Sorry if this is a dumb question – do the sprinkles go on prior to baking?
The sprinkles go on before baking.
Thank you so much for sharing this. My sister makes banana bread as gifts. I sent her this and she is thrilled. She said it “speaks Christmas with the colors”. She is a nurse in upstate NY and is all alone so she loves recipes, cookbooks, and cooking. This put some happiness in her day!
That is great to hear-it’s truly the perfect Christmas bread–my family is already asking for it! Making it only in December makes it all the more special for them as they anxiously wait to eat it!
Have you ever made muffins? If so, how long is the baking time?
I have never made muffins, but that is a great idea. I would follow the baking time on the cake mix box for muffins. Let me know how they turn out!
Muffins turned out great! I baked the muffins for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. It yielded 24 muffins.
Oh awesome! Thanks for the update, Kathy!
Can I use sugar free pistachio pudding dry mix ?
To be honest, I have never tried the sugar free! I would imagine it would substitute just fine!