Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Green Bread

AAAAh!!! My bread is all moldy and green!

No, wait! It's just green pistachio bread from Better than Burgers.

This recipe uses pistachio pudding and cake mix, which makes it super easy, and super tasty.  I of course, had to make at least one substitution.  I didn't have any yellow cake mix, so I used butter cake mix instead.  I mean they are both yellow so they MUST be interchangeable.  I mean it's not like I'm using tomatoes for apples or anything CRAZY like that.

The sweet bread turned out just fine, despite my substitution.  The only real problem I had with this recipe was that it does not state what size loaf pan to use.  I must have a larger loaf pan than the folks at Better than Burgers.  When I put half the batter into one loaf pan, it didn't even fill up the pan half way.  The loaves on Better than Burgers have a nice domed top.  I was skeptical that a quick bread would rise more than half way up the pan, so I went to plan B.  I scraped out the batter in my regular loaf pans, and poured it into 4 mini loaf pans.  

Problem solved.  

The batter filled the mini loaf pans about 3/4 full.  That seemed just right to me.

We ate two of the mini loaves over the course of St. Patrick's day weekend, and I froze the other two.  They tasted just as good fresh as they did thawed from the freezer.

Pistachio St. Patrick's Day Bread from Better than Burgers
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/4 c. oil
2 T. water
1 (3 oz) pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
1 c. sour cream
1/2-1 t. green food coloring
1 t. almond extract
3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans (or 4 mini loaves). Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.


  1. I've never seen green bread before! This looks just perfect for St Patrick's Day. Great simple recipe :)

  2. This is awesome! I was thinking "green bread?" but then I read the ingredients. Totally cool!!!

  3. Yeah the green is a bit off putting. At least it is better looking than dying scrambled eggs purple! (Turns grey and looks like brains.)

    I bet there are other tasty cake mix/pudding flavor and color combos. I keep thinking of pink for valentines day. Hmmmm....


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