Cherry-Berry Bread Mix

Serves: 32

1 slice per serving

   BREAD MIX:
   2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
   1 teaspoon baking powder
   1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   1/2 teaspoon salt
   1 cup Quakerę oats quick-cooking or old fashioned, uncooked
   3/4 cup dried red cherries
   3/4 cup dried cranberries
   
   INGREDIENTS TO MAKE BREAD:
   3/4 cup agave
   3/4 cup milk
   12 tablespoons butter or margarine (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled
   2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Cherry-Berry Bread Mix is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.
TO MAKE MIX:
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, cherries and cranberries; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, a decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

MIX VARIATION: Substitute raisins for dried cherries and cranberries and increase ground cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons.

TO PREPARE BREAD:
Heat oven to 350░F. Lightly spray four 6 x 3-3/4-inch disposable aluminum foil mini loaf pans with no-stick cooking spray. Place bread mix in large bowl. In small bowl, combine agave, milk, butter and eggs with wire whisk or fork; mix well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not over mix.) Pour into pans, dividing evenly. Bake 22 to 28 minutes or until tops of breads feel firm when touched and wooden pick inserted near center has a few moist crumbs clinging to it. (Do not over bake.) Cool breads in pans on wire rack. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Store at room temperature up to 2 days. For longer storage, label and freeze.

VARIATIONS:
Large Loaves - Lightly spray two 8-1/4 x 4-1/4-inch disposable foil baking pans with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake at 350░F for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center has a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Proceed as recipe directs.

Mini Bundt Loaves - Lightly spray six mini Bundt pan cups with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly between cups. Bake at 350░F for 23 to 27 minutes. Remove from cups; cool on wire rack. Drizzle with favorite glaze; decorate as desired.