Whatever- Fruit- I- Want, Quick Bread

I love quick breads! I love all sorts of quick breads. I remember when I was young Pillsbury made a cherry nut quick bread and it was so divine, alas, it's no longer available any time, any where. Then there are seasonal breads. These frustrate me because I don't want to have to wait until November to have cranberry nut bread, or pumpkin bread or whatever. So here I have a fail-proof whatever- fruit- I- want bread recipe. Forget the boxed stuff. Trust me on this!
 Ha! I love instant gratification!

5 TB [1/3 cup] butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon juice [not with banana bread]
2 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 cup fresh or frozen fruit of choice: apples, apricots, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, maraschino cherries, etc.
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts *optional*

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, egg whites and lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in the fruit, and nuts.
Transfer to 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 335° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.

 Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices each).

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