Almond Streusel Bread


Typically when I see a Cooking Light magazine at the grocery store, I walk right past it without the slightest bit of temptation. Not that I don't enjoy eating healthy, but if I want to make a really scrumptious weekend meal, I want it to be good - not just 'good for being so healthy'. 

But, yesterday I saw this one:
Treat yourself?? Well, don't mind if I do. I will treat myself. In fact I made the exact bread that is pictured on the cover. Nice job on the marketing, Cooking Light.

I followed the recipe here, but used a full stick of butter in the bread and subbed almonds for walnuts. Oh and I added an extra 1/3 cup of sugar. I am sure none of those additions affected the 'lightness' of it though.

The result is a very delicious breakfast bread, which was a good break from the regular Banana Bread I make. You'll want to eat the streusel by the spoonful, which will put you at high risk for not having enough for the bread.  Should that happen, just make more.