Maple Pecan Bread

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon maple flavor
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans, if desired
Maple Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons half-and-half or milk
1 teaspoon maple flavor
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, if desired
1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of 8- or 9-inch loaf pan.
2. In large bowl, mix all Maple Pecan Bread ingredients except pecans with spoon; beat 30 seconds. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into pan.
3. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
4. In small bowl, mix all Maple Glaze ingredients except pecans until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.
5. Drizzle cooled bread with Maple Glaze. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pecans. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.


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