About Chrysti Benner

Chrysti believes you can enjoy meaningful connection around the table without spending all day in the kitchen. She is a nurse, educator, homeschooling mom to three children and wife to her favorite fella. She loves empowering other moms to simplify mealtime, because feeding a family doesn't have to be complicated!

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  1. Daryl Byers says

    Is the amount of pudding (3 boxes) correct? I make another flavor of bread this exact recipe except I only use 1 box pudding.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m going to bake some as soon as I hear from you.

    Thank you!

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Daryl! Yes, I do use three small boxes of pudding in this recipe. You could probably decrease it to 2 boxes if you wanted, but I think using only one box in this case would make the pistachio flavor much less prominent. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂

  2. Laura says

    Can you use sugar free pudding?

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Laura! I haven’t tried sugar free pudding, but as far as I can guess, I think it would work fine! I’d love to know how it turns out if you give it a try! 🙂

  3. Nancy Young says

    I baked mine in mini loaf pans. Filled them a little over half full. They smelled fabulous but rose up over the top like a mushroom cloud. I had intended them for gifts but will evidently be munching on them myself. But will share with family. Besides, I forgot to put sprinkles on them to make them look festive.

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Nancy! I’m sorry they overflowed the mini pans! At least you got a snack out of it! 🙂 Filling them a little less full should take care of it next time (about halfway full or a little less). It should be enough batter for about six mini-loaves for the standard miniature pans. I’ll make a note of this in the recipe to clarify!

  4. Beverly Bitsky says

    This is the 3rd year making this at Christmas! I have 1 granddaughter who loves it so much that I make one for her and another for her family! It has become a little tradition between the two of us!

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Beverly! Thanks so much for your sweet comment–I love hearing that this has become a special tradition of creating cherished memories for you and your granddaughter! 🙂

  5. Tabatha says

    Mixing this up right now and will add a cup of mini chocolate morsels. I’ll let you know how that turns out!

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Yum! Chocolate is always a good idea, in my book! 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. Mary says

    Made these two weeks ago and left one wrapped in my fridge. Just had a piece this morning and it was still very moist and delicious. Great recipe. Can you use a white cake mix instead of yellow if that is what is on hand.

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Mary! I love that you saved some in the fridge for later so you could enjoy a tasty treat after Christmas! I haven’t personally tried it with white cake mix, but I think it should work just fine. Enjoy, and Happy New Year! 🙂

  7. Cindy says

    Hello Chrysti. I made this recipe with the mini loaf pan last Christmas and they were a hit. I now have a request to make them birthday cupcakes. Would you suggest any tweaks in this recipe for cupcakes?

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Cindy! I’m so glad to hear the mini loaves were a hit over the holidays! I haven’t tested this recipe as cupcakes, but I think you may need to decrease the amount of pudding mix to make sure the cupcakes don’t collapse or sink in the middle. I think one box of pudding would probably be the safest bet. Since you’ll be using less pudding mix, I’d probably decrease the oil to 1/3 cup and also use just 3 eggs instead of 4. Then bake according to the times and temperature listed on the cake mix box. I hope that helps–I’d love to know how they turn out for you! 🙂

  8. Susan says

    Made this today and my husband just commented, “This is delicious.” Easy and so full of flavor.

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Thank you so much, Susan! I love hearing stories like this–I’m so glad it was a hit! 🙂

  9. Mars says

    Literally followed all steps and it fell apart completely! Would not recommend this recipe! Waste of time and food

    • Chrysti Benner says

      So sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you, Mars–I’m sure that was frustrating. I’ve made this recipe countless times and have never had it fall apart, so unfortunately I can’t say for sure what went wrong!

  10. Suzanne says

    This looks so good! What a fun festive color too! It would be great to give as a gift or bring to office party!

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Thank you, Suzanne! I agree, it’s such a fun holiday treat! 🙂

  11. Vanessa says

    Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

    • Chrysti Benner says

      Hi Vanessa! It never lasts long in our home, but it should keep for at least a few days if kept in an airtight container. If you need it to keep for longer, I’d recommend freezing it. Enjoy! 🙂

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