Sweet Apple Bread

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Sweet Apple Bread

Can I tempt you with a recipe for an apple bread that has 3 different spices, walnuts, oats and literally 4 large apples all wrapped up into one delicious super moist bread?

This bread is AMAZINGly delicious and did I mention “super moist”?  If you have an abundance of apples on hand (psst, fall time of the year, lots of apples everywhere) and if you keep your pantry stocked with the basics, then you have to whip this bread up and impress your loved ones, including yourself! 😉

I mentioned to my husband on Sunday that I was thinking about making this, but in the meantime I was exhausted from a road trip that I had taken to see my family, so I didn’t necessarily get to making the bread Sunday or Monday. 🙁  Let me tell you, my husband is a persistent guy and kept hinting around until Tuesday, and when I was finally able to bake this he was just as happy as can be.  Isn’t that the best about baking, how you can just make people’s hearts sing with some flour, sugar, a little bit of this & that and a whole bunch of love baked all together.  I just love to cook and bake because there is something wonderful and fulfilling when you are able to share good food with one another.

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Sweet Moist Apple Bread

Items needed for bread:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 pinches ground allspice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 apples, peeled & chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled & shredded
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Items needed for topping:

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons cold butter

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Prep: 30 mins.     Bake: 50-60 mins.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or a bundt pan.
  2. Beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 cup of white sugar in a bowl until creamy.  Beat in eggs, applesauce, vanilla, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, the nutmeg & allspice until smooth.
  3. Mix 2 cups flour, baking soda & salt together in a separate bowl; stir into butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk until just combined. Fold in the chopped & shredded apples & walnuts.  Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Topping; mix 1/3 cup flour, rolled oats, 2 Tablespoons white sugar, brown sugar & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl; cut in 3 Tablespoons cold butter until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle topping over batter.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, 50-60 minutes.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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My suggestions:

  • I make my applesauce; by peeling & slicing an apple and then blending it in my blender.  1 apple makes just around 1/2 cup of applesauce.  I get all of my ingredients together and then work on my apples.  I keep my peeled apples covered and then after I have prepared them how they need to be, I cover them again.  Note: the applesauce will turn brown, no worries though. 😉
  • I also make my own buttermilk by adding lemon juice to the milk.  The ratio is 1 cup of milk to 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar.  Make what you need and then let the milk rest for about 5-10 minutes.  This will be one of the first things that I do, besides bringing the butter and eggs to room temperature.

A piece of this bread with your tea or coffee in the morning will hold you over until lunchtime or will satisfy a craving for something sweet, while not being too sweet.

This is one of my favorite apple deserts and I wanted to share it with you. Whip this up for the people in your life and make their belly’s happy!!

This recipe is an adaption from allrecipes: Sweet Moist Apple Bread.

Until next time, have a blessed day.

Deanna

 

 

All pictures belong to Deanna Klell

 

 

 

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