Apple Bread

My cousin Heather and I share recipes all the time and it’s so much fun. She brought this apple bread to Thanksgiving this year and I fell in love with it. I’m not a huge apple fan – I mean, don’t get me wrong, I can throw down some hot apple pie topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream – but for some reason, I just usually don’t usually make apple treats. This, however, has already become one of my favorite things to keep in the house for when guests stop by and I just want to offer them a snack, or to have with coffee in the mornings during my quiet time.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced into thin pieces

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan well, so that it doesn’t stick when removed.
  • Whisk brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside (this will be used to toss your apples in).
  • Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and softened butter until creamy. Then, addd in eggs (one at a time) until incorporated and then add vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Then, stir into the wet ingredients. Mix milk into batter until smooth.
  • Pour half of the batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Toss your peeled and thinly sliced apple in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

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  • Next, add half of the apples coated in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to the loaf pan. Lightly pat the apples into the batter.

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  • Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer and top with the remainder of the apples coated in brown sugar and cinnamon, lightly patting them into the batter once more.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes (I have found that I needed to bake mine 50 minutes in my metal loaf pan and 55 minutes in my glass loaf pan). When a toothpick is inserted into the top, it should come out clean.
  • Flip your loaf out of the pan, then flip back over so that the pretty apples in all their brown sugary cinnamon goodness show!

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The original recipe can be found here.

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