Spiced Apple Bread Recipe


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Fall is the harvest season, and the markets are flooded with lovely golden Apples, inviting us to cook them, drink them, jam them, or bake them into something delicious! This Spiced Apple Bread is one such treat that exudes the flavors of fall in all its glory. Made with fresh apples and chopped nuts, and flavored mildly with cinnamon and nutmeg, I had as much pleasure baking it, and smelling it as it cooked in the oven, as I had in devouring it like crazy with a dollop of butter and orange marmalade! I have never been too keen about Apple desserts, but I love this Apple Bread, and I know I'll be baking it quite a lot! [img credit: hunnybscakery]

Ingredients
2 cups sweet apples - shredded or chopped finely
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup butter
2 small eggs (or 1.5 large eggs)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Method
Cream the butter (at room temp) with the sugar, then combine with the oil, eggs, and vanilla and set aside.

In another bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to oil mixture gradually. Finally add the apples and nuts.

Grease one loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan, and bake at 325 deg F for about 50 mins (check after 40 mins) till its brown on the outside, appears crusty, and the toothpick test passes.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan after switching off the oven, then let it cool completely on a wire rack.

Run a knife under warm tap water, and use this to slice the bread. Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy this delicious Spiced Apple Bread with butter or honey as you celebrate Fall flavors!

Related Recipes:
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Banana Bread
Coconut Pandan Bread


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39 comments :

Nags said...

i've been meaning to bake bread for a while now.. keep postponing.. sigh..

susan said...

I love the pic, and the flavors! I can actually smell the aroma if I close my eyes!:)

~susan

BumbleVee said...

yum! love fruit loaves... just made a great prune plum one... this is next... thanks...

Meeta said...

I made a bread this week too - slightly different flavors but I just love all that spicy aroma floating into the house! Don't you?

Shreya said...

spiced apple bread is really tempting.. would love this combo with some chocolate in it:-)

Happy cook said...

I love apple cake. I think one never get fed up eating them as they are always delicious.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really tasty! I love apples, and this seems like a great way to enjoy them.

anudivya said...

Love that it is bread, but not nearly as difficult as making one, with the long kneading process and all that.
So, does it taste sweet?

Mansi said...

thank you folks! glad you all liked it! I am a fan of this apple bread too!

anu - yes, it is sweet, but not as much as cake or banana bread; mildly sweet with spiced flavor, perfect with tea or coffee:)

karina said...

that looks awesome!! just what I needed to bake this weekend!:)

-karina

Priyanka said...

lovely recipe mansi....can yeast be used to replace the eggs?

Vaidehi said...

nice and delicious Bread... love the recipe

Mansi said...

hi Priyanka - just use 1/2 cup applesauce instead of the eggs, and 1/2 tsp more baking soda. You won't even need to use yeast, and the bread will have a better Apple flavor!:)

I think you can def use yeast, but I haven't tried it, so I cannot comment for sure about the quantity.

hope this helps!

Divya Vikram said...

I made a similar one wih mango..Will be posting soon..

Uma said...

beautiful bread.

romaspace said...

The most perfect looking bread I have seen !

I have noticed a beautiful brown color apple cakes/ breads have owing to apple's natural browning.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

news.linq.in said...

hmmm...Cake is looking so fluffy & Yummy,
would love to have it with some cream & toppings too :-)

Bhawana said...

this looks tempting. Mansi wud u tell me how it becomes very fluffy. whenever I try it doesnot come out well. very thick :(.

Aparna said...

Apples and Spice in bread, must be heavenly Mansi.
Haven't made a fruit loaf in a long time.

Soma said...

Mansi
I just baked this bread, from your recipe (and ended up eating a LOT of it by myself). Tweaked it a little bit and added ginger and prunes too.
really the aroma around the house is irresistible. :-)

Hopefully will be able to post it soon ..
Thanks for sharing.

mitr_bayarea said...

Mansi,

What a nice recipe for the fall, I usually bake banana brea doften, this one seems like a great change. Thanks very much for sharing.

Mansi said...

thanks Soma! for testifying my recipe!:)

Bhawana - the baking powder and eggs shoudl def make it rise. Maybe you should try to beat the eggs more; the fluffier and paler in color they look, the better rise you'll get.

also, do not open the oven before 40 mins at least; sometime ppl do that to check on the bread, and the air escapes out of the dough, making it sag...

hope this helps!:)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I've been getting into a habit where I'm baking fruit breads for my breakfast during the work week. This sounds perfect for the coming week--it looks delicious!

Rachel said...

nothing better than to relish ina slice of this spiced bread...

vandana rajesh said...

I am going to surely try this one. Have a lot of apples in my refrigerator and have been wondering what to do with them.

Jude said...

This is going to smell wonderful while baking. Love the honey idea!

zorra said...

Yes I can taste "harvest" in my mouth! :-)

Thx for your participation in WBD.

Bhawana said...

Thanks Mansi for this info. I dont have egg beater so I shake that in grinder machine. is that ok???

N u r rite about opening oven bcoz I do that in every 10 min :(. Will try once more. Now I am so scared of trying cakes as they r so thick that even I dont like eating them :(.

Mansi said...

hi Bhawana - just take a spoon or a ladle ad whip up the eggs with it; beat them for a minute, in one direction only, till they become pale...don't use a grinder.

Pallavi said...

This is awesome Mansi. Would love to make it.. How much white sugar do you think I can use instead of the brown. I want to make this for breakfast, so I dont want it too sweet... thanks !

Experi-MENTAL Chef said...

I tried this last Sunday and it was great. Definitely loved the pecans I put in there. Check out my blog...http://exmentchef.blogspot.com/

Jayasri said...

Just made one.....turned out great! thanks :)

Mansi said...

this is one of my favorite bread recipes, so I'm happy people are trying and testifying it!

Pallavi - sorry for the late reply, but you can use the same quantity of white sugar for brown; this bread wouldn't be too sweet, so don't worry:)

romaspace said...

Tried this recipe, superb results! here is my experience :
http://romaspace.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/apple-cinnamon-muffins/

Karie. said...

Hello
Just found this recipe while i was searching for apple cakes. I have a question. The Cup measurement mentioned here is any cup or the U.S Standard cup measure?

Mansi said...

Hi Karie, its a standard US cup measure.

karie said...

thank you mansi for the reply. I shall get into baking the apple bread now. Will post my comments too :-)

Karie said...

Hi Mansi,
Just finished baking this apple bread. Was yummy!
I did not have a loaf pan so baked it in a normal round cake pan. the taste was heavenly!!
thanks for sharing this recipe.

pkm14 said...

Very nice apple bread. I made a loaf yesterday we love it. Lot too sweet and it isn't over-moist as some quick bread s with fresh fruit can be. I even swapped out some of the white flour for wheat. Well done!