Homemade Apple Bread Recipe

A moist homemade apple bread recipe made with chopped apples, sugar, butter, and chopped walnuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert. A touch of sour cream and chunks of delicious fall apples makes this bread moist and delicious.

I will have to say that this certainly reminds me of fall and I personally like it warm with butter on top. Although it is great for breakfast or served at brunch, I think I just prefer it as a quick afternoon snack. It can also be served for a week night dessert.

This is made with chopped walnuts but you can also use chopped pecans for a nice flavor as well. Of course, you can leave out the nuts altogether if you prefer. Also try spreading this quick bread with butter or cream cheese spread for a quick snack.

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Homemade Apple Bread Recipe

This recipe is from my grandmother’s recipe box collection.

Homemade Apple Bread Recipe
 
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A moist apple bread recipe made with chopped apples, sugar, butter, and chopped walnuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, and sour cream and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture, a small amount at a time, to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Stir in chopped apples and nuts, if desired. Batter will be thick.
  8. Pour into a greased baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until done.
Notes
**To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When a toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.

You can also visually check if it is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.

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Laura Jean Warnke
 

Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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