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Apple Bread

Apple BreadThe aroma of this cinnamon-spiced apple bread baking is simply heavenly, and it tastes just as good, too!
A Family-Favorites Recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups peeled and finely chopped apples*
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl beat the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla together, mixing well. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in apples and walnuts and spoon into prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tested done when wooden pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pans before removing to cool on wire racks. Wrap tightly to store.

Makes 2 loaves or 24 servings (12 slices per loaf).

*Process apples on pulse mode of a food chopper to finely chop apples, being careful not to over-process.

Tip: For a delicious spread, combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar and mix well.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): 250.1 calories; 45% calories from fat; 13.1g total fat; 26.4mg cholesterol; 140.0mg sodium; 60.0mg potassium; 31.2g carbohydrates; 1.0g fiber; 18.3g sugar; 30.2g net carbs; 3.2g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.