This moist and flavorful Apple Bread is delicious for breakfast, dessert or just a midday snack.
Old photo below and new photo as of 10/10/20 above.
Are you an Apple Person or a Pumpkin Person?
Are you still feeling all the pumpkin love, or are you over it? I'm never over it. All year long, I'm all about the pumpkin. I just keep it to myself until September. Just in case you guys are pumpkin-ed out, I decided to bombard you with apple recipes instead! Last week, you guys seemed to really enjoy the recipe for Apple Pie Stuffed Cheesecake. Today, I'm giving you another baked good with apples, but this one isn't quite as sinful as the cheesecake.
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I am using the term apple "bread" pretty loosely because it could double as a cake if you switched up the pan. Think banana bread without the bananas. You with me?
When I was thinking about making this Apple Bread, I envisioned spreading a nice thick piece of the bread with cinnamon butter. Once I cut into the bread, I scrapped that idea. Why would I scrap something as delightful as cinnamon butter? Because it doesn't need it. No butter needed. This apple bread is so moist and delicious on it's own.
I gave a friend of mine a sneak peek at the recipe and she made it last week too. She said it was "freakn' delicious" and she was already making another one the next day! As a blogger, for me, there is no better compliment than someone making your recipe more than once! She questioned if she did something wrong because it was a bit flat. I didn't see hers, but as you can see in the photos here, it is kind of flat. It doesn't puff up into a big huge loaf, so don't expect that. But expect moist. And expect flavor. And most of all, expect awesomeness.
Bloggers Make Mistakes Too!
I do have to tell you guys something funny that happened when I made this though. I got my batter all prepared, put in my loaf pan, put it in the oven and walked away only to come to the startling realization that "I FORGOT THE SUGAR"! I ran back in and grabbed it out of the oven, scooped the batter back into a bowl and added the sugar. Phew. Thankfully, I remembered only about 2 minutes into the cooking time. Definitely one of those "what the hell was I just thinking" moments. Please tell me you have those too?
Printable Recipe Card
- 1 ½ C flour all purpose
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 C diced apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅓ C vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- ½ C applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ C sugar granulated
- ½ C brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a bowl stir together flour, baking soda, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In another bowl whisk together vegetable oil, egg, applesauce, vanilla and sugars.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Spread into a greased loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.
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Heather // girlichef says
Oh, nice save! I have done something like that in the past...but unfortunately, didn't remember until it was too late. I'm liking that your scrumptious recipe can be a bread or a cake...because I feel much more justified eating bread for breakfast. 😉
I agree. Basically it's a cake in a loaf pan, for that exact reason, guiltfree cake for breakfast
Martha @ A Family Feast says
Looks like the perfect fall bread! (And yes - I've been known to forget majorly important ingredients...only I usually don't realize it until the recipes is a total flop!)
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
Love that this is a "no butter needed" bread. You can tell by your photos just how moist and delicious it is. Perfect for fall indeed.
Thanks so much. I was really hoping the photos would be able to show that it's moist but I wasn't sure if it did. I appreciate you saying that.
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
Love this bread! I see french toast in my future!
Patty Haxton Anderson says
I love this recipe - no sifting! My kind of baking recipe.
Absolutely not, this girl aint got time for sifting! <3
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I'm one of those people who much prefers apple desserts to pumpkin - but both are OK by me 🙂 Love this bread - it looks so moist!
Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
I've made a few crazy mistakes so I totally get it!! Thankfully no harm done, it looks great!
Lora @cakeduchess says
I'm not sure why this happens to me as well in baking...but mostly only when I am baking a quick bread. Yes, great save when it's only 2 mins into baking and this apple bread is delightful for fall baking!
Amanda @The Kitcheneer says
I LOVE this! I WILL be making this for my husband. He will LOVE it!
Ginny McMeans says
I do love pumpkin recipes but I love apples more!!! Thanks for this beautiful apple bread recipe!
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds says
Apple bread is one of my favorites and yours looks perfect!
Dan from Platter Talk says
We can't get enough apple recipes right now; more please!
Debi @ Life Currents says
This looks delicious! Such the essence of fall! I love it.
Great recipe, I just made a similar apple bread, but did not use apple sauce and also used 1C oat flour and 1C regular. Pinning! Thanks for sharing!
The oat flour sounds like a great addition. The applesauce really helps along the moisture factor and whenever I can cut back on eggs I try because my daughter has an egg allergy but can tolerate it in small amounts if it's baked.
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
I have a bowl of apples that are begging to be made into this bread! Looks scrumptious!
Meseidy Rivera says
I love breads like this one! Perfect for breakfast or a snack!
Nutmeg Nanny says
haha I have totally scooped batter out a pan before! You are not alone 🙂
Kim Beaulieu says
Love this recipe so very much, it looks so moist and delicious.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
That looks and sounds delicious! I love seeing the apple chunks in there!
Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com says
This looks like how real apple bread should look like. Love all the chunks. Perfect!
You had me with moist ;)Absolutely looove this type of breads and cakes.I even ate slack baked cake once because it was so wonderfully moist ;)Thank you, for linking up with Merry Mondays!
Wow that looks amazing with all the chunks of apple in it. Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday.
Really lovely recipe! I love how moist and full of flavour it is! Made it twice this week :).
Glad to hear it!