Apple Bread Recipe

 

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Apple Bread Recipe

Better find someplace to hide this bread when your finished or you'll get left out. Everyone loves this bread at our house and it's easy to make.
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups McIntosh apples peeled, cored and chopped, about 4-5 large apples
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease two 9x5 bread loaf pans and set aside.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Cut into good sized chunks, about 1 inch in size.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the oil and beat until combined. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, baking soda and cinnamon. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Next, add the flour and sugar and mix on low just to blend. Turn the mixture to high and beat until mixture is smooth. The batter will be very thick.
  • Fold in the chopped apples, mixing by hand so the apples do not get too broken up. Divide the mixture between the two greased pans. Since the batter is so thick, it is easiest to spoon the batter into the pans.
  • To prepare the topping, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture with a fork until all ingredients are moist and crumbly. If the don't mind a little mess, it is faster to use your hands.
  • Sprinkle equal amounts of topping on each loaf. Bake for about 1-hour on the center rack of the oven. The loaf should feel fairly firm when touched in the middle or cook an extra 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pans. It is easier to slice the bread if you can wait until it is cool.

Notes

Adapted from www.penzeys.com

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