Apple Walnut Bread is Delicious and Easy to Make
In the late summer we love to go apple picking at farms in Marin and Sonoma County. It's so much fun to choose and pick your own fruit, but sometimes you end up with more apples than you know what to do with. I've been trying to figure out different creative ways to use apples, since I hate to see any go to waste.
Fresh-baked apple walnut bread is delicious, easy to make and a great way to use up extra apples. It also makes the house smell amazing while it's baking. It's good as part of breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert. My kids love to get a slice in their lunchboxes, too.
- 1-1/2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apples
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- brown sugar for topping (optional)
Combine the apples, flour, baking soda, baking powder, walnuts, salt, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and beat on low speed for 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat for another minute, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Preheat your oven to 325ºF. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan, sprinkle the top with brown sugar (optional), and bake for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes, remove bread from pan, then cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.