Spiced Apple Bread

30 Jan

On Sunday evening, after a great Saturday night of making Pumpkin Chutney Bread, I pulled out my bread pans again and made Spiced Apple Bread. About a week ago I thought I didn’t have any photos of this bread, and then over the weekend I found them again! Yay! (Being a blonde can be really stressful sometimes.) This is a bread I made a few years ago and is one of my favorites so I was excited to make this year. I also like having a kid friendly bread for my friends with kids who may not like something like chutney. I was a picky kid once, chutney definitely weirded me out, lol!Β  And just like with the pumpkin chutney bread, you can make one big loaf or four small ones (or even 2 medium ones!). This is a great bread for anytime of the year too, not just the holidays. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple Bread Ingredients L-R: Flour, Pecans, Butter, Cinnamon, Buttermilk, Eggs, Ginger, Dark Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Apple, Nutmeg

Spiced Apple Bread Ingredients L-R: Flour, Pecans, Butter, Cinnamon, Buttermilk, Eggs, Ginger, Dark Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Apple, Nutmeg

SPICED APPLE BREAD

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans (optional)

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Large MacIntosh Apple (or other sweet apple)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prep your apple by peeling, coring and chopping into about 1/2″ pieces. In a medium bowl combine all your dry ingredients and stir well. Set aside and start combining your wet ingredients.

Large sweet Pink Lady Apple peeled and diced.

Large sweet Pink Lady Apple peeled and diced.

Spiced Apple Bread Dry Ingredients: Flour, Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

Spiced Apple Bread Dry Ingredients: Flour, Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

In your stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer) combine your butter and dark brown sugar until smooth on medium to high-speed. Stop your mixer and add in the eggs, buttermilk and apple pieces on a lower speed and mix until thoroughly combined. Be sure to stop the mixer and scrape the sides and mix again.

Spiced Apple Bread wet ingredients

All the wet ingredients mixed.

Putting your mixer on a low-speed, slowly add in your dry ingredients about half a cup at a time until thoroughly mixed. Grease your loaf pans with either butter or baking spray and pour in your bread mixture evenly into the pans (about halfway to 2/3 full).

Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread mixture ready for the pans.

If making a large loaf then bake for about an hour, small loaves for 35 to 40 minutes. Just like with the Pumpkin Chutney Bread, test the doneness of the bread with a wooden toothpick. Stick it in the middle of the bread and if it’s done it will come out clean, otherwise bake for another 3 to 5 minutes at a time. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pans and finishing cooling on a wire rack. Make sure to label them after wrapping them up. They can be stored in the fridge or tossed in the freezer. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple Bread

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