Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I believe this is a Penzey's recipe. It has apples and almond extract. Great flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease two 9x5" bread loaf pans and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the oil and beat until combined.
  3. Add the vanilla, almond, baking soda, salt and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Next, add the 3 cups flour and 2 cups sugar on low just to blend. Turn the mixer to high and beat until mix is smooth. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Fold in the chopped apples, mixing by hand so the apples do not get too broken up.
  6. Divide the mix between two pans. Since the batter is so thick, it is easiest to spoon the batter into the pans.
  7. To prepare the topping, combine the 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
  8. Cut the butter into the mix with a fork (or your hands) until all ingredients are moist and crumbly.
  9. Sprinkle equal amounts of topping on each loaf.
  10. 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.
  11. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from the pans.
  12. It is easier to slice the bread if you can wait until it is cooled. Makes 2 loaves.


Most Helpful

Very, very good, received many compliments & requests for the recipe.<br/>I did substitute one cup of brown sugar for 1 cup of the white sugar in the recipe,( reason): I just like brown sugar!

Michael A. November 01, 2014

This is very moist. I made a lot last Thanksgiving and gave them as gifts. Some people asked for seconds it was that good.

kelly klock October 16, 2013

I did for 1 loaf only and for 1 loaf it was 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. But in the direction it was written 2, so I put 2 teaspoon by mistake. But it's delicious. I like cinnamon :P I omitted the topping. For 1 loaf, it's 1 cup of sugar but I used only 3/4 cup. Thanks Wi Cheesehead :) Made for 123 hit wonders.

Boomette September 28, 2007

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