Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
This bread is moist and tender, and full of raisins, fresh apples and walnuts! Using buttermilk makes all of the diffence.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups peeled diced cooking apples
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
- 1⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Cream ½ cup butter, gradually adding sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to batter, mixing well.
- Stir in flour.
- Add vanilla, and stir well.
- Stir in apples, walnuts and raisins.
- Spoon into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
- Drizzle melted butter over loaves.
- Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; stir well, and sprinkle over loaves.
- Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.
- Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out on wire rack.
I needed to ammend my prior review. This was as I mentioned in my first review is a flavorful recipe. I liked the brown sugar/cinnamon top. The top does crumble a bit when I try to cut it, but to minimize that I turn it to the side and slice it. This is a dense cake, very good for breakfast,with coffee, or just a snack with a glass of milk. I did omit the nuts. I have made it 3 times this week. I just felt that my first review made it appear that it wasnt a good recipe, but my husband and neighbor loved it...Thanks for the recipe.
I'm not big on quick breads, but this was really good. I sent all but one little slice to work with DH - I'm sure the guys will love it. Thanks for the great recipe!
The bread part was nice, but there ere too many pieces of apple. I wasn't very pleased with the size of the loaves, next time I would have made them into one loaf pan instead of 2.