Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

I found this through my electric co-op magazine and boy am I ever glad I did. Truly a nice moist quick bread. The key to this bread is obtaining a dark, rich apple butter - the darker the better for flavor. I used White House Apple Butter which was wonderful and outside of my mom's fresh homemade apple butter it is the best I've tried. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the apple butter, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Whisk in the water, then oil, then brown sugar, then the eggs (not all together). Mix until smooth.
  3. Sift together (important so you don't get white lumps in your dark bread), flour, baking soda and salt. Then combine with the apple butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased 9-inch loaf pan or 3 to 4 mini-loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350F for 65-70 minutes for the 9-inch pan or 45-50 minutes for the mini-loaves.
  6. Let stand for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly before removing from the pans and letting cool completely on a wire rack.
Most Helpful

Loved this recipe!! I followed the recipe as written, but I did add a brown sugar and cinnamon crumb topping. I could eat the entire loaf myself, but my family is making me share :D

kfr33man1 September 28, 2014

What a wonderful bread! I received some homemade apple butter and this was perfect for using it. I followed exactly and it came out great. Hubby took it to work and everyone there raved about it also. Made for Everday's a Holiday Tag Game 2014.

nemokitty January 27, 2014

I used an apple butter I made a few weeks ago. So it was already sweetened and with spices. So I had to omit the sugar and spices of this recipe. The bread turned out so moist. And the taste is really good. Thanks HokiesMom :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette November 29, 2012