Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
A loaf that is moist with a delicate taste of apples. From Jean Paré.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, soften
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup apple, grated roughly, unpeeled, packed (I used small diced apples, packed)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- In a bowl, put butter, sugar and 1 egg. Beat to obtain a creamy mixture. Add the second egg and beat well. Add vanilla and cinnamon if using. Stir and add apples.
- In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and walnuts. Pour in the dough. Stir only to wet. Put in a greased loaf pan of 9 x 5 x 3 inch.
- Cook in a preheated oven of 350 F for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let rest 10 minutes then remove from the pan. Put on a grill to cool down and wrap it.
Great recipe! I used tart green apples, since that's what we like best around here, and rather than grate them, I diced them. The only other change I made was using a full teaspoon of cinnamon. Finally, after the loaf cooled, I hit it with a basic vanilla drizzle.
Yes, a great go-to recipe I will use often. I used half whole-wheat flour and added extra apples and extra spices- mixed spice, nutmeg, ground ginger. It came out a bit crumbly, which I like. I doubled the recipe to make two extra 1-pound loaves for the neighbors who also loved it. It's great warmed for breakfast or in a packed lunch, too.<br/><br/>Thanks for the great recipe!
I have made this twice now - Love It! I use Smart Balance in place of butter; 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Splenda; eggbeaters; 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour; add 1/2 cup butterscotch chips in with the 1/2 walnuts. So Delicious!