By Gingerbear on February 24, 2002
Photo by Olive*
Photo by Olive*
"This apple bread recipe is from Puffin Inn in Ogunquit, Maine"
Serving Size: 1 (74 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"Delicious! Rich-tasting because off all the eggs and oil. I sprinkled the top of the loaves with cinnamon sugar before baking and it made a delightful little sugary crust on top. My only suggestion is to bake it for 50 - 60 minutes, and check on it. I baked for 60 minutes without checking on it and it got a little overcooked. Otherwise a very yummy loaf of teatime bread!"
"WOW....I put this in the oven after supper last nite, mixed up quick and easy and 2 nice loaves. By half time of Monday night football, the kids and I had devoured one warm loaf! I managed to hide 2 slices for myself for lunch today, BUT I made the mistake of letting them sit on my desk and I kept picking at them until they were gone. That was before 9am. OMG I never thought when I looked at these just out of the oven that they would be so scrumptious. I did sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar, AND I used half oil and half unsweetened applesauce and baked about 50 minutes. Three Jonathan apples gave me over 2 cups but I dumped them all in anyway. Making 2 more loaves tonite! Fantastic!"
"This is a five star and more recipe! The flavour is great. I used 3 granny smith's apples, which did give me slightly over 2 cups, but I popped it all in anyway. And it turned out WONDERFUL. But I think i won't chop the apples up so fine the next time cos, it i would like to TASTE TASTE apple bits, but that is totally a personal preference. It had just the right amount of cinnamon. After popping the first one into the oven, the aroma was just over-whelming, I just HAD to go do another batch. And it was the right thing to do for sure. Four loaves, and I have only got half a loaf left in less than 7 hours. Everyone has attacked them. 5 stars and more!"
"This is INCREDIBLE - one of the best sweet breads I've ever had. Moist, sweet, lots of tart apples to cut the sweetness....I can't even adequately describe how great this is. I also put some cinnamon sugar on top, added a nice cinnamony crunch. Definitely try this - it'll be devoured by everyone within reach of it. Double the recipe, like I did - you'll be glad you have extra on hand."
"Very moist and tastey. Half way through preparation, I realized that I could not locate our second loaf pan. I,instead, used a Bundt pan for the entire recipe. I baked for 60 minutes and topped with Powdered Sugar. My wife plans on taking this bread for a bake sale at our kid's school."
"Secret, Your Apple Bread is absolutely SENSATIONAL! Sweet & moist with excellent texture and just right for snacking, dessert or the perfect addition to breakfast, lunch or supper! How could anyone go wrong with a bread this versatile? There is not a thing about this recipe I would change...Well...maybe next time I will double the batch ;)!! Thank you so much, Secret, for this fabulous Apple Bread recipe!"
"Thank you so much for posting this. This tastes exactly like an apple cake that my stepmother's mother used to make for me when I was little. I would have this every weekend and have been searching for a similar recipe with no luck. This is by far the best recipe I have found, thank you for helping to bring back old memories. P.S. I also added the cinammon and sugar topping. Delicious- will make again and again!"
"I woke up very early this morning and saw this recipe. I checked to see if I had all the ingredients. I had two small apples and a pear, and hazelnuts. So I used them and my family is now waking up to the morst wonderful aroma and hot from the oven apple bread for breakfast. It's delicious! thanks for sharing."
"This is a great fall recipe for using up some extra apples. I already had some red delicious on hand, so I used them, even though a more tart apple would easily work as well. The addition of the vanilla really adds great flavor and the smell from the oven while the loaves were cooking was fantastic. The two loaves didn't even last a day in my house!"
"This bread was very moist and also very good. I did also bake for 50 minutes and put the cinnamon and sugar on top before baking...I will keep this handy especially around apple picking season."
"I was a bit skeptical when I realized how much oil is in this, and again when I started mixing it and saw how thick the batter is - more like wet cookie dough than batter - but I'm glad I kept going, it's excellant! I think next time I'll follow the other reviewers suggestions and reduce/omit the oil for applesauce, and I might cut back the sugar by 1/2 cup or so, but definitely a keeper!"
On popular request, I've tweaked and made this recipe repeatedly now. I quadruple the apples (I use about 8 small apples per batch) and skip the nuts. Sub applesauce for oil (healthier AND tastier) and top with cinnamon & sugar. Do NOT let the dough sit for a long time -- prepare the apples before mixing the dough. The batter is so dense that it must be mixed by hand; it jammed my big stand-up mixer! Following these tips yields a flavorful, delicious apple bread; as good as any I, or anyone I've served it to, have tasted. Thank you for the recipe, Gingerbear! My family begs for it at every opportunity!"
"This is a definite keeper! Moist and flavorful. It made two perfect loaves one for me and one for my parents. I used Cortland apples we picked from an orchard and it was wonderful. We did omit the nuts as some others did. The bread was so good, it was gone in a day. I made a second batch to send to my mother in law and realized I only had one loaf tin left so I baked up the other half as muffins. They were great too, you just have to adjust the baking time. Great fall recipe."
"Ran out of baking powder so I just threw in an extra dash of baking soda. Omitted the walnuts because I didn't have any and no one in the house really eats them, used coconut oil and chopped up 2 regular size red gala apples to make the 2 cupes needed. Would have been pretty good with 3 cups, too. I did 1 loaf and the rest made enough for 9 cupcakes. The loaf came out much more moist, but the cupcakes were a bit of a disappoinment. Will just stick with the loaf next time. The sugar and cinnamon on top made for an excellent crispy crust on top - thank you for the delicious tip!"
"Quite possibly my new favorite quick apple bread! I read the reviews, and then made a few changes. I did 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 regular, 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg, and 1/2 applesauce, 1/2 oil. And since I don't have two bread pans, I did one loaf and 12 muffins. Perfect and delicious!!"
"Yummy! I made some slight modifications. I used half oil/half natural applesauce and also cut back the sugar by 1/4 cup. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top. It was delicious, even with cutting out half the oil. If it hadn't been good, I would not have reviewed this at all because I don't believe in giving a negative review if you change the recipe at all. In this case, I imagine this would only get better if I'd used all oil and sugar. Thumbs up all the way!"
"This is a delicious bread.I used cinnamon applesauce for half of the oil and it still came out very moist.I also added some fresh blueberries to one of the loaves which was really delicious.This was my first time making apple bread and I didn't expect to like it as much as I did.I used Granny Smith apples and the slight tartness was perfect.Next time I may chop the apples a little smaller but that's just my preference.I plan on making this again very soon.I think I'll add a little nutmeg next time.Thanks for the great recipe! UPDATE I made this again and added about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and cloves and upped the cinnamon to 2 tsp.I used 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar.It was so delicious!"
"Wonderful recipe! Easy to make and very tasty. Next time I make it I will substitute 1/2 oil for applesauce and top with cinnamon and sugar as some have suggested. 5 stars for sure!"
"I think the recipe calls for too much salt. I can't really taste the apples. Probably should have added more apples. The loaves taste ok in my opinon. But there are definitely better apple bread out there. UPDATE: The bread tasted much better on the 2nd day. So I upgraded it from 3 stars to 4."
"This bread was yummy. I have an apple bread recipe that I use, but will use this one from now on. I changed the flour to 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white, cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups and used 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce. It turned out delicious! THANKS!"