Apple Bread Recipe
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Apple Bread Recipe

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I got this recipe a long time ago and with a few changes it's become one of our favorites. Everyone who's ever tasted this bread has asked for the recipe! —Phyllis Herlocker, Farlington, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped peeled apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 253 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Line two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. Whisk together first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened (batter will be thick). Fold in apples and walnuts.
  3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaves in plastic and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
    Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Apple Bread in Country October/November 1990, p51

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jennt1981 User ID: 2611777 234199
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Well I've moved on from banana and zucchini bread as we enter fall and made this Apple bread recipe using apples from our local Apple Hill in Camino, CA... what a treat! I think I may try incorporating a cream cheese swirl the next time...just for fun and extra flair!"

suesannawenick User ID: 7800251 201595
Reviewed May. 21, 2014


bakingmama1234 User ID: 7583888 201594
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"I added milk to the recipe and one more egg. I just added enough to give it a cake like batter consistency. I have it in the oven now. Just waiting to see how it turns out."

Bonito User ID: 1630276 38378
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"I have never heard of apple bread before but it is really good and with going into apple season this is great - I used Granny Smith apples - it was awesome"

lisamarie86 User ID: 7242946 14736
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Good recipe, the only I added a small mixture of cinnamon and sugar to the bottom of the loaf pans before pouring in the batter and then sprinkled some on top before putting it in the oven. Gave it a nice flavor, will definitely make it again."

gtraj User ID: 4618655 14117
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"easy and delicious"

MaMel User ID: 5947182 38364
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I didn't find this had a lot of flavor, the apples got lost?!"

davidandamber User ID: 2117011 14699
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Everyone who tried this really liked it a lot. The only change I had to make was large bread loaf took a little longer to bake. I am about to make a second batch."

kbabbitt User ID: 3341692 14022
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010 Edited Jun. 18, 2015

"turned out wonderfully! My husband LOVED this recipe"

kbabbitt User ID: 3341692 40194
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010 Edited Jun. 18, 2015

"turned out wonderfully! My husband LOVED this recipe"

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