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Apple-Nut Quick Bread

 Apple-Nut Quick Bread
Every year when the apples are ready for picking, my husband says, "How about making a loaf of that apple bread?" This recipe featuring pecans came from a friend and has received many blue ribbons.
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/8 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, 1
  • teaspoon cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, 1-1/2
  • cups sugar and oil. Stir in apples; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans.
  • Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Combine
  • remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350°
  • for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to
  • wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).