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Apple-Nut Quick Bread

Every year when the apples are ready for picking, my husband says, "How about making a loaf of that apple quick bread?" This recipe featuring pecans came from a friend and has received many blue ribbons. —Lorraine Retzlaff, Shawano, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 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


  • 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 8x4-in. loaf pans. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • jchrist67
    May 29, 2014

    This bread was tasty but very crumbly. It literally fell apart. I was going to take it to a friend but pulled a banana bread out of the freezer. I ate most of it, but I wouldn't make it again.