These rugged loaves are chock-full of goodies, including tender apple chunks, nuts and chewy raisins. "They freeze well and are wonderful to have on hand for drop-in company," relates Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, mayonnaise and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture and beat just until combined. Fold in apples, raisins and walnuts. Spoon into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
- Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Chunky Apple Bread in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p59