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Dutch Apple Loaf

Being of Dutch descent, I knew I had to try this recipe for a moist, fruity quick bread. It freezes well, so I often have a loaf on hand for church bazaars. —Gladys Meyer, Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • For topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 243 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Alan
    Jul 1, 2020

    Excellent and delicious, so easy to make! My wife and I had it with our morning coffee for a couple of days. Definitely will be a regular for us.

  • Maryam
    May 24, 2020

    I added half sugar in the recipe and it is really delicious.

  • Nancy
    Jun 6, 2019

    Love this recipe. So simple and so delicious. I did put in a half of cup of sugar and then in the topping less sugar then it called for. Very good. Can I freeze it ?

  • Cherie
    Jan 2, 2019

    I made this for Christmas for my husband and to give out as a treat. It was a tremendous hit! Inmad some other breads/loafs too, but this one by far was the star! Everyone raved about this bread. I will be making this for my husband all the time now. I made it totally per the recipe and I will not change a thing. I might make them as a cupcake to try...

  • manga
    Jan 18, 2018

    very good. This is a keeper.

  • piktweet
    Dec 16, 2015

    Great recipe!! I made it to specs --no changes. We all love it and I'm making double batches to give as Christmas Gifts--Delicious!!!

  • adamscook
    Oct 17, 2015

    Delicious! I made them into muffins, and they turned out perfect! Very moist!

  • rondopat
    Dec 31, 2014

    This is very good. Made it last month and I am making it again today only I'm doubling it this time. I didn't change a thing. Everyone in my family loves it.

  • Ceege
    Dec 5, 2014

    This is a wonderful moist apple bread. My family devoured it. I left out the nuts due to allergies. I plan on doubling the recipe and baking in mini loaf pans for Christmas gifts this year. Thank you for a good easy recipe.

  • LRP53
    Oct 19, 2014

    Great bread