Apple Bread

Rule #100: The best recipes bring back the best memories.

This Apple Bread recipe was a favorite of mine beginning in the 5th grade when I met Jessica. She and her mom baked it all the time and would hand out goodies to us almost every week it seemed like. I always looked forward to this moist, sweet, comforting bread (that really eats more like cake). We lost Jessica about 10 years ago in a tragic accident, but every time I make this Apple Bread, I think back on our sweet, young friendship.

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The little bites of apple seem to melt in your mouth with each deliciously sweet bite! We eat ours as a breakfast food with warm coffee or in the afternoons with a little hot cocoa. Nothing like a little warm bite of something to fuel your soul.

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Let’s make this little pan of comfort food goodness, shall we? In a large bowl or in a standing mixer, blend together some oil, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined.

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In a separate bowl, sift together some flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

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You can see the little apple bits peeking out below the dry mixture here. Just peel, core, and chop your apples into 1/2″ pieces. We like to use red apples because they’re a bit sweeter than green ones.

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Now, add the dry mixture while the mixer is on.

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Blend just until everything comes together.

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Now, add in your chopped apples and gently mix until combined.

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Pour the mixture into a greased 13″ x 9″ cake pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly.

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Now, my favorite part: The Powdered Sugar Rain Storm, baby!

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Sprinkle on as much or as little (but why?) as you’d like.

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Enjoy this delicious and oh-so-sweet for so many reasons blast from my past. I hope it helps you create and keep some beautiful memories like the ones I have surrounding this recipe.

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Apple Bread

½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup unsalted butter (8 tbs.), melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
A pinch of table salt (Morton)
3 medium red apples, peeled and chopped into ½” pieces
Powdered sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix together the oil, melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. While constantly stirring, add the dry ingredients to the larger bowl. Gently stir in the apple pieces. Pour into a greased 13”x9” cake pan.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

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5 Comments

  1. November 12, 2020 / 11:46 pm

    Yum! Looks perfect for fall! Followed 🙂

    • Pineapple House Rules
      Author
      November 13, 2020 / 9:55 am

      Thank you so very much!

      • November 13, 2020 / 10:02 am

        Of course! 🙂

  2. Leslie
    December 5, 2020 / 7:41 pm

    I think I want to make this for Christmas! Does this freeze well? I have a ton to bake!

    • Pineapple House Rules
      Author
      December 6, 2020 / 7:49 am

      It will freeze perfectly! Just wrap in foil and throw it in a plastic bag.

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