Moist Apple Bread

Granny Smith apples are a good choice for this bread as they hold their shape and do not melt while baking.


Golden Delicious, Rome, Jana Gold or any combination of firm cooking apples will do. A comfort eaten on it’s own but extra special served with softened cream cheese or a smear of butter for breakfast or a snack. This quick batter bread stores well in the freezer when completely cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap and foil then fitted in a freezer bag. Defrost in the refrigerator then warm in a low oven before serving. 

Makes 3 loaves, 30 servings


3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

3 eggs, beaten

3 cups peeled, shredded cooking apples (4 medium)

1-1/2 cups of chopped pecans

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup cooking oil

1 teaspoon vanilla


Butter and flour three 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch OR two 8x4x2-inch baking pans. Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder; set aside.

In a large bowl combine eggs, apples, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. From Amelia’s Kitchen Cookbook 

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Amelia Bonacorso October 06, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Hi Susan, I am ever grateful for your warm replies. The crisp fall air will bring welcoming scents of apples, cinnamon and sugar throughout your home when you bake this bread. The whipped cream and ice cream melting over this warm bread sounds luscious!
Angela Ri October 06, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Great recipe! Sounds delicious, I will try it!
Amelia Bonacorso October 07, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Hi Angela, thank you for your reply. Please do try it and let me know how you like it.
Barbara Heins October 07, 2012 at 04:04 AM
This looks like a great alternative to the ubiquitous zucchini bread. Can't wait to try it.
Amelia Bonacorso October 07, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Hi Barbara, thank you for your reply. I do hope you try this quick batter bread. Apples are a favorite but pears can be used in their place.


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