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Apple Pie Bread

Prep time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients:
  • 1 serving baking spray with flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced (1/4 inch; about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  2. Stir granulated sugar, yogurt and eggs together in a large bowl until well combined. Add applesauce, vanilla and 6 tablespoons melted butter; stir well to combine and set aside.
  3. Whisk 1 cup all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, apple pie spice and salt in a medium bowl. Add chopped apple and stir until the pieces are evenly coated. Add the flour-apple mixture to the egg mixture; stir until just combined. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Combine walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and the remaining 1 tablespoon each melted butter and all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly on the batter in the pan.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Gently turn out onto a wire rack; let cool completely, about 1 hour.
Notes:

This easy everyday apple pie bread makes a great breakfast-on-the-go with a cup of coffee. The fragrant spices typical of apple pie and the tender bits of baked apple inside also make it worthy as a healthy after-dinner dessert. Enjoy it warm from the oven with a pat of butter or cream cheese or keep it on your counter for a tasty treat during the week.

To make ahead: The bread will keep, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to three days or in the freezer for up to four months.

Nutrition:

Per serving: 253 calories; 11.6 g fat; 33.9 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 2.2 g fiber; 220.3 mg sodium; 125.4 mg potassium

Recipe source: https://www.eatingwell.com/