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My family has always loved quick breads. They make a delicious snack, simple dessert, or great quick bite for breakfast as you head out the door. This bread has a taste very much like my Apple Spice Muffins and greets your family with a heavenly aroma as soon as they walk in the door. It bakes up moist and tender, studded with juicy bits of apple, with a decadent soft crisp crust on top. It’s great on it’s own or spread with a smear of butter or apple butter.
Like my Apple Spice Muffins, this is a recipe you can use any kind of apple you want in, even apples that are going a little soft.
In the interest of being neighborly, I like to double this so I have one loaf to keep and one to give away as a nice surprise to someone who would enjoy a little pick me up.
You’ll need: Apples, Sugar, Self Rising Flour*, Vegetable Oil, Milk, Vanilla, Eggs, Allspice, and Cinnamon.
Don’t let all these ingredients fool ya, this bread is so easy to make!
*To make your own self rising flour, see my FAQ section.
*I only buy organic milk because it lasts so much longer. While I think organic is groovy and all that, under normal circumstances I’m not up for paying double for an ingredient. I say this just so you don’t feel like you need to get a special milk for this. Get what you can afford and don’t feel bad. Notice my generic self rising flour and generic vegetable oil 😉 Please don’t ever let anyone make you feel like a bad person or parent for buying what you can afford to buy. Budgets are tight and we do the best we can – and I think you’re doing a pretty darn good job!
Peel and Dice your apples. Place them in a large mixing bowl.
Add in eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla
Stirry Stirry Stirry
Okay you could have added the sugar in with the vanilla and stuff but I forgot to add it because I was busy taking pictures so I ended up having to add it in an extra step 🙂
Dump in flour and spices.
Stir until well combined and there are no dry spots.
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Note: This is a really good loaf pan that hasn’t ever stuck on me. If you don’t have the same confidence in your loaf pan you would be better off greasing it with shortening and sprinkling it with flour, then patting it around a bit until the flour coats the sides.
I’ll just take the easy way out and give it a good going over with cooking spray. I have learned to err on the side of making things uncomplicated whenever necessary – as opposed to making them overly complicated, which is how I operated the first half of my life.
I am happily reformed now 🙂
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in 350 oven for one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan 5-10 minutes before turning out.
- 3-4 medium apples, peeled and diced (about two cups)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- Peel and dice apples, place in large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Stir with a large spoon until well blended.
- Add flour, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir again by hand until well combined.
- Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray* and spoon batter into pan.
- Bake at 350 for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for five minutes. Turn out.