Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fresh Apple Quick Bread

We just love this Fresh Apple Quick Bread, it is a wonderful bread for morning coffee or afternoon tea. The bread is filled with wonderful fruit and nuts with warm seasons that will make it a perfect bread for the holidays. Divide the recipe into small loaves and you will have the perfect hostess gift or a nice holiday gift for a friend. We just love this bread and hope that you will enjoy it.

Fresh Apple Quick Bread

Every month I can't wait to get my assignment for The Secret Recipe Club and this month was not an exception. My assigned blog this month is Seattle Dee's On The Move In The Galley and it is a great blog with wonderful recipes. I have enjoyed cooking with her for a number of years in The Secret Recipe Club. Dee is from Seattle, WA and started blogging in 2008. While cruising in BC and AK, she enjoys creating great recipes in the Galley of their cruiser. She loves to travel and meet people with interesting stories and of course she loves to cook.  I had so much fun looking at all of her recipes this month and really found several that I would love to try. Her Meaty Beast Mode Baked Beans and Fresh Apple Quick Bread which I am presenting to you today.Please stop by and take a look at Seattle Dee's wonderful blog, you will be glad you did!

Fresh Apple Quick Bread
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From On The Move In The Galley
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs , beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped nuts ( I used pecans)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon sugar mied with 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon ( for topping)
Coat the inside of a 9X5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Cover the two long side and bottom of the pan with a strip of parchment paper. The parchment paper will help to lift the bread from the pan and the end of the cooling time. Spray the parchment paper.
In a small bowl combine the flour,salt, baking soda and spices.
In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and oil, add the beaten eggs to the sugar and oil one egg at a time.
Add the vanilla and almond extract and mix well.
Stir in the apple, raisins, cranberries, lemon zest and chopped nuts.
Add the dry ingredients, spices and mix well until the flour is thoroughly incorporated.
Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
Place in a preheated 325 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Take the bread out of the oven and sprinkle the top with the sugar and cinnamon mix.
Return to the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until the bread test done in the center. If the top gets to brown before the bread is done, cover the pan with foil.
Remove to a baking rack to rest before removing from the loaf pan.  The loaf needs to be completely cool or it will split open.
Let the loaf completely cool before slicing.
Starting The Recipe With Fresh Apples

Prepare The Baking Pan

Mix The Batter

Ready To Bake

Cool In The Pan On The Rack Before Removing

Cool On The Rack

Ready To Slice

Slice The Cooled Bread

Serving With Whipped Cream and Mint Garnish


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Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy this awesome Fresh Apple Quick Bread with us. Your visits are always very important to us and we look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen


  1. Thank you for the kind comments, Miz Helen. I'm deeelighted that you enjoyed this apple bread, it's a favorite in my galley during apple season.

  2. Perfect for this season! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  3. So many yummy flavors in that bread.

  4. Miz Helen this looks so good. Great pick, I had you're blog this month and chose your fresh apple cake. It was amazing.

  5. Fantastic bread. Here it;s called "cake" (as it's sweet) and this kind of cake is super popular :)
    Believe me - it won't last long with my family around - they looooooooove apple cakes (/bread)

  6. I love quick breads and this sounds wonderful!

  7. I love all the add ins in this bread. It sounds amazing.

  8. Looks delish! I love all the delicious chunks of fruit in this bread!

  9. This looks delicious! I love quick breads, and this apple one looks just wonderful!!!!

  10. yes wish I had a large slice right now, wonder if I can use splenda or apriva or substitute sweetner, I would love to bake this for husband, type 2

    1. Hi Jo May,
      I am sure you could use a sugar substitute, however you will want to increase the flour to 1 1/2 cups. It should work, but I haven't tried it that way. You might try using applesauce instead of the oil and use a little sugar substitute but you would still need to increase the flour. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!
      Miz Helen

  11. This apple bread looks wonderful. I also picked an apple recipe this month.

  12. What a delicious fall recipe. Perfect for afternoon tea. Visiting from SRC B!

  13. This looks delicious and perfect for this time of year!

  14. What a perfect fall pick for the SRC!! Love your blog, Miz Helen! :)


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