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Fall isn’t all about pumpkin spice, apples are also the quintessential Fall fruit and are perfect in pies, cakes and breads. This Spiced Apple Bread with Maple Glazed Walnut Topping is perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea, for breakfast or to add to your Thanksgiving buffet.
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I don’t know about you but I have one foot in Fall and the other in Christmas. I still have pumpkins on the porch and a few scattered in the house but slowly but surely the Christmas boxes are creeping into the house. I even have a tree up, no lights or ornaments but the tree is in the basket and ready to be decked in its holiday finery. It is hard not to be in full on Christmas mode with the copious amounts of catalogs and magazines arrive by snail mail daily.
Christmas baking is still a ways off so today I thought I would share a delicious apple bread that is perfect for your Thanksgiving buffet, breakfast or as a snack. This bread is moist and flavorful and the addition of the maple glazed walnuts makes it extra special.
Spiced Apple Bread with Maple Glazed Walnut Topping
Ingredients for Apple Bread
2 large baking apples, peeled, cored and shredded
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp. sea salt
11/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp.ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
11/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup chopped nuts
For Maple Glazed Walnut Topping
1/2 cup walnuts
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Directions for Apple Bread
Preheat oven to 350 and be sure that the rack is in the center of the oven. Prepare a loaf pan(8 x 4 roughly) with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
Peel and core the apples, then shred with a grater. Place the apples in a bowl and add the white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Mix well. Set the apples aside for 10 minutes
In a separate bowl which together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
While you are waiting for the apple mixture prepare the maple walnuts. Preheat a dry skillet over medium-high heat, add the maple syrup and the nuts, stir until the nuts are toasted and the syrup is caramelized. Remove from heat and place on a silphat baking sheet until cool. Once cool chop roughly.
After 10 minutes add the oil, lightly beaten eggs, and vanilla to the apple mixture, stir until all of the ingredients are blended.
Stir in the flour mixture adding it in three parts, stir the mixture just until the flour disappears, then fold in the nuts.
Pour the batter into the pan then top with the copping nuts. Place pan into oven and bake for 55-75 minutes, check the bread after 30 minutes, if the top is browning too quickly cover with aluminum foil.
Once bread is done, a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, let cool in a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the pan and cool completely.
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Have a great day friends!
Brenda Pruitt says
I know you love to bake because I have first-hand knowledge of how delicious your baking is!
Thank you Brenda!
This looks so delicious Elizabeth! I can’t wait to try it!
Susan, thank you!
This sounds so good and I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you Paula.
Another fantastic recipe!
Thank you Cindy!
William Kendall says
I would enjoy that bread.
William, I think you would enjoy it.
Sim @ Sim's Life says
What a wonderful rustic look this has! Looks super tasty and the perfect comfort food for the colder months. Sim x #TrafficJamWeekend
Thank you, it is perfect all season long.