Apple Cinnamon Bread

I can’t get enough of apples. I’m really surprised that pumpkin spice became so popular and widely mocked when we all know that any girl hands down would rather go apple picking than pumpkin picking (its a toss up for me, but you can’t eat while you pick at a pumpkin patch). Luckily, I have the world’s cutest and most trendy roommate, and apple picking happens to be the national sport of her homeland of New Hampshire. Throughout the fall, I can always rely on her bringing home bushels and bushels of fresh, delicious, ready to be eaten or baked, apples.

Fresh, locally picked apples bake better than store bought. I don’t have any documentation to back that up, but its just true. On a cool fall day, bob into your bushel of apples and make this bread. It is moist, flavorful, and addicting, and impossible for anyone to dislike, not to mention, it is incredibly easy to make and the long bake time makes your house smell amazing! Keeps well for about 3-4 days, if it lasts that long…

Bread:

  • 1 stick and 1 tbs butter, softened
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 half lemon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 medium sized apples

Streusel:

  • 3 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs butter, cold
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees
  2. In mixer, mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Squeeze in half a lemon, being sure to catch any seeds. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Add baking soda and salt to mixer. Add flour a little at a time until well combined.
  4. Peel apples and cut into small cubes. Remove bowl from mixer and hand mix in apples.
  5. In small bowl, prepare topping. Cube butter and add dry ingredients. Mix together with fork until crumbly.
  6. In loaf pan, pour half of batter. Top with half of streusel mixture. Add rest of batter and top with remaining streusel.
  7. Bake for 52-58 minutes or until top has set and toothpick/knife inserted in center comes out clean (there may be some streusel on knife, but no dough).

 

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