We got some new neighbors this week, so I decided to try out an apple pie bread recipe. My old neighbors moved back home to Georgia, which is really sad because they were some of the best neighbors you could ask for. With new neighbors on the way, however, I decided to bake a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” gift. I love to bake and there’s something about it that just screams FALL to me. I crank up the vocal jazz station, zone out, and dream of the fall season. I live in the Florida panhandle so “fall” is really just “marginally less miserable summer.” Anybody else out there feel like that?
I picked out this apple pie bread recipe from one of my Pinterest boards, and like any decent neighbor, I made a loaf for us first to try it out. It would be rude not to, right? What if it wasn’t any good? I was just being considerate.
Well, it’s fantastic and I’m betting it’s going to become a staple around my house.
Apple Pie Bread
- ¼ cup Butter browned
- ¼ cup Applesauce
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 cups Shredded Apple I used 2 large Honeycrisp apples, but use your favorite!
- 2 cups Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ cup packed Light Brown Sugar
- 3 tbsp Flour
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ cup Whole Oats
- 2 tbsp Cold Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
- In a small saucepan, brown the butter over medium high heat, stirring constantly. I missed this instruction the first time around (twice), and ended up burning a whole stick of butter. Oops. When the butter is slightly browned and aromatic, set it aside.
- In large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and shredded apples and mix.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add half to the apple mixture and mix. Then add the other half of the flour mixture and mix ONLY until it's all combined. I had my mixer on a low setting for this step so I didn't end up with a flour-coated counter.
- Pour batter into your loaf pan.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
- Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture using a pastry cutter or hand mixture on low. Mix until you have small, crumbly pieces.
- Add oats and mix in.
- Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Bake the loaf for 60-70 minutes on 35Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the loaf pan to finish cooling. The topping is pretty crumbly, so be sure to remove the loaf over a cutting board or plate.
As yummy as this apple pie bread looks, it tastes even better! There are plenty of spice variations you could use to change up the flavor a bit like extra cinnamon or apple pie spice. You could also add some nutmeg to give it even more of a fall flavor. I’ve had it topped with butter, and peanut butter and they both were awesome additions.
If you need another great fall baking recipe, check out this post.