One of my favorite fall events when I was a kid in Tennessee was this apple farm that we would visit every year. They sold apple cider and all kinds of other apple products and of course all of their apples. Then they went out of business and I was really sad. It was too bad, I loved that place.
Then there is the Apple Barn in so many of the malls across the States. If you’ve never been there then you’ve missed out. When you walk by their doors you have to basically grab something solid to keep yourself from running in and demanding they give you all of their doughnuts and possibly resorting to violence.
I’m just trying to point out that there is something magical that happens when you bake with apples. Especially in your own home. Because everyone knows homemade things are the best and baking always makes people warm and happy.
Sorry for going a little overboard with pictures of just the apples and not the actual bread in the recipe. It’s just that I have recently discovered how much I love to take pictures of produce. All of that detail and color.
I love this recipe for apple bread because so much of it is actual apples plus it is a super easy one. The apples make it super moist and add that fruity sweetness that we all love.
It’s a fall favorite around here. That little bit of cinnamon glaze adds that perfect finishing touch that makes you want to dance when you take a bite.
So if you’ve got a barrel of fresh picked apples lying around then you’ve got some baking to do.
This would also be a great harvest time gift to friends and coworkers. Come on, who doesn’t love apple bread?
- 4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped finely
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 - 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) then lightly grease and flour a 8x4 inch loaf pan. Combine eggs, oil, milk, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl and stir together. Add flour, soda, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice, and salt then stir in apples and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour until center is fully done and toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before glazing
- For the glaze, whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle over bread when cooled.