Walnut Bread with Apples
I love making fresh homemade breads. I know many people think baking your own bread is extremely difficult, but it really isn't. This is my walnut apple bread recipe. If you love banana bread, then you have to try this.
Baking Homemade Bread
Most people think baking your own bread is extremely difficult. I have been baking bread since I was 17. Other than buying a loaf here or there for PBJ sandwiches, most of our bread is homemade. The recipes are so simple and easy anyone can do them. Just have a little bit of confidence. In the beginning, you might not get the smooth loaf texture, but don't worry the bread will still taste yummy. With a bit of practice, you will soon be baking bread like a professional. Once you realize how easy and inexpensive it is, you'll be baking your own bread all of the time.
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour,
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder,
1/4 teaspoon salt,
3/4 cup sugar,
2 large eggs, beaten,
1/3 cup butter, melted,
3/4 cup orange juice,
2 medium apple pealed and grated,
1/2 cup walnut halved, crushed*
*Most people chop the walnuts but I don't like the big chunks of nuts so I crush mine and then put a few copped ones just on the top after I have poured the batter into the pan, but you add chopped ones into the batter if you prefer. It's totally up to you.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Dust pan with flour; tap out excess.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Add sugar stir with a fork.
Combine eggs, butter and juice in a separate small bowl.
Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients ; lightly mix in the egg mixture until just combined.
(I use my hands to mix but you can use a hand mixer if you prefer)
Add apple and walnuts and gently stir to combine the ingredients.
Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean.
Set aside and cover to cool.
I usually serve this warm with a bit of melted butter spread on top. It's great with a cup of coffee or tea. I always have a loaf of this or banana bread prepared. It's great to serve when guests stop by. You could also pour the batter into smaller individual sized pans. They make a great personalized gift for the holidays.
Hope you enjoy! If you try it, let me know what you think!
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