I did it.
I finally did it.
I finally made a fruit bread that turned out great!
No half-filled pan of banana bread, no gooey middle, no throwing half of the loaf away a few days later because neither one of us will eat it.
The inspiration is all you.
Apples. Walnuts. Cinnamon. Maple syrup.
All in one bread – warm and toasty and full of flavor.
Don’t get me wrong – I love a good banana bread. But I think I love apple bread even more.
If you try this recipe, you may find yourself agreeing.
As long as I have fresh apples this fall and winter, this bread will be on the menu.
It’s delicious as a snack, perfect for breakfast, and would probably make incredible french toast…if you could save a few pieces.
Even better? It’s all whole wheat with some heart healthy oatmeal thrown in, just for fun.
Maple Apple Walnut Bread
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup milk (I used evaporated)
- 1 medium-large apple, cored and cut into small dice
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Heat butter on stovetop or in microwave until melted and let cool.
- In large bowl, mix together flour through ginger (all the dry ingredients).
- In separate bowl, mix the sugar, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, milk, and butter.
- Add wet mixture to dry and stir until just combined.
- Fold in chopped apples and walnuts.
- Pour in bread pan and bake 70-75 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick comes out clean.