Maple Apple Walnut Bread

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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.

Thanks, fall.

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
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat butter on stovetop or in microwave until melted and let cool.
  3. In large bowl, mix together flour through ginger (all the dry ingredients).
  4. In separate bowl, mix the sugar, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, milk, and butter.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in chopped apples and walnuts.
  7. Pour in bread pan and bake 70-75 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick comes out clean.


  1. I love baking with apples. This bread would not last long in our house.

  2. Sounds delicious. :-D
    PS – I agree with you, I think apple bread is a tad bit better than banana.

  3. Baking with apples is fantastic – this bread looks great!

  4. This fall-inspired bread looks wonderful. Nice job.

  5. That bread looks amazing! I love anything with apples in it. :)

  6. You can just tell by the looks of it that the bread is outstanding!! Good job :-)

  7. It looks beautiful! I know what you mean about the gooey middle-that sometimes happens for me too!

  8. That looks awesome! I always get the gooey middle when I attempt bread.

  9. Yum! I love having breads like this around the house for snacks–this one’s definitely going on my list! :)

  10. Yum! Congrats, Brandi. This looks wonderful indeed!

  11. What a yummy looking quick bread! I love the combination of all those ingredients, though I might add a little bleu cheese to it :)

  12. Yum! Maple, apple, and walnut are some of the best flavors of Fall. I’m glad you finally made a fruit bread that you like. Personally, I am a huge fan of banana breads.

  13. This sounds wonderful and like a great Christmas gift ;-)

  14. Mmm this looks tasty! I love maple flavor in breads:)

  15. This looks so delicious and healthy – thanks for sharing!

  16. I’m so excited to discover your blog, Brandi! I didn’t know you had one! I just discovered it by accident through the Wilsie’s “belly” blog. I look forward to following you and trying all these delicious recipes!

  17. Oh man that recipe looks awesome :)

  18. Looks yummy! I wonder if applesauce subbed for the butter would work?

  19. Yay! Congrats! I know what a great feet this is! I can only handle pumpkin and banana bread, I don’t think I would dare try apple! I see a watery mush in my future if I did haha

  20. looks delicious and i could totally go for a slice!!

  21. This looks perfect- so dense, just how bread should be!

  22. This looks delicious! I love how dense that bread looks; I’ll have to try it! :)

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  24. This is making me hungry.

  25. Well… I can do this. i am going to try is as soon as i get home.

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