I was so happy to hear so many of y’all wanted this recipe for my apple walnut bread! It’s basically the banana bread of the fall and since the temperatures seems to finally be changing it’s the perfect thing to make this weekend to get in the autumn spirit. It’s great to bring to a tailgate, eat for breakfast, after dinner, before dinner, for lunch, as a snack. You get the picture. I’ve had some questions as to swapping out the walnuts for other kinds of nuts and I say go for it! Pecans are a great alternative.
Or feel free to leave them out all together if you really really don’t like nuts. There is no wrong way to make this loaf, unless you don’t make it of course. That would be very, very wrong.
When you’re making this apple walnut bread and you get to the point where you are adding the apples and walnuts, you might be tempted to think that you’ve added too many. Trust me, you haven’t! You want every bite to be full of fruit and nuts and flavor.
Below you’ll find the video and the printable recipe. Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out!
Apple Walnut BreadDifficulty: Easy
10 tbsp melted butter
5 tbsp light corn syrup
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
2 apples, chopped. Best to use those with a firm texture such as Braeburn or Granny Smith.
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a mixer or mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix. Slowly add the cooled butter/ sugar mixture until the mixture is incorporated. Next, add the beaten eggs in slowly. (Note: if the butter mixture is too warm it will cook the eggs when they are added and no one wants scrambled eggs in their apple walnut bread.)
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan or microwave. Add corn syrup and brown sugar and mix until the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are well incorporated. Add in the milk and stir until combined. Let sit to cool to room temperature.
- Next, add the chopped apples and walnuts and fold into the batter. Cook at 375 degrees for 50-75 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out of the middle of the bread clean. Serve warm or cold!