Spiced Apple Quick Bread

With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping. With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping.

Fall is here! Time for apples and scarecrows and a return to baking, now that temperatures are cooler. I’m so excited! 

Which brings me to a question I have been pondering. Why don’t we bake more with apples? Okay, apple pie is common, but apples are so tasty and versatile, you’d think we’d put them in everything. 

With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping.

Bake with apples!

Well today I decided to remedy this and bake a nice Spiced Apple Quick Bread. It’s even a little bit healthy with half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar. Come on now, if you are putting 2 cups of sugar, and 2 cups of butter in your “bread”, you really should fess up and call it a cake (not that I don’t like my cake too).

With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping.

Spiced Apple Quick Bread (Really)

This recipe is based on a muffin recipe I used to make constantly, it was so popular. Yes, the joke was that my stepfather could smell them across town, and made a beeline over whenever I baked them. I always did that one in batches of 24.  With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping.

Here I decided to use a few more spices and I swapped in my French Apple Pie streusel topping since I was out of oatmeal. Finally, I cut down the size to a single loaf, since my willpower needs all the help it can get.

Still a hit. Gotta love the bountiful fall!

Spiced Apple Quick Bread
Serves 12
With half whole wheat flour and a modest amount of butter and sugar, this is a healthier spiced apple quick bread with a tasty streusel topping.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
226 calories
38 g
32 g
7 g
4 g
4 g
83 g
132 g
19 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
83g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 32mg
11%
Sodium 132mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Bread
  1. 1 egg
  2. 2/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  3. ¼ cup butter, melted
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 Tablespoon molasses (optional)
  6. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  11. ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  12. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  13. 1 ½ cups diced apples (1-3 apples, depending on size)
Streusel Topping
  1. • 1/4 cup flour
  2. • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  3. • 2 Tablespoons butter
  4. • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard loaf pan with non-stick spray
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, molasses and brown sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and spices until well combined. Add to the liquid mix and stir until just combined. The mixture will be fluffy rather than “battery” but adjust the flour or buttermilk if it seems excessively wet or dry.
  4. Gently fold in chopped apples.
  5. Pour/spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. To make the topping, mix together topping ingredients in a small bowl using a fork or your fingers (I do the latter)
  7. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until the bread springs back when lightly pressed. Do not overbake. (see tip 2)
Notes
  1. Tip 1: Don’t peel the apples. Unpeeled apples are healthier, there is less waste, and you can barely tell in this recipe (I know because my princess-and-the-pea daughter can spot an apple peel a mile away)
  2. Tip 2: Did you know that you can use an instant read thermometer to test bread doneness? 190 F is done for a yeast bread and 200 F for a quick bread.
  3. Tip 3: If you become a regular user of buttermilk, it is easy to make your own. Commerical buttermilk is a cultured product, like yogurt, but even simpler to make. I add about 1/4 cup of store bought buttermilk or sour cream to a few cups of milk, then let it sit overnight (in the winter, I put it in the microwave with the light on, since our house gets cold at night). When it has thickened to the consistency of … umm… buttermilk, it is ready to go back to the refrigerator and become part of your next recipe. (The substitutions you see for buttermilk, usually milk plus lemon juice, will work for proper rising, but will not add the same flavor as buttermilk)
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calories
226
fat
7g
protein
4g
carbs
38g
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18 thoughts on “Spiced Apple Quick Bread

  1. David Scott Allen

    Love everything about this! And may I share a secret? I prefer apple spice anything over pumpkin spice! (Of COURSE I will eat pumpkin spice… I just love apples!) I just found that I do have whole wheat flour and it isn’t rancid! Yay! Hope there it’ll be apples at the market today!

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks! Yes, not only is it super easy to chop in the food processor, you get some really nice variety in size!

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Karen. Yes, I pulled a couple comments from you out of my spam folder–I don’t know why the goofy spam filter is picking on you. It’s so strange because prior commenters are supposed to just go through.

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