Earlier this week at work, we had a Thanksgiving bake off. Naturally, I had to bake something for it. I thought for a while about something that would stand out from what other people might be making in order to win first place. I had searched online for a little, and I found an apple bread recipe. I altered it slightly based on my personal taste, but here is what I did. (Spoiler: I didn’t win, but everyone who tasted it said it was really good!)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Servings: 8-10
8 tablespoons of salted butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of peeled diced Fuji apples
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/3 cup of flour
5 tablespoons of cold salted butter
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease bread pan (this recipe works for 8″ – 10″ bread pans).
- Cream the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Once combined, add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Dice apples and fold them and the walnuts into the batter. Transfer batter into the bread pan.
- Combine all ingredients for the crumb topping into a bowl and mix together until crumbly. Cover the top of the batter with the mixture.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes (the time may need to be adjusted a few minutes shorter or longer based on the size of the pan), or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Set aside and let cool.
- Place all ingredients for the vanilla glaze into a bowl and combine until smooth.
- Once cool, remove bread from bread pan and drizzle with vanilla glaze.
- Slice and enjoy!
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.