Fresh Apple Bread

This was a wonderful quick bread recipe to use up a handful of the delicious apples we brought home from Ellijay not long ago. It is chock full of fresh apple chunks, beautifully seasoned with cloves and cinnamon and the cinnamon sugar dusting on top adds a touch of sweetness and crunch. I took a loaf to work and it disappeared in about 2 hours flat.

This is a great recipe to keep in the fall baking rotation!

Fresh Apple Bread from Cooking Up Cottage

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups apples finely chopped (about 3-4 small / medium apples)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup of buttermilk
2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 TBS sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying generously with baking spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start by creaming your softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs until well combined. Next add in the vanilla and buttermilk.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together. Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and ground cloves together. Gently add the dry mixture to the wet, until combined. Then add in the chopped apple and stir until as evenly combined as possible (my mixture looked like mostly apples at this point). 
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. In a separate bowl mix the Topping ingredients together. Spread the topping over the batter evenly and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until loaf is baked through and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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