Honeycrisp apple bread is a taste of fall in every bite! This tender quick bread is seasoned with warm, earthy spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and stuffed with bits of sweet, juicy apples.
I love Fall (as long as it stays warm) and I love it for all of the edible reasons. Squashes galore, a turn towards comfort foods, and apples – SO many apples! Apple pies, sauce, salads, butter, and the list goes on. One way that I enjoy apples is in the form of quick breads! I like to use Honeycrisp apples in this recip,e but frankly, you can use any good cooking apples. Click HERE for a list of great uses for apples.
I use Honeycrisp apples because they seem to have the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor. They don’t get too mushy during baking, either. They cost a bit more than varieties like McIntosh or Gala, but they are worth every dime. I bought mine form a local apple orchard, Apple Works. We visit them several times each season, and they happen to make Indiana’s best apple pie. Really.
This honeycrisp apple bread recipe makes 2 loaves, and I typically freeze one, or give it away. I’ve made this into muffins (using less baking time) and mini-loaves. For general information, I have not made this bread using apple sauce or sugar substitutes. I don’t use applesauce in my bread recipes very often, because I want fresh apple flavor, so I just eat less of the bread. Moderation ya’ll 🙂
Now back to the bread. This is a one-bowl recipe! First, cream the sugar and butter together, add the eggs and the vanilla, then sift in the dry ingredients. After that, fold in the peeled and chopped apples. I use 3 large honeycrisp apples in this recipe. I feel like that is enough, because using too many apples makes the consistency too heavy, in my opinion.
As far as what to coat your baking pan with, that is a personal choice. I generally coat all pans in unsalted butter. Nothing against non-stick spray, I just have always used butter. I do not bake on a daily basis, so that also plays into my choice to grab the butter. I also use a silicone coated baking pan and let me tell you ladies and gents, my bread comes out perfectly. Every.Single.Time.
Drizzle a slice with some rich caramel, or simply add a pat of butter. Pair this with a cup of coffee or tea and you are set for snacking!
Please try this honeycrisp apple bread! And if you do, please let me know! I would love to see pictures of it on my Facebook page or tag me in a tweet @Basilmomma or on Instagram @BasilmommaHT. I love to see what you are cooking!
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