Apple Loaf

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I made this apple loaf on a whim – I had lots of apples and wanted to bake a loaf.

This is such an easy recipe and the shredded apples give it a wonderful texture. There’s nothing like getting little bits of apple in every bite!

So delicious and one of my favorites!!!

Apple Loaf

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Yields: 8-10 slices


  • 2 large firm apples, peeled
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup golden yellow raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I used 3/4 cup white flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat mixed!)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Place the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line an 8x4 loaf pan with parchment paper or use a silicone loaf pan that doesn't need to be lined and set aside.

I used the large holes of a grater to coarsely shred the apples in a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and let rest for about 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves. There will be some liquid, so stir well. Add the oil, egg, vanilla extract and raisins to the apple mixture and stir well.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the apple mixture and stir just until the flour disappears - do not over mix. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake on the middle rack for 40-45 minutes. Every oven is different so check after 40 minutes. The loaf should be golden and the center dry when inserted with a cake tester.

When done, let the loaf cool completely before slicing.