Carol’s Super Moist Apple Bread – When I say “super moist,” I really mean it! The best any kind of homemade dessert bread I’ve ever tasted. We were home in Indiana for a wedding last month and had a ton of fun visiting with all sides of our family. We were sitting around the kitchen table at the home of one of my sisters-in-law, Carol, and somehow got on the subject of banana bread or apple butter or something. I don’t recall what, but Carol (Jimmie’s oldest sister) said her apple bread is her most requested recipe. I asked for it, and as luck would have it, she already had it typed up and ready to hand to those who ask her for it. If that many people ask for it, it must be the bee’s knees 🐝 and cat’s meow 🐱! And it is!
I bought a 6 lb. bag of apples a couple of weeks ago to make another batch of Old Fashioned Apple Butter. I waited too long to get on it, though, and by the time I was ready, there weren’t enough apples left. But that was a good thing! It means my guys were eating fresh fruit and I didn’t even have to nag nag nag to get them to do it. 😋 I had just enough left to make my Easy Apple Pie and Carol’s Super Moist Apple Bread. I can call it that because it really is super moist! I slathered on a bit of butter and mmm’d my way through a warm piece straight from the oven. Yum!
This recipe makes two loaves. The only thing I did was sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on top of one loaf before baking just to see how it would taste. Super delish! But the plain loaf is super delish, too!
These are the instructions as written by Carol:
Carol’s Super Moist Apple Bread
Beat by hand:
1 cup oil
2 cups diced apples
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 cups sugar
Mix together and add to above:
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
Batter is very thick. Spoon into 2 greased & floured loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes [or until toothpick inserted in top crusty area comes out without wet batter].
For a great in-depth article on the best apples to use for various types of recipes or just eating straight-up, check out The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Happy eating! 😊