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Apple Bread

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 1 loaf


For bread:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 3/4 cups apples
  • 1/2 cup nuts I prefer walnuts

For topping:

  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Cream butter and sugar using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Add the eggs to the mixture and beat well.
  • Peel, pare and chop apples until you have 1 3/4 cups (I used 1 large Golden Delicious, but use as many of any kind of apple as it takes)
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Mix vinegar and milk in another bowl.  The mixture will curdle a bit!  Don't worry, it's supposed to.  If you have buttermilk on hand, you can use that instead.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar alternately with the milk mixture.  Start and end with the dry ingredients.  (In other words, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Mix.  Add 1/2 the milk mixture. Mix.  Add another 1/3 of the dry ingredients.  Mix.  Add the rest of the milk mixture.  Mix.  Add the last of the dry ingredients.  Mix until fully combined.)
  • Stir in apples and nuts and combine with a spoon or spatula, not your mixer.
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Create the topping by combining the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter (melted)
  • Spread the topping over the batter (it doesn't have to be perfect!)
  • Bake at 350° for about 1 hour, or until cooked through.
  • Enjoy!