An easy, delicious quick bread made with apples, walnuts and mince.
This is my favorite recipe from my Christmas mince series. The bread is moist, apple-y and made extra special with the addition of traditional mincemeat.
I have made this bread in different variations by just substituting the fruit. This was originally my go-to banana bread recipe where I just change out the fruit and nuts. My freezer is full of apples and apricots so an apple bread was just going to happen. The Christmas mince jumped in the mixing bowl because I have this jar of mince and my goal is to play with my food and see how many recipes I can make with this AMAZING invention, like these fun little cookies.
Hubby loves quick breads and this one is no different. I should have made two, because this baby disappeared in no time. Since this is December, this is now my go-to hostess gift since it is so easy AND delicious.
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Step-By-Step photos of amazing apple bread with mince
An easy and simple apple quick bread with walnuts and Christmas mince. A great breakfast option and homemade hostess gift.
- 1.5 cups of all purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of apples, peeled, cored, chopped
- 1 cup of mince
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil, may substitute any light flavored oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line the bottom of an 8x4x2 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl or the bowl of your countertop mixer, combine first 5 ingredients, gently whisk to combine.
- In another medium bowl, add in the remaining ingredients, mix together.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients bowl and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. This can be done by hand pretty easily if you don’t have a mixer.
- Pour into pan and bake 45-55 minutes. The bread is done when it is a rich brown color and a toothpick or chopstick comes out clean when you poke it.
- Cool on a rack.
- You can change out the fruit and nuts to maker different varieties of quick breads. You can also add extract to increase the flavor. This is a great recipe to use up extra fruit.
- If you wrap in plastic after it cools and wait one day to cut, it will not fall apart easily. I can never wait that long so….