Apple Spice Bread

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CONTENT WARNING:  There is nothing sexy about this post.  Unless, of course, you find food to be sexy.  If so:  This is an incredibly sexy post!


‘Kayso, last year I took part in the Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza (so named by its founder, Jz at A Relctant Bitch), and it was a great deal of fun — regardless of the fact that I did not share a recipe for cookies.  Because, CAKE.  (Several other participants opted for non-cookie treats to share as well.)    So this year I am continuing the non-cookie extravaganza tradition with an easy-peasy recipe for…


ingredients for apple spice bread

First, gather your ingredients:

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 large apple (any ol’ apple will do ~ I tend to use honeycrisp)

sifted dry ingredients for apple spice breadSift together dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl.  Add oil, vanilla, and eggs.  Stir until dough is wet all the way through.

Fold in one large apple, finely chopped.  (I use a hand-crank chopper – it takes 15 seconds.)

chopped apples for apple spice bread

Grease and flour pan(s) ~ recipe makes two small loafs or one large loaf; I use a double loaf pan.  Bake at 350°F for 60 minutes.

Let cool for one hour, then slice and serve!

apple spice bread

Total Prep Time:  8 minutes
Total Bake Time: 60 minutes

PREPARATION ALTERNATIVES:  For gluten-free bread, substitute rice flour.  (No change in flour measurement required.)  For alternate spicing, substitute allspice and ginger for cloves and nutmeg.  For additional variation, use diced pears, dates, or raisins in lieu of apples.  Nuts optional.

NOTE:  Bread will be moist.  It keeps well if wrapped in a double layer.  I tend to wrap wax paper around the bread, then tinfoil around the wax paper.

ADDITIONAL NUMMY-NESS:  Visit the blogs below to see who else is participating this season – you’ll be in for a treat!  (And if you want to play along, you’re welcome to post a recipe of your own.  If you do, feel free to link to it in the comments section below.)

Bogey and Bacall
Ms Dixie Wrecked
selkie (recipe here)

22 thoughts on “Apple Spice Bread

  1. Sassy

    Food is sooo sexy! Thanks for sharing this recipe and including the photo for me to drool over! Fun sharing this special day in the sexy blogosphere with you. Have a wonderful holiday season!


    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      It’s a tasty treat any time, but it has that holiday spiced fragrance to go along with the taste, so it’s a Christmas-y must at my house. 🙂

  2. Jz

    Oh, how I love a good apple bread! (Or cake!)
    This looks scrumptious – I may even bust out and try it with rice flour. (You know, just because I can.)
    Thanks for playing along!
    Same time next year? ;-D

  3. chris

    Mine would be a drink recipe (of course) for a Hemingway Cocktail.
    You need:
    2 ounces light rum
    3/4 of an ounce fresh lime juice
    1/2 of an ounce fresh grapefruit juice
    1/2 of an ounce maraschino liqueur
    1 teaspoon Absinthe
    Grapefruit twist, for garnish
    Throw everything in a shaker full of ice and shake the hell out of it. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with crushed ice and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
    Five of these, and you will wonder if the sun will also rise tomorrow. 😀

    1. Mrs Fever Post author


      I’m a lightweight, Mr Musclehead. Rum, liqueur, AND absinthe? I’d be lucky to finish half of it before I started either (a) singing in Spanish while dancing on tables using silverware as castanets, or (b) falling out of my chair and subsequently falling dead asleep. 😛

      Sounds tasty though – thanks for sharing!

  4. Lindy

    Yum sounds really good. Never heard of that type of apple. Will have to give this a go, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Lindy xx

    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      Honeycrisps are fairly large, a “hard” apple, somewhat bittersweet. They are common where I live, but a bit different than many standard varieties. They’re very good for baking. Not sure if you’re familiar with granny smiths or fujis, but if so: a honeycrisp is somewhat of a cross between the two. 🙂


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