apple bread with cinnamon pecan crunch

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This easy Apple Pecan Sweet Bread is full of apples chunks and pecans. It is lightly sprinkled with cinnamon pecan sugar giving it a light extra crunch on the crust. It is quick to come together and can easily be doubled.

serves 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple bread with cinnamon pecan crunch

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    finely chopped peeled apples
  • 1 c
    chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar for sprinkling the top
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How To Make apple bread with cinnamon pecan crunch

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl mix together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder.
  • 3
    In medium bowl mix together eggs, sugar, vegetable oil and applesauce.
  • 4
    Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until incorporated. Fold in apples and half of the pecans. Combine remaining pecans, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon; sprinkle over loaf.
  • 5
    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Invert to remove loaf as soon as possible.
  • 6
    NOTES To toast pecans just spread them on a baking and pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 6 – 8 minutes. Toast them whole and then chop them after they cool. If you don’t want to purchase applesauce just substitute 2 more tablespoons of oil.