Apple Quick Bread

Hubby’s boss gave him a large brown paper bag of apples.  I’ve slowly been working my way through them make all sorts of goodies for Hubby…and the childcare kiddos.  The bag isn’t empty yet and I didn’t feel like freezing them so I got out the cookbooks and looked for something that was new and sounded good.  I came across a recipe for Apple Quick Bread.


It tastes much better than it looks.  Here’s a loaf that was cut into…

Here’s the recipe.

1/2 c margarine softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt (I skipped salt)
2 T of buttermilk (I used regular milk)
2 cups flour
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups finely chopped apples

Mis all together and pour into two small greased pans.  (that direction had me a little confused on what they meant by small.  I ended up using two half sized loaf pans.)

Mix together
3 T margarine
3 T flour
3 T sugar
4 tsp of cinnamon

Spread that over the top of the batter.  Bake at 350 until they test done. (mine was just over 40 minutes) This is a good recipe for apples that are getting soft.

The recipe came from a church cookbook.  Part of me is a little disheartened.  I love church cookbooks.  I love my cookbooks from Amish country.  I afraid that they are a sign of the past.  There are so many recipes now days on the internet.  I don’t think people will be looking for cookbooks.  I admit to liking online recipes but so many use ingredients that I don’t have or are even not available in our rural area.  I love church cookbooks.  They have simple good old fashion food…kind of like this recipe.

10 thoughts on “Apple Quick Bread”

  1. I am decluttering and downsizing. I can give away a lot of things, but not my church cookbooks. Just too many fond memories of relatives who attended those churches.

  2. We live in an area where altitude can cause problems with your baking. When people ask for advice, one thing I tell them is to find some local church or community cookbooks. The recipes are already adjusted to be a success and no one puts a terrible recipe out with their name on it in those books. You might find some cooks are exceptionally talented or knowledgeable, but everyone wants their recipe to be a good one with their name on it.

  3. I have several church and family cookbooks. I also have made this apple bread recipe. My boys loved it to take to wrestling matches when they were in high school. Even tho they are on their own now I still make it once in awhile. We all liked it.

  4. I have an apple tree and the apples are always wonderful, but I have to come up with new ideas of what to do with them. This is the best pie filling I have ever stumbled across: Mix together 2 TBSP melted butter, 1/2 Cup Honey, 2 Tbsp Sugar, 2 Tbsp Cornstarch, 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Allspice and a dash of salt. Toss with 7-8 cups of sliced apples. Put in a gallon freezer bag and freeze. When you are ready for pie, pour into a pie crust and top with a second crust or crumble. If using double crust, cut vents, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil edging, and bake for 30 more minutes or till pastry is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool pie on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings. Tastes just as good as if you baked the pie with apples fresh from the tree. Enjoy!

  5. This recipe looks really good, I’ll have to try it. Yes, Jo, you are so right about those church and community cookbooks. They are the best! I’ve collected cookbooks for decades and just can’t part with them, and I confess, I’m still on the lookout for good ones when I go thrifting, even with all the recipes that are out on the i-net. Cooking and qullting, how much better can it get! (Smiles)

  6. Oh this recipe sounds so good, I can’t wait to try it! My Mother and I was going through some church cook books just this morning! I love seeing my relatives and my Mother’s recipes in there. It’s truly a sweet memory of the past. I really hope that I can get the recipes that have been passed down generation to generation. I don’t like a lot of fancy recipes that call for things that I can’t go to a local store and grab! No thanks! I really hope church cookbooks continue! Thank you so very much for sharing this great recipe with everyone…and taking the time to blog and sharing your lovely life with us! God bless you and your family :)

  7. Thanks for the new recipe! Just so happens I broke down today and bought a new stove/oven after being without for a few months lol. Story is a few months ago I decided it was time for a “self-cleaning” oven cleaning. I set the buttons on my (20+yr old) oven for self cleaning, it locked the door as it was supposed to but that’s where things went wrong. It never heated up to the high temperature for the self cleaning and it would NOT unlock the door either! Hubby bought one of those small convention ovens which was fine with me (I hate to spend money on the household stuff…..not counting swinging things lol) but I can’t bake pies or cookies or cakes etc in such a small, not to mention touchy convention oven but made due with it. But all 5 of our kids are coming home to Texas for the wedding of The baby of the family. Making That all 6 kids and their families coming home and expecting my homemade Enchiladas..No way the pans would fit in the convection oven. I was going to ask for one for my Birthday at the end of the month anyhow, just asked sooner than I expected. I will also be trying out your yummy sounding recipe too! Thanks in advance.

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