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APPLE BREAD RECIPE

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    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apples (about 2 medium-sized apples)
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
    • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

    Instructions:

    Preheat the Oven:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

    Prepare Dry Ingredients:

    In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

    Cream Butter and Sugar:

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

    Add Eggs and Vanilla:

    Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

    Incorporate Dry Ingredients:

    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined.

    Add Sour Cream:

    Gently fold in the sour cream until the batter is smooth.

    Fold in Apples and Nuts:

    Gently fold in the chopped apples and nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

    Transfer to Loaf Pan:

    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

    Bake:

    Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.

    Cool:

    Allow the apple bread to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Optional Dusting:

    Once cooled, you can dust the top with powdered sugar for a finishing touch.

    Slice and Serve:

    Slice the apple bread and enjoy it as is or with a pat of butter.

    This Apple Bread is perfect for breakfast or as a tasty snack. The combination of apples and spices makes it wonderfully flavorful, and it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends.

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