Apple Bread

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted Melt buttery spread (or vegetable oil)
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup whole what pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Topping:
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter (or Melt spread)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil and lemon zest. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in the apples. Combine the topping ingredients (the amounts are an estimate since I just threw together some ingredients to make a crumb topping). Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan, then sprinkle the topping on top.  Bake for 50-60 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before trying to remove from the pan.  Enjoy!
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