Saturday, October 8, 2011

Apple Lemon Bread

I get tired of making banana bread…… all those frozen bananas waiting in the freezer…… you know the ones. I am not a huge fan of zucchini here to see one I tried. Pumpkin bread? .....don't love it…..I also have little bags of leftover frozen pumpkin lurking in the freezer in the obligatory 1 C measures.

So I was very surprised how much I liked this Apple Lemon Bread. Tender. Light. Not too sweet. Lemony.  It was good as is, and even better toasted with butter.

Here’s what you need:
¼ c butter
½ C sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 tart apples, peeled and grated (about 2 cups worth)
Zest from 2 lemons

Here’s what you do:
Grease a loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs. Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well.

Bake for about 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Early the next morning..... where's the coffee?

I pulled this bread out of the oven late in the afternoon and then had to rush off to choir practice before I could get a photo of the finished loaf. My husband volunteered to finish up my shots. I hope you have fun seeing his creative props. Remember that old Sesame Street song... "One of these things is not like the other" ? I think these photos will will give you an glimpse into what my kitchen often looks like when I am preparing my blog photos..... no, I am not talking about the nice Yahtzee game in the background. 


  1. This looks really good. It's different than most apple baked goods that contain the usual cinnamon, walnuts, nutmeg... I am going apple picking this weekend, so I'm on the look-out for new apple recipes!

  2. Is that a beer can? LOL! I love it. This photo is excellent. Your husband rocks for taking the pictures for you. Plus, they have their own personality now. :)

    I love the lemon twist here. I need to try that soon. Thanks!

  3. What an interesting combination. It sure looks delicious. I haven't baked a quick bread in some time. Once this upper 80 degree heat breaks I'm going to give this a try.

  4. Hmmm somebody cracked open a cold one! Things like beer cans and yahtzee games are the reality in most of our lives and kitchens and I'm so glad you didn't crop it out of your photo. It's nice to see reality once in a while!

  5. Very pretty with all the lemon - I bet this tastes wonderful - lovely recipe - thanks!
    Mary x

  6. This bread looks wonderful! I love the lemon, I am a huge fan of lemon zest! Do you know you can freeze citrus zest to use later too??? I was pleasantly surprised. ; )

  7. Typed out a comment and then my computer crashed so here goes again......

    Love the recipe, sounds great with lemon and apples.

    Just wondering if 2 c = 2 cups?

    Would love to try this one.


  8. @Fiona,
    Yes, I always abbreviate Cup with just the letter C.... so 2 C does equal 2 Cups... Thanks for asking!!! I should probably start to type that out, eh?

  9. Thanks Tracy

    x Fiona

    @ raindrops and daisys


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