You need 3 - 4 apples for this spiced apple loaf recipe; some butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and even a secret ingredient. Get your knife and grater too because not only are we chopping the apples, we’re shredding them as well!
To a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices.
Using a whisk or electric mixer, cream until fluffy, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
Using a big spoon, fold in the chopped and shredded apples (the butter may curdle, this is completely normal).
Add the flour and mix gently until fully combined. There should be no dry streaks of flour visible but try your best not to overmix.
Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
Spoon the batter into the pan then smooth the top into an even layer.
Bake for 80 – 82 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with very few crumbs.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack, cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Serve warm or cooled completely.
You will need 3 – 4 apples in total.
Prep the apples prior to baking. You will need to peel and core them.
Storage: This loaf can be left out in the open for about 5 hours. After that, it will need to be wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container. After an additional 5 hours (maximum), it will need to be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.