Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Cider Bread

Alright alright, I'll stop with the pumpkin recipes for a little bit (but not for long!) and give you another tasty fall treat. Apple cider bread!

For the past few weeks, I've made a point to always have some apple cider in my fridge. It's such a nice treat to have every now and then... I heat a mug full, add some cinnamon, and sit down to relax. There is something very calming about warm apple cider, wouldn't you agree? :)

Well, there is also something calming about this apple cider bread. I found this bread to be incredibly moist and full of flavor. I brought in a mini loaf for one of my coworkers, and after she tried some, she sent me an email saying "I just died and went to heaven." That's quite the compliment to this recipe, I'd say!

I got the recipe from Recipe Girl. She has some amazing recipes! Check out her site.

Isn't this a super cute pan? I used it for the first time with this recipe and made a few fall-shaped "loaves." So fun!


-2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup AP, 1 cup white whole wheat flour)
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. ground cloves
-1/4 cup butter, at room temp
-2/3 cup granulated sugar
-1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 
-2 large eggs
-1/2 cup apple cider
-2 and 1/4 cups apples, peeled and chopped
-1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 5 loaf pan. Sift dry ingredients in a medium bowl (flour through cloves). In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. Add in the flour mixture, alternating with the cider, and mix until just combined. In a small bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. Stir the apples into the batter. Put batter into prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for at least 20 minutes before removing and letting cool completely on rack. Enjoy at room temp or warm (yum!).

Cute lil' acorn, pumpkin, and leaf loaves :)

I made about four regular mini loaves as well.

This bread just bursts with great fall flavors. It's a keeper of a recipe, for sure.


  1. oh these are adorable! I love that you always have apple cider around- makes it really feel like fall!

  2. Just seeing all that appley goodness in the breads sent chills down my spine! Apples and pumpkin are the two best parts of fall/winter.

  3. What a yummy treat! And I love your pan.