I had a few apples sitting around and I wanted to use them up in a baking project. Some googling revealed the inspiration for the Awesome Apple Bread recipe on foodgeeks.com. The big bonus here is that we had everything on hand today, a bank-and-everything-else holiday all day all over Germany.
1 cup (236 ml) oil
3/4 cup (155 g) brown sugar
3/4 cup (155 g) white sugar
2 or 3 smallish apples, diced, optionally peeled (but why bother?)
3 cups (414 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
some chopped nuts
The original recipe called for one teaspoon of vanilla too, which I forgot. Surely it wouldn’t go amiss. Perhaps we could have substituted apple sauce for the oil like I’d seen on other recipes, but we didn’t have any on hand.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt) in a medium bowl. Beat the wets (oil, eggs, both sugars, and vanilla) by hand or with a mixer. Fold in the diced apples and nuts. Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 325°F or 163°C for 70 minutes.
One of our loaves was long and deep and the other was short and shallow. Both finished perfectly at 70 minutes.