A Slice of this Soft and Sweet Chocolate Chip Apple Bread with Fresh Apple Bits, Chocolate chips and Toasted Walnuts Makes for a Wonderful Morning Treat or Snack Throughout the Day!
Apples, the fruit with its greatest moment of attention in the Fall and is generally overshadowed any other time of the year by Spring berries and Summer stone fruits.
Though today, they’re going to shine!
There are countless of apple recipes here on URBAN BAKES. Such as this apple tart mixed in a warm bourbon cider sauce or the tiniest chocolate drizzled caramel apples cutely decorated above a cake and of course the all-time fan favorite, cinnamon apple, as seen in this twist bread. Want to go more savory? I got you covered in these biscuits too!
With so many apple recipes created in my kitchen, it’s no wonder they have become a staple in my home. My furbabies are just as guilty of enjoying them as well. With a few slices each day in which I sometimes join in with creamy peanut butter.
So you’re probably wondering why I’m showing an apple recipe now. Truth be told, I’ve been a little preoccupied at my other workplace which has left me with little time to get creative. Coincidentally however, I noticed a little more attention towards an old post: Chocolate Apple Bread. Have you seen this bread?! It was made seven years ago with THE MOST unappealing images.
Shot with a 4S iPhone, I must have saved the images small and expanded them which made them extremely pixelated. But what’s a little more embarrassing is that I decided to use red chocolate chips to bring out the illusion of “pieces of red apples.” I mean, who was I kidding? LOL
Although I despise the images, I still like to keep them as a small reminder of how far I’ve come in food photography. I forget about these old posts and like the lemon cupcakes and brownies recently re-created from older versions, I felt it was time to do the same for this recipe. After all, this bread is quite amazing!
The images do not give this bread justice in how moist and tender the inside crumb is truly like. Every so often, you take a bite and get a small pocket of the natural juice surrounding the apple chunks and bits of chocolate. Most breads have a dry consistency with more of a bland flavor. But this quick bread is similar to a banana or pumpkin bread where it’s more on the sweeter side.
And the crumb topping! Oh. My. Goodness. This is the best part! A good bite will give you a satisfying light but solid crunch to the soft and sweet interior. Eat this bread warm with a slather of salted butter and you will be craving this not just for breakfast to kickstart your morning but even to snack on throughout the day. Just be careful, it’s addicting!
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A Slice of this Soft and Sweet Quick Bread with Apple Chunks, Bits of Chocolate and Toasted Walnuts Makes for a Wonderful Morning Treat or Snack Throughout the Day!
- 1/3 cup (45 grams) toasted walnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons (25 grams) mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon (2 grams) ground cinnamon
- 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon (4 grams) salt
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon (5 grams) ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon (2 grams) ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (100 grams)
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) apples, chopped
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) toasted walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with aluminum foil leaving excess foil to hang over two opposite sides for easy removal. Grease and flour bottom and sides of pan or use a baking spray with flour; set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix all crumb topping ingredients together: sugar, cinnamon and walnuts; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix until just combined. On low speed, gradually mix in flour mixture. Stir in apples, walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with crumb topping.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for 10 minutes before grabbing the foil overhang to remove to a wire rack for further cooling. Slice loaf warm or at room temperature. Serve with butter or jam. ENJOY!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Cuisine: American