Spiced Apple Streusel Bread? The kind that is full of soft juicy apples and covered with a cinnamon sugar topping that adds a sweet crunch? Yes, why don't we because it's Autumn, and it's chilly, and the bread is incredibly delicious. I won't even tell if you decide to eat it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream for dessert breakfast.
And without further ado, Spiced Apple Streusel Bread.
Spiced Apple Streusel Bread
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup whole milk plain yogurt, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped peeled (or unpeeled) apples, like honey crisp
1 cup toasted, chopped pecans or walnuts
2 tablespoons cold butter
¼ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare Streusel Topping. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Use fingers or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Prepare Bread. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, cream butter and sugars until light. Beat in remaining wet ingredients until smooth. Fold the creamed mixture, along with the nuts and apples, into the flour being careful to not over mix. Turn into prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle streusel evenly to cover. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until skewer inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean and topping is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before turning out of pan onto wire rack.
P.S. I totally ate this for breakfast, with whip cream.