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Apple Bread Recipe with Walnuts

Any easy apple bread recipe that has no butter or oil, and no white sugar. Fresh apples and walnuts add texture and taste!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 small loaves


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely diced apples About 2 apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Finely dice the washed apples. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, or bowl of a standing mixer, combine sour cream, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture in two increments, mixing well between additions. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Gently fold in apples and half of the walnuts by hand with a large spatula.
  • Divide into prepared bread pans. (I use Baker's Joy to prepare my baking pans.)
  • Baking times: Large pan (9 x 5 in.) = 50-60 minutes Small pans (3 x 5.5 in.) = 25-30 minutes
  • Halfway through baking time, top loaves with remaining walnuts.
  • Baking times are approximate. Loaves are done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 5 minutes and then remove. Slice when completely cool.