Apple Lemon Loaf

Apple Lemon Bread

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This easy apple lemon bread recipe combines the delicious flavors of apple, lemon and vanilla. The grated apple makes the bread even more moist and tender.


  • 1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons or 4 oz) butter, softened
  • 1/21 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup, but I don’t like my desserts too sweet, use your judgement)
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and grated (1 3/42 cups)
  • 1/21 teaspoon lemon zest
  • powdered sugar, to dust the top of the loaf, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with butter or spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until they are pale yellow and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla extract. 
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt, until well mixed. Add to the batter and mix to combine.
  5. Add the grated apples and lemon zest. Mix to combine.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake for about 45-55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 3-5 minutes and then take the loaf out of the pan and place it on a cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if you want.

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