Whole Wheat Apple Bread

I look forward to making this bread every fall when I have apples on hand.  The recipe comes from a Penzeys Spices catalog that I found, probably connected to my sister-in-law Carrie, who was given a Penzeys gift package for her wedding.  I saw the recipe, which was submitted by Ruth Weber of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and decided that I would try it and have been super pleased every time.  I’ll have to purchase something from Penzeys so that I can get their catalogue to keep the recipes coming!

Whole Wheat Apple Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves


  • 1 cup Vegetable oil (not olive)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs, well beaten
  • 3 cups Whole wheat flour (or 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour plus 1-1/2 cups unbleached white flour)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 cups Apples, chopped & peeled (McIntosh or Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup Nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 8-1/2x4-1/2-inch loaf pans and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and eggs.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Fold in the apples, nuts and vanilla.
  6. Pour into the loaf pans and bake at 350 for about 1-1/2 hours (check after 1 hour) or until a toothpick inserted in the loaves comes out clean.
  7. Turn out of the pans while still slightly warm (wait 20-30 minutes) and let cool.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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