Recipe: Apple Walnut Loaf

I needed to make something to take to work a little while back and this apple walnut loaf looked the perfect answer. It absolutely was! Easy to make, lots of flavour and an absolute crowd pleaser. I definitely recommend you give it a try!

Apple Walnut Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

I very slightly tweaked a recipe from Love Swah

Ingredients List

For the Loaf

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 120g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 apples
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

For the Streusel

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2tbs plain flour
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbs melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf tin
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add the egg and beat to combine
  4. Dice the apples and stir though
  5. Sift in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder
  6. Roughly chop the walnuts and add to the bowl, then fold to combine all ingredients
  7. Spoon into the prepared pan
  8. In a small bowl combine the streusel ingredients and stir until combined and resemble a crumble
  9. Sprinkle on top of the loaf
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean
  11. Cool in the pan, then transfer to a rack

Apple Walnut Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to this apple walnut loaf! I find the streusel topping turns this into something that little bit fancier and more interesting, plus it adds some delicious crunch on top. It does mean it can be a little messy to eat, but it’s definitely worth it! How can you go wrong with the combination of apples and walnuts! I don’t bother to peel the apples either – it all gets so well baked that I find I don’t notice, so the extra step isn’t worth it to me.

Apple Walnut Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

I also love that this apple walnut loaf only makes a handful of dishes – no one wants to deal with a sink full after the baking is done! Most importantly though, the loaf was very well received in the office and it absolutely didn’t last long!

Apple Walnut Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

Who wants to give this apple walnut loaf a try?

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