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4.67 from 6 votes

Maple Apple Pecan Bread

This succulent apple bread has scented notes of pure maple syrup and cinnamon and is chocked full of apple chunks and crunchy pecans and lastly, drizzles of thick maple glaze...ahhh, LIFE IS GOOD! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, applesauce, BREAD, fall baking, maple, maple syrup, vegan
Servings: 10 Servings
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Maple Apple Pecan Bread

  • cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon heaping
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or 1 egg
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Granny Smith apple cored & diced
  • ¼ cup cooking oil I use avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Buttery Maple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy-free butter option for vegan
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Maple Apple Pecan Bread

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk the applesauce/egg, oil and syrup together well and then add in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix together using rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Fold in the apple and pecans and then pour and spread batter into baking pan.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan and transfer to platter or wire rack to glaze, optional.

Buttery Maple Glaze

  • Using microwave, melt the butter and maple syrup together for 1 ½ - 2 minutes. Once the butter has melted, remove from microwave and whisk in the sifted confectioners’ sugar and salt. Set glaze aside and allow to cool and thicken while cookies cool. If icing is too thick, heat up in microwave 15-30 second increments to get icing consistency needed.
  • Drizzle on top of bread and serve.