Streusel Topped Apple Bread

An excellent way to enjoy your favorite kind of apple. Topped with a sweet walnut streusel, this bread is moist and naturally sweet. Experiment with the size of your chopped apple chunks to discover exactly how you like yours.


10 - 12



Streusel Topping

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1¼ cups chopped apples
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Streusel Topping

  • 1
    Stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Add butter; blend with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Set aside


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5–inch loaf pan or line the pan with waxed or parchment paper.
  • 2
    Whisk together flour, baking soda. and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    Cream butter; gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add dry alternating with buttermilk and mix just until smooth. Fold in apples and nuts.
  • 4
    Pour batter into a large (9X5-inch) loaf pan. Top with streusel mixture. Bake 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean.