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.

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Streusel Topped Apple Bread

Streusel Topping

  1. ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Butter, softened
  2. ¼ cup brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  4. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  5. ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. ½ teaspoons baking soda
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter, room temperature
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  8. ½ cup buttermilk
  9. 1¼ cups chopped apples
  10. ½ cup chopped walnuts

Streusel Topping

  1. 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. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5–inch loaf pan or line the pan with waxed or parchment paper.

  2. 2

    Whisk together flour, baking soda. and salt in a bowl and set aside.

  3. 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. 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.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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Excellent recipe. I added 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Also added carmel drizzle on topping. Done in under 50 minutes