This Month’s Recipe: Raisin & Apple Bread

December 18, 2010
You’ll enjoy the taste of autumn in every bite of this delicious bread.

2 cups raw fresh apples, peeled and diced
¾ cups sugar
2 T olive oil
1 egg
1½ cups flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup baking raisins or dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Combine apples, sugar and oil in a medium mixing bowl. Add egg, mixing well.

3. Combine dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl. Add to apple mixture, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist. If mixture is too dry you may add apple juice to moisten.

4. Stir in fruit and walnuts.

5. Spread batter evenly in loaf pan, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes depending on your oven.

  • Amy

    How long do you bake it?!

    • kris White

      Yeah, that was a typo, it was 50-60 minutes.

      • KOA

        Thanks for letting us know, Kris! We’ve fixed it now to reflect the proper cooking time. And by the way–we loved your recipe! Thanks for sharing it with all of those great kamping cooks.

    • ann

      4. Stir in fruit and walnuts.

      5. Spread batter evenly in loaf pan, and bake for 50 to 110 minutes depending on your oven.

  • flyingfree

    How long to bake the apple bread?

    • KOA

      According to KOA kamper Kris White, the time needed to bake the bread depends on your oven. We suggest that you check the bread after the 50 minutes she suggests, and then every 7-10 minutes thereafter. You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Great question!

  • Harold Lincoln

    I like baking bread, will sure try this one too.

  • Wayne

    Looks good. I’ll bet dried aprocots would be good in that bread too. Gonna try it.

  • doris veach

    iam 83 and a swede i love to bake i will bake this winter in naples koa


    After growing up with black walnuts, I picked some up at Sams Club the other day and they really make the flavor of your breads sing out..Talk about good. They beat regular walnuts hands down..a little pricey, but worth it.

  • ann

    sounds good, i’ll try this one really soon

  • Susan

    Just went thru the persimmon bread thing. Turned out ‘blah’ but had a bunch to get rid of. This looks much better. Will try after Turkey Day.

  • Glenda

    I will try this recipe and use dried cranberries, but I will also use two smaller pans to bake it in. Works better for me…doesn’t take so long.

  • Kris White

    Thanks for all the great comments, this is one of my favorite recipes and it is featured in my campsite cookbook on page 54. My book is titled “America’s Best Campsite Cookbook” and you can check it out at Click on the link “Our Travels” to see some great campsite pictures throughout the US. I have made the apple raisin bread in many different ways, my favorite is with half “Baking Raisins” which are plumper and half dried cranberries. I mostly baked it in my rv oven but have also baked it on my grill on the top shelf with the lid closed and it always turns out great. A healthier option is substuting whole wheat flour and stevia for sugar, however you will have to add some pineapple or apple juice since the mixture will be drier. Enjoy!!

  • Jason MacDonald

    I’ll be trying this recipe tonight … going to opt for the dried cranberries over raisins.

    I’ll let ya’s know!

    • Jason

      I made this over the weekend — turned out really good. I used Cherry flavoured Crasins as well for a loaf. Turned out really well. Company we had wants the recipe – so I told them the site instead! Gotta plug the site any change I get! 🙂

      Thanks again Koa!


  • Bob Ferry

    Quick & Easy Fish Taco Recipe

    Tilapia fillets
    Braswells Jalepno jelly From Grocery store or order on line (or another brand)
    Cream cheese (1pkg)
    Small can of diced jalepeno peppers
    Finely chopped Cilantro (fresh)
    1 pkg. tortilla’s 6″- 8″
    1 can Rotell’s diced tomatoes w/chilies
    Chopped onion
    Finely shredded lettuce

    Quick side dish idea……..1 package of 90 second microwavable rice (spanish style or cajun style)

    I usally purchase the Tilapia fillets from the grocery store. They are usally packaged 5 or 6 individually packaged in a bag.and they are usally thin. I thaw them in a bowl of lukewarm water. I coat the fillets in bread crumbs cook 2 fillets with a bit of butter or vegetable oil in a skillet. They cook fast, 1-1/2 – 2 minutes each side max.)
    I divide them into 3 equal portions after cooking and I end up with enough for 3 fish tacos.

    Mix Jalepeno Jelly and cream cheese (warm cream cheese just eough to make mixing with jelly easier) There is no rocket science to this, mix to your liking. The jelly is hot and sweet. Chill in refrigerator fotr 10-15 minutes after mixing so it is not runny. (If it is not cool, when placing it on the fish it will ooze out of the rolled up tortilla when eaten)

    Pan fry or broil Tilapia fillets (coat w/fine ground bread crumbs 1st)

    After cooking the fish, divide into 3 equal portions,

    Place one portion of the fish on a warmed tortilla

    Add a bit of Rotella diced tomatoes, diced jalepenos, finely chopped fresh cilantro, chopped onion, a teaspoon or so of the jalepeno jelly /cream cheese mixture and shredded lettuce.

    Roll up tortillas, place on plate with quick cook rice. Enjoy with your favorite beverage.