1 cup oil
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 cup sifted flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3 cups chopped baking apples ( 2 large or 3 medium)*
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
*I prefer breaburn apples but granny smith work well too. Just make sure it's tart and not a sweet apple or the bread will be too sweet.
First place your oven rack on the lowest rung, then preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans. You could make this in 4 mini loaf pans like I did for the teacher gifts. I just decreased the baking time to 45 minutes.
Slowly stir in the sifted flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. I always sift my flour and I prefer using a strainer because I've gone through about 4 sifters in my life and I just got tired of buying them. My strainer has never broken down on me and I use it for everything, even mashed potatoes.
Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined fold in the apples and nuts (if you would like them). The dough might be a little stiff now so if you need to use your hands to mix it I won't tell anybody. Don't worry the dough is suppossed to be this way. The apples add a lot of moisture to the bread and there's a lot of apples.