apple pecan bread

Last Thursday I was supposed to be making pizza dough for dinner but got sidetracked with a much tastier dough option in the form of apple pecan bread. It’s the perfect bread for cool winter mornings, toasted with butter or gooey brie cheese. And a giant coffee, naturally.

For the starter:
1 1/2 cups warm water
One tablespoon active dry yeast
Two teaspoons sea salt
Two tablespoons sugar
Four tablespoons melted butter
For the dough:
Three cups flour
2/3 cups whole wheat flower
One tablespoon white sugar
One tablespoon brown sugar
One teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
For the insides:
Two medium apples
One cup chopped pecans
Three tablespoons melted butter
Sprinkling of cinnamon
One tablespoon brown sugar
1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes). Then dissolve the salt and sugar, and then add three tablespoons melted butter.
2. Sift together the flours, sugars, and spices. Using a wooden spoon stir the liquid yeast mixture in with the flour mixture. Once combined and sticky, cover with remaining tablespoon of melted butter. Cover bowl and set in a warm place for approximately 60 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
3. Meanwhile, chop the apples. Stir together the pecans, melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Add the apples and stir. Taste it (the best part, obviously) and add ingredients as you like.
4. After the dough has risen, roll it out on a well-floured surface to a 1/2″ thickness.

chopped apples

apple pecan mix

rising dough

apple pecan bread

5. Start to spread spoonfuls of the apple mixture on corners of the rolled out dough and begin folding inwards.

folding process

6. Add the apple mixture and fold the dough several times. I wasn’t too concerned with it looking pretty because I wanted the apple mixture to be dispersed throughout the entire loaf of bread rather than in a perfect swirl.
7. Once you have your loaf shape with the apple mixture rolled up inside, place back in the bowl and let it rise again for approximately 30 minutes.
8. Bake for 40 minutes at 350º. This may vary as I used a pizza stone, which quickens the bake time.

apple pecan bread from yeast

Half of the loaf was gone by the time I attempted pictures. I’ll take that as a good sign that our houseguests enjoyed it!

toasted apple bread


  1. This looks delicious!!

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