Chunky Apple Bread with Crunchy Granola Topping

You'll get a taste of walnuts and apple in every bite of our chunky apple bread topped with Nature Valley Oats and Honey Crunchy granola bars.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

cup sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
container (6 oz) Greek fat-free honey vanilla yogurt
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons ground cinnamon
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon salt
apple, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
cup chopped walnuts
pouch Nature Valley™ oats 'n honey crunchy granola bars (from 8.9-oz box), crushed

  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, yogurt and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir in apples and walnuts. Spoon batter into pan. Sprinkle crushed granola bar evenly over top of batter, pressing lightly into batter.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Use serrated knife to cut loaf into 16 slices. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To crush granola bars, leave in unopened pouch. Using a mallet or rolling pin, press down on pouch to crush bars.

Greasing and flouring only the bottom of the pan gives the loaf a gently rounded top and avoids overhanging edges.