October 25, 2013

Apple Sour Cream Loaf & King Arthur Flour Giveaway

Apple Sour Cream Loaf

Today I am working with my friends at King Arthur Flour to do a fun fall baking giveaway and to talk quick breads. As you know, I am huge fan of quick breads. I love making them for school snack, serving them up on weekend mornings, and taking them to friends just because. What is not to love about a slice of warm bread with a cup of hot tea on a chilly fall day?!

This cozy bread is a current favorite because it is full of ripe apples, a touch of sour cream, and a generous pinch of cinnamon. They are some of our favorite fall flavors, especially to combine with apples. To help you get in the mood for fall baking our friends King Arthur Flour have put together a great baking package for you including:

1 Loaf Pan

1 package of Vietnamese Cinnamon

1 bottle of vanilla

1 coupon for free all-purpose flour

You supply the apples and sour cream and your cake is practically ready!

To enter to win this King Arthur Flour package:

1) Leave a comment sharing your favorite fall quick bread recipe.

2) Subscribe to The Naptime Chef newsletter (upper right hand corner)

3) Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

4) Contest runs from October 24th at 7:00am through October 31st at 7:00am. Winner to be announced in November 1st newsletter. U.S. Residents only please.

(Disclosure: I was provided the same prize pack as I am giving away. The recipe, photographs, and opinions are wholly my own.)

Sour Cream Apple Loaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

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  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and shredded, about 1 cup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. 2. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then beat in the sour cream, the eggs one at a time, and, finally, the vanilla extract. Stir in the apples.
  3. 3. In a small bowl whisk together the baking soda, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. 4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1hour 10 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched and a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.


42 Responses to “Apple Sour Cream Loaf & King Arthur Flour Giveaway”

  1. Sonya says:

    I love to make banana nut bread recipe that my mom passed down. It has all of the usual goodies, but also features some orange zest and walnuts. It’s my favorite!

  2. Sonya says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter

  3. Sonya says:

    And I’m a fan of King Arthur’s Flour on Facebook!

  4. Sue says:

    My fave Fall quick bread is a

    Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf with an Orange Glaze

    3 1/2 c.All P.flour 1 2/3 c. sugar 2 tsp. each:baking soda,pumpkin pie spice
    3/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 c. chopped pecans(opt.) 2/3 c. veg. oil
    4 eggs 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce 1 can solid pack pumpkin
    In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking powder. In second bowl, stir together remaining ingredients until well mixed. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until all ingredients are well moistened. Pour into to two 9×5 loaf pans.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes or until bread test done with toothpick. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove to cooling racks. Cool completely then drizzle with orange juice glaze.

    Glaze: In small bowl, with fork, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate.and 1/8 tsp. allspice until smooth. Drizzle over cold loaf. Makes 1/2 cup glaze.

  5. Christine Podolski says:

    I love banana bread all the time!

  6. susitravl says:

    I love pumpkin, but this year I can’t seem to get enough and have been on a total pumpkin baking/cooking/drinking kick. And yes, my favorite quick bread is PUMPKIN bread. This is the one I’ve made the most this year: http://www.serenitynowblog.com/2012/10/chocolate-and-butterscotch-chip-pumpkin.html

  7. Meghan says:

    pumpkin bread made with molasses!

  8. Kathy says:

    I make Chocolate chip banana bread or zucchini bread this time of year, but this Sour Cream Apple Loaf looks like a winner, too!

  9. Laura M. says:

    My two favorites are banana bread and pumpkin bread, because I couldn’t narrow it down to just one!

  10. Vicky says:

    My favorite quick bread recipe would be a lemon loaf with a simple glaze.

  11. AnnaZed says:

    I like to make Irish soda bread sometimes; it’s very nice with tea.
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  14. Lauren Brewer says:

    My favorite is my great grandmother’s pumpkin loaf. The only thing I change is I sometimes use mini chocolate chips instead of regular. They seem to give you more chocolate per bite. Full disclosure, I’m not in Facebook. :-(. Boo.

  15. Cori R says:

    I make pumpkin bread this time of year. I’ll try this bread next. Thanks.

  16. Jennifer H says:

    I liked King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

  17. Jennifer H says:

    I subscribed

  18. Jennifer H says:

    My favorite any time of year is banana chocolate chip bread… but I will be trying this Apple sour cream bread today!

  19. betsy says:

    Homemade cranberry bread.

  20. Karen says:

    I love my pumpkin bread recipe.

  21. Erin says:

    Our new favorite fall recipe is your Spiced Pumpkin Loaf! Gotta try this one tomorrow 🙂

  22. Anne Jenkins says:

    My favorite quick breads are Chocolate Zucchini and Orange Cranberry.

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  24. Anne Jenkins says:

    Like King Arthur on FB. And will definitely be trying this recipe!

  25. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I like Orange Cranberry quick bread.

  26. Karen D says:

    I subscribe via email

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  28. Sarah Hawkins-Pinchers says:

    My favorite fall quick bread recipe is Pumpkin Bread!

  29. Sarah Hawkins-Pinchers says:

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  30. miranda says:

    I love making pumpkin spice bread.

  31. miranda says:

    email subscriber

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    like King Arthur

  33. gary says:

    I like apple bread in the Fall

  34. gary says:

    FB follower of King Arthur

  35. Sybarite says:

    I think that the recipe above might be my new fall favorite! But I do go through a lot of pumpkin bread in the fall, especially once I can get fresh cranberries cheaply!

  36. Christina C says:

    zucchini apple bread!

  37. Christina C says:

    email subscriber and Like King Arthur on FB.