Apple Cardamom Almond Streusel Bread
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This sweet apple bread has the bright spice of cardamom and a crunchy almond streusel. It will be your new snack time favorite.
Serves: 1 loaf
For the apple cardamom bread:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 small apples, peeled and chopped
For the almond topping:
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
For the drizzle glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any kind)
  1. Butter a loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a stand mixer or in a large bowl and with a hand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and brown sugar, and beat for another minute. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract, and beat to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cardamom. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the sour cream and beat to combine, followed by the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the chopped apples and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and smooth with a spatula.
  5. In a small bowl, combine all of the streusel ingredients except the butter. Add the butter and stir with a fork until it’s crumbly. Pour this over the batter as evenly as possible.
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
  7. To make the glaze, stir the milk into the powdered sugar. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. Drizzle the glaze over the bread in whatever pattern you like.
Recipe by Today We Bake at