I love this recipe! It makes a nice textured bread and almost seems gourmet. Great by itself or served with honey butter with your eggs.
1/2 C butter(softened), 1/2 C sugar, 1/2 C brown sugar, 1/3 C buttermilk, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 C flour, 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 C peeled, diced apples, 3/4 C pecans, chopped, streusel nut topping.
Streusel Nut topping – 1/4 C brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 3 TB flour, 2 TB butter (softened), and 1/3 C walnuts or pecans, chopped.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar(s) together until combined. Add buttermilk and baking power and beat. Add eggs and vanilla, beat. Add flour, apple pie spice and salt. Beat.
Toss apples and nut in a bit of flour before adding to the batter. (helps so they don’t sink to the bottom). BY HAND, stir the nuts and apples.
Spoon batter into pan and spread evenly. Prepare the streusel topping. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in the butter until it resembles course crumbs. Stir in walnuts or pecans and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 1 hour.
Cool bread for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Best is sliced the next day.