Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Bread

We have an apple tree at our house, actually we have two apple trees which is funny because we lived in our house for 5 years before realizing the second one was an apple tree.  We don't have a lot of trees at our house so it's not like it got lost amongst many, actually these two trees are the only two trees we have so it makes the story even funnier.  Not sure if it never gave us apples before or we just never looked up.  Needless to say we have apples aplenty going on here and they are already coming in.  Every time the kids take the dog out for a walk they come back with apples.  So - yes an apple baking fest is going on.  I made delicious apple oatmeal bars the other day and photographed every step of the process but never got a picture of the final product before they were gone.  I will be making those again soon so look for that delicious recipe soon.

This Apple Cinnamon Bread is another recipe that I will be making again (maybe even today as the apples are beginning to pile up again.)  This was a delicious quick bread recipe that I followed almost exactly as written, I did swap out the vegetable oil for coconut oil.  This was a winner with everyone in the house - even that Little Man of mine who keeps getting pickier and pickier.  I did add peanut butter to a slice one day because, peanut butter makes everything better.  While it was good, I have to admit this bread was better on it's own.  The flavors are perfect and the sweetness is just right....enjoy! 

 And if you have any apple recipes you recommend for all these apples I have - please leave me a link or comment.

 

recipe adapted from Serious Eats
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar (divided)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
1 1/2 cups chopped tart apples, with peel, seeds, and core removed

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter or grease a loaf pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and the salt.
In a  large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add in the vanilla and both of the sugars.  Stir until well combined,  whisk in the oil.
Now add the flour mixture toyour wet ingredients in two additions, mixing until everythingis just combined. Add in your chopped apples and mix until they are evenly distributed through out the batter.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining  tablespoon sugar. Bake the bread until its golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

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10 comments:

  1. Mmm, this sounds so good! Apple season is approaching (or has it started already?)

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  2. I've made a very similar bread (maybe even from the same recipe) and it is SO good! Yours looks fab - love that first picture!!

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  3. Hi this looks so good. I saw it on close to home food link party.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for hosting Friday Food Frenzy! I added in a zucchini-lemon-chevre pizza today. Enjoy!

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  5. Wow, this looks fabulous!!! Can I have a slice?

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  6. I made this for a bunch of high school boys and they were huge fans: http://portland.todaysmama.com/2010/11/caramel-apple-bundt-cake/

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  7. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Wow - looks great! I'm thinking I need to give it a try with the apples we just got. :)

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