Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cinnamon Apple Bread

I think I am on a bread kick lately. Muffins, bread, pastries. It might be Natalie's fault, going gluten-free for Lent and all, that has me searching for all things bread-y.

This morning Asher opened the fridge (as he often does) and asked for cinnamon toast with peanut butter. We have no bread, and no peanut butter. (No butter at all, for that matter). Right away I did a search and found this recipe on allrecipes.com.

I tweaked the recipe quite a bit and turned it into something completely different.

So here it is (along with another not-so-photogenic bread)

Cinnamon Apple Bread
by Sare (inspired by allrecipes.com)

1 C. whole wheat flour
1 C. all purpose flour
1 C. sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 T. ground cinnamon
1/4 C. unsweetened apple sauce
1 C. butter milk (or substitute 1 T. lemon juice + remaining milk to = 1 Cup)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4-1/2 C. finely chopped apples.

2 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. sour cream

1. Preheat over to 350 and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan

2. Mix dry ingredients of batter in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients and in a medium bowl, then add to the dry until just moistened (to prevent over mixing, just use a fork or spatula). Fold in the chopped apples. Pour half of batter into the loaf pan.

3. Mix the swirl ingredients together. Scoop out half of this mixture and spread over the first half of the batter. Swirl around with a toothpick. Pour remaining batter mixture into the loaf pan, and the remaining swirl on top.

4. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. Insert a toothpick to check readiness. If it comes out clean, it is done. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Sare's Notes:
1. The original recipe called for oil and butter. I used applesauce and sour cream, respectively, and it came out great. Excellent, in fact, according to my husband. He said, "this is so good, I have to stop myself from eating too much."

2. I used about 3 apple slices and chopped them into pea-sized bits, but feel free to use more, or omit the apples completely. (my son just wouldn't eat those last few slices, and I had to put them to good use).

1 comment:

  1. I can almost taste the apple and cinnamon in your bread..it looks so light, airy and delicious. Great crumb too! Nicely done!