October 29, 2014

Fall Apple Bread

After seeing Sista Min post a picture of a beautiful apple bread she had just baked, I knew it would be the perfect foray into fall baking this season. (Although it is hard to get into the spirit since it still feels like summer down here in Florida).
Sista Min's bread
After baking the bread,  I got Twin Sista to bake it as well but Big Sista couldn't bake it yet since she is currently preggo and has a busy schedule. So she got off the hook.
Twin Sista's bread
The conclusion after having all three of us bake this recipe: needs salt and better fool-proof instructions. So here is my adapted version of this Apple Pie Bread.
My bread!
But it is delicious, not too sweet and a fantastic way to incorporate apples into baked goodies.

***Things to do before starting this recipe***
  • peel and dice 2 small apples or 1 large apple
  • soften 1/4 cup (or 1/2 cup if not using applesauce) butter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
Apple Pie Bread adapted from Spend with Pennies
Ingredients:
non-stick baking spray 
1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce (or can use an additional 1/4 cup of butter instead of applesauce)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and diced
1 tbs butter, melted
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray non-stick baking spray into a 9x5 inch loaf pan (or grease and flour pan).
2. Mix cinnamon and 1/3 cup of brown sugar into a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Beat remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Then add in applesauce (or 1/4 cup butter if not using applesauce), eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Then add flour mixture to wet ingredients and gradually beat, without over-mixing. Add milk and gently stir to combine. Then fold apples into batter.
5. Pour half the batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle half the brown sugar mixture on top. Then pour remaining batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top of the batter.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove loaf pan from oven and brush the melted butter on top of bread. Then bake for another 5-10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
8. Place pan on wire rack for ten minutes to cool then remove bread from pan onto wire rack to continue cooling.
9. Slice bread and enjoy!

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