Apple Bread

It’s apple season! I love all things apples and I’m excited to spend more time in the kitchen this coming month. My kids fall sports seasons are coming to an end, which means I won’t be coaching, cheering or driving my kids to practice or a game 5 nights a week. While I love seeing how much fun they’re having, it’s been a long couple of months of rainy, muddy weather … that hasn’t been the best for cheerleading or soccer.

But back to this delicious and healthy bread. It’s loaded with cinnamon and chunks of fresh apples. It’s super easy to make, it’s healthy and makes your house smell delicious. I used  whole wheat flour, because that’s what I had on hand; feel free to use any type of flour – all-purpose, whole-wheat white or a combination.

2 cups cored, peeled and diced apples
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 8×4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, milk, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick. Add in the diced apples and mix until the apples are incorporated throughout the bread.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Take a piece of foil and lightly tent it over the pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and place back on the wire rack. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Source: Well Plated

 

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