Sunday, February 27, 2011

Healthy and Delicious Apple Bread!

I was in the mood to bake something breakfast-y last night, and while browsing food blogs I came across a recipe for dark chocolate raspberry cake. However, the blogger kept referring to their mixture as a 'dough', not a batter, and as we all know cakes are made from batters, and bread is made from dough. So I figured it being a wet dough, it would be bread-like, and decided to swap out raspberries and chocolate for apples and cinnamon. It came out nice and chewy, moist and is super healthy- and even better, no eggs are required!


This freezes well for up to three months- I just cut it into individual slices, wrapped it in saran wrap and put them all in a freezer bag with the date on it. Perfect for a quick morning- just pop it into the microwave and you're all set!


Apple Bread
Ingredients:
-3 1/2 cups chopped apples - I chose McIntosh
-4-5tbsp margarine 
-2 cups all-purpose flour

-2 tsp. baking powder
-2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 1/2 C milk
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1 1/4 C brown sugar, packed

-2 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg
-1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
-3 tbsp rolled oats with 3 tbsp water (optional)  




Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Put margarine in bottom of dish and melt in preheating oven. 
2. While margarine is melting, mix flour, baking soda/powder, salt, milk, vanilla and brown sugar and spices. It will be sticky and thick. Don't worry. 
3. In the dish with the melted butter, add half of the dough and spread evenly. 
4. Add 2 1/2 cups apples in a layer.
5. Plop on the rest of the dough and spread as best as you can.
6. Add the rest of the apples. 
7. Soak the rolled oats in the water for a couple mins then sprinkle onto the top of the last layer of apples. 
8. I baked mine for 45 minutes. After 30 mins, cover with foil, and then for the last 5 minutes, take foil off once again. Check to make sure a toothpick comes out clean- baking time depends on your dish size. 


Enjoy!

Comment Questions:
1. What's your favourite breakfast baked good?
2. What's your favourite fruit to use in baking/ to have in a baked good?
3. How's my font size for your eyes?

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you gave this a try with apples -- it looks delicious!

    If you're looking for a more cake-like batter, then yes, add in more baking powder to get the cake nice and fluffy.

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  2. It is delicious! But it is very bread-like so I tweaked the recipe to get it more cake-like.

    You have a really cool blog and I love getting ideas from you!

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  3. YUM. LOVE baked goods for breakfast.

    1. Cheese Coffee Cake. Or Pumpkin Muffins. Or Bannana Bread. Yeah -- there is no good answer for this.
    2. I like raisins. I don't like "wet" fruit -- apples can be OK, but rasberries, strawberries, peaches . .all kinda slime on me.
    3. A teensy small. But just a teensy.

    BTW -- thanks for your comment on giftoffat!

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  4. Mmm cheese coffee cake... *drools*

    No problem! I love your blog! =]

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