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I love dessert breads: banana bread, pumpkin bread, almond bread, etc. and I wanted to create a fall bread that would use seasonal produce aside from the usual suspects like pumpkin spice. SO I made this breakfast apple bread: filling, hearty, moist and guilt-free. I love this recipe because it is all the delightful aspects of apple pie, without the calories or associated guilt. I’ve decided this recipe is so healthy, I’ve ventured to call it “Breakfast Bread” meaning that it is satisfying and healthy enough to eat for breakfast – or at least a mid-morning snack.
The recipe uses peeled apples, coconut oil, eggs, cane sugar, whole wheat flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bakes in less than an hour! Store in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for extra freshness.
For the bread:
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour (2 cups if using white flour)
1 cup cane sugar
½ cup melted coconut oil
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and diced red apples
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
For the bread topping:
Peel and slice apple pieces lengthwise (half-moon shapes)
Melt 1 tbsp of butter and dip apple slices
Combine 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar for “crust” topping
D I R E C T I O N S
Preheat oven to 350 F
- In one bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients using a mixer: eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Combine the wet bowl ingredients with the dry bowl slowly using a mixer until fully combined
- Fold in diced and peeled apple slices until fully combined, pour mixture into bread pan
- After pouring mixture into pan, placed buttered apple pieces on top, about 5 and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top
- Bake for 50 minutes or until center is baked fully (test with a skewer, if skewer comes out clean – its done!)
- Enjoy with lots of butter and coffee!
Food Gal Al
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