It's that time of year. Apple pickin' time.
Here's a tasty little recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Trust me.
And, it's quite healthy.
First I mix the cinnamon and sugar for the topping. It needs to be all ready before the batter is created.
Next, the sugar and the apple butter.
If you don't have apple butter, applesauce with a dash of ground cloves will work as well.
Then the liquid egg product, such as Egg Beaters.
Or, for the diehards,real eggs.
Plain orange juice right out of the container.
Then the dry ingredients.
Place half of the batter in the pan, top with chopped apples, sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Then top with the remaining batter, and finish with the remaining cinnamon/sugar.
Then it's into the oven to bake.
Oh, mommy, does the house ever smell good.
Let it cool a bit, pop it out of the pan.
Commence to tasting.
Now, you may think that whole wheat flour will give it an odd flavor ,or make it heavy or dry.
Do not despair, the flavor is outstanding.
This bread is really moist, thanks to the apples and all sorts of other moisture rich things.
I mean, is it ever good (for you),
and quick and easy to make.
1/2 C + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar,seperated
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tsp cinnamon
1/2 C apple butter*
1/2 C liquid egg product or 2 large eggs
1/4 C orange juice
3/4 C all-purpose flour
3/4 C whole wheat flour
1-1/2 Tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp salt
2 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, chopped
Preheat oven 325°. Spray 4x8 inch glass bread pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl mix 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Mix 1/2 C granulated sugar, apple butter, egg product and orange juice in a bowl. Stir in flours, baking powder, and salt until smooth. Place half of the batter in the prepared pan, top with chopped apple, sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter on top, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes, invert onto rack to cool completely. 8 servings
*You can use applesauce in place of apple butter. Add 1/8 Tsp. of ground cloves to applesauce.