Apple Bread

11/26/05As I posted in my last blog, I woke up in a baking mood. I have LOTS of apples, so I thought I’d make something using some of them. I also wanted to try this recipe to see if it was something I’d add to my holiday baking list. It is a DEFINITE keeper!

Apple Bread (this recipe is from Whole Foods for the Whole Family, pg. 99)

Yield 1 4 x 8″ loaf, 12 slices

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil (I used 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce)
1/2 cup honey (I used 1/2 cup real maple syrup)
2 T. buttermilk (I used plain nonfat yogurt)
1 egg, beaten
2 cups grated apples

1 tsp. vanilla
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Optional topping:
2 T. butter, 2 T. each flour and sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon

Whisk dry ingredients together. Beat oil and honey in mixer bowl until smooth. Stir in buttermilk and eggs. Add dry ingredients, stirring well. Fold in apples and optional ingredients. Pour into greased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with mixture of topping ingredients, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool in pan. May substitute butter for oil, sour milk for buttermilk and brown sugar for honey.

Yields 12 servings

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