Monday, October 29, 2012

Apple Bread

Last weekend, Jamey and I kept two of my nieces for the weekend, ages 4 and 2.  There was a lot of playing dress-up and giggling as well as chattering and coloring.  Sam, being greatly outnumbered by girls, retreated to his room a time or two, but mostly joined in.  The younger niece sees him and tackles him.  Thankfully, he still thinks this is pretty fun.  By the end of each day, I was tired.  But there was something so sweet about laying down in bed and visualizing the five children sprinkled throughout the upstairs....

My sister was kind enough to send along a meal for us for Saturday night.  With it, she sent a loaf of this apple bread.  Since I still had a few apples rolling around in my crisper, Sadie and I made a double batch.

It is so good.

Especially warm.

But also at room temperature.

Also thawed after freezing.

It's so good no matter when you eat it, so just make it, okay?!

Apple Bread  (recipe from my sister via her friend, adapted slightly)
Makes two loaves

3 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups apples, peeled and chopped

Combine flour through salt, set aside. In another bowl, mix apple sauce, oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and apples. Stir into flour mixture. The batter will be very thick. Divide mixture between 2 greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or just until a knife comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing turning out. 

Or, eat directly from the pans:-).

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  1. "sprinkled throughout the upstairs...." so poetic!

  2. Oh yum! Thanks for the idea. I was about to break down and make more apple crisp or apple cake. The sugar usage is getting slightly out of control over here.

  3. Looks delicious!! Pinning this! Thank you! :)

  4. This does look super yummy! I could eat a piece right now!

  5. I have two loaves in the oven as I type. I tossed in some cranberries, too. It is starting to smell wonderful in my kitchen.

  6. I'm so glad I found your blog! I've got four loaves in the oven, our kids will devour them. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Replies
    1. Yes- our applesauce has no sugar although any kind would work well, I suppose:-).


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