My kids are apple snobs. If they’re not fresh and crisp, they won’t eat them. I suppose there are worse things. However, I’m always looking for creative apple recipes that use up my “not perfect” apples. After looking around I was able to come up with a delicious apple cinnamon bread that everyone loved (and it’s great with a cup of coffee)!
I’ll include gluten free/dairy free & regular options.
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AMAZING APPLE CINNAMON BREAD
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend (or regular white flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup + 1tbsp Sugar Leaf Stevia Blend (or a half cup white sugar)
I just purchased this baking blend and I’m LOVING it! It has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar and it’s made with a blend of stevia and cane sugar.
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/4 cup softened butter (Dairy free Option:Use soy free Earth Balance or omit butter and double the canola oil)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 apples peeled and chopped finely
Topping and Filling Mixture
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan. I cut parchment paper to fit into the bottom and sprayed the sides with non-stick cooking spray.
Note: I made this recipe as it’s listed (not with the subs in parentheses) and my family flipped over it!
In your stand/hand mixer, blend together oil, softened butter and stevia blend (or sugar). I like to use a mix of butter (for flavor) and oil (for texture) when I bake. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined. Add in milk and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder and blend with wet mixture. Fold in apples.
In a separate bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Pour half of your apple bread batter into the bottom of your greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with half of your cinnamon/brown sugar mixture. Top with the other half of your batter, and then finish by sprinkling the rest of you brown sugar, cinnamon mixture on top.
Bake in your oven for about 55 minutes or until your digital thermometer reads about 200 degrees.
*Tip: With gluten free baking – I can’t live without my digital meat thermometer! Crazy, right? Gluten free baking is so tricky, that by using my meat thermometer and baking breads and cakes to an internal temperature of about 190-210 degrees – things are never under or over baked. You can purchase a good quality thermometer like this one for very inexpensively on Amazon – and I use mine ALL the time! Game changer. *
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