Apple Cinnamon Bread
We had a few rainy days this past week so I wanted to bake something yummy before it gets too hot to use the oven. I had 10 pounds of apples and decided to make a warm and delicious apple cinnamon bread. This bread was devoured in seconds. My family stood over the plate with forks digging in and fighting for the last bite. There’s just something so satisfying about warm and soft apples that just melt in your mouth, and the applesauce glaze drizzled on top of this bread is just the perfect addition.
This recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour, coconut oil, oats, and an applesauce glaze on top. You can use eggs or replace with a flax egg. I wouldn’t say this is a super healthy bread (just being honest here), but it is definitely healthier than traditional apple cinnamon breads, (no butter, whole wheat flour, and organic sugar). I used about one and a half apples, and it was a lot of apple. I love it this way, but use less if you want less apple and more bread. I’m lazy and did not peel the apples first. Even with the peel on, the apples were so soft. I can’t wait to try this recipe as bite sized muffins, yum!
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ⅔ cup organic cane sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, or other milk of your choice
- ⅔ cup old fashioned oats
- 1-2 apples chopped (and peeled if you prefer, I left the peel on)
- For the glaze:
- powder sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease bread pan, I used 8x4
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside
- Beat together organic cane sugar and coconut oil
- Add in eggs and vanilla until combined
- Mix in flour, baking powder, and milk
- Gently fold in some of the chopped apples (skip this if you want less apples)
- Pour half of the batter into the pan. Add in a layer of apples and half of the cinnamon sugar mix. Use a knife to swirl around the cinnamon sugar mix.
- Pour the rest of the batter into the pan Top with more chopped apples
- Mix the oats into the cinnamon sugar mix. Then, sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top of the apples. Swirl around a bit with the knife.
- Bake for 50 min or until toothpick comes out clean
- Let cool for 10 minutes at least before removing from pan. (I know it's hard, but it's better to wait, trust me 🙂
- While the bread is cooling, make a traditional powder sugar glaze, but replace some of the water with applesauce. Mix together until desired consistency is reached- add more sugar to make it thicker and more water to thin it out.
So farewell oven, thank you for the delicious food. We will meet up again in the fall for some more yummy baking!